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Having Trouble With The Collar Tie In BJJ? Use This Basic Defense

Takedowns are a must if you want to dictate the pace of a match. Joe Rogan said that fighters with strong takedown games can push the pace better because the takedown threat is always looming. Ever...

Counter The Single Leg With This Kimura Lock Reversal

If your opponent gets a Single Leg on you and you can get their head to the outside of your rib cage… You can counter it with a Kimura Lock-based reversal! Kimura trap system is widely credited...

The Snap Down Setup Against (Bad) Wrestlers In Jiu-Jitsu

The reality is that the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are bad at wrestling. And not just when it comes to their offense, but their defense as well – for example, their reaction time...

No-Gi Takedowns: John Danaher Explains The Basics

So you prefer training no-gi… That’s alright – but what is not alright is not knowing how to set up and finish takedowns, as they’re quite different from their gi variant....

[Watch] Conor McGregor Shows Great Takedown Defense In Training

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans haven’t seen Conor McGregor fight for quite a while. It’s been over a year since the former two-division UFC champion fought last… But it seems that...

“The Schoolyard Shove” – Great Way To Set Up Takedowns

Wrestling is one of the most rewarding martial arts in the world. It provides many opportunities for fun competitions while teaching you values that will stick with you for the rest of your life,...

The “Overwrap Uki Waza” Is One Of The Easiest Takedowns For BJJ Athletes

Do you struggle with takedowns in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? A lot of BJJ athletes certainly do struggle with this aspect of their game, especially in the gi. If that’s been the case for you as well,...

John Danaher Demonstrates A Fantastic Body Lock Takedown Variation

To get the Body Lock Takedown, you first have to establish double underhooks – close the distance, pummel inside, and get your grip. However, do not stay square to the other person. As you get the...

The “Lat Whip” Is One Of The Easiest Takedowns In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

No matter what some may tell you, there’s no shame in being a guard puller. It’s a legit move and tactic to use in training and competition alike; so, as far as sports Jiu-Jitsu is...

Opponent Stood Up In Your Guard? Go For The Body Clinch Takedown

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

This Single Leg Counter to Back Take Is Surprisingly Easy

Whenever you have your training partner’s back, you have multiple submission options. ADCC competitor Josh Cisneros bait opponents into giving him EXACTLY wha he needs to enter the “Black...

John Danaher: “Even If You Pull Guard, You Need To Learn Takedowns”

No matter what some may tell you, there’s no shame in being a guard puller. It’s a legit move and tactic to use in training and competition alike; so, as far as sports Jiu-Jitsu is...

The Body Lock Takedown Is The Easiest Takedown For Self Defense – Here’s How To Do It

If you’re interested in self defense, then there’ll rarely ever be the need for you to learn “complicated” takedown setups. Keeping it simple will work for the most part; and the Body Lock...

Yoko Tomoe Nage – The Perfect Judo Throw For BJJ Practitioners

Hey… We get it. Judo throws have never been your “thing” when it comes to BJJ. You’ve never felt comfortable with using them when you roll. Plus, when you face someone whose grips send the:...

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,...

This Double Leg Variation Works Great For Taller Grapplers & MMA Fighters

The Double Leg takedown is one of the first takedowns you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And rightfully so; it isn’t (too) complicated for the beginner grappler, while at the same time...

Finish The Single Leg With This Simple Leg Lift Technique

Getting to the Single Leg is already hard… But getting the actual takedown can be even tougher. Especially if your opponent knows how to defend and if your favorite setup (i.e. probably...

Trapped Their Arm? Take Them Down With The “Billy Waist Lock”

Not all takedowns and throws are made equal. And that’s not just because of how “high percentage” they are, but also because of how you go about setting them up. For example,...

Here’s How Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida Sets Up A Double Leg Takedown

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is one of the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world. Today, his focus is set on mixed martial arts (specifically, within the ONE FC), where...

The Head & Arm Throw Is A Must-Learn For All BJJ Athletes

Training no gi is a fan-favorite for a lot of BJJ athletes. And not just because of the ground game; but also because of the fact that the stand-up game is sometimes easier, faster, and more...

This Snap Down to Backtake Sequence Works Great for All Levels

Playing the takedown game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have to be too complicated. Actually, it can be quite simple – if you learn how to set up takedowns which don’t require too...

John Danaher: “These Are The Highest Percentage Takedowns in BJJ & MMA”

Takedowns aren’t something that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are great in. However, if you want to develop a well-rounded BJJ game, then you have to work on your stand up skill. So, if...

Jeff Glover: “Shoot A Double Leg? Motherf*cker, Are You Crazy?”

No matter how good you are in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… There will always be something you can work on. And yup, that’s true even for world champions and elite-level grapplers – such as...

The “Shoulder Tap” Is One of The Easiest Takedowns from The Back

Do you suck at takedowns? No shame in it; but you have to do something about that… At least if you don’t want to spend your whole life butt-scooting towards your opponents. So,...