Bottom game is more difficult for most students to learn than top game

Bottom game is more difficult for most students to learn than top game: When I teach…

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Air time

Air time: Sweeps in Jiu jitsu all score the same amount regardless of amplitude. Indeed…

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Defensive soundness

Defensive soundness: I’m sure you’ve all been to a boxing match and heard fools in the…

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If your back is on the floor – then you know that your opponent can’t get to your back

If your back is on the floor - then you know that your opponent can’t get to your back:…

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Open guard knees to chest

Open guard knees to chest: People talk about posture all the time in Jiu jitsu -…

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First contact – hands or feet?

First contact - hands or feet? Grappling is all about connection. No connection to an…

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It’s hard for an opponent to attack you from guard if you don’t allow his feet to make effective connections to your legs and arms

It’s hard for an opponent to attack you from guard if you don’t allow his feet to make…

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Carry your opponents weight easily through posture

Carry your opponents weight easily through posture: When you work in bottom position you…

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From guard almost everything begins with an attack on the opponents balance

From guard almost everything begins with an attack on the opponents balance: Here I am…

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Pressure passing – the power of half guard

Pressure passing - the power of half guard: There are many ways to create pressure whilst…

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Obstacles

Obstacles: Sometimes when you run into a skilled guard player and it seems nothing will…

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Nothing good happens when you’re inside a closed guard

Nothing good happens when you’re inside a closed guard: In a grappling match, as long as…

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Sweeps can do more than sweep

Sweeps can do more than sweep: When we go to sweep an opponent from guard position we…

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Overlap

Overlap: Many of the most popular standing takedowns in Jiu jitsu can also be used as…

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Sweeps AND submissions

Sweeps AND submissions: Very often there is a natural tendency to divide our attacks from…

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Guard passing – two directions for your game

Guard passing - two directions for your game: There are a vast number of ways to pass an…

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Passing guard as a route to the back

Passing guard as a route to the back: When you first begin the study of Jiu jitsu you…

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Open guard is a four limbed beast – get your hands and feet working in unison

Open guard is a four limbed beast - get your hands and feet working in unison: when…

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The single greatest advantage of half guard passing methods over regular methods of guard passing – head control

The single greatest advantage of half guard passing methods over regular methods of guard…

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When working from open guard – constantly seek to off balance your opponent forwards so that his hands go to the mat

When working from open guard - constantly seek to off balance your opponent forwards so…

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