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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...

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…...

Marcelo Garcia Teaches A Diving Guillotine Choke Setup

Some techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu look spectacular… When, in reality, they’re reasonably easy to set up. You just need to learn a couple of basic pointers that will both make your...

Marcelo Garcia Shows An Easy Guillotine Setup From Butterfly Guard

Hey… Can we share a small piece of advice with you? Yes? Well, here it is: simplify your BJJ game. You’re making it way too complicated, and that’s the reason why you’re not...

This Mount Escape Is So Easy, You’ll Facepalm Yourself For Not Learning It Before

Listen up: there’s a pretty high chance that you’re making Jiu-Jitsu way more complicated than it really is. Other than learning some extremely complicated sequences of techniques,...

“Cranium Control”: A Crucial Concept For Escaping Side Control & Mount

Escaping Side Control & Mount will never get easy… Especially when you roll against someone who knows what they’re doing – someone who’s using that Crossface as if...

Try This Escape The Next Time You’re Stuck In North-South Position

Boy oh boy, does being stuck in the North-South position suck. You know how it is: your opponent is seemingly making it impossible to escape and you’re left with nothing else but to wait for...

This Hidden Detail Will Skyrocket Your Rear Naked Choke Success Rate

You know what they say about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it’s all in the details. In those small adjustments that can improve your technique by tenfold, but which you’d never come across if...

This Wristlock From Standing Is Easy To Learn for All Levels

Ah, wristlocks… Everyone wants to learn and use them in training and competition, but not a lot of people are open to immediately admitting it. Don’t stress out about it! The Wristlock is...

They’ll Never See It Coming: 2 Sneaky Attacks From Side Control

Side Control is all about establishing a superb amount of control and then going for your attacks. Moreover, it’s incredibly important that you learn how to be increasingly sneaky with your...

Andre Galvao Demonstrates An Easy Way To Recover Guard from Side Control

Getting stuck in Side Control isn’t fun. Especially if the opponent beat all your frames and now your arms are flared out all over the place; you can just feel that a submission or Mount...

Nick “Chewy” Albin Explains How He Helps His Students Learn Techniques Faster

There’s not a single Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student who wouldn’t like to learn techniques at a faster pace and, thus, make better progress. However, the quality and speed of learning moves...

John Danaher Explains How To Select Your Favorite BJJ Techniques

As you make progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll soon develop an inclination to select a set number of techniques… And make them your own. In other words, you’ll want to become...

This Half Guard to Back Take Sequence Works Well in a Street Altercation

When it comes to being in a street fight, it’s best that you avoid being on the ground. For, if you end up there, there’s no telling if the “other person’s” friends will...

Surprise Opponents With This Collar Sleeve-Omoplata To Choke Setup

The Collar Sleeve Guard is an extremely versatile guard that can bring you lots of success on the mats. And if you’ve been playing with it for a while now, then here’s a setup that you...

Improve Your Collar Chokes With These 3 Simple Adjustments

Collar Chokes are probably one of the first submission techniques you were taught in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, despite them being a “first day technique”, Collar Chokes are more than...

How Should You Add New Positions & Techniques To Your BJJ Game?

It doesn’t matter whether which belt you are… From time to time, you’ll feel as if you’re stagnating on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. As if you’re not doing...

Bruno Malfacine Explains How To Beat BJJ Sit-Up Guard

When you’re the top player in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match, it’s usually going to be you who’s going to control the pace of the bout. However, if the bottom player knows what...