Position isn’t enough

Position isn’t enough: You could make a good career in jiu jitsu just by getting into…

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The real power of pinning

The real power of pinning: In jiu jitsu passing guard into a pin is defined by the act of…

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Win one battle at a time

Win one battle at a time: When you are caught in a bad situation in jiu jitsu it is…

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Reflections on the mounted position

Reflections on the mounted position: The founders of Jiu jitsu conceived the mounted…

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The remarkable power of underhooks in ground grappling

The remarkable power of underhooks in ground grappling: It’s never enough to just pin…

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Making your mounted position intimidating (even when you can’t punch)

Making your mounted position intimidating (even when you can’t punch): The original…

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Space

Space: Whenever you play bottom position in Jiu jitsu a fundamental requirement for you…

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Pinning

Pinning - get stable first, create pressure second, and work for submissions third: The…

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The mount and the rear mount are always linked

The mount and the rear mount are always linked: The mount and rear mount are the two…

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The mount is mastery

The mount is mastery: When I first began Jiu jitsu I was deeply impressed by the power of…

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If you want to ruin your opponents day – nothing beats a high pressure pin

If you want to ruin your opponents day - nothing beats a high pressure pin: A big part of…

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Make use of the most distinctive features of Jiu jitsu

Make use of the most distinctive features of Jiu jitsu: There are many distinctive…

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The ideal of classical Jiu jitsu is to use your legs to fight your opponents upper body

The ideal of classical Jiu jitsu is to use your legs to fight your opponents upper body:…

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The positional core of Jiu jitsu

The positional core of Jiu jitsu is the task of getting to the mount or rear mount…

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Priorities

Priorities: Whenever you’re in a bad situation understand this: You will be faced with a…

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Yep – I’m in trouble

Yep - I’m in trouble: There are times for all of us when we screw up and an opponent gets…

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Daylight

Daylight: When it’s time to restrain an opponents movement you want to connect as tightly…

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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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If you could have only one finishing hold for the rest of your life – what would it be?

If you could have only one finishing hold for the rest of your life - what would it be?…

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When one part of your body is in trouble – other parts have to come to the rescue

When one part of your body is in trouble - other parts have to come to the rescue: The…

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