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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...

Use This Simple Principle to Build a Strong Defense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

Guard Passing: Improve It With This Simple Tip from John Danaher

Guard passing will never be easy, no matter how good you get at it… And no matter how skilled you become, there’s no saying that you will often be under threat by the guard player; in...

John Danaher’s Invaluable Advice: “You Don’t Have To Stay On Bottom”

You know how, when you start to roll and either you or your training partner end up down on the mats, that person stays down? That is to say, how they accept playing the bottom game… Well,...

Garry Tonon Shares A Principle That Every BJJ Student Should Know

There’s so much stuff to learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – so many techniques that you’ll never be able to learn them all. At least not perfectly; for the amount of detail that’s...

“Cranium Control”: A Crucial Concept For Escaping Side Control & Mount

Escaping Side Control & Mount will never get easy… Especially when you roll against someone who knows what they’re doing – someone who’s using that Crossface as if...

Rickson Gracie: “It’s Important To Teach BJJ Strategy To White Belts”

If you’re a white belt, then learning “BJJ strategy” – the concepts and the principles that are a part of our sport – can seem something that’s far off in the...

Understand The “Center Line” Concept In BJJ – And Improve Faster

There are a lot of techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a matter of fact, there are so many of them that there’s no way you’ll be able to learn them all. But what you can do is focus...

These Concepts Make the Closed Guard Simple to Understand

The path of understanding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seems to happen in waves. When you first begin training, you’re utterly confused; but then, after some time, things start to seem simple...

Chain Passing is The Missing Link in Your Guard Passing Progress

Does it feel as if your guard passing is somewhat stagnating? As in, you do know a number of guard passes and you perform most of them with reasonable quality… But no matter how much you try,...

BJJ Game Changer: Focus More On CONCEPTS – Less On TECHNIQUES

Getting good in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t always as effortless as it may seem. When looking at it from the sidelines, it seems as easy as: „Watch a technique, learn it, and then use it during...