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Bernardo Faria Shares a Secret Omoplata from Closed Guard Detail

The Omoplata is often one of those elusive submissions. Your opponents see it coming and try to elude getting submitted by either staying extremely tight with their elbows or by “slipping...

Rickson Gracie: “It’s Important To Teach BJJ Strategy To White Belts”

If you’re a white belt, then learning “BJJ strategy” – the concepts and the principles that are a part of our sport – can seem something that’s far off in the...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Tips to Being Comfortable Inside Closed Guard

Being in Closed Guard is almost never an exciting task. Your sole purpose while you’re inside it is to break free; to somehow open up the space between you and your opponent, so as to escape...

Should You Face Crank Your BJJ Training Partners?

The Face Crank… It’s legal in a lot of competitions and tournaments worldwide – and it’s effective, to say the least. Anytime your opponent defends their neck by tucking their...

How to Beat Bigger and Stronger Opponents in BJJ?

Are you considering competing in an absolute division? Or you simply have some heavy training partners in your BJJ academy? Whatever the case may be, the bottom line is: you’re going against...

BJJ White Belts: Focus on These Open Guard Passing Concepts

When you’re a BJJ white belt, it’s easy to get confused by the sheer number of techniques and possibilities in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And Open Guard passing is no different; how...

Bernardo Faria: “This’s The Coolest Guard Passing Concept I Learned From Gui Mendes”

Guard passing can be notoriously difficult, especially if you’re going against someone who’s invested a LOT of their time into becoming a guard retention “master”. So, when...

This Omoplata to Armbar Transition Works Like a Charm

What’s the best way to ensure submission success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? No, it’s not practicing one technique to the point of perfection… And no, it isn’t learning how to do...

Stuck in Top Half Guard? Attack The Kimura – And You’ll Pass The Guard

Do you find yourself stuck in top Half Guard a lot? As in, your training partners get a rather tight “grip” on you and you can’t seem to free yourself, no matter what you try to do?...

Robert Drysdale Shows an Unexpected Americana Submission from Side Control

The best submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are those that your opponents don’t see coming. However, as you become more experienced and climb through the belt ranks, so do your opponents; and...

Do Your Side Control Escapes Suck? These Details Change Everything

If you’re being honest with us, you’ll probably say that your Side Control Escapes could use some work… Or that, quite frankly, they kind of suck. And that’s fine – but...

Bernardo Faria: “This Is The Coolest BJJ Concept I’ve Learned From Xande Ribeiro”

If there’s only one thing you had to point out about the Jiu-Jitsu skills and success of Xande Ribeiro… There’s a good chance that you’d mention his guard retention – as...

Crucial (X-Guard) Sweep Concept: Follow It Up Immediately

What’s one of the biggest mistakes that BJJ white and blue belts (heck, even some higher belts) make in their offense? Lots of times, they get the initial attack right; but then they...

The “Knee to Jaw” Technique Will Make You Enemies in the Gym

There are some techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that aren’t… Friendly. That is to say, if you do them while rolling in your own gym/academy, you’ll make some enemies. And if you do...

Rickson Gracie Explains How To Flow Roll: “Educate Your Reflexes”

Flow rolling doesn’t come easily to a lot of BJJ athletes, especially those who’ve just begun training. However, this type of sparring is crucial if you want to develop the feel and the...

BJJ Black Belt vs. White Belt – Learn From These White Belt Mistakes

Does a white belt stand any chance against a black belt in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Hardly so, unless the black belt is severely injured and/or has both of his legs and arms tied up. However,...

Rickson Gracie’s Secret Detail to a Tighter Choke from the Back

Learning the basics is extremely important – the most important thing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if you lack knowledge in how to execute basic techniques and setups, you will not be able to...

This Folding Pass by Kaynan Duarte Works Great Against Knee Shield

Making your way around the Knee Shield can be tough… Especially when your opponent knows how to frame properly and has reasonable experience using it. However, using the Folding Pass is a...

Try This Collar Grip to X Guard Setup by Gui Mendes

Having an ability to utilize a wide array of guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can only make you better. So, as soon as you start feeling comfortable with the “classic” guards (i.e. Closed...

This Unexpected Rear Naked Choke Setup Works Like A Charm

Taking the back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is already difficult enough… But getting the Rear Naked Choke setup from there can be even tougher, as your opponents fight for survival. Simply said:...

Understand The “Center Line” Concept In BJJ – And Improve Faster

There are a lot of techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a matter of fact, there are so many of them that there’s no way you’ll be able to learn them all. But what you can do is focus...

This Armbar Escape Works Great When Opponent Crosses Both Feet Over Your Head

So you’re struggling with Armbar escapes? Not to worry; once you get caught in an Armbar, getting out can be extremely difficult. Especially when your opponent/training partner knows what...

These Concepts Make the Closed Guard Simple to Understand

The path of understanding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seems to happen in waves. When you first begin training, you’re utterly confused; but then, after some time, things start to seem simple...

This High Percentage North South Kimura Defense Is Simple To Execute

Everyone has that one strong training partner in the gym, whose submission of choice is the Kimura. He catches everyone in it from the North South position and gets the tap in 1-2 seconds after he...