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Smooth Back Transition from Side Control by Rachel Demara

Smooth Back Transition from Side Control by Rachel Demara

Taking someone’s back is one of the surest paths to victory. From that position, you have a wide range of offensive options while your opponent is forced to focus on defense. That means that you have [...]

How to Avoid Getting Power-Bombed in Your Closed Guard

How to Avoid Getting Power-Bombed in Your Closed Guard

You really, really, really don’t want to get slammed when you’ve got your opponent in the closed guard! At best it’ll really hurt. At worst you’ll get knocked out or severely injured. Now you might think, [...]

Razor Armbar series

Razor Armbar series

The razor armbar is an attack that also works as a gateway to other submissions. Here the Razor elbow lock is used as a path to the armbar, triangle, and omoplata BJJ Black Belt Brian McLaughlin [...]

A Gameplan for your Guard on your Phone

A Gameplan for your Guard on your Phone

It’s taken almost a full year of development, fine tuning and tweaking, but today I’m releasing something brand new that I think will be a very useful tool for people doing BJJ and submission grappling. It’s [...]

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 [...]