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Bernardo Faria: “This Is The Coolest BJJ Concept I’ve Learned From Xande Ribeiro”

If there’s only one thing you had to point out about the Jiu-Jitsu skills and success of Xande Ribeiro… There’s a good chance that you’d mention his guard retention – as...

Crucial (X-Guard) Sweep Concept: Follow It Up Immediately

What’s one of the biggest mistakes that BJJ white and blue belts (heck, even some higher belts) make in their offense? Lots of times, they get the initial attack right; but then they...

The “Knee to Jaw” Technique Will Make You Enemies in the Gym

There are some techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that aren’t… Friendly. That is to say, if you do them while rolling in your own gym/academy, you’ll make some enemies. And if you do...

Rickson Gracie Explains How To Flow Roll: “Educate Your Reflexes”

Flow rolling doesn’t come easily to a lot of BJJ athletes, especially those who’ve just begun training. However, this type of sparring is crucial if you want to develop the feel and the...

BJJ Black Belt vs. White Belt – Learn From These White Belt Mistakes

Does a white belt stand any chance against a black belt in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Hardly so, unless the black belt is severely injured and/or has both of his legs and arms tied up. However,...

Rickson Gracie’s Secret Detail to a Tighter Choke from the Back

Learning the basics is extremely important – the most important thing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if you lack knowledge in how to execute basic techniques and setups, you will not be able to...

This Folding Pass by Kaynan Duarte Works Great Against Knee Shield

Making your way around the Knee Shield can be tough… Especially when your opponent knows how to frame properly and has reasonable experience using it. However, using the Folding Pass is a...

Try This Collar Grip to X Guard Setup by Gui Mendes

Having an ability to utilize a wide array of guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can only make you better. So, as soon as you start feeling comfortable with the “classic” guards (i.e. Closed...

This Unexpected Rear Naked Choke Setup Works Like A Charm

Taking the back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is already difficult enough… But getting the Rear Naked Choke setup from there can be even tougher, as your opponents fight for survival. Simply said:...

Understand The “Center Line” Concept In BJJ – And Improve Faster

There are a lot of techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a matter of fact, there are so many of them that there’s no way you’ll be able to learn them all. But what you can do is focus...

This Armbar Escape Works Great When Opponent Crosses Both Feet Over Your Head

So you’re struggling with Armbar escapes? Not to worry; once you get caught in an Armbar, getting out can be extremely difficult. Especially when your opponent/training partner knows what...

These Concepts Make the Closed Guard Simple to Understand

The path of understanding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seems to happen in waves. When you first begin training, you’re utterly confused; but then, after some time, things start to seem simple...

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...

Do You Struggle with Breaking Closed Guard? These Tips Will Help

Breaking Closed Guard is one of those things that a lot of BJJ athletes – especially white and blue belts – have quite a bit of trouble with. Especially when they’re going against...

Backstep – The Basic Entry Into The BJJ Honeyhole Position

If you’re looking to improve your Leg Lock game (or even if you just started developing it), then you simply have to learn how to enter into Leg Lock positions, such as the Honeyhole…...

This Cheeky Armbar From Top Closed Guard Works Surprisingly Well

Armbar from Closed Guard is often times the first submission you’ll ever learn. As you drill it from one side to another, you’ll also get to understand the importance of using your hips...

This Back Trip Setup is Perfect for Beginners in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Don’t let the complexity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling in general fool you. A lot of times, it won’t be the complicated stuff that will give you the edge in training nor the win at a...

Kade and Tye Ruotolo Demonstrate The “Classic” Buggy Choke Setup

The Buggy Choke has gained some notoriety in 2021, as it’s been applied across many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling tournaments and competitions. And perhaps nobody got as...

Set Up The 4/11 Position From Butterfly Guard – And Get Your Leglocks

If you’re a Jiujiteiro that adores leglocks and setups that lead to them, then we have an awesome treat for you! In fact, it is so awesome that you’ll find yourself using it rather...

Chain Passing is The Missing Link in Your Guard Passing Progress

Does it feel as if your guard passing is somewhat stagnating? As in, you do know a number of guard passes and you perform most of them with reasonable quality… But no matter how much you try,...

The Half Nelson Choke From the Back Will Surprise Your Opponents

Taking someone’s back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the ultimate transition. That is, it’s the hardest position for your opponents to escape from; so, it’d probably make sense for you...

Caught in a Top Side Control Guillotine Choke? Try This Last Resort Escape

So here’s the thing, and it’s quite embarrassing actually… You have top Side Control, which is fantastic. But somehow along the line, you managed to get caught in a Guillotine...

Tight Hips? Do These Stretches & Improve Your BJJ Guard Retention

“It’s all in the hips” is a sentence you’ll hear more than once on your road to BJJ black belt (and beyond). And it’s a true one, to say the least; your hips’...

Improve Your Knee Slice Pass by Controlling The Opponent’s Head

The Knee Slice Pass is the bread and butter technique for many BJJ athletes. It works remarkably well with other passes and it offers you a chance to stay tight to your opponent while passing to Side...