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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...

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...

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 Schoolyard Shove” – Great Way To Set Up Takedowns

Wrestling is one of the most rewarding martial arts in the world. It provides many opportunities for fun competitions while teaching you values that will stick with you for the rest of your life,...

Important Guillotine Choke Concept: Center Line Shift

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...

Having Trouble Passing Half Guard? Start Using Submission Threats

Uhhh, soooo… You’ve been training BJJ for a bit, and there is (still) this one thought that keeps troubling you: position or submission? Should you go for the position first, before you attempt a...

Here’s How To Wristlock Everyone – Use This Concept And It’ll Work Every Time

All submissions are great. But some are greater than others – such as the Wrist Lock. For, no matter how you feel on the receiving end of it, there’s still something phenomenally...

These Ankle Lock Defense Concepts Will Keep You Safe Every Time

Do you want to build a solid submission game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If so, then that means that you need to have a strong defense first. For, how are you supposed to feel confident in your...

The Importance Of The Knee In BJJ – Learn & Use It Today

Knee on Belly (KOB), sometimes known as the knee ride, is a premier controlling position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The body position is somewhat similar to side control, where you stay on your...

This Is How To Build Instincts In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Have you ever rolled with someone who seems like they have… Good instincts for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? On the flipside, you don’t have them, do you? So – how are you supposed to build...

Key To BJJ Progress: Learn How People Move & How To Control Them

Sure, we understand that you’re really keen to get that submission. To sneak in that choke and get that tap as soon as possible, even before you get ahold of the person. And yeah, there are...

John Danaher’s Advice: Control The Head & Shoulders

Be honest with us. How many times have you thought to yourself: “Man, it would be really great if there were some tricks that would make me better on the mats immediately.” Probably...

How To Become More Offensive In BJJ & Have More Success With Submissions?

Are you too defensive in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, having a solid defense is of great importance, as you will not be able (nor brave enough) to go for an attack if your defensive skills are weak....

BJJ Pro Advice: Break Their Posture First

There isn’t a lot of advice in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that can be used in the vast majority of positions and techniques. However, some advice is like that – for example, if you want just...

Are You Too Predictable In BJJ? Here’s How To Change That

Do you think that you’re, sort of, predictable in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? As in, your training partners and opponents seem to know what your next move will be and are always one step ahead of you?...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Head (Literally)

You know the expression “use your head”? It’s most often used to point out that you should try and use your brain, but in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it can have a totally different…...

Simple Concept for Improvement in BJJ: “Tie ‘Em Up With Your Legs & Attack With Your Arms”

It’s the simple stuff that will, ultimately, lend you the most progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The simple insights from your coach, the simple corrections in technique that have never crossed...

These 2 Simple Guidelines Are A Recipe For Success In BJJ Offense

Defense and offense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are two sides of the same coin. If you want to attack efficiently, then you first have to learn how to defend properly; for, if you’re afraid of...

John Danaher Shares The Basis of BJJ: “Take Away The Freedom Of Movement”

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can often be so complicated that it seems as if you’ll never become good at it? As if you’ll never really understand it and all of its moves? Yeah, we get...

Rener Gracie Explains The “Clock Principle” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Most of the techniques can be used only in specific situations in Jiu-Jitsu… But some of the principles can be used in whichever situation and position you find yourself in. Such as the...

Kit Dale Shares His Secret Guard Passing Concepts & Insights

Guard passing can be incredibly difficult, especially when you’re rolling against a talented opponent whose guard retention skills are off the charts. That’s why it’s vital to learn...

Want To Become Great In BJJ? Learn To Create Dilemmas For Opponents

There’s a lot more to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than it meets the eye. Even if you’ve been training for some time and can distinguish between different positions, transitions, defense and...

Rener Gracie Explains The All-Important “Tension Principle” in Jiu-Jitsu

If you tend to get overwhelmed by all the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then it’s high time to start learning about principles. The principles, which are applicable throughout the vast...

Want More Success With Sweeps In BJJ? Go For A Takedown

Are you having a hard time scoring sweeps in training or in competition? It’s like every time you go to sweep your opponent, they stumble a bit… But then they regain their posture and...