Have You Ever Worn A Hemp T-Shirt?

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The one company that never lets me down with quality would surely have to be Submission Fight Co. I own one of their kimonos that top the softest and most durable kimonos I have ever trained with and the shirts they just sent me are nothing short of spectacular. Submissions Fight Co is still a fairly new company and here is a little info about Submission Fight Co from their website. Submission, it’s our ultimate […] Read more »

Why Five Grappling?

Competition, while not necessarily required, is nonetheless a standard feature in the life of many a BJJ practitioner, and for good reason.  A martial art is the art of a warrior.  It’s nature is martial, that is, related to battle and testing yourself.  While it may be an excellent form of exercise, a great way to de-stress, even therapeutic, it is, at the very core of its purpose, martial. This essential aspect of our art […] Read more »

Rodolfo Vieira Teaches Deadly Passing & Submissions

Rodolfo Vieira Teaches Deadly Passing & Submissions

If you aren’t too familiar with Rodolfo Vieira there might be some confusion as to his profession. While his physique is nothing short of bodybuilder status, he is actually one of the best Jiu Jitsu practitioners going around. Apart from being a 6 x world champion and a 4 x world cup champion, he is truly stop the Jiu Jitsu food chain when it comes to the competition mats. His battles with Marcus Buchecha will […] Read more »

Fitness Foam Roller For Better Jiu Jitsu

Fitness Foam Roller For Better Jiu Jitsu

Massage has long been used as a way to both increase performance and decrease aches and pains for athletes. It is used by athletes in every sport today because of how effective it is. Plain and simple. Now, massage is making it’s way into Jiu Jitsu as well given the demands of rolling and the toll it takes on our bodies. However, unlike professional athletes, most of us cannot afford to get a massage by […] Read more »

Takedowns To Get To Dominant Positions

Takedowns To Get To Dominant Positions

Let’s be real, if you want to win BJJ tournaments, you’ve gotta add takedowns to your game. Just ask Buchecha. After showing some Takedown Basics in a previous YouTube video, I got a lot of questions about head-outside shots, along the lines of “aren’t you going to get guillotined if you shoot with your head on the outside?” Yes, if poorly executed, a head outside shot does leave you open to chokes, but the same […] Read more »

Old School Jiu Jitsu At Metamoris 4

Old School Jiu Jitsu At Metamoris 4

When Metamoris 4 goes down on 9 August 2014 in LA, there is one fight that we’re really looking forward to watching. It’s the match between two very aggressive all time greats in Saulo Ribeiro and Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros and our excitement is due to the fact that it will showcase some awesome old school Jiu Jitsu. There is very little chance that this will be a boring match and judging by what Saulo and Comprido […] Read more »

How To Hit A Straight Arm Lock From The Half Guard

How To Hit A Straight Arm Lock From The Half Guard

We all have that one move or position that seems to be a pest no matter how hard we focus or train to get better at it. It varies from grappler-to-grappler, but a very common position many people seem to have problems with is the half guard. This is understandable given that it’s a tough spot to be in and it limits many of your potential attacks. Having your legs tangled up and your back […] Read more »

How To Master Your Half Guard & Butterfly Guard

How To Master Your Half Guard & Butterfly Guard

The best way to perfect both your half guard and butterfly guard is repetition. Fortunately enough, a grappling dummy allows you improve your sweep and submission game from both of these positions. The Half Guard As you can see, a grappling dummy is the closest thing to a real live opponent. It allows you to work on your half guard fundamentals, along with an abundance of simple and more complex sweeps. By getting on my […] Read more »

Akihiko Sato Vs Paulo Miyao

Akihiko Sato Vs Paulo Miyao

Every so often we get a match or two that is pure tactical warfare. A “wait-and-see” approach is taken, with both grapplers waiting for the other to slip up so they can capitalize on the opportunity. Lasting the entire length of the match, they may not have many highlights, but you can see the strategy of the grapplers in action. The match between light featherweights, Akihiko Sato and Paulo Miyao, was not one of those […] Read more »

Ever Tried A Platinum Level Gi?

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There is a show on the Food Network called “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” I love that show. The host, Guy Fieri, a culinary star, drives all around the US seeking out the best small, non-franchise, restaurants and eateries. What he is looking for is really excellent food, made from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients, without all of the flare, pretense, and high cost of bigger name restaurants. Turns out that there are hidden gems of […] Read more »

Increasing Your Grip Strength And Become A Grip Fighting Master

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As a Jiu Jitsu practitioner I can tell you, as can so many others instructors, that grip strength is of HUGE importance when it comes to success on the mats. With grappling arts becoming so popular in recent years, there are now more competitors hitting the mats than ever before, and that means that all of us need to work hard to make sure we have every advantage possible. Since I’m always looking for ways […] Read more »