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Do You Struggle with Breaking Closed Guard? These Tips Will Help

Breaking Closed Guard is one of those things that a lot of BJJ athletes – especially white and blue belts – have quite a bit of trouble with. Especially when they’re going against...

Backstep – The Basic Entry Into The BJJ Honeyhole Position

If you’re looking to improve your Leg Lock game (or even if you just started developing it), then you simply have to learn how to enter into Leg Lock positions, such as the Honeyhole…...

This Cheeky Armbar From Top Closed Guard Works Surprisingly Well

Armbar from Closed Guard is often times the first submission you’ll ever learn. As you drill it from one side to another, you’ll also get to understand the importance of using your hips...

This Back Trip Setup is Perfect for Beginners in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Don’t let the complexity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling in general fool you. A lot of times, it won’t be the complicated stuff that will give you the edge in training nor the win at a...

Set Up The 4/11 Position From Butterfly Guard – And Get Your Leglocks

If you’re a Jiujiteiro that adores leglocks and setups that lead to them, then we have an awesome treat for you! In fact, it is so awesome that you’ll find yourself using it rather...

Chain Passing is The Missing Link in Your Guard Passing Progress

Does it feel as if your guard passing is somewhat stagnating? As in, you do know a number of guard passes and you perform most of them with reasonable quality… But no matter how much you try,...

The Half Nelson Choke From the Back Will Surprise Your Opponents

Taking someone’s back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the ultimate transition. That is, it’s the hardest position for your opponents to escape from; so, it’d probably make sense for you...

Caught in a Top Side Control Guillotine Choke? Try This Last Resort Escape

So here’s the thing, and it’s quite embarrassing actually… You have top Side Control, which is fantastic. But somehow along the line, you managed to get caught in a Guillotine...

Tight Hips? Do These Stretches & Improve Your BJJ Guard Retention

“It’s all in the hips” is a sentence you’ll hear more than once on your road to BJJ black belt (and beyond). And it’s a true one, to say the least; your hips’...

Improve Your Knee Slice Pass by Controlling The Opponent’s Head

The Knee Slice Pass is the bread and butter technique for many BJJ athletes. It works remarkably well with other passes and it offers you a chance to stay tight to your opponent while passing to Side...

Try This Slick Armbar from Side Control Setup by Nicholas Meregali

Usually, when learning how to set up an Armbar from Side Control, you’re taught to pull your opponent towards you (by grabbing behind their shoulder); so as to expose them not just for Armbar,...

If Your Side Control Escapes Suck, Follow These Tips

So your Side Control escapes kinda suck, don’t they? Don’t worry – we’ve all been there at one point in time or another (sometimes more than once, especially as you climb...

Marcelo Garcia Teaches Armbar Setup vs. Kneeling Opponent

You might be in favor of starting on your feet (if so, kudos to you). Or you might feel more comfortable pulling guard and forcing your opponent to pass it – why not. But whatever your...

The Big Brother Sweep is Your New Favorite Sweep from Closed Guard

There’s no denying it: sweeping people from Closed Guard can sometimes be surprisingly difficult. Especially as you climb through the ranks and as your opponents become more skillful in...

Neil Melanson Demonstrates How To Counter The “Ball Splitter”

You’ve been working hard on your Triangle Choke, haven’t you? Of course you have, it shows. Day in and day out, you’ve drilled it and practiced setting it up in every single roll....

Not Satisfied with Ashi Garami? Turn It Into The “Classic Reap”

The Ashi Garami is often the very first Leg Lock position you’ll learn, as you get acquainted with the ways of the Straight Ankle Lock. But chances are that you’ll soon enough get bored...

Got Swept From Mount? Go For This Armbar Setup

One of the biggest mistakes that lower belts make in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is giving up. And no, we’re not talking about the blue belt who quit the moment he got promoted; but the situations in...

BJJ Basics: Learn These 3 Types Of Top Mount Posture

If you’re just starting out in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, things can seem a bit complicated and a bit more then hectic at times. But when you break it down, BJJ is simply comprised out of a set of...

Easily Escape The Single Leg X And Take Your Opponent’s Back

Just because you’re in a bad spot to begin with in BJJ, it doesn’t have to mean that you’ll end up getting swept or submitted! If you know what you’re doing, then you can turn...

BJJ Game Changer: Focus More On CONCEPTS – Less On TECHNIQUES

Getting good in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t always as effortless as it may seem. When looking at it from the sidelines, it seems as easy as: „Watch a technique, learn it, and then use it during...

Make Your Guard Difficult To Pass by Using These Tips

Your offense will be only as good as your defense is. In that way, your ability to impose attacks from the bottom… Will be only as good as your ability to prevent the opponent from passing your...

Here’s Why Everything That You’re Doing In BJJ is Wrong

Do you ever sit down and think to yourself: „DAMN! Is anything that I do in Jiu Jitsu ever going to work? Why do I fail in everything that I try to do?! I thought that I knew how to roll, that my...

Craig Jones Explains an Important Double Leg Takedown Principle

So you want to improve your Double Leg takedown success rate, right? If so, you’ll need to know not how to shoot for it properly… But also how to defend against your opponents’ most...

Stuck In S-Mount? Try Out This Simple Defense by Dinu Bucalet

The S-Mount is one of the worst positions you can end up in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. When you’re stuck there… Often, one of the only things you can think about is just “getting it over...