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37 Omo Plata Set Ups In Just 4 Min – Jason Scully / Aesopian

37 Omo Plata Set Ups In Just 4 Min – Jason Scully / Aesopian

It’s that time again for another “Short But Sweet” reference video. This one is a very special one because its the first time I’ve ever done a video collaboration with anyone. Matt Kirtley which many of [...]

Book Review: Submit Everyone by Dave Camarillo

Book Review: Submit Everyone by Dave Camarillo

10 Second Review: Submit Everyone is a comprehensive guide to building a submission-driven game that showcases Camarillo’s talents as a grappler and a teacher. The quirky “military report” writing style may put you off (or you [...]

A Guide to BJJ Books for White Belts

A Guide to BJJ Books for White Belts

Years ago, your choices for a basic BJJ book were limited to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique (<–Click to order)  by Renzo and Royler Gracie and… that’s about it. Kid Peligro’s work on that book was groundbreaking, and [...]

DVD 4: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Bonus DVD 1: Q & A Session

DVD 4: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Bonus DVD 1: Q & A Session

Over the past week, we’ve been reviewing How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent, the latest BJJ instructional release by Stephan Kesting and Emily Kwok. If you missed them, here are reviews 1-3: DVD 1: Drills, [...]

DVD 3: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Top Five Moves

DVD 3: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Top Five Moves

Today we’re going over “DVD 3: Top Five Moves” from How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting. In this disc, Emily shows her favorite five submissions, sweeps, and transitions or [...]

DVD 2: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Compensating for Strength

DVD 2: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Compensating for Strength

It’s time to continue my review of How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent, the latest BJJ instructional DVD set by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting. We now move on to DVD 2, “Compensating for Strength.” [...]

DVD 1: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Drills, Gi and No-Gi Gripfighting

DVD 1: How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting – Drills, Gi and No-Gi Gripfighting

My copies of Stephan Kesting and Emily Kwok’s latest instructional DVDs, How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent, arrived earlier this week. I will be writing down my impressions and doing a preliminary review as I [...]

Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques

Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques

Marcelo Garcia’s holds two honorary titles. First, he’s arguably the best pound-for-pound Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter alive. Second, he’s the nicest guy ever. That’s less debatable. Marcelo’s newest book, Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, opens with an introduction [...]

2011 BJJ Gi Survey

2011 BJJ Gi Survey

It’s time for the 2011 BJJ Gi Survey! (Direct link: aesopian.com/gisurvey) This is the latest in the series that has generated the popular BJJ gi ranking charts. Take 5-10 minutes to do it, and your answers [...]

New Author: Aesopian

New Author: Aesopian

We would all like to welcome Matt “Aesopian” Kirtley to BJJ.ORG! Matt is already well known in the jiu-jitsu community due to his popular jiu-jitsu blog. With his love for Jiu-Jitsu, talented writing style and jiu-jitsu [...]