Archive for 'November,2013'

The Trickle Down Effect In Martial Arts And How NAGA Keeps The Wheels Spinning

Once you hit a certain level in your respected field of study or work, you quickly realize just how tightly woven the community you are now a part of truly is. The “degrees of separation” theory [...]

Two Great Florida Black Belts

Two Great Florida Black Belts

Here are two matches between top ranked black belts.  Tampa BJJ coach and Tampa Gracie head coach Matt Arroyo and ATT elite grappler Edson Diniz Check out a great technique from Matt Arroyo here http://www.bjj.org/open-guard-vs-standing-opponent-tampa-bjj [...]

NAGA & It’s Pursuit To Promote Competitive BJJ Worldwide

In the 1990’s, tucked away in the wonderful world of New England, a man had a vision for the sport that seemed to be b lack listed. The sport, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, was tied to that [...]

Open Guard vs Standing Opponent – Tampa BJJ

Open Guard vs Standing Opponent – Tampa BJJ

Tampa BJJ black belt and UFC veteran Matt Arroyo shows a variety of sweeps against a standing opponent.  Matt alternates from Single leg X, De La Riva, X-Guard and open guard strategies depending upon the actions [...]

GSP Impression

From Tampa Martial Arts Coach Matt Arroyo     [...]

Watch your back!

Watch your back!

If you want to be a “back hunter” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you need to know how to get behind your opponent in multiple ways and from a variety of positions. Here are three of my tried [...]

A breakdown of the Reverse de la Riva Guard

A breakdown of the Reverse de la Riva Guard

Lots of people know and use the ‘regular’ de la Riva guard. Popularised by Ricardo de la Riva it has become a staple position in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. But there’s a related position that has been gaining [...]

19 Positional Escapes in 11 Min – Turtle, Headlock, Crucifix, Cradle – Jason Scully

19 Positional Escapes in 11 Min – Turtle, Headlock, Crucifix, Cradle – Jason Scully

Ok, here is the final installment of your 4 part positional escape reference video series.  I hope you found the first 3 parts to be useful. In this demonstration video you’ll find 19 Positional Escapes In [...]

The long road that molds a future poker and martial arts champion

Opportunities are usually grabbed by those who are willing to risk it all for the sake of a dream, those who are raring to jump the gun when nature allows them to, and those who go [...]

17 Positional Escapes In 10 Minutes – Mount & Back Mount – Jason Scully

17 Positional Escapes In 10 Minutes – Mount & Back Mount – Jason Scully

Time for part 3 of my 4 part positional escaping reference video series.  I hope you are enjoying it so far. In the 3rd video you’ll see demonstrations of: - Mount Escapes - Back Mount Escapes [...]