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 was used by the Ancient Greek Olympians and continues to be used by athletes in every sport today because of how effective it is. Massage is now 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 […] 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 »

Romulo Barral Teaches Knee Slicing And Submissions

Romulo Barral Teaches Knee Slicing And Submissions

World Champion Romulo Barral is fast becoming an everyday name in the world of BJJ. With laser precision in his technique there isn’t a single reason I should have to give to convince anybody to learn from him and to check out his instructional videos. With more gold medals than Lil Jon has teeth to put some on, Romulo is a master of his craft and has even ventured outside of his comfort zone to […] Read more »

The Superman To The Old School Pass

The superman pass is one of the most basic guard passes. It is a great way to learn both weight distribution and pressure. While using it against an opponent, they very often will use defenses that open up another great and simple guard pass; the old school pass. Where the superman pass shows you how to be heavy with your hands and pin your opponents hips that way, the old school pass uses weight of […] Read more »

Ninja Versus Samurai

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Honestly the first time I heard of Kozamurai was when I was asked to do a review of their Ninja vs Samurai rash guard. I have always been a solid color rash guard guy (e.g. simple designs) basically because I could get them a little cheaper than graphic intensive rash guards. And whilst I did like many of the great looking rash guards out there, I didn’t want to invest the extra dollars to buy […] Read more »