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Here Are 3 Submissions That Every BJJ Black Belt Should Know

Sure, defense is paramount in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But if you want to become not just good, but excellent – then you have to learn submissions. Though, you can’t really learn and...

This Sneaky Armbar From Open Guard Catches Everyone By Surprise

What’s your favorite submission? Imagine it, go ahead… Now, what is one of the things that could make it even better, when you hit it during a match? That’s right – when you...

These Simple Principles Will Help You Stay Safe In Closed Guard (With Ease)

Yeah, getting stuck in someone’s Closed Guard sucks… But surviving in it – staying safe, that is – doesn’t have to be complicated at all. In fact, it is not...

You Have To Learn This Toe Hold Counter Vs The Heel Hook

So your opponent caught you in a Heel Hook. So, what’s probably the number one thing you should go for in this situation? That’s right – for an escape. However… There might be...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use As Little Effort As Possible

Have you ever rolled against a black belt who seemingly used zero effort, zero energy… And still smashed you? How did it feel? Yeah, it probably both sucked and was awesome at the same time,...

Here’s How To Escape Mount If Opponent Flattens Foot

So you’re stuck under Mount and you’re trying to figure out a route to escape… So you go the basic (but very efficient) path: getting your knee next to their foot, and then using...

You’ve Got To Learn These Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sweep Mechanics

There is a number of different sweep techniques that you could learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That you should learn. However, it shouldn’t come down to just mindless repetition of moves...

Here Is How To Do The Perfect Kimura From Side Control

Side Control can be a weird position sometimes. Like, you’re for sure in a more dominant position than your opponent is, but oftentimes you just can’t seem to get a submission from there...

These Front Headlock Tips Are Super Important (& Will Transform Your Game)

The Front Headlock is a very important position to master in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Why? Because it carries over not just to direct submission opportunities (i.e. the Guillotine Choke), but also...

The Scissor Choke: A Submission Your Opponents Won’t See Coming

There’s nothing quite like catching your training partners with a technique they don’t expect, right? You’re rolling, you’re doing your thing, and they’re expecting you...

Gordon Ryan Shows How To Pass Spider Guard – With The Toreando Pass

Stuck in Spider Guard? Well, that sucks… Because Spider Guard can be really tricky to get out from – especially if you let your opponents really stretch you out. Which is why it’s...

Everything You Need To Know About Open Guard (No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu)

The Open Guard is, simultaneously, a great and a not-so-great position to be in… Because it depends on how skilled you are in playing it. For, if your guard retention skills suck, you’ll...

This Shin To Shin Ankle Pick Works Great In The Gi (Use The Lapel)

The Shin To Shin is one of the most resourceful guards from seated position in Jiu-Jitsu – simply because it offers a lot of attacking opportunities. And not just when it comes to sweeps, leg...

Jordan Preisinger Teaches A Simple Butterfly Sweep

Not everything is complicated in Jiu-Jitsu… In fact, most things are simple – you often just have to follow through several concepts in order to make a move or position work. For...

This Back Take Is Perfect Against Training Partners Who Love To Invert

Do you have a training partner or two who just love to invert and attack your legs… More specifically, Heel Hooks and Kneebars? If so, then here is a neat little back take that they...

Half Guard Passing: Flatten Your Opponent – And Make Your Job Easier

If you want to pass Half Guard, then it’s extremely important to flatten your opponent out. Not just because it negates their ability to attack you, but also because it will make their job...

Andrew Wiltse Explains Buzzsaw Passing (No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu)

Are you a reasonably athletic person and have at least some experience training BJJ? Plus you don’t have anything against using your speed and explosiveness, coupled with sound technical and...

Gordon Ryan Shows Super Important Jiu-Jitsu Armbar Details

Sure, the Armbar does seem as one of the easiest techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of details that you need to get right if you want to...

Lucas Leite Shows How To Do The Long Step Pass Against Butterfly Guard

Having trouble passing Butterfly Guard in the gi? Don’t worry, you’re not the first (nor the last) one to experience this problem. But you’ll be happy to hear that there is a way...

Here’s How To Use The Front Headlock To Set Up The Kimura

So you’ve set up a Front Headlock from Butterfly Guard and you think you have a good squeeze… But then, your opponent starts defending – by grabbing your arm, to get it off of their...

BJJ Advice: Define The Goal & You’ve Won Half The Battle

Okay, stop doing whatever you’re doing for a second. And think about your last training session. Think: what were you trying to accomplish during your rolls? What was your goal? If your answer...

Here’s How To Do The Perfect Collar Sleeve Guard In Jiu-Jitsu

The Collar Sleeve Guard is one of the most versatile guards to play in Jiu-Jitsu – both because of the submission and sweep opportunities alike, but also because it ties well with other guards...

Rayron Gracie Shows A Great Way To Escape Side Control (& Take The Back)

Getting stuck in Side Control is no fun… Especially against someone who knows what they’re doing and especially if you’re pinned down in the gi. Luckily however, there are some...

Craig Jones Shows A Cool Kneebar Setup – From Turtle

Sure, the Turtle is a great position to be in defensively (at least before you transition to another one)… But you can turn it into an equally fantastic offensive position – if you know...