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Sage Northcutt’s Lighting-Fast Heel Hook Announced As “Best MMA Submission Of 2023” By ONE Championship

In a remarkable comeback after a four-year hiatus, American MMA sensation Sage Northcutt made a stunning return to the octagon this May. Even though he is well-known for his striking skills,...

This Calf Slicer From Deep Half Guard Is Super Nasty

When it comes to submissions, not a lot of them are as painful and come on as quick as the Calf Slicer does. And, well, not a lot of them can be as destructive as it can be either. So, it’d be...

Gordon Ryan Shows A Powerful Trilemma: Leglock Defense, Attacks, Guard Passes & Back Takes

As you climb through the ranks of Jiu-Jitsu – both when it comes to belts and skill levels – you’ll come to understand that the best way to submit opponents isn’t with just...

This Toe Hold Against DLR Guard Will Surprise Your Training Partners

So your opponent has decided to play De La Riva Guard and you’re thinking what you could do from there… Well, one of the best things you could go for is definitely a submission! Yes, a...

Brian Glick Explains Leg Entanglements In Jiu-Jitsu (Must Learn)

If you want to become proficient in Leg Lock techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then just learning one technique after another won’t be enough to become excellent. Rather, if you’re...

Brian Glick Shows Heel Hook Attack From K Guard (Must-Learn)

When it comes to guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, not a lot of them are as resourceful as the K Guard. And not only is this guard an extremely resourceful one, but it’s also somewhat unexpected...

Gordon Ryan Shows Important Concepts For Leg Lock Escapes & Counters

When it comes to Leg Locks, it’s best to learn how to apply and escape them as soon as possible… Yes, even as a white belt. Though, attacking them is one thing – and escaping (or...

Gordon Ryan Shows How (& Why) To Pass Guard After Escaping Leg Locks

Let’s say you’re caught in a Leg Lock. What’s the first thing you want to do? That’s right – do whatever is needed to get out and not get tapped out (and, more...

The Ultimate Armbar Defense: Counter ‘Em With A Leg Lock

You know the saying: “Offense is sometimes the best defense.” And, well, the same holds true in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – because sometimes you’ll have an opportunity to counter...

This Far Side Saddle From K Guard Entry Is A Masterpiece

Let’s say you’re trying to play K Guard against a kneeling opponent… But they’re stuffing your leg and driving forward. You can’t get your leg free – what are you...

Gordon Ryan Shows Valuable DLR Guard Knee Bump Ashi Entry

Let’s say you’re playing Open Guard in no-gi and you’re on your back. Your training partner steps deep inside between your legs, towards your thigh – which means that you can...

Gordon Ryan Shows How To Take The Back Against Outside Ashi

If you’re rolling against a training partner who really likes going for Leg Locks, then you know how fun it can be… And, sometimes, how frustrating it can be as well. Which is why...

You Have To Learn This Toe Hold Counter Vs The Heel Hook

So your opponent caught you in a Heel Hook. So, what’s probably the number one thing you should go for in this situation? That’s right – for an escape. However… There might be...

Craig Jones Shows A Cool Kneebar Setup – From Turtle

Sure, the Turtle is a great position to be in defensively (at least before you transition to another one)… But you can turn it into an equally fantastic offensive position – if you know...

This BJJ Outside Heel Hook Setup Is Extremely Powerful

The Heel Hook is, most definitely, among the most devastating submission techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But even so, it has its own variations that range in their own destructiveness...

Garry Tonon Has The Most Unstoppable Toe Hold Setup

Ah, the Toe Hold… One of those submissions that come on quick and that you have to be fast to tap to – otherwise, something is most certainly going to “pop”. But if...

Dean Lister Shows The Proper Way To Set Up A Straight Ankle Lock (From Standing)

The Straight Ankle Lock is a Leg Lock technique that you can, with relative ease, set up from standing. And if you do it properly and quickly enough, well, the tap is almost as good as guaranteed....

Jason Rau Has An Incredible Way To Set Up A Heel Hook From 50/50 (Standing Opponent)

The 50/50 position in Jiu-Jitsu is exactly what it sounds like: neither here nor there. Both you and your opponent could get offense going. And if your opponent is in a standing position, well, there...

Gordon Ryan Shows The Vital “Backstep From Primary Leg Extraction” Escape

So your opponent has you in a leg entanglement and is threatening you with, let’s say, a Heel Hook… But you know your escapes and you manage to clear the knee line. However, in the...

Gordon Ryan Shows How To Take The Back After Failed Heel Hook Attempt

The Heel Hook is one of the most devastating submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But, just like any other submission, it can be escaped with proper technique and timing. So, what happens when you...

Here’s How To Kneebar From Over Under Pass (It’s Super Effective)

You know that “saying” that goes something like: “Sc**w it, go for a Leg Lock” when someone doesn’t want to (or can’t) pass guard – and then just goes for...

BJJ Heel Hook Advice: Follow The Heel With The Knee Tendon Grip

One of the most important things to know when applying Leg Locks is the importance of preserving the knee line and keeping the opponent’s leg in place, as they try to escape the submission. For...

Victor Hugo Shows The Most Powerful BJJ Kneebar

The Kneebar is one of the most devastating submission techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if you don’t tap quickly enough, there is one thing that you can be sure of – serious walking...

This Heel Hook Setup Is As Brutal As It Looks Like

Heel Hooks are, without a doubt, one of the most vicious submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Especially because there isn’t too much space between feeling something is off… And getting...