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The „Limp Leg“ Single Leg Defense Is Great For MMA

Sometimes, it seems like Jiu-Jitsu – and submission grappling as a whole – is super complicated. And yes, it can be. But it depends on how complicated you want to make it. On which techniques you...

You’re Doing It All Wrong: The Cross Collar Grip (From Standing)

The Cross Collar Grip is one of the most powerful grips you can take; from the bottom, but especially from standing. It’s extremely tough to break against an experienced grappler. Just try to...

Romulo Barral Shows A Great „No Arm Triangle Choke“

When it comes to chokes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there are a lot of variations to them… But all of them have one thing in common. One thing that, when you understand it, will make your choking...

Challenges Through Jiu-Jitsu: A Tool For Self-Improvement

One of the most beautiful things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the stress relief you receive from it. No matter how stressful your day was – no matter what happened at work, at home, or wherever...

John Danaher Shows A Powerful Way To Frame In Side Control

Frames are extremely important when it comes to defending yourself from inferior positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if the opponent manages to get rid of them, they’ll have access to your...

Josh Barnett Has The Most Painful No-Gi Side Control Setup (You’ve Got To Learn It)

The Side Control is a dominant position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Though, all things considered, it isn’t nearly as dominant as having someone’s back. Or as having them in a Mount…...

The “Wrist Roll” Works Great For Breaking The Sleeve Grip (From Standing)

Ever sparred with someone who is really good at hand fighting from standing… And who, almost seamlessly, can grip your sleeve – and then set up attacks from there? This is why it’s...

BJJ Advice: Unsure What To Do? Go For The Back

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art of many options. There are so many things that can happen during a roll, so many variations to any given situation, that you can never know what might happen...

This Single Leg Defense Is So Simple & Works Really Well

So your opponent shot for a Single Leg and their head is on the inside… And yes, they have a good grip on your leg. You’ve got just a second (or less) to react, otherwise you’re...

Gordon Ryan Shows How (& Why) To Pass Guard After Escaping Leg Locks

Let’s say you’re caught in a Leg Lock. What’s the first thing you want to do? That’s right – do whatever is needed to get out and not get tapped out (and, more...

Here’s How To Defend Against The Body Lock (From Standing) In Jiu-Jitsu

So you’ve finally decided to start improving your stand-up skills and you’re training regularly… But one of the problems you (often) find yourself in is that your training partners...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Try To Learn Everything

One of the most exciting things about Jiu-Jitsu is that there’s so much to learn! No matter how much you know, there’re always more techniques, more details, more setups to learn and more...

Kit Dale: “You’ve Got To Make Every Single Mistake In Jiu-Jitsu”

What is the best way to improve as fast as possible in Jiu-Jitsu? Is it to ask that highly-revered black belt about all of their “secrets”; their advice and tips, learning them as soon as...

De Ashi Harai: Great Takedown For BJJ Practitioners

De Ashi Harai is one of the easiest takedowns that you, as a BJJ practitioner, should learn. Here’s how to do it. Craig Jones demonstrates the De Ashi Harai takedown on the video below: You...

The “Body Lock Quick Switch” Is Your New Favorite Guard Pass

Body Lock passing is one of the best ways to pass guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So, here’s a neat variation to it: the Body Lock Quick Switch! Jay Rodriguez demonstrates this guard passing...

Marcio Stambowsky Teaches The “Big Brother Sweep”

Here is a sweep from Closed Guard that will make your opponents feel helpless. Marcio Stambowsky demonstrates the Big Brother Sweep on the video below: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend And 8th-Degree...

John Danaher Shows A Phenomenal Arm-In Guillotine Choke Escape

Yeah… Getting caught in submissions is no fun. Especially if it’s a choke. And especially if it’s an Arm-In Guillotine – one of the highest percentage submission techniques...

Mikey Musumeci Shows A Kimura From De La Riva Sweep

Not many guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are as versatile as the De La Riva Guard. It offers a wide array of sweeps and submission setups – plus, you’ll never get bored of working on it....

The Ultimate Armbar Defense: Counter ‘Em With A Leg Lock

You know the saying: “Offense is sometimes the best defense.” And, well, the same holds true in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – because sometimes you’ll have an opportunity to counter...

Nicolas Renier Shows Simple & Effective Mount Escapes

Many BJJ practitioners believe that Luta Livre is just a No Gi version of BJJ but that can’t be further from the truth. Any BJJ grappler that has had he chance to train in a legit Luta Livre...

Luke Harris Shows An Anaconda Choke Setup From Front Headlock

While it has experienced a recent uptick in its popularity, the front headlock is perhaps the most under-appreciated position in all of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling. Although the...

This Is How To Set Up A Head Cradle Sweep From Knee Shield

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Andre Galvao Has Awesome North South Choke Details

The North-South Choke is incredibly powerful and effective. If your opponent applies it properly, then it’s very difficult to defend. Many people struggle with it though. Setting it up is usually...

Tom DeBlass Explains Jiu-Jitsu Knee Shield Basics

If you want to improve your Half Guard game, then learning how to play the Knee Shield game is going to be very important. But no, it isn’t as simple as “getting the knee between you and...