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[Watch] BJJ Black Belt Squares Off Against An Alligator & Takes His Back

Some days are weirder than others… But when you see a BJJ black belt square off against an alligator, well, that one is surely going to make it to the top of your “weird days” list....

Gordon Ryan Shows A Simple BJJ Body Triangle Escape

The Body Triangle in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the absolute worst positions you could end up in. Not only is your back taken, but you’re experiencing this tremendous pressure across your...

How To Use Back Control In A Life-Or-Death Situation?

Back control is the best position you can have in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s the control where your opponent has no other option other than to defend (just, please, do not cross your ankles) and...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Crosses Ankles While On Opponent’s Back – Gets Leglocked

There are several things that constitute good back control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For instance, getting your seatbelt grip is often the safest thing to do to establish control, while staying as...

Demian Maia Has a Nasty Shoulder Lock from Body Triangle

If there’s one thing that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes (be it in training or competition) are terrified of… It’s the Body Triangle. The situation when the opponent takes...

BJJ Pro Tip: Develop The Skill Of Taking The Back Whenever Possible

There’s so many techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll never be able to learn them all, not even if you spent every single hour of every single day learning them. So, your best bet is...

They’ll Never See It Coming: 2 Sneaky Attacks From Side Control

Side Control is all about establishing a superb amount of control and then going for your attacks. Moreover, it’s incredibly important that you learn how to be increasingly sneaky with your...

Do This Single Leg Counter – And Immediately Take Their Back

Every attack is an opportunity to further improve your defensive skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… However, every defense can also be an opportunity for a counter-attack; if you know your options...

Easily Escape The Single Leg X And Take Your Opponent’s Back

Just because you’re in a bad spot to begin with in BJJ, it doesn’t have to mean that you’ll end up getting swept or submitted! If you know what you’re doing, then you can turn...

This Is How You Take The Back From A DLR Lasso Guard

If you want to become known as someone who totally dominates their BJJ opponents, then you absolutely have to develop a strong backtake game! There are so many approaches to it – to taking your...

Three Easy Ways To Maintain Back Control In BJJ

The back is there to be taken! It’s no coincidence that taking someone’s back is regarded as the most powerful position to have in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; it’s where you can pose a LOT...

This Is How You’ll Take The Back From Turtle… Each And Every Time!

Yeah, we know how it goes. You fought hard to get your training partner into an inferior position… And you’ve done it! In fact, you’ve placed them into one of the most defensive...

This Back Escape Technique Leads Straight To Side Control

If somebody takes your back, you’ve got a number of ways to escape at your disposal. However, most of these setups don’t have much more other than the „escape“ itself in mind; that...

This Is How You Can Set Up An Armbar From The Back

If you still aren’t really clear what sort of a gameplan you should develop and practice, then by all means let it be the one through which you’ll aim for taking the opponent’s...

Getting Crushed In Half Guard? Use Your Lockdown To Release Pressure

Yeah… You were supposed to frame when you’re in the Half Guard, remember? Well, obviously you didn’t. Your opponent found their way with an underhook and is now crushing you with...

Stuck Deep In A Rear Naked Choke? Give This Last Ditch Escape A Shot!

Well, well, well. What do we have here… You’re in trouble again, aren’t you? You’ve given up your back, your opponent took it, placed their hooks in and secured a Rear Naked...

Take The Back From Closed Guard?

Taking the back from positions like Mount, Side Control and Half Guard is something that you’re probably used to aim for, something that you’ve likely practiced for hundreds and hundreds...

Keenan Cornelius Has a Stealth-Like Triangle Setup From The Back

Tell us, honestly: how many times have you taken someone’s back, only to struggle to finish with a choke for the remainder of the round? Yup, all too often. Well, Keenan Cornelius has a sneaky...

BJJ Black Belt Demonstrates How Realistic the Grappling in the Movie ‘Redeemer’

If you’ve seen the movie „Redeemer“ (2014), starring Marko Zaror, you’ve probably seen a lot of action shots that involve grappling skills! But, how realistic is the grappling we see...