Archive for 'BJJ INSTRUCTIONALS'

Transitioning From Side Control By Using The Knee Ride Setup

Transitioning From Side Control By Using The Knee Ride Setup

There comes a time when your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game may stall out.  This is common, and not always a bad thing, however it’s something you must want to avoid in order to avoid getting surpassed [...]

Obtaining The Back Mount Under Difficult Circumstances

Obtaining The Back Mount Under Difficult Circumstances

Attacking from the back is a key role for any grappler looking to take the next step in their development in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  However, as you progress throughout the ranks, you’ll meet [...]

Becoming A Dangerous Back Mount Attack Specialist

Becoming A Dangerous Back Mount Attack Specialist

The back mount is a position that many grapplers excel at, and it is known to be a super effective position when the moves and submissions can be executed properly. However, they aren’t always used to [...]

Escaping The Body Triangle While Sneaking Into A Leg Lock

Escaping The Body Triangle While Sneaking Into A Leg Lock

We’ve all been in the same position at one point or another where we are on the mat rolling live or in a match and then it happens…our opponent slaps on a body triangle!  The crushing [...]

An Effective Sweep From Bottom Side Control

An Effective Sweep From Bottom Side Control

There’s no getting around it; bottom side control can be downright miserable!  Often times I have students that ask for ways to get out of this, and I usually am happy to show them.  However, I [...]

Defending Yourself And Escaping From Back Mount

Defending Yourself And Escaping From Back Mount

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a game of inches.  I’m sure that we’ve all heard the term, “it’s a game of inches,” when referring to something that can be decided in the blink of an eye. Think [...]

A Fundamental Escape From The Guillotine Choke

A Fundamental Escape From The Guillotine Choke

Think back to you first day on the mats.  What did you wear?  Was it Gi or no Gi?  How was your instructor?  Was it a one-on-one, or a class?  What moves did you learn? Those [...]

The Best Way to Tie Your Belt in BJJ

The Best Way to Tie Your Belt in BJJ

This is a short (3:59) video showing a) fast way to tie your BJJ belt, and b) a much better, new and improved knot that’ll keep your belt on your hips much longer! I think it’s [...]

Escaping the Mount for BJJ and MMA

Escaping the Mount for BJJ and MMA

The mount position is plain scary, especially if you’re an MMA fighter or in a self defense scenario. Our opponent can rain down strong ground and pound, elbow strikes, set up slick submissions, and they can [...]

Judo Mat Moves for BJJ: Getting a Slick Choke

Judo Mat Moves for BJJ: Getting a Slick Choke

As many of you know I like to take grappling to a scientific level. I study the best in the world, analyze statistics, get private lessons with black belt world champions, and cross train in other [...]