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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...

Demian Maia Demonstrates Best Rear Naked Choke Variation for MMA

The Rear Naked Choke is a true “king” of submissions. Applied from the back – the most dominant position – it leaves your opponents no options other than to tap out or go to...

BJJ Pro Tip: Develop The Skill Of Taking The Back Whenever Possible

There’s so many techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll never be able to learn them all, not even if you spent every single hour of every single day learning them. So, your best bet is...

Bernardo Faria Shows A Perfect Open Guard Pass for Older BJJ Students

The Open Guard can be tricky to pass… Especially if you’re an older BJJ student who isn’t exactly used to passing with speed and power. Torreando passing might not be for you, but...

This “Chin In The Eye” Detail is an Arm Triangle Game-Changer in BJJ

The Arm Triangle… It just might be one of your favorite submissions. But, what you’ll come to notice – especially against bigger and stronger opponents – is that, no matter...

This Barbaric Wrist Lock from Side Control Will Make You Lose Friends

All submissions are great. But some are greater than others – such as the Wrist Lock. For, no matter how you feel on the receiving end of it, there’s still something phenomenally...

You Need To Try Out These 2 Easy Side Control Escape Options

Know that feeling of being crushed in Side Control? Yeah, not a pleasant one. And it gets even less pleasant when your training partner switches to Kesa Gatame – that’s when you really...

This Wrist Lock From The Back Will Get You Taps Every Time

The Wrist Lock is an incredibly sneaky and versatile submission. It can be set up from just about anywhere, without your opponents expecting it; and it can also be used as a threat – something...

BJJ White Belts: This’s How To Make Your Armbar More Efficient From Top Positions

Don’t tell us, we know it happened to you like a million times… You’ve finally gained top position – either a Mount or Side Mount and you’ve isolated the training...

This Double Leg Variation Works Great For Taller Grapplers & MMA Fighters

The Double Leg takedown is one of the first takedowns you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And rightfully so; it isn’t (too) complicated for the beginner grappler, while at the same time...

Finish The Single Leg With This Simple Leg Lift Technique

Getting to the Single Leg is already hard… But getting the actual takedown can be even tougher. Especially if your opponent knows how to defend and if your favorite setup (i.e. probably...

Bernardo Faria Shows A Cool 50/50 Heel Hook Finishing Detail

A lot of BJJ students have a love-hate relationship with the 50/50 position. Some love it because of the leg lock opportunities it harbors, whereas others feel frustrated because it can be used as a...

What’s The Right Mindset for Rolling with Bigger & Stronger Opponents?

It’s not easy to roll with training partners and opponents who are bigger and stronger than you are. And, truth be told, it will never become a stroll in the park. However, there are things...

Gracie Breakdown: 3 Ways To Defend Against The “Will Smith Slap”

“Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock” – this has been the headline, in one shape or form, of most of the world’s media for the last two days. Naturally, the news...

Easy Concepts For Defending The Leg Drag And All Other Guard Passes

There is so much advice on defending from bad positions! And, the thing is, so much of it differentiates from one situation to another; which comes to question if learning how to defend (and attack!)...

BJJ Red Belt Carlos Machado’s Invisible Armbar

The road to submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is seldom an easy one. What’s more, it could be argued that it’s an even more difficult one in No Gi; you and your opponent are slippery,...

Carlos Machado’s Secret Way to Add Pressure Before You Pass Their Guard

It’s no wonder that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is always compared to chess! It offers so many options and possibilities for going forward with your game… That the quantity of combinations cannot...

Reduce Your Recovery Time & Counterattack Quickly – Marcelo Garcia Shows How

What’s the first thing you should do when an opponent attacks you – when they go to establish a dominant position, sweep, or submit you? Well yes, you should seek out how to defend…...