Happy New Year from NYC!!

Happy New Year from NYC!! I wanted to wish you all the best for 2020 It has been an…

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He who controls the head…

He who controls the head...the human body is essentially a skull connected to a spine and…

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Filming the upcoming open guard video with BJJ Fanatics here in Boston!!

Filming the upcoming open guard video with BJJ Fanatics here in Boston!! Getting a solid…

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Get to your strangle!

When you master both upper body grips to maintain chest to back contact and lower body…

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Break an opponents stance and balance

The single biggest determinant of your success or failure from open guard will be your…

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When there are ten thousand possibilities the smart thing is to focus on a few good one

When there are ten thousand possibilities the smart thing is to focus on a few good one:…

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Technical skill, tempo and movement quality

Technical skill, tempo and movement quality are far more important considerations than…

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Controlling the Action/reaction reflex is the single most artful aspect of Jiu Jitsu

Controlling the Action/reaction reflex is the single most artful aspect of Jiu Jitsu: It…

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Better to have the floor on your back than an opponent on your back

Better to have the floor on your back than an opponent on your back: The worst situation…

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From open guard the game goes to the man who controls the head and shoulders

From open guard the game goes to the man who controls the head and shoulders: The old…

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Attacking the back – Prioritize chest to back connection over the lower body hooks

Attacking the back - Prioritize chest to back connection over the lower body hooks: When…

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Where would you go from here?

Where would you go from here? You enter ashi garami - your opponent immediately begins to…

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It all begins with measure of distance

It all begins with measure of distance: When you begin in open guard with an opponent in…

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There is ALWAYS a possibility right there in front of you

There is ALWAYS a possibility right there in front of you: Once you lay your hands on…

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It ain’t a pin if he’s out of balance

It ain’t a pin if he’s out of balance: Pins are one of the foundational skills of Jiu…

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Victory in Las Vegas!!

Victory in Las Vegas!! Gordon Ryan and Craig Jones were on fire last night in Las Vegas…

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Mastery of the hook sweep (sumi gaeshi) – an essential part of my approach to the game

Mastery of the hook sweep (sumi gaeshi) - an essential part of my approach to the game:…

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