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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...

Use Your Opponent’s Escape Attempt For The Most Effective S Mount Armbar!

There’s a LOT of techniques you can learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! In fact, there’s so many, that you’ll likely never be able to learn the most of them… But here’s the...

GAME CHANGING Details For Your Side Control By Cyborg

Details… There’s simply never enough of them! Each and every little tidbit can help you improve your game by a substantial margin; and this is equally true for escapes, submissions and...

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 Is How To Use The Collar Drag To Start Attacking From The Bottom

Do you consider yourself to be a good, or at least an average bottom guard BJJ player? How about in the Gi – are you any better in it than without it? Whatever your answer may be, the truth is...

The Chair Guard Sweep Is Your New Favorite Setup From Guard Pull

If you’ve wanted to learn a new setup and technique, one which would make you stand out not just in your BJJ academy but in competition as well, then we have got quite a treat for you! Andre...

Finding The “Sweet Spot” When Passing The Guard with Carlos Machado

Generally speaking, when you encounter a problem within your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it’s a good idea to think about how you can solve it as soon as possible. However, if you’ve done that...

How To Apply A Triangle Using the Lapel? Andre Galvao Demonstrates

When thinking of the Triangle Choke, your first association is probably hitting it from Closed Guard or, perhaps, from the Mount. However, it’s probably rarely the case that you’ve had an...

Use This Weird Lapel Grip For Effective Guard Passing

What does the future of BJJ look like? More specifically, how will its techniques look like 2 years, 5 years, 10 or more years down the line? While there’s no one that can give a concrete...

Old-School Your Way To Victory With The Plier Sweep with Carlos Machado

Old school is often times the best school! If it weren’t for the BJJ masters and grandmasters, our sport wouldn’t be where it is today; both in terms of its rich history and lifestyle,...

Pull Guard Straight Into A Triangle With Andre Galvao

The Gi offers so many opportunities and possibilities for your BJJ game! You can be really creative and go for the most complex of lapel combinations, for example, which will not only confuse your...

This Is How NOT To Get Triangle Choked When Passing The Guard

You know what they say – if you want to win big, sometimes you have to risk big as well! High risk=high reward, and that is often a very true statement in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sometimes,...

What’s The One Drill Which Will Improve ALL Of Your Throws?

Be honest with us: are you really comfortable when going for a throw, or could you use a little bit more self-confidence? Just like in other aspects of the BJJ game, throws require you to fully...

Improve Your Pressure Passing Game With The Butter Flip Pass

Would you say that guard passing is your weak side? That, perhaps, you’re not as fast as your training partners are; or, at the very least, that you’re not as quick as their guard...

Are Judo And Its Techniques Any Good As A Base For MMA At All?

Sure, BJJ may be the best martial art out there – but other ones are great as well! They will teach you self-confidence and control, as well as give you something to become better in. However, all...

Use Your Spider Guard Lasso Control… And Omoplata Them!

You can love training and competing in the Gi or hate it, but the fact stands: with it, you have much more possibilities for controlling your opponent than without it! The grip options, with...

These Are The 3 Best Lapel Grip Breaks For BJJ & Judo By Travis Stevens

Getting rid of the collar grip can be one of the most frustrating things to do in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This is especially true if your opponent or training partner is an experienced competitor; and...

The “Bear Trap” Is The Perfect Surprise Submission As You’re Passing The Guard

In the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there are a lot of things you can do that will take your opponent by surprise – like doing a technique that they don’t expect, or that they haven’t...

Use The Samurai Grip To Set Up Attacks In The Gi

If there were one most important thing to do at the beginning of a BJJ match, then it would be to establish some sort of control and dominance over your opponent, as soon as possible. And if...

When You Do This, They’ll Stop Trying The Over Under Pass On You

Yup, we hear what you’re saying! There are a LOT of BJJ techniques that carry terrifying names and that, yet, don’t live up to the expectations they’ve set for their notoriety....

The Collar Sleeve Guard: The Best Guard For Beginners in BJJ

The Collar Sleeve Guard may look quite confusing at first glance, especially for beginners. But it isn’t! Once you figure out the basics that make it work, it may very well become one of your...

Improve Your Stand-Up Game With These Judo Leg Grab Takedowns

If you’re eager to improve your Leg Grab takedown game while training and competing in the Gi, then you’ll be happy to hear that Shintaro Higashi – 6th degree Judo black belt – has...

Flip Your Opponents Overhead With The Meregali Sweep!

Nicholas Meregali is a 2x IBJJF World Champion, loved for his constantly dynamic and aggressive BJJ game. One of the aspects of that game is his great Open Guard – and one of the sweeps from Open...

Why Do No-Gi Only Guys Refuse To Train Gi But Gi Guys Often Do Both?

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...