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Rope Climbing: JT Torres’ “Secret” To Insane Grip Strength

Jonathan “JT” Torres  – a 2x ADCC and an IBJJF World Champion, as well as the owner of the Essential Jiu-Jitsu academy – is, among other things, known for his exceptional...

The Unexpected “Outside Heel Bar” Is Just The Leg Lock You Need

A kneebar (also known as legbar, kneelock or hiza-juji-gatame) is a leglock that can hyperextend the knee. The basic kneebar technique is similar to that of an armbar. The practitioner will trap the...

John Danaher: “Self-Confidence Doesn’t Come From Words…”

How do you develop self-confidence when, for example, preparing for a BJJ competition? Is there any sort of a “mental preparation” that you can do, any sort of mental training? Well,...

Tom Hardy Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu At Daisy Fresh

Tom Hardy isn’t just a famous actor, but it seems that – more and more – he’s becoming a sturdy member of the BJJ community. He seems to be serious about training and...

The One Thing Your BJJ Coach Can Never Give You…

The time, effort, and knowledge your BJJ coach invests in you – his student – is probably worth more than you realize at the moment. All of those years of training, competing, learning,...

Gordon Ryan’s Competition Advice: “Make Them Carry Your Bodyweight”

The ultimate goal of a BJJ match is to submit your opponent… But you don’t have to go for the submission immediately. Rather, if the ruleset is such that it allows for a longer match...

Dustin Poirier On Grappling World’s Strongest Man: “That’s Not The Full Video”

Some time ago, a video surfaced showing a roll between Dustin Poirier – UFC lightweight athlete and BJJ black belt – and Brian Shaw, who is a 4x winner of the World’s Strongest Man...

Samuel Nagai Shows A Cool Way To Pass Spider Guard

The Spider Guard is a very effective type of guard in BJJ and has been heavily used since the late 1980’s. The spider guard is specific to the gi (kimono) but can also be used in a modified way in...

Ruotolo Brothers Reveal A “Surprise Attack” From Bottom Half Guard

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...

The Leg Pin: Step On Your Training Partner’s Leg & Pass Their Guard

Yeah, we know… It’s not easy being a fresh white belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Among other things, because there’s so, so much to learn. However, if you try to focus on learning the concepts...

Craig Jones Demonstrates A Useful Kneebar Drill

A kneebar (also known as legbar, kneelock or hiza-juji-gatame) is a leglock that can hyperextend the knee. The basic kneebar technique is similar to that of an armbar. The practitioner will...

Want More Submissions In BJJ? Learn To Take Your Time

Getting the tap in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t always about how good your technique, strength, speed, and explosiveness are… Sometimes, it’s about your game plan (or lack thereof)...

The Nelson Necktie Is A Powerful BJJ Choke – Here’s How To Do It

One of the most famous quotes in BJJ that came from grandmaster Helio Gracie is – for chokes, there are no tough guys. The safest way to defeat an opponent in grappling and fighting is to get...

Rollbot: The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Dummy From The Future

Imagine having a BJJ training dummy that you could actually put to sleep with a choke… Well, this could be a real possibility in the near future – with the Rollbot! Check it out:  ...

This Guard Recovery Variation Seems Almost Too Easy…

The game of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is all about constantly improving yourself. You should always be on the hunt to make better, faster, more efficient progress… So that you’re always one...

Fabiano Scherner Reveals Brutal Arm Triangle Choke Details

Ever been on the receiving end of an Arm Triangle (Head & Arm Choke) submission? Of course you have… And how did it feel? It sucks, right. When you feel that choke tighten, there isn’t much...

Ever Tried These Details For Passing De La Riva Guard?

What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situation. Other option for standing...

Critical Guillotine Choke Finishing Details: Pull & Compress

The guillotine is a cruel strangulation. It goes fast, from multiple angles, no matter how strong you are. This versatility and speed make the guillotine ideal for sport BJJ players, who occasionally...

Josh Barnett Demonstrates The Most Painful No-Gi Side Control

Many Jiujiteiros think that transitioning from a “normal” Side Control to Kesa Gatame means to simply “throw” their arm around the opponent’s head. However, if you do...

Here’s How To Setup A Knee Cut Pass Against Lasso Guard

Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you will be in great shape to win the match. One thing that we have talked about in past...

The Cross Choke From Knee Cut Is One Of The Most Basic Submissions

The Cross Choke is a submission that can be set up from all sorts of positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including the Knee Cut Pass. And it’s actually really simple to do; so, if you don’t...

BJJ Beginners: Focus On The Mount & Rear Mount Positions

It sure can be difficult to figure out what to focus on as a beginner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And not just in regards to submissions; but, even more so, when it comes to the positions you want to...

Caught In A Heel Hook? Counter With A Toehold

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. They are referred to as the great equalizer. Cases like this are just why. A white belt competitor named James Hunt had an...

Here’s Why The False Reap Is Such An Amazing Leg Lock Entry

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. They are referred to as the great equalizer. Cases like this are just why. A white belt competitor named James Hunt had an...