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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...

Henry Akins Shows The “Hidden Secret” To Finishing The Collar Choke (From The Back)

No matter if you’ve been training for 1 month, 1 year, 10 or 20+ years… There will always be something new to learn in Jiu-Jitsu. Even if it is a small detail or two, that will end up...

Henry Akins Shows An Interesting Way To Deal With The Spider Guard

There are a number of ways to pass an Open Guard. However, when the absolute basics of guard passing are considered, it’s all very simple; it’s just a matter of understanding the underlying...

Henry Akins Shows How To Transition To Mount From Half Guard

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...

Henry Akins Shows An Interesting Way To Deal With The Z Guard

Today hundreds of thousands of jiu jitsu students around the globe are using their knee shields, bottom hook, frames and under hook to withstand tons upon tons of opponent pressure, elevate them to...

Henry Akins Shows How To Counter The Hip Bump Sweep From Closed Guard

Hip Bump Sweep also known as Getup Sweep or Situp Sweep is considered as one of the staple technique in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Quite often the effectiveness and the details behind this technique is...

Henry Akins Teaches Incredible Scissor Sweep Details

There are some BJJ techniques that you will carry with yourself no matter the experience, knowledge, and the belt you earn along the way. Simply put, these techniques are going to be...

The Power Of Connection: Super Important BJJ Concept

There’s a handful of BJJ concepts that will go a long way in almost every single position and technique you do… And the power of connection is one of them. BJJ in its essence is based on...

Henry Akins Reveals A Hidden Detail For Finishing The Americana

The Ude Garami aka the ‘Americana’ is probably the first submission you will learn in a Jiu-Jitsu class. It’s very basic and very powerful. If you have been training a long time, then chances...

Henry Akins Will Make You Rethink The Way You Do The Hip Escape

The Hip Escape (or the Shrimp) is a fundamental BJJ technique that almost everyone is taught in their very first class. However, as fundamental as it is, you could still probably improve it –...

This Simple 1 Minute Drill Will Significantly Improve Your Competition Success

Don’t tell us, we know what it’s about… There’s been this competition. And you were doing really well in the first match – surprisingly well, actually. You were hitting...

This Hidden Detail Will Skyrocket Your Rear Naked Choke Success Rate

You know what they say about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it’s all in the details. In those small adjustments that can improve your technique by tenfold, but which you’d never come across if...

Henry Akins Explains How To Make Your Hip Escape (Shrimp) Unstoppable

The Hip Escape, otherwise known as the “Shrimp”, is one of the most fundamental moves you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s an absolutely essential technique; one that...

Henry Akins Explains How To Make Your Side Control As Heavy As Possible

Passing someone’s guard is hard enough, so once you finally get to Side Control – you want to be able to hold it without using too much energy. For, if the opponent escapes this position...