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Want to Get Better at Takedowns? Learn to Grip Fight

I didn’t start training judo until I was already a blue belt in jiu-jitsu. When I did start judo, most of my training was done in a basic “by the book” way. Start with standard grips (right...

Law Enforcement and Security Techniques That Just Don’t Work

You’ve probably had a chance to see all of those inefficient martial arts techniques on Instagram, Youtube and similar, right? And, while it seems that they are often a laughing stock for some...

Are Takedowns, Specifically The Suplex, Safe To Do On Concrete?

Many subjects in the world of martial arts are not without controversy. Consider the subject of takedowns. Are takedowns safe to do in a fight? Are some takedowns not safe to do in a fight, like the...

One of Helio Gracie’s Favorite Throws (Hane-Goshi)

One of Grandmaster Helio Gracie’s favorite throws was Hane-Goshi, which being translated from the Japanese roughly means “Hip-Spring.” This classic takedown is one of the core...

Simple Judo Throw That Develops Massive Grip Strength For BJJ!

Photo: Hoong Photos  instagram.com/hoongsphotos/ Hiza-guruma is the 2nd throw of the Gokyo-no-waza, which makes up the first 40 throws of the Kodokan judo syllabus. The particular variation shown in...

Learning To Pummel for Throws

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Learning to throw without the gi is important for competition, as well as for self-defense. Like...

Start Winning BJJ Matches With Superior Takedowns

Photo by Flashsport: Leandro defeated Erberth Santos thanks in a big part to superior takedowns. Recently, Leandro Lo defeated Gordon Ryan at the ADCC West Coast Trials. How did Leandro Lo defeat...