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Inverted Guard? No Problem – Learn How To Pass It With Marcelo Garcia

Every now and then, you’ll stumble across someone who loves getting inverted all the time. If you’re inexperienced with this sort of a game, you’ll find it difficult to pass these...

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...

Learn The Folding Pass – The Best Pressure Pass For Gi & No Gi

Pressure passing is a whole lot easier in the Gi – mostly because you can set up various grips, which give way to many passing variations. However, this is not to say that you can’t pressure...

You Won’t Need Techniques After You Understand This Guard Passing Principle

There are a number of ways to pass an Open Guard. However, when the absolute basics of guard passing are considered, it’s all very simple; it’s just a matter of understanding the...

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...

The Cross Sleeve Guard Is Your New Best Friend

The Open Guard offers you so much choice for setting up your attacking game! There are a number of ways to set up offense from here, and if you haven’t read our two articles about the Collar...

Should I Use Illegal BJJ Techniques In Training?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an ocean, full of wonderful techniques! However, some of those techniques can’t be used in certain competitions. Whether you have a certain belt, at the level of which...

The Fishing Pole Guard is The Perfect Solution To Your Opponent’s Smash Pass

The leg lace smash pass is a widely used pass in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Grappler’s Guide Michael Perez has a few great counters for it though – so tune in and read on! FIRST VARIATION Michael...

Mahamed Aly Has Invaluable Advice For Surviving as a Beginner in BJJ

When you’re just starting out on your BJJ journey, it’s easy to get confused by the excess of information at your disposal; techniques, positions, drills, diet… It can be a bit...

Robert Drysdale Has a Worry Free Escape To a Tight Foot Lock

„Why would you ignore 50% of the human body?“ Well, ever since those great leglock words were uttered by Dean Lister and spread about even more through John Danaher, that 50% of human body is far...

Robert Drysdale Has a Brilliant Way of Turning a Failed Darce Into A Great Guillotine

The Darce and Guillotine Choke support each other and are very good friends… When one fails, the other one is right there to cushion its failure, and revenge its fallen brother! That is...

Can’t Open Their Arms From Mount? This Works Every Time

So, you’ve passed your opponent’s guard, got into the Side Control or Knee On Belly position, made them suffer there for a bit and then successfully, skillfully – heck, it could even be...

How To Make Your Submissions Tighter and More Powerful

Everybody wants to make their submissions tighter and more powerful, but few know how easy it is to do so! If you apply the concepts of extension, rotation and compression shown by Rob Biernacki, you...

Wrestle from The Guard: Nicky Ryan’s Buttscoot-Takedown

In this year’s ADCC match against Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor, Nicky Ryan displayed a great and kind of a confusing technique: starting from the bottom seated position, he scored a sweep that...

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...

Opponent Too Defensive? Use The Knee On Belly Pressure & Have Some Fun

Let’s say you’ve passed your opponent’s guard, ended up in Side Control and that you’re trying to find a way to finish them from there… However, they’re too...

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...

You’ve Been Doing It Wrong; This Is The Secret To An Effective Lockdown in BJJ

A lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners think that the Lockdown is just about, well, locking your opponent’s leg – but it’s not that simple. Coach Magnus Hansson, from 10th Planet...

Opening The Closed Guard In No Gi Is Tough, But This One Works Perfectly

As you might have noticed, opening the Closed Guard in No Gi is super tricky business… Or, at the very least – a lot of times, it is much more difficult to do than it is the case in the Gi....

This Triangle “Trap” Setup Is So Simple You’ll Be Using It All The Time

Jeff Glover, one of the BJJ community’s most beloved jiujiteiros and most creative competitors, has prepared quite a treat – in this video with Bernardo Faria, he explains how you can create...

Is Your Belt Too Long And Keeps Falling Off? Try This!

However important as it may be to know as many principles and techniques as possible, it is equally important to know the very basics – for example, how to tie your belt properly! Even though that...

Don’t Get Disqualified Doing This Sweep

There are BJJ sweeps… And then are the BJJ sweeps! You know what we mean by that – there are some sweeps that you just cannot take your eyes off, whether it’s because of the great...

Start Tapping Everyone With The Leg-in Triangle aka The Cryangle From All Positions

The… What? Yes – the Cryangle! *Spooky music plays in the background* Yes, this position does feel as terrifying as it sounds, and you can use it both as a choke in and of itself, as well as...

How Rickson Gracie Passes: The Most Effective Way To Pass The Guard Explained

Sometimes, the „real“ BJJ secrets or not-so-obvious details to getting a lot better get revealed. This guard passing detail, presented by SBG’s Matt Thornton, falls into that category –...