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John Danaher’s Open Guard Advice: “Attack Them With Your Legs”

Are you looking to improve your Open Guard game? Yes? Fantastic! But yeah, we know how frustrating playing it can get; you seem to have less attacking options than you do when playing from top and...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Head (Literally)

You know the expression “use your head”? It’s most often used to point out that you should try and use your brain, but in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it can have a totally different…...

Kit Dale: “Not Being Good At Takedowns Comes With Many Problems”

Yeah, we get it – you’re not that good with takedowns. You never were and you, kind of, believe that takedowns just aren’t your “thing”. But here’s the problem: if...

These 2 Simple Guidelines Are A Recipe For Success In BJJ Offense

Defense and offense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are two sides of the same coin. If you want to attack efficiently, then you first have to learn how to defend properly; for, if you’re afraid of...

John Danaher Shares The Basis of BJJ: “Take Away The Freedom Of Movement”

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can often be so complicated that it seems as if you’ll never become good at it? As if you’ll never really understand it and all of its moves? Yeah, we get...

Kit Dale Shares A Secret Recipe For Sweeping Everyone, Anytime

Does sweeping people in Jiu-Jitsu feel… Awkward to you? As in – out of all things in BJJ, sweeps tend to be the toughest ones for you to execute? Kit Dale has had a similar “sweeping issue”:...

John Danaher: “Skills Aren’t Enough – You Have To Be Able To See Opportunities”

Skills – the techniques you’re able to use properly and with precision – are vital to your success as a BJJ athlete. After all, you won’t be able to do anything in Jiu-Jitsu...

Yoko Tomoe Nage – The Perfect Judo Throw For BJJ Practitioners

Hey… We get it. Judo throws have never been your “thing” when it comes to BJJ. You’ve never felt comfortable with using them when you roll. Plus, when you face someone whose grips send the:...

John Danaher Explains The Problem He Has With Wristlocks

The Wristlocks are one of those cool submissions that BJJ blue and purple belts tend to try out a lot in rolling sessions… But are they effective in their attempts? That is to say – do...

Learning Few vs. Many Techniques In BJJ – Which Is Better?

Here’s the thing. There is a billion techniques in Jiu-Jitsu… Okay, maybe not a billion, but there are so many techniques that there’s no chance that you’ll be able to learn...

This No-Gi Kouchi Gari Variation Is An Easy Takedown Option

You know what they say: the simplest of solutions are often the best of solutions. Be it in life or on the mats. So, if you are having some life or grappling related problems, perhaps it’s time...

Body Lock Passing: The Importance of Timing, by Nicky Rodriguez

Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and...

Ricardo Almeida Explains Why The Arm-In Guillotine Is His Favorite Submission

What’s your favorite submission? Sure, you may have a ton of submissions that you like to go for, but if you had to pick just one… Which one would it be? Well, for Ricardo Almeida...

Roger Gracie Shows How To Do A Perfect Cross Choke from Mount

Roger Gracie is often regarded as the “GOAT” – the greatest of all time in BJJ. And for good reason: he’s won 10 IBJJF World Championship titles, committing to the...

Want More Success With Sweeps In BJJ? Go For A Takedown

Are you having a hard time scoring sweeps in training or in competition? It’s like every time you go to sweep your opponent, they stumble a bit… But then they regain their posture and...

Submit Everyone With The Leg-in Triangle From Everywhere

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...

This Guillotine to Triangle Choke Setup Is Great for Beginners in BJJ

When you’re a beginner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, things can get quite confusing. And they can sometimes get mildly frustrating, as it appears that all that you’re doing is defense…...

Having Trouble In Mount? Use The Misdirectional Underhook Setup

Getting to the Mount is already difficult enough… But setting up submissions from there can be even tougher. And why? Well, it’s because your training partners know what’s coming...

The Rear Ezekiel Choke Is Surprisingly Simple – Use It After A Failed Arm Triangle

The Rear Ezekiel Choke… Sounds particularly gnarly, doesn’t it? Well, you won’t have too many opportunities for setting it up – but once you do get an opportunity, go for it....

Demian Maia Has a Nasty Shoulder Lock from Body Triangle

If there’s one thing that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes (be it in training or competition) are terrified of… It’s the Body Triangle. The situation when the opponent takes...

John Danaher’s Invaluable Advice: “You Don’t Have To Stay On Bottom”

You know how, when you start to roll and either you or your training partner end up down on the mats, that person stays down? That is to say, how they accept playing the bottom game… Well,...

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...

These Black Belt Details Will Take Your BJJ Stack Pass To The Next Level

The Stack Pass is one of those BJJ techniques that you learn during your first couple of training sessions. However, knowing just the basics of this move isn’t going to cut it; for, as soon as...

Garry Tonon Shares A Principle That Every BJJ Student Should Know

There’s so much stuff to learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – so many techniques that you’ll never be able to learn them all. At least not perfectly; for the amount of detail that’s...