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You’ve Got to Learn How to Chain Arm Attacks One After Another

As a white belt and a young blue belt, it’s often “enough” to know just a handful of submissions from all over the place, and just rely on those once you get into a given position....

4 Closed Guard Sweeps Every BJJ White Belt Needs To Know

If you’re a BJJ white belt, then you should focus on learning the basics first. That is: if you focus on learning a couple of techniques reasonably well from every major position, you’re...

Surprise Your Opponents with a Brabo Choke from Closed Guard

“Sheesh, Closed Guard is so ineffective for submissions after you reach a certain level… There’s no point in learning it anymore.” But is there? Whether you like playing...

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...

This Butterfly Sweep Is So Simple You’ll Use It All The Time

Have you had enough with complicated techniques which have a seemingly never-ending amount of details? It would be really neat if you could just learn a couple of simple, but effective moves…...

Learn This Crucial Attack: The One-Handed Straight Ankle Lock

As you become more proficient in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and as you accrue mat time, you’re going to have to start exploring some options you haven’t explored before. That is to say –...

Bernardo Faria Shares Coolest BJJ Technique He Learned From Gordon Ryan

When you reach your BJJ black belt, you’ll have heaps of knowledge and won’t have anything left to learn… Right? Especially when you’ve been rolling at that level for years?...

Smash & Submit Opponents With This Powerful Lapel Grip from Side Control

Finishing things from Side Control can be tricky, especially when your opponent knows how to defend well. However, if you’re rolling in a Gi, then you’ll have more submission...

Ronda Rousey Demonstrates a Secret Armbar Trick on Rener Gracie

Ronda Rousey – former UFC’s bantamweight champion – recently welcomed her first child into the world. Alongside her husband Travis Browne, who’s a former UFC heavyweight...

Improve Your Toreando Pass by Using These Key Principles

The Toreando Pass is often the very first guard pass you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And no wonder: its mechanics aren’t too complicated, and they teach you some important movement...

Single Leg to Double Leg: Takedown Transition You Have to Learn

None of the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are standalone ones. Meaning, you can’t do nor learn just “one” technique and expect yourself to win… Instead, you’ve got...

5 Powerful Triangle Choke Setups You Need To Know

Triangle Choke? Triangle Choke! Everyone loves it and wants to get better at setting it up. (Unless you have really short legs… Sorry about that.) And how many Triangle setups do you know? You...

Can’t Escape Mount Against Bigger People in BJJ? Try This Technique

No matter what anyone says, don’t let ’em lie to you – escaping Mount ain’t easy. It might get easier as you get better, but guess what? Your training partners and opponents...

UFC Referee Marc Goddard Teaches Grappling: “He’s The First On The Mats, Last One Off”

Marc Goddard is one of the world’s top-ranking MMA referees, currently in the UFC where he kept a keen eye on a number of title fights in the last few years. However, what a lot of people...

Gui Mendes Explains Crucial Guard Passing Principle for BJJ White Belts

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a truly a never-ending journey. There will always be something new to learn… But you’ve got to start somewhere. You have to start from the white belt level –...

Try These Special Strength Exercises For BJJ Performance

Yes, having great technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most important skill you can have… However, it isn’t everything you need. Contrary to the popular opinion, you also need to...

Try This Snatch Single Leg Takedown: Even a White Belt Can Do It

Are you a white belt without a grappling background… Or you simply haven’t given much time nor attention to learning takedowns? Whatever the case may be, it’s vital that you start...

How Rickson Gracie Passes the Guard: The Most Effective Way of Passing 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 –...

The Matrix: A Powerful, But Very Dangerous BJJ Attack

As you climb the ladder of your BJJ skillset and belts, you’re going to start experimenting with some different options. Especially when it comes to Gi Jiu-Jitsu and the way you develop your...

Andrew Wiltse Explains How to Stop The Seat-Up Guard Retention

So you’ve finally managed to somewhat break free of the opponent’s Spider Guard… And you’re going for the pass to Side Control. But to no avail: the opponent somehow manages...

Can’t Hold Back Mount? Then You Should Do This

Passing the opponent’s guard and taking their back is hard enough. But maintaining that newly established back control can be even tougher; especially for those BJJ athletes who don’t...

Learn the Guard Pull to Balloon Sweep with Gezary Matuda

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it’s often the simplest of solutions that work best. The fancy techniques with a hundred required moves… They have their place in Arte Suave. But if you...

These Are The 5 Biggest Guard Retention Mistakes

If your guard retention sucks, then you should be quick to take into consideration these 5 biggest mistakes you’re making! Professor Jon Thomas explains them – it’s up to you to...

The Most Painful No Gi Side Control by Josh Barnett

What’s the point of merely holding an advantageous position? Sure, you can use it to control your opponent, as well as to set up an eventual transition to another position or submission…...