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The Secret To More Submissions In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Dual Threats

Everything you’re doing is on point, right? You’ve got your guard passes nailed down, you get to dominant positions on the regular, you hold those positions more than well… But when...

This Double Armbar From Top Half Guard Will Take Them By Surprise

So you’re in top Half Guard and aren’t quite sure what to do from there… Sure, you could try and transition to a more dominant position, but there are also submission options...

BJJ Basics: Here Is How To Do The Scissor Sweep

In the world of Jiu-Jitsu fundamental moves and techniques, the Scissor Sweep is among the most basic of ones. And yes – even though it is more difficult to hit on more experienced training...

John Danaher Explains The “Forward Bias” Concept (For Triangle Chokes)

When it comes to Triangle Chokes, there are a lot more details that you should aim to improve than you might’ve thought in the first place. Why? Because it comes down not just to “how...

This Triangle Choke Variation From Closed Guard Works Great

Triangle Choke from Closed Guard? Yeah… Probably one of the first (submission) techniques you were taught in Jiu-Jitsu. And probably one of the first ones your training partners learned to...

Here’s How To Do The Perfect Triangle Choke (Even If You Have Short Legs)

The Triangle Choke is one of the most powerful submission techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, just like any other technique, there are quite a bit of details that you should learn if you want...

John Danaher Explains How To Build The Perfect BJJ Closed Guard Game

So you want to work on your Closed Guard game, right? That’s great! Because, even though Closed Guard isn’t exactly the most exciting of positions, it can be a seriously dangerous one for...

These Highly Effective Habits Will Supercharge Your Jiu-Jitsu

Here’s the thing. You can try to learn as many techniques as possible in Jiu-Jitsu – you can dedicate all of your time drilling and trying them out in sparring sessions… But the...

This Kimura Lock Variation Is Super Effective – Here’s How To Do It

The Kimura Lock is one of the most devastating submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – if you don’t tap to it on time, you can say “goodbye” to your shoulder… Which takes a...

Jason Rau Has Great Submissions From The K Guard

Do you play the K Guard game in Jiu-Jitsu? No? Have you, at the very least, tried to experiment with it? No? Well, that’s a shame… Because the K Guard is a very dangerous position –...

Garry Tonon Has The Most Unstoppable Toe Hold Setup

Ah, the Toe Hold… One of those submissions that come on quick and that you have to be fast to tap to – otherwise, something is most certainly going to “pop”. But if...

Dean Lister Shows The Proper Way To Set Up A Straight Ankle Lock (From Standing)

The Straight Ankle Lock is a Leg Lock technique that you can, with relative ease, set up from standing. And if you do it properly and quickly enough, well, the tap is almost as good as guaranteed....

Demian Maia Shows A Cool Way To Take The Back In Jiu-Jitsu (From Butterfly Guard)

The Butterfly Guard is a super versatile guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, it’s so versatile that it’s useful not “just” for submission setups and sweeps – but also...

Andre Galvao Explains Why You Need To Compete In BJJ Before Feeling Ready

So you’re thinking about signing up for that Jiu-Jitsu tournament… But doubt is starting to set in. You’re not sure if you’re ready. You’re not sure if you’ll...

Upgrade Your Straight Ankle Lock With The “Legal Reap Foot” Setup

If you’re someone who enjoys doing Leg Locks, then chances are that Heel Hooks have been your primary focus – not Straight Ankle Locks and their variations… Which is a big shame,...

This Armbar From Mount Setup Works Like A Charm (You Need To Learn It)

So you’re finally in Mount – congratulations! You’ve worked hard to get to this dominant position and now a plethora submissions are at your disposal. But there’s only one...

Is This The Best Way To Open Closed Guard In Jiu-Jitsu?

Having trouble opening Closed Guard? Yeah… And it can be particularly difficult when in the gi. Especially against bigger and stronger training partners. But here is a technique to open the...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Jump To Position, But Work Towards It

“Position over submission”, right? You’ve probably heard that expression a lot of times on your BJJ journey so far… But here’s the thing. How you get to position is as...

Jason Rau Has An Incredible Way To Set Up A Heel Hook From 50/50 (Standing Opponent)

The 50/50 position in Jiu-Jitsu is exactly what it sounds like: neither here nor there. Both you and your opponent could get offense going. And if your opponent is in a standing position, well, there...

Gordon Ryan Shows The Vital “Backstep From Primary Leg Extraction” Escape

So your opponent has you in a leg entanglement and is threatening you with, let’s say, a Heel Hook… But you know your escapes and you manage to clear the knee line. However, in the...

The “Hume Stack Nelson” Is One Of The Most Vicious BJJ Techniques

All of the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are dangerous ones, albeit in varying degrees. For example, if you don’t tap to a Wrist Lock, you’ll get your wrist broken. But if you...

Gordon Ryan’s Precious Advice: “Mental Work Is The Hardest Work”

How do you approach your Jiu-Jitsu training sessions? Yeah, you probably don’t have anything against giving it your all on the mats, feeling exhausted after training and wanting nothing else...

Tom DeBlass Remembers Beast Training Partner: “For 2 Hours Straight, He Tapped Me Every 5 Minutes”

In Jiu-Jitsu, it doesn’t matter how tough or how good you are – because there is always someone better! And yes, that is true for world champions as well (or at least while they were on...

This Is An Unstoppable Way To Take The Back From Closed Guard

Sure, the Closed Guard might not be the most exciting position to play in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But it doesn’t have to be exciting to be effective, right? Because, there are a LOT of...