Archive for 'BJJ INSTRUCTIONALS'

Bottom Side Control Escape

Bottom Side Control Escape

Getting out from under side control can be a tricky situation if you aren’t familiar with the proper escape protocol. In order to escape from this tricky position, you have to remember to remain calm no [...]

Setting Up A Back Take With The Inside De La Riva Guard!

Setting Up A Back Take With The Inside De La Riva Guard!

  If you have seen the De La Riva guard at work, then there are two things you likely noticed about it: A) It’s pretty tricky to learn and B) It can be super effective when [...]

Easy Ways of Preventing Side Control Attempts

Easy Ways of Preventing Side Control Attempts

  We’ve all been in a match before where we are at a clear strength disadvantage.  This only gets highlighted when us smaller guys get stuck in certain situations that cause us to be dwarfed by [...]

A MUST Learn Transitional Escape

A MUST Learn Transitional Escape

Transitions in general are one of the must misunderstood and undertrained aspects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Eventually more experienced players will learn how to react during transitions but in reality they learn at a much slower [...]

Royce Gracie Shows Size Never Matters in MMA

Royce Gracie Shows Size Never Matters in MMA

Size doesn’t matter is arguably the most overused cliché in all of sports.  Despite its frequency being used, it is a rather true sentiment and holds value. A prime example to show its validity is by [...]

An Easy Rousimar Palhares Inspired Heel Hook Setup

An Easy Rousimar Palhares Inspired Heel Hook Setup

  There are few names that top Rousimar Palhares on the list of nasty heel hook artists. A mountain of a man, Rousimar has carved out a reputation for himself as one of the meanest men [...]

Good, Better, Best-Drilling: The Berimbolo Sweep Transition

Good, Better, Best-Drilling: The Berimbolo Sweep Transition

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, [...]

The Delicate Training Approach To Leg Locks

The Delicate Training Approach To Leg Locks

  Leg locks cause a lot of discussion in the MMA/BJJ world.  When the topic is brought up, many debates begin, such as how/when should you start to train these techniques? Given the danger behind them, [...]

Why The Ankle Pick Is The Ideal BJJ Takedown

Why The Ankle Pick Is The Ideal BJJ Takedown

Most jiu-jitsu athletes have aweful takedowns, a strong breeze could put most of them straight to their back.  Despite this reality, someone looking to bring a BJJer to the mat must proceed with a certain degree [...]

Fantastic Fundamentals with Andy Main The Morris County BJJ Magician

Fantastic Fundamentals with Andy Main The Morris County BJJ Magician

Flashy moves are fun and exciting.  That upside down spinning triangle choke or flying armbar might turn some heads when luck shines on you, but when times are tough the basic fundamentals are what get the [...]