No one ever said your back has to stay on the ground

No one ever said your back has to stay on the ground: When we first start learning guard…

Read More

The other side of guard passing

The other side of guard passing: The single biggest aspect of the Jiu jitsu positional…

Read More

Wasted minutes

Wasted minutes: A minute or two of your time doesn’t seem like much - unless you’re in a…

Read More

Distance control

Distance control: Controlling the distance between you and your opponent is among the…

Read More

If you want to move people – get under their center of gravity

If you want to move people - get under their center of gravity: it is never easy to move…

Read More

The first guard you learn

The first guard you learn: When I began Jiu jitsu it was standard practice to begin the…

Read More

When working from guard position – actively seek to get your opponents hands on the floor

When working from guard position - actively seek to get your opponents hands on the…

Read More

It doesn’t seem like a big difference…

It doesn’t seem like a big difference… One of the hardest truths to convince a beginner…

Read More

Starting with an advantage

Starting with an advantage: Imagine if you were practicing takedowns with an opponent…

Read More

Push and pull

Push and pull: Every grappling exchange has a beginning based around establishing grip.…

Read More

Keep your hands up!!!!

Keep your hands up!!!! Every time you go to watch a boxing match there is some guy…

Read More

The magic of half guard

The magic of half guard: Every Jiu jitsu athlete has a responsibility to excel in bottom…

Read More

Your mind may be your most powerful weapon – but your legs are a close second

Your mind may be your most powerful weapon - but your legs are a close second: The entire…

Read More

New Wave Half Guard

New Wave Half Guard: I am very pleased to announce the release today of my latest…

Read More

Distance control

Distance control: One of the most important aspects of guard play is CONTROLLING THE…

Read More

Leverage and the spine

Leverage and the spine: The spine is the longest lever in the human body. It can be used…

Read More

One of the biggest inhibitors of progress in Jiu jitsu

One of the biggest inhibitors of progress in Jiu jitsu is a disproportionate preference…

Read More

Pressure

Pressure: when we think of winning in Jiu jitsu we typically think in terms of MOVES. If…

Read More

What was the first guard you learned?

What was the first guard you learned? Everyone agrees that guard position is one of the…

Read More

If applicable, use the arrows / numbers below to browse the rest of the archives (you have to scroll down a bit).