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The “Old School Sweep” From Half Guard Is The First One You Should Learn

Taking down a good wrestler is one thing, but how about once you are on the ground with them? One word for you: Old School Sweep from Half Guard. Yeah… Learning techniques that have a million...

The “Money Vela” – Old School Armlock Setup From Standing

One of the greatest thing about Jiu-Jitsu is its vast arsenal of submission holds. These can come from any position and in the most unexpected way. A very good postion to set up submissions is from...

This Old School Half Guard Sweep Works Great For All BJJ Belt Ranks

When you train Jiu-Jitsu, facing a wrestler can be a daunting task. They have great grappling conditioning, are very scrappy, have great base, and are very aggressive. Wrestlers have strength,...

Old School Mindset in BJJ: 4 Reasons Why It Needs To Change

You’ll often hear Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners refer to some techniques as “old school” and “new school”. That is, the techniques which are a bit older in nature...

The Big Brother Sweep is Your New Favorite Sweep from Closed Guard

There’s no denying it: sweeping people from Closed Guard can sometimes be surprisingly difficult. Especially as you climb through the ranks and as your opponents become more skillful in...

Which One’s Right For You: Old School or New School BJJ?

Anyways… Which direction is your Jiu-Jitsu taking right now? Do you want to drift it more to an „old school“ style – or the „new school“ one? Which one would better fit you? No matter...

Joe Rogan Shares Picture Of Blue Belt Days – Training Under Jean Jacques Machado

Everyone starts somewhere. You can’t be a black belt level Jiu-Jitsu athlete immediately from the get-go, but you’ve got to put a lot of effort into training. You have to possess the...

Old-School Your Way To Victory With The Plier Sweep with Carlos Machado

Old school is often times the best school! If it weren’t for the BJJ masters and grandmasters, our sport wouldn’t be where it is today; both in terms of its rich history and lifestyle,...

When Stuck in Lockdown This Old School Sweep Setup Works Great

Lockdown is such a versatile position, if only you get to know how to use it properly! This becomes even more true when it comes to playing the Lockdown game in the Gi. Magnus Hansson, BJJ black belt...