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Unexpected Counter To The Front Headlock (Even You Will Be Surprised)

Takedowns are a must if you want to dictate the pace of a match. Joe Rogan said that fighters with strong takedown games can push the pace better because the takedown threat is always looming. This...

Caught In A Heel Hook? Counter With A Toehold

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. They are referred to as the great equalizer. Cases like this are just why. A white belt competitor named James Hunt had an...

John Danaher Shows An Early Arm-In Guillotine Defense

Through the years there were plenty of debates on the guillotine. There’s a variety of grips, variations and body type modifications you can apply in order to get the most from the experience....

Never Tap From Kesa Gatame Pressure Again – By Using This Simple Tip

Image Credits: Bloody Elbow If you’ve been training for some time, you’ll probably agree that making your training partners tap with as little force as possible feels amazing. That it...

These Ankle Lock Defense Concepts Will Keep You Safe Every Time

Do you want to build a solid submission game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If so, then that means that you need to have a strong defense first. For, how are you supposed to feel confident in your...

This Kimura Defense Turns Into A Wristlock Extremely Quickly

If you had to imagine an ideal Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu move, what would it be? Not just a technique in and of itself… But a sequence of techniques? Well, one of the most beautiful things you could...

Craig Jones Explains Efficient Heel Hook Defense Concepts

Ah, the Heel Hook… Every submission grappler’s dream and nightmare at the same time – it just depends whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end of it. However, if your Heel Hook...

Escaping The Worst Position in Jiu-Jitsu, North-South Kimura With This Simple Movement

The kimura can be a painfully difficult submission to defend and escape from, especially if your opponent knows what he is doing and even more so if it is being applied in the north-south position....

This Buggy Choke Defense Is So Simple You’ll Giggle

Ah, the Buggy Choke… It’s so frustrating to be on the receiving end of it. You think that you finally have the Side Control, that you’ll finally be able to get your offense going and then –...

Do You Tap From Pressure? These 2 Things Will Solve Your Problem

Be honest with us: do you sometimes tap from pressure? There’s no shame to it, especially if you’re (relatively) new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or if your training partners are a lot heavier than you...

John Danaher: “The Pathway To Attack Is Through Confidence In Your Defense”

So you want to build a strong attacking game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? That’s neat: it means that you won’t turn into one of those BJJ athletes that stall in order to win a match. That wait...

3 Tips For Dealing With Heavy Pressure In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Being on the receiving end of heavy pressure in BJJ is not fun. You have trouble breathing and thinking… And, particularly if it’s the case of going against someone a lot heavier than...

Use This Simple Principle to Build a Strong Defense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you want to build a solid submission game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If so, then that means that you need to have a strong defense first. For, how are you supposed to feel confident in your...

Caught In A Rear Naked Choke? Here Are Your 2 Defensive Options

Getting your back taken is the worst thing that can happen in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a position that’s most difficult to escape from; and a position from which your opponents have the...

This High Percentage North South Kimura Defense Is Simple To Execute

Everyone has that one strong training partner in the gym, whose submission of choice is the Kimura. He catches everyone in it from the North South position and gets the tap in 1-2 seconds after he...

Improve Your Side Control Defense With The “Iron Squirrel” Principle

Are you someone who tends to start panicking when people pass your guard and get you into Side Control… And kinda don’t know how to successfully defend and escape from the position? If...

Defend Against The HEEL HOOK With These Tips From Craig Jones

The Heel Hook is perhaps the submission which athletes are scared of the most. The injuries (and the severity of them) as well as the lack of knowledge on how to defend against it… Is sometimes...

Defend Against the Single Leg Takedown by Using the KIMURA!

Every attack has its defense… Which can then be translated into an attack of its own! And that isn’t just the case for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques themselves; but also for almost...

Try These Three High Percentage Side Control Escapes, Right Now!

Side Control is one of those positions you might not feel too afraid of. „Sure, I’m in a defensive position, but it isn’t so bad“, you rationalize to yourself… As your opponent...

You Can’t Just Give Up When Stuck In A Bad Position

Jiu Jitsu is difficult! It puts you in all kind of uncomfortable positions, which you struggle to escape from; while at the same time your opponent is figuring out how to crush your spirit even more....

Revisit The Basic Straight Ankle Lock Escape With These Pointers

Whether you’re a true beginner or already have a couple of months and years invested into training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it’s always a good idea to take a detailed look back at the basic...

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 Best Guard For Beginners: Collar Sleeve Guard with Rafael Mendes

In the part one of the Introduction to the Collar Sleeve Guard, we’ve examined the basics of setting up this guard, as well as how to set up basic attacks from it. Now, in this second part,...

How Can I Train a New BJJ Technique So That I Don’t Forget It?

Oh, so many techniques! You know how it is: BJJ offers an enormous amount of sweeps, submissions and escapes to choose from, so much so that it’s truly a great treat to be at the class, to roll...