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The Most Devastating Kimura Lock: The Same Side Kimura

The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The...

When Should You Be Pulling Guard In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...

Surprise Your Opponents With This “Scorpion Lock” Setup From The Back

The Scorpion Lock might not be a high-percentage submission… But if your timing and positioning are right, then there’s a really good chance you’ll get a tap from it. Passing the...

Wristlock Counter Against Rear Naked Choke – Here’s How To Execute It

Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can...

The Snap Down Setup Against (Bad) Wrestlers In Jiu-Jitsu

The reality is that the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are bad at wrestling. And not just when it comes to their offense, but their defense as well – for example, their reaction time...

B-Team Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Highlight 3 Most Dangerous BJJ Techniques

Which are the most dangerous techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, the B-Team has three of them: Z-Lock, Jumping Closed Guard, and Kani Basami. Here’s why.   THE Z-LOCK Jacob Rodriguez...

John Danaher Reveals 3 Crucial Concepts For No-Gi Takedowns

If you’d like to become more successful in no-gi takedowns, then you better go ahead and learn the 3 concepts that will make no-gi takedowns work more often than not. Takedowns are a must if...

The Vice Grip: A Perfect Way To Break The Armbar Defense

The armlock or armbar is a submission that aims to hyperextend the arm into compromising positions. There are two basic types of armlocks – the straight armlock and the bent armlock. The straight...

This “Bear Hug” Throw Works Great In Self Defense

The ultimate position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Yup, you know it – taking the opponent’s back. Whether it’s while on the mats or while standing, when you take the opponent’s back… They’re...

BJJ & Judo Black Belt (And Former Navy SEAL) Shows How To Deescalate A Violent Situation

Almost everyone will find themselves in a (potentially) violent situation at one point in their life… And in that moment, it’s important that you know how to deescalate it. Jason...

Cross Collar Choke Without Using The Gi – Yes, It Is Possible

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...

The Back Bend Takedown: Great Takedown Option For Less Athletic People

Upper body throws and takedowns look cool for the audience (and it’s DEFINITELY not fun for the guy landing on the mat) but that’s not why. There is real strategy going into this game plan!...

Satoshi Ishii Shows A Great Judo Throw Setup For BJJ Athletes

Takedowns are the mark of all grappling sports (Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all rely on taking the fight to the ground, regardless of what you do afterwards. Takedowns can be a tough...

Jeff Glover Shares Valuable BJJ Longevity Tips & Great Guard Drills

Jeff Glover is truly one of a kind. One of the best-recognized BJJ athletes in the world, Jeff hasn’t just been extraordinarily successful in competition – but he’s also had a fair...

Ura Nage Back Throw: A Simple Takedown Technique

Ura nage in Japanese terminology means the rear throw. It is one of the original 40 throws of judo developed by Jigoro Kano. Worth noting, it’s classified as a rear sacrifice technique. Many people...

John Danaher Explains Why Strangles Are Better Than Joint Locks In BJJ

If you had to choose between strangles (i.e. chokes) and joint locks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Which one of the two would you pick? Well, strangles would be the smartest choice. Why? John...

“Make Them As Uncomfortable As Possible” – Bernardo Faria Explains His BJJ Philosophy

Ah, pressure… The good ol’ and tested way for making people uncomfortable and open to submission attacks in Jiu-Jitsu. Think quick: what are some of the things that you are not doing right now...

John Danaher Shows A Double Leg Setup from Half Guard

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Shows Best Takedown Drills And Grips For Jiu-Jitsu

Your takedowns could use some work, couldn’t they? Yup, it’s time to start improving them – and there’s no better way to do that than to focus on your grips and drills!...

The Nastiest Armbar You’ve Ever Seen: The “Canto Armbar”

Armbars can be both basic and complex techniques in BJJ – just depends on how good you are and which variation(s) you want to execute. For example, the Canto Armbar is one of the nastiest...

Shoulder Of Justice: 3x The Crossface Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your training...

Here’s How To Do The Triangle Choke Against Combat Base

Whenever you’re playing Open Guard, it’s often thought that you should, well, remain there. That you should remain on the mats and engage your opponents from that spot. However, the reality is...

Gable Steveson Teaches A Super Simple Double Leg Setup

Double leg takedown is probably the most utilized and high percentage takedown in MMA. And it is not only used in that sport, but also in many others like freestyle wrestling, BJJ, grappling, sambo,...

John Danaher Explains How To NOT Get Smashed By Younger Athletes

Are you an older BJJ student? Perhaps you’ve just started out and are wondering how you should go about it. Or maybe you’re someone who has some experience in training already, but are...