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…

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The other side of guard passing

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

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Wasted minutes

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

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The first guard you learn

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

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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…

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One of the biggest inhibitors of progress in Jiu jitsu

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

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Pressure

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

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What was the first guard you learned?

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

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Angle

Angle: Mount and closed guard are essentially inversions of each other (as far as…

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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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Don’t stay on your knees in a closed guard – stand up and open it

Don’t stay on your knees in a closed guard - stand up and open it: One of the most common…

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Closed guard – angle is everything

Closed guard - angle is everything: The closed guard is one of the most representative of…

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Unlocking the power of closed guard

Unlocking the power of closed guard: Probably the single most iconic Jiu Jitsu position…

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Start with the head

Start with the head: People always talk about good posture when opening a closed guard.…

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Pushing and pulling

Pushing and pulling: Most of what I teach from bottom position in jiu jitsu follows a…

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