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Inverted Guard? No Problem – Learn How To Pass It With Marcelo Garcia

Every now and then, you’ll stumble across someone who loves getting inverted all the time. If you’re inexperienced with this sort of a game, you’ll find it difficult to pass these...

This Is How You Can Set Up An Armbar From The Back

If you still aren’t really clear what sort of a gameplan you should develop and practice, then by all means let it be the one through which you’ll aim for taking the opponent’s...

Learn The Folding Pass – The Best Pressure Pass For Gi & No Gi

Pressure passing is a whole lot easier in the Gi – mostly because you can set up various grips, which give way to many passing variations. However, this is not to say that you can’t pressure...

The “Bear Trap” Is The Perfect Surprise Submission As You’re Passing The Guard

In the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there are a lot of things you can do that will take your opponent by surprise – like doing a technique that they don’t expect, or that they haven’t...

The Cross Sleeve Guard Is Your New Best Friend

The Open Guard offers you so much choice for setting up your attacking game! There are a number of ways to set up offense from here, and if you haven’t read our two articles about the Collar...

Should I Use Illegal BJJ Techniques In Training?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an ocean, full of wonderful techniques! However, some of those techniques can’t be used in certain competitions. Whether you have a certain belt, at the level of which...

The Fishing Pole Guard is The Perfect Solution To Your Opponent’s Smash Pass

The leg lace smash pass is a widely used pass in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Grappler’s Guide Michael Perez has a few great counters for it though – so tune in and read on! FIRST VARIATION Michael...

Mahamed Aly Has Invaluable Advice For Surviving as a Beginner in BJJ

When you’re just starting out on your BJJ journey, it’s easy to get confused by the excess of information at your disposal; techniques, positions, drills, diet… It can be a bit...

Can’t Open Their Arms From Mount? This Works Every Time

So, you’ve passed your opponent’s guard, got into the Side Control or Knee On Belly position, made them suffer there for a bit and then successfully, skillfully – heck, it could even be...

How To Make Your Submissions Tighter and More Powerful

Everybody wants to make their submissions tighter and more powerful, but few know how easy it is to do so! If you apply the concepts of extension, rotation and compression shown by Rob Biernacki, you...

Wrestle from The Guard: Nicky Ryan’s Buttscoot-Takedown

In this year’s ADCC match against Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor, Nicky Ryan displayed a great and kind of a confusing technique: starting from the bottom seated position, he scored a sweep that...

How Can I Train a New BJJ Technique So That I Don’t Forget It?

Oh, so many techniques! You know how it is: BJJ offers an enormous amount of sweeps, submissions and escapes to choose from, so much so that it’s truly a great treat to be at the class, to roll...

Opponent Too Defensive? Use The Knee On Belly Pressure & Have Some Fun

Let’s say you’ve passed your opponent’s guard, ended up in Side Control and that you’re trying to find a way to finish them from there… However, they’re too...

Take The Back From Closed Guard?

Taking the back from positions like Mount, Side Control and Half Guard is something that you’re probably used to aim for, something that you’ve likely practiced for hundreds and hundreds...

You’ve Been Doing It Wrong; This Is The Secret To An Effective Lockdown in BJJ

A lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners think that the Lockdown is just about, well, locking your opponent’s leg – but it’s not that simple. Coach Magnus Hansson, from 10th Planet...

Is Your Belt Too Long And Keeps Falling Off? Try This!

However important as it may be to know as many principles and techniques as possible, it is equally important to know the very basics – for example, how to tie your belt properly! Even though that...

Don’t Get Disqualified Doing This Sweep

There are BJJ sweeps… And then are the BJJ sweeps! You know what we mean by that – there are some sweeps that you just cannot take your eyes off, whether it’s because of the great...

Do The Folding Pass Every Single Time On Any Type Of Guard With Buchecha

Marcus „Buchecha“ Almeida is one of the greatest grapplers of all time. Being a 6x World Champion, he owes a lot of his success to his amazing passing game – which, more often than not, shows...

How To Drill The Seio Nage Throw So It Works for You

Ilias Illiadis, a Judo World and Olympic medalist, is one of the history’s greatest judokas. In this video, he points out a few interesting details so as to how to properly drill your Seio Nage...

These 10th Planet Warm-Up Sequences Will Improve Your Game

The 10th Planet warm-up approach has received a lot of credit due to its ingenuity. And that’s for a good reason – it is easy to apply and it leads to better performance. In these two videos,...

Stop The Leg Drag Pass With This Small Detail

The leg drag is one of those passes that are taught in beginner classes, but that are used on regular basis by superior athletes at high-level competitions. And why is that? Because it’s simple...

Overlooked & Undervalued: The Importance of Grip Strength For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

      There are many things that get overlooked when it comes to being a good grappler.  One such thing is your grip strength. There are plenty of ways to go about working on it,...