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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...

This Is How To Perfect The Outside Heel Hook Finish In Jiu-Jitsu

The Outside Heel Hook is one of the most powerful submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But, as it is the case with almost any other submission, there are numerous ways and details to make it better....

This BJJ Outside Heel Hook Setup Is Extremely Powerful

The Heel Hook is, most definitely, among the most devastating submission techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But even so, it has its own variations that range in their own destructiveness...

Neil Melanson Shows How To Set Up An Arm Triangle – From Closed Guard

If there is one guarantee that will make your submission technique work, even if it is low percentage – then it’s about surprising your opponents with it. For, if they don’t expect...

This Move Will Make You Enemies On The Mats: The “Butcher Shop”

Do you have a favorite training partner who doesn’t have anything against you trying out weird (and, often times, painful) techniques on them? If so, then you’re going to love the...

This Double Armbar From Top Half Guard Will Take Them By Surprise

So you’re in top Half Guard and aren’t quite sure what to do from there… Sure, you could try and transition to a more dominant position, but there are also submission options...

John Danaher Explains The “Forward Bias” Concept (For Triangle Chokes)

When it comes to Triangle Chokes, there are a lot more details that you should aim to improve than you might’ve thought in the first place. Why? Because it comes down not just to “how...

This Triangle Choke Variation From Closed Guard Works Great

Triangle Choke from Closed Guard? Yeah… Probably one of the first (submission) techniques you were taught in Jiu-Jitsu. And probably one of the first ones your training partners learned to...

Here’s How To Do The Perfect Triangle Choke (Even If You Have Short Legs)

The Triangle Choke is one of the most powerful submission techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, just like any other technique, there are quite a bit of details that you should learn if you want...

This Kimura Lock Variation Is Super Effective – Here’s How To Do It

The Kimura Lock is one of the most devastating submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – if you don’t tap to it on time, you can say “goodbye” to your shoulder… Which takes a...

Jason Rau Has Great Submissions From The K Guard

Do you play the K Guard game in Jiu-Jitsu? No? Have you, at the very least, tried to experiment with it? No? Well, that’s a shame… Because the K Guard is a very dangerous position –...

Garry Tonon Has The Most Unstoppable Toe Hold Setup

Ah, the Toe Hold… One of those submissions that come on quick and that you have to be fast to tap to – otherwise, something is most certainly going to “pop”. But if...

Dean Lister Shows The Proper Way To Set Up A Straight Ankle Lock (From Standing)

The Straight Ankle Lock is a Leg Lock technique that you can, with relative ease, set up from standing. And if you do it properly and quickly enough, well, the tap is almost as good as guaranteed....

Upgrade Your Straight Ankle Lock With The “Legal Reap Foot” Setup

If you’re someone who enjoys doing Leg Locks, then chances are that Heel Hooks have been your primary focus – not Straight Ankle Locks and their variations… Which is a big shame,...

This Armbar From Mount Setup Works Like A Charm (You Need To Learn It)

So you’re finally in Mount – congratulations! You’ve worked hard to get to this dominant position and now a plethora submissions are at your disposal. But there’s only one...

Jason Rau Has An Incredible Way To Set Up A Heel Hook From 50/50 (Standing Opponent)

The 50/50 position in Jiu-Jitsu is exactly what it sounds like: neither here nor there. Both you and your opponent could get offense going. And if your opponent is in a standing position, well, there...

The “Hume Stack Nelson” Is One Of The Most Vicious BJJ Techniques

All of the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are dangerous ones, albeit in varying degrees. For example, if you don’t tap to a Wrist Lock, you’ll get your wrist broken. But if you...

Gordon Ryan Shows How To Take The Back After Failed Heel Hook Attempt

The Heel Hook is one of the most devastating submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But, just like any other submission, it can be escaped with proper technique and timing. So, what happens when you...

Here’s How To Kneebar From Over Under Pass (It’s Super Effective)

You know that “saying” that goes something like: “Sc**w it, go for a Leg Lock” when someone doesn’t want to (or can’t) pass guard – and then just goes for...

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...

Josh Barnett Shows An Excruciating Arm Lock Setup: “The Short Arm Scissor”

Are you, perhaps, in the search for painful submission techniques? Yeah… Even if you aren’t, we bet that you’d like to learn a few of them. So, here is one that is super painful....

This Is How To Do The Reverse Hitchhiker Escape (From Armbar)

So your opponent caught you in an Armbar and is really close to finishing it… And the only thing stopping them from doing so is the defensive grip you have. But, rest assured, it’s...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Submission Threats To Pass Half Guard

So you’re having trouble passing Half Guard? That’s alright… It’s not an easy guard to pass! Especially when you’re dealing with someone who’s decided to make it...

Is This The Best Way To Do The Americana Lock In Jiu-Jitsu?

The Americana Lock is one of those submissions that you were taught really early on in your Jiu-Jitsu journey… And it’s probably one of the submissions that you stopped going for the...