The basis of our open guard game – the hook sweep (sumi gaeshi)

The basis of our open guard game - the hook sweep (sumi gaeshi): The most versatile and…

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NEW WAVE JIU JITSU OPEN GUARD: SWEEPS AND REVERSALS

I am happy to announce the release of my latest instructional video from the NEW WAVE JIU…

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Open guard – so many possibilities

Open guard - so many possibilities - don’t restrict yourself: So many people start their…

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Fighting until the last

Fighting until the last: In Jiu Jitsu it’s natural to get a sense that a battle has been…

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Know the strong points of each positional variation

Know the strong points of each positional variation: Jiu jitsu gives you a LOT of choice.…

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Two phase sweeps/reversals from open guard

Two phase sweeps/reversals from open guard: When we begin the study of Jiu jitsu we are…

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Started from the bottom, now we’re here

Started from the bottom, now we’re here: Too often jiu jitsu players work with an odd…

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Why is guard position the most emphasized position in Jiu Jitsu?

Why is guard position the most emphasized position in Jiu Jitsu? When you look at all the…

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Scrimmaging up from bottom position

Scrimmaging up from bottom position: So often when we practice Jiu jitsu we carry in our…

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Glamor vs practicality

Glamor vs practicality: Everywhere is life we have to make a choice between an exciting,…

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The majority of every match will be spent in neutral positions…

The majority of every match will be spent in neutral positions where neither of you has…

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I am very happy to announce the release today of my latest instructional video

I am very happy to announce the release today of my latest instructional video as the…

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My first two goals when I teach open guard

My first two goals when I teach open guard: Open guard is among the most difficult skills…

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Running Georges and Gordon through their guard retention/counter offense drills

Running Georges and Gordon through their guard retention/counter offense drills: Remember…

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It all begins with push and pull

It all begins with push and pull: Open guard is perhaps the most most quintessential…

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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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