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These Cross Collar Choke Details Make It Much, Much More Efficient

The mount position is one of the most dominant controlling positions in BJJ. It is one of the fundamental positions in Jiu-Jitsu and is arguably one of the most valuable lessons a student will learn...

Use The Underhook – And Escape Side Control With Ease

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is...

This Knee On Belly Escape To Ankle Pick Setup Is Ridiculously Simple

Do you struggle when your training partners and opponents hit you with the Knee On Belly position? When they’re having so much fun with it? The Knee On Belly doesn’t just hurt the body,...

Here’s A Simple Way To Break The Lasso Grip – by Mikey Musumeci

In a Jiu-Jitsu match, you will typically spend 80% of the time passing the guard. This is why Jiu-Jitsu practitioners spend so much time practicing guard passing. Rickson Gracie once said, “the...

The Importance Of The Knee In BJJ – Learn & Use It Today

Knee on Belly (KOB), sometimes known as the knee ride, is a premier controlling position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The body position is somewhat similar to side control, where you stay on your...

Ryan Hall Explains A Better Alternative To Hip Escapes

What is guard retention? Guard retention is the act of getting your opponent back in front of you and in between your legs, as he tries to pass your guard. You need to have a grip and at least 3...

Make Enemies With This Vicious Ezekiel Choke From Kesa Gatame

Kesa-Gatame aka scarf hold is one of the seven mat holds, Osaekomi-waza, of Kodokan Judo. In grappling terms, it is categorized as a side control hold. Kesa-Gatame occurs naturally with many...

The Leg Lock You’ve Never Done Before – The Razor Lock Kneebar

Leg locks have exploded in popularity over the last several years in competitive grappling. Although leg locks were once shunned by the BJJ community, their effectiveness has never been in doubt....

Gordon Ryan Explains His No-Gi Guard Passing System

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

How To Deal With A Strong De La Riva Guard?

What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situation. Other option for standing...

The Same Side Kimura Is The Submission Technique You Didn’t Know Existed

The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The...

Nicholas Meregali Demonstrates How To Do A Perfect Clock Choke

When you are controlling a turtled opponent, It’s important to combine back attacks with submissions. Your opponent can not defend both threats at the same time. This means that they will leave...

Jeff Glover Shows A Cool Cross Ashi Sweep – Learn It As Soon As Possible

BJJ beginners usually want to focus on one thing: submissions. After all, submissions are what most people picture when they think about BJJ or MMA. However, without a complete BJJ skillset, your...

Here’s How To Do The Brabo Choke From Half Guard

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has two main types: gi and no-gi. Technique-wise, submissions specific to gi BJJ require adjustments when applied in no-gi. This is primarily because of the availability of...

NEVER Get Tapped Out Again In Jiu Jitsu By Using This Little Trick

Hey, you. Yes, you! Pssst, quiet, we have a secret to share with you… A top secret piece of advice, actually… Listen up: how would you like to know a very sneaky trick that will give you...

This Single Leg Counter to Back Take Is Surprisingly Easy

Whenever you have your training partner’s back, you have multiple submission options. ADCC competitor Josh Cisneros bait opponents into giving him EXACTLY wha he needs to enter the “Black...

Try This Sneaky Diving Loop Choke Setup from Knee Slice Pass

One of the most amazing things about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a gi is the multitude of choking techniques you can choose from. In other words: you have many more opportunities for choking...

Here’s How To Kneebar Someone Immediately After a Half Guard Sweep

As a beginner it’s quite often the hardest to figure out how a sweep works. Submissions are somewhat easier. You grab onto the isolated limb and apply pressure but working a sweep quite often...

Here’s How To Escape Mount & Sweep Your Opponent Immediately

Remember every time you are stuck in the mount and you can’t escape for dear life? You are being smashed and left at the mercy of your opponent and are clueless on how to escape? For many...

[Watch] 250lb Purple Belt Slams 140lb Juvenile Blue Belt On His Head

Ego can be a dangerous thing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Especially if left unchecked – as it can lead to bad situations. To serious injuries, even. And that’s exactly what happened at...

Try This Armless (Yes, Really) Triangle Variation by David Avellan

The Triangle Choke is one of the most versatile submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While most commonly associated with the Closed Guard setup, the Triangle can be executed from all sorts of...

Don’t Ever Try This Dragon Sleeper Variation (Here’s How To Do It)

Over the years there’s been a good variety of subs in MMA – we’ve seen everything from Mother’s Milk to Crab rides. Have You Ever Tapped Someone With A Sub Called “Mother’s Milk”?...

The Inverted Kneebar From Half Guard – One Of The Most Unexpected Submissions

Leg locks have exploded in popularity over the last several years in competitive grappling. Although leg locks were once shunned by the BJJ community, their effectiveness has never been in doubt....

Tom Hardy: “Training BJJ Has Been Key To A Deeper Sense Of Calm For Me”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about your physical health. Rather (and, perhaps, even more so), it’s about your mental health, too – which benefits a lot from the Gentle...