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Smash Anyone’s Half Guard With This Secret Grip (No, Really – It’s Super Effective)

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...

Gordon Ryan: “I Always Perform Better Under Pressure”

Gordon Ryan has recently signed a 7-figure contract with FloGrappling – the first of its kind in submission grappling history. However, the 27-year old athlete has had to work for a long time...

Shoulder Of Justice: 3x The Crossface Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your training...

The Importance Of Pressure & Balance Control When You’re In Top Positions In BJJ

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your training...

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...

“Tap, Tap, Taaaap!” Pete Letsos’ Terrible (And Hilarious) Pressure-Based Submission Sequence

Be honest with us: do you sometimes tap from pressure? There’s no shame to it, especially if you’re (relatively) new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or if your training partners are a lot heavier than you...

Never Tap From Kesa Gatame Pressure Again – By Using This Simple Tip

Image Credits: Bloody Elbow If you’ve been training for some time, you’ll probably agree that making your training partners tap with as little force as possible feels amazing. That it...

Side Smash Your Way To Side Control With This Easy Pass

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

Want To Make Your Training Partners’ Life Miserable? Good – Go For Shoulder Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your...

Switching Sides & Beating Frames Is Very Important In Pressure Passing – Here’s How To Do It

Pressure passing is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare… Anybody who watches the IBJFF black belt divisions knows...

Do You Tap From Pressure? These 2 Things Will Solve Your Problem

Be honest with us: do you sometimes tap from pressure? There’s no shame to it, especially if you’re (relatively) new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or if your training partners are a lot heavier than you...

3 Tips For Dealing With Heavy Pressure In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Being on the receiving end of heavy pressure in BJJ is not fun. You have trouble breathing and thinking… And, particularly if it’s the case of going against someone a lot heavier than...

This Folding Pass by Kaynan Duarte Works Great Against Knee Shield

Making your way around the Knee Shield can be tough… Especially when your opponent knows how to frame properly and has reasonable experience using it. However, using the Folding Pass is a...

Improve Your Wrestling Skills by Focusing More on Your Pressure

Does your wrestling kinda make no sense? As in, no matter how much you’ve been drilling the move(s), you just can’t seem to hit them properly during rolls or in competition? What’s...

Game Changing Shoulder Pressure Tip from Side Control to Overwhelm Your Opponent

Shoulder pressure is a very important aspect of a successful Jiu Jitsu passing and submission game. In this video, the famed instructor Paul Schreiner shows how to correctly utilize the concept of...

Improve Your Pressure Passing Game With The Butter Flip Pass

Would you say that guard passing is your weak side? That, perhaps, you’re not as fast as your training partners are; or, at the very least, that you’re not as quick as their guard...

Learn The Folding Pass – The Best Pressure Pass For Gi & No Gi

Pressure passing is a whole lot easier in the Gi – mostly because you can set up various grips, which give way to many passing variations. However, this is not to say that you can’t pressure...

Roger Gracie Has a Unique Method Of Deflecting Pressure Passing

Sooner or later, be it in competition or in training, you will come face to face with someone who absolutely loves pressure passing. They take pride in using stack passes whenever they can, and find...

Getting Crushed In Half Guard? Use Your Lockdown To Release Pressure

Yeah… You were supposed to frame when you’re in the Half Guard, remember? Well, obviously you didn’t. Your opponent found their way with an underhook and is now crushing you with...