INTERVIEWS PRODUCTS / REVIEWS — 16 December 2013

Justin uses both wrestling and BJJ to dominate his opponents

One thing that I have found to be true over the years while pouring my life into the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that you can’t expect to learn everything on your own.  While having a great gym and teammates to train with is the biggest piece of the puzzle, there still isn’t going to be answers to all the questions you have.

This is where the modern database that is YouTube comes into play; an amusement park chalk full of information, if you can leverage the search engine properly, you will get a lot of answers.  However, it’s all too easy to get distracted while surfing the vast crevasses of Youtube.

So where does one go to obtain such key information?  Right to your own entertainment center, of course!

I have found that digesting DVD series that elite grapplers release to the public to be the best way to enhance your overall game.  Recently, Justin Rader—a true hybrid grappler—released his new DVD series titled Hybrid Success Formula to help the game transcend.

And boy did Mr. Rader deliver! You can check out part of the interview here

From Guard Passes To Full Mount Transition…Rader Has It All!

If you know about Justin Rader, then you know that his game is pretty darn good!  An accomplished wrestler at a young age, Justin transitioned into BJJ, and before long, began taking over the game.

Having a well rounded game; Justin delivers in all areas of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for this DVD set, with one simple motivation while filming.

“It was about sharing my style,” Justin tells me in a sit-down interview, “it’s about sharing what I do with everyone out there.”  This was something that Rader harped upon a few times in our talk; giving the PEOPLE their money’s worth.

If you’re having issues with something specific in BJJ, chances are that Justin has something here for you!  Here’s a quick look as to what the DVD set offers:

  • Stance
  • Takedowns (30 different variations!)
  • Snap Down’s
  • Sprawls
  • Front Head Lock
  • Mount Transitions

You name it, Justin has it!  This isn’t the type of DVD series that goes light on the info, that’s for sure.

Offering A New Facet To The Game of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The name of the series—especially the Hybrid part—is extremely relevant when discussing someone like Rader.  Using his elite wrestling skills, blended with the teachings of Rafael Lovato Sr & Jr, Rader has morphed into one of the true unique talents in BJJ.

“The course is filled with plenty of variations and takedowns,” Justin shares, noting both his wrestling and BJJ background.  “And it’s not only the styles itself, but my mind set and how I mesh my wrestling with my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.”

After getting a sneak peak of the series myself, it’s obvious that Justin poured a lot of time and effort into this.

Justin summed up his hopes for the course, “I hope I can help change the way people view No Gi Jiu Jitsu.” You can check out the course here and the full review of the course here!

This is a real good start, Justin.

Dan Faggella

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