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 »

Control Your Opponent’s Head & Become More Dominant

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While head and posture control are essential in Jiu Jitsu, taking care of your partner’s is more important. This article talk’s a lot about turning and pulling heads. Make sure to warm up well, talk to your partners about what you are working on, and as always don’t use full force to smash your partner. Take care of your partners, and you can definitely still utilize this awesome information! I don’t know how many times […] Read more »

Sweeping For Success

Sweeping For Success

Every time that I step onto the mat, I have a game plan that I would like to implement. Losses come from not being able to pull the trigger on the game plan before my opponent starts to play to their strengths. With that being said, there are a couple factors that will always play a critical role in solidifying the advantage in your match. We will give you the list, but today’s focus will […] Read more »

Train Like Odin, Fight Like Odin

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Carlson Gracie once said, “to be a lion you must train with lions”. We’ve extended that to, if you train like Odin, you will fight like Odin. Of course, Odin is a Nordic god so how can you train like him? Well, whilst you can’t exactly train with him, you can train with his name on your chest through the new rash guards from Odin Fight Wear. We can’t guarantee it, but we’re sure wearing […] Read more »