Archive for 'BJJ'

Matt Arroyo’s Four Lines Of Defense in BJJ

Maintaining your guard is one of the most important aspects any Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler can have in their arsenal.  It is easy to lose it, and difficult to get it back once your opponent has [...]

Maintain The Kumura Grip for Lethal Results

Maintain The Kumura Grip for Lethal Results

When we first wondered onto the mat our first time grappling, probably timid and a little afraid of the unknown, we likely learned what we consider now to be the “foundational moves” of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. [...]

David Avellan BJJ Interview: Master the BASICS!

David Avellan BJJ Interview: Master the BASICS!

This article was created with permission of ADCC medalist David Avellan, creator of the Kimura Trap System (learn more here). A big thanks to David for the interview, enjoy the article: No matter how good you [...]

Three No Gi Takedown Drilling Sequences To Add To Your Arsena

Three No Gi Takedown Drilling Sequences To Add To Your Arsena

When you really break it down, there are many ways one can go for the takedown in BJJ.  Sometimes, it can be overwhelming to think of, but don’t let that turn you away from them! Learning [...]

The Difficulties of The No Gi Berimbolo Sweep

The Difficulties of The No Gi Berimbolo Sweep

I love the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and everything about it.  Being the sport that runs my life, I love to analyze the little things that the common fan may not spend time looking at.  [...]

Being An Offensive Grappler From A Defensive Position

Being An Offensive Grappler From A Defensive Position

Always looking for the finish in BJJ can be easier said than done.  At times, it’s downright impossible to be able to do!  However, recently I came across a video from 2008 of Renato Migliaccio pulling [...]

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 [...]

Using The Knee Ride Setup In Gi Based Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Using The Knee Ride Setup In Gi Based Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Today I’m here to break down a slick transition from side control into the knee to belly setup, as demonstrated by Stephen Whittier.  He has a great new program out that you can check out here. [...]

Being a Small Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grappler Has It’s Big Advantages!

Being a Small Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grappler Has It’s Big Advantages!

So the other day I was talking with a buddy of mine who loves him some video games.  I don’t dabble in them myself, but it’s intriguing what they provide these days!  My pal was telling [...]

Dealing With Our Opponents Tenacious Open Guard Defense

Dealing With Our Opponents Tenacious Open Guard Defense

As a newly minted Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I can say that I’m always looking to add a new tool or dimension to my game.  Early on in my grappling career, I wanted to [...]