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Bernardo Faria Shows How To Utilize Terrifying Pressure From Side Control

So you’ve finally passed the opponent’s guard and you’re now in Side Control – well done! However, now is not the time to celebrate. Instead, you need to focus on setting up...

Lucas Leite Shows How To Pass Spider Lasso Guard

It’s difficult enough to escape Spider Guard… But if your opponent switches one of their legs to the Lasso, well, then you’re in a world of trouble – as getting out of...

This Spider Guard Pass Works Like A Charm (& Is Super Easy To Use)

Having trouble passing Spider Guard? Don’t worry – you’re not the first nor the last BJJ practitioner to experience the struggle. However, if you learn the following guard pass,...

BJJ Advice: Play It Loose To Learn & Improve

Be honest with us for a second: when it comes to new positions and techniques in Jiu-Jitsu, how do you usually go about them in training? Do you find yourself to be too “tight” when...

Giancarlo Bodoni Has An Awesome Triangle Choke Setup From Closed Guard

Remember that Hip Bump Sweep technique from Closed Guard, that you’ve probably learned during your very first white belt days? And how, if your training partner posts on the mat in the process,...

You Have To Learn These 3 Very Efficient Sweeps From Deep Half Guard

The Deep Half Guard… What’s your relationship with it like? If it’s more of a “hate” than a “love” relationship, that is probably because you don’t...

Mikey Musumeci Has A Great Omoplata Setup (From Modified De La Riva Guard)

The De La Riva Guard is an exceptional guard – you can set up all sorts of sweeps and submissions from it. But if you further reinforce it with a Collar Sleeve Guard… You’ll have...

Here’s A Great Way To Get To Front Headlock From Standing

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...

Buchecha Shows 13 Different Ways To Get The Folding Pass In Jiu-Jitsu

The Folding Pass is an extremely efficient way to pass guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But did you know that there are a lot of ways and situations to set it up from? Yes, that’s right!...

The Modified Collar Sleeve: A Guard You’ll Have To Learn

The Collar Sleeve Guard is one of the most dominant and controlling guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And if you use it properly, you’ll find a lot of success with it. However, as dominant as it...

Gui Mendes Has The Best Guard Passing Sequence For Small Athletes

Let’s face it – doing Jiu-Jitsu as a smaller practitioner can be quite difficult when going against bigger (and stronger) training partners. And not just when it comes to escaping certain...

Henry Akins Shows The Best Way To Do The Americana Lock (From Mount)

Oh, the Americana Lock from Mount… Probably one of the first submission techniques you were taught in Jiu-Jitsu, right? (It was the very first one for this article’s writer). But how...

Nicky Ryan Shows A Great Way To Pass Half Guard – With Double Underhooks

If you’re in top Half Guard and you have both underhooks – you’re in a fantastic position to start passing to Mount or Side Control. However, what happens when you try to prop...

This Is How To Perfect The Outside Heel Hook Finish In Jiu-Jitsu

The Outside Heel Hook is one of the most powerful submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But, as it is the case with almost any other submission, there are numerous ways and details to make it better....

Gordon Ryan Shows The Best Way To Control Mount In Jiu-Jitsu

Be honest with us: how often does it happen that, after you finally reach Mount position, your training partners escape it? And not only escape after a lot of effort, but doing so quite easily?...

John Danaher Has A Scissor Sweep Setup You’ve Never Seen Before

The Scissor Sweep is one of the most basic sweep techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, the way you were taught it initially probably doesn’t work against the more experienced training...

Nicky Ryan Shows A Very Effective BJJ Body Lock Pass Setup

If your opponent is in a seated Open Guard position, it’s almost always a good idea to push them to the mats and make them supine. Why? Because it gives them far less options for establishing...

The Danger Of Being Too Defensive In BJJ: “It’s Hard To Get Better That Way”

Wouldn’t it be cool if you were never submitted in Jiu-Jitsu? Like, no matter the skill level of your opponent? Well, Brian Glick says that it is possible to develop this sort of a...

This BJJ Outside Heel Hook Setup Is Extremely Powerful

The Heel Hook is, most definitely, among the most devastating submission techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But even so, it has its own variations that range in their own destructiveness...

Nicky Ryan Has A Cool High Step Technique Followup – To Take Their Back

If you’re trying to improve your no-gi guard passing skills, then learning how to do the High Step – as well as when to implement it – is going to be tremendously useful to your...

You Have To Do This BJJ Grip Drill (It’ll Improve Your Stand Up)

Here’s the thing: your technique can, overall, be extremely good – but if you don’t know how to grip (and how to break grips), you’re going to have a really tough time. And...

Neil Melanson Shows How To Set Up An Arm Triangle – From Closed Guard

If there is one guarantee that will make your submission technique work, even if it is low percentage – then it’s about surprising your opponents with it. For, if they don’t expect...

These Tripod Sweep Details Will Change Your Game

The Tripod Sweep is probably one of the first sweeps that you were taught in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And no wonder – because it’s a great tool to have in your Open Guard toolbox. However,...

This Move Will Make You Enemies On The Mats: The “Butcher Shop”

Do you have a favorite training partner who doesn’t have anything against you trying out weird (and, often times, painful) techniques on them? If so, then you’re going to love the...