Archive for 'January,2014'

Get Comfortable In The 50/50 Guard With Drilling Concepts!

Get Comfortable In The 50/50 Guard With Drilling Concepts!

A few months back there was a UFC fight that featured the use of the 50/50 guard.  It caused a lot of debate—for better and for worse—about the setup and its usefulness. If you know me, [...]

Drills That Will Help You Recover Guard Easily

Drills That Will Help You Recover Guard Easily

BJJ black belt Ken Primola sent over 20 of his best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu SPEED-DRILLING videos! See the full review of Ken Primola’s new video series here! — The days of just hopping on the mat and [...]

One Explosive Drill Aimed To Improve Your Takedown Defense

One Explosive Drill Aimed To Improve Your Takedown Defense

No matter how good you are at grappling, there is always something you can work on to take your game to the next level. While experience is a great teacher, you can’t progress if you aren’t [...]

Adding The Crucifix Armbar To Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Arsenal

Adding The Crucifix Armbar To Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Arsenal

Thank you to Combat Skin for hooking me with the gear for this video series! —- If you are familiar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Mixed Martial Arts, I’m sure you have seen some sort of [...]

Flexibility Solutions for BJJ Athletes – Loosening the Hip

Flexibility Solutions for BJJ Athletes – Loosening the Hip

Thanks to Eric Wong for contributing a copy of his hip flexibility PDF resource for our review in writing this article. To learn more about flexibility for BJJ, check out Eric’s 3 biggest tips at our [...]

Pulling Off The Toe Hold From Top Half Guard

Pulling Off The Toe Hold From Top Half Guard

There are so many submissions out there in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that it could make your head spin! Personally, I love me some leg locks!  While I understand they are very polarizing, I [...]

How To Properly Set Up & Execute The Brabo Choke

How To Properly Set Up & Execute The Brabo Choke

Be sure to check out the latest BJJ gear from Combat Skin, featured in this video. Sometimes, as an instructor, I find myself getting lost in thought a lot.  When thinking about what to teach next, [...]

Keeping It Basic-Entangling Your Opposition In A Triangle Choke

Keeping It Basic-Entangling Your Opposition In A Triangle Choke

I remember my early days of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Physically, I wasn’t at an ideal plateau to perform with certain grapplers on the mat, and I knew if I were to give it a shot, [...]

Building Muscular Stamina for BJJ, Wrestling, and MMA

Building Muscular Stamina for BJJ, Wrestling, and MMA

How many times have we seen it competitions or on TV? A fighter locks in a sure submission and cannot finish because they’re too gassed. Maybe this has been you? It sure is a discomforting feeling [...]