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Take The Back Against An Untrained Opponent – And Choke Them Out Instantly

If you’re rolling against an untrained training partner and you have them in Mount… There’s a good chance that they’ll start turning away from you. When this happens, you can...

No-Gi Takedowns: John Danaher Explains The Basics

So you prefer training no-gi… That’s alright – but what is not alright is not knowing how to set up and finish takedowns, as they’re quite different from their gi variant....

The Leg Drag From Stack Pass: A Superb Variation

Ever rolled with a person who’s really flexible and, no matter what you do, you can’t grab their collar while going for the Stack Pass? When that happens, you can go for the Leg Drag! The...

Todd Margolis Reveals A Better Way To Do The Shrimp (Hip Escape)

The Shrimp (i.e. Hip Escape) is one of the most fundamental moves in BJJ and probably one of the first ones you’ll learn. But that doesn’t mean you have to keep doing it the way...

Falling Out Of Love With BJJ? Dedicate To It Even More

You can love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with your whole heart, but the reality is… Sometimes, you won’t feel like you want to keep training. You’ll feel disappointed by the results...

Gordon Ryan Rolls With Jason Mamoa: “He Made Me Promise I’d Never Respond To A Hater Online Again”

Jason Mamoa, famous American actor – known for, among other things, his role in the “Game of Thrones” series – also seems to be a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan… And student,...

Great (And Simple) Way To Escape Collar Choke From Mount

Stuck under someone’s Mount… And they already have a Collar Choke on you? Not to worry, you can still make things right – for example, with the following escape by Todd Margolis!...

K Guard Basics: Learn Them As Soon As Possible

Do you play K Guard? Not yet? You’re missing out on a lot of fantastic Leg Lock entries. Coming from Australia, equally loved and respected by the whole BJJ community, Lachlan is one of the...

Counter Berimbolos With This Sneaky Leg Lock Entry

Berimbolos… You can either love them or hate them. But the reality is, most BJJ athletes doing Berimbolos could be doing them a little better – which is why you have a chance to Leg Lock...

Stop Trying To Make Your BJJ “Perfect” – Here’s A Better Alternative

Are you someone who would (if they could) train 2x per day, every day of the week? You’d like to make your Jiu-Jitsu as perfect as possible… And when you fail at it, it tends to make you...

Body Lock Passing: Don’t Be Too Early… But Don’t Be Too Late, Either

Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and...

Do You Even Knee Ride? You Should – Here’s How

“Knee ride”? Yes, knee ride. If you aren’t doing it, you’re not one of the cool kids in Jiu-Jitsu. Knee on Belly (KOB), sometimes known as the knee ride, is a premier...

BJJ Advice: Anticipate Failure – Or You’ll Most Certainly Fail

You know the saying: “If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”? Well, there’s one quite similar, which is a “level up” to it… And it could be summarized...

How To Pass Half Guard? Here’s A Super-Efficient Technique

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...

Tom DeBlass: “I’ll Absolutely Mop My Floors”

Whose responsibility is it to mop the mats after a BJJ class is over? Well, there’s no “correct” answer to this question. Rather, it’s about what’s agreed upon between...

3 Stretches Every BJJ Athlete Should Do Every Single Day

Be it a martial artist or an athlete, you need to be flexible if only to avoid the type of injuries that result from stiff muscles and creaky bones. If you are a BJJ practitioner, improved...

Straight Ankle Lock & Heel Hook Basics: Learn Them Today

What do BJJ and MMA legends Imanari, Sakuraba, Shinya Aoki, Eddie Bravo, Ryan Hall and Dean Lister have in common? Not only do they have nasty submission games, they’re masters of one of the...

The Back Triangle From Low Chair Sit Position – Here’s How To Get It

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...

The Most Devastating Kimura Lock: The Same Side Kimura

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...

Want A Fast Win In A BJJ Match? Go For A Heel Hook

Would you like to become known as the athlete who wins BJJ matches fast, perhaps in the opening seconds? Then your best bet would be to go for a Leg Lock. More specifically – for the Heel Hook....

How Should You Defend Against A Collar Tie?

Ever been in a situation where you’re in a Collar Tie with your training partner… And you can’t quite figure out what to do from there, especially if their grip on your head is a...

Roy Dean Shows A Simple, Yet Powerful Wrist Control

The gift wrap position is a very powerful that you should be using in your Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a kind of hybrid mount-back position where you can control your opponent. It is even possible to...

3 Super-Effective Omoplata Escapes For Old Guys In BJJ

The Omoplata is often one of those elusive submissions. Your opponents see it coming and try to elude getting submitted by either staying extremely tight with their elbows or by “slipping...

[Watch] Conor McGregor Shows Great Takedown Defense In Training

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans haven’t seen Conor McGregor fight for quite a while. It’s been over a year since the former two-division UFC champion fought last… But it seems that...