Submission holds and failure

Submission holds and failure: Submission requires total focus of bodily energy for a long…

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So often our natural inclination is to turn and run from danger

So often our natural inclination is to turn and run from danger - but in Jiu Jitsu it is…

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Breaking rules

Breaking rules: There are many general rules that we usually observe in Jiu jitsu “don’t…

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Kuzushi

Kuzushi: Most Jiu jitsu student know that the act of off balancing an opponent is…

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What’s your mindset here?

What’s your mindset here? You’re under attack. A stud opponent has your leg in a…

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Getting out of a bad situation is good…

Getting out of a bad situation is good - but much better is getting out of a bad…

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Dual threats

Dual threats: Quite often when attacking with submission holds you can create a threat…

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One strong threat will create defensive over reactions

One strong threat will create defensive over reactions - THAT’S the best time to attack!…

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Danger zones and safe zones

Danger zones and safe zones: Any time you pass through dangerous territory you would…

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Your game will be made vastly more effective by…

Your game will be made vastly more effective by having one or two truly strong attacks…

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Every fighter has his favorite weapons

Every fighter has his favorite weapons - but keep in mind that the single greatest weapon…

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Defense in depth

Defense in depth: Most of you know that I put an extraordinarily high value on defense…

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Peeling hands

Peeling hands: Always remember that most grappling techniques begin with grip. The hands…

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It all starts with push and pull

It all starts with push and pull: once you come to grips with an opponent there will…

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Pace

Pace: The three biggest factors that will determine the outcome of a match will always be…

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A strange and wonderful thing about this sport…

A strange and wonderful thing about this sport is that no matter how bad a position in…

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Don’t be afraid to take a step back sometimes

Don’t be afraid to take a step back sometimes: Jiu jitsu is a game of pressure. As such…

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Stripping away choice

Stripping away choice: The essential nature of Jiu jitsu can be explained very easily. At…

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Create a strong initial threat and you will own the next move

Create a strong initial threat and you will own the next move: If you can put your…

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Hands and head

Hands and head: When you first make contact with an opponent whether it be standing or…

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