Half guard and connection

Half guard and connection: One of the distinguishing characteristics of a tight half…

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Nicky…tell me that’s not the wors

“Nicky...tell me that’s not the worst f**king excuse for an arm bar you ever saw in your…

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Give a little to gain a lot

Give a little to gain a lot: Sometimes when beginners get a good position on an opponent…

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The curious case of half guard

The curious case of half guard: Here’s an odd thing - many of the most respected Jiu…

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Leg locks in MMA

Leg locks in MMA: So often I hear people say leg locks are ineffective in MMA. The very…

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One Jiu Jitsu – two paths

One Jiu Jitsu - two paths: Two great combat athletes who took two very different paths…

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Hand control

Hand control: The vast majority of moves in Jiu Jitsu require the use of the hands to…

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Untying a knot

Untying a knot: Have you ever had the experience of trying to untie a big and complicated…

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Working for an angle

Working for an angle: A foundational principle of Jiu Jitsu is to always seek some form…

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If you can extend a limb – you can break a limb

If you can extend a limb - you can break a limb: Good Jiu Jitsu players are always very…

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When the arms can’t get the breakthrough you seek – let your legs do the work

When the arms can’t get the breakthrough you seek - let your legs do the work: A…

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This is the meaning behind “position before submission

In the majority of cases it is not so much any one submission attack that determines the…

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Attack their balance first and the real attacks become easy

Attack their balance first and the real attacks become easy: There is nothing more…

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I should be focused on the action…

I should be focused on the action...ADCC is getting close after all and it’s a well…

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Gordon Ryan comes back to the big stage

Gordon Ryan comes back to the big stage: Great to see Gordon Ryan back center stage at…

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Stop movement first – break second

Stop movement first - break second: Ever tried to hit a moving target with a punch? You…

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Do you know the future?

Do you know the future? What if I told you that Jiu Jitsu gave you the ability to see…

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If you want to make a strong man feel weak – get his hand behind his back

If you want to make a strong man feel weak - get his hand behind his back: There are lots…

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Take some heat off your submissions and see what happens

Take some heat off your submissions and see what happens: In a competitive setting you…

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Practicing offense is fun – but it’s the practice of defense that will determine how well you do against strong opposition

Practicing offense is fun - but it’s the practice of defense that will determine how well…

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