There are many measures of dominance in Jiu jitsu

There are many measures of dominance in Jiu jitsu. You have a dominant grip, balance…

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When you’re close to a win you’ve got two options – speed or control

When you’re close to a win you’ve got two options - speed or control: There are quite…

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The tighter your control at the onset of a submission hold the better…

The tighter your control at the onset of a submission hold the better you will be able to…

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Priorities

Priorities: It’s a common thing to see a young student attacking enthusiastically from…

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Leg entanglements allow you to stay a step ahead at all times in guard play

Leg entanglements allow you to stay a step ahead at all times in guard play: An opponent…

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There aren’t many moves that you HAVE to know – but a good Guillotine is probably one of them

There aren’t many moves that you HAVE to know - but a good Guillotine is probably one of…

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There are many ways to win in Jiu jitsu…

There are many ways to win in Jiu jitsu, but the single most high percentage, safest,…

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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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Increasing strength, endurance, tenacity…

Increasing strength, endurance, tenacity and all the other attributes of your body and…

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Position AND submission?

Position AND submission? Usually we think of positional skills as distinct from…

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Triangles – Making two good choices into one great choice

Triangles - Making two good choices into one great choice: Among the submission holds in…

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New talent

New talent: Most people measure the worth of a training program on the basis of the best…

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It’s damn hard to hide your legs from someone who is actively looking for them

It’s damn hard to hide your legs from someone who is actively looking for them: One of…

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Pins are a means not an end

Pins are a means not an end: A very distinctive feature of my students approach to Jiu…

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Threats

Threats: Our behavior is immediately changed whenever we feel a significant threat. It…

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The two greats flaws of ashi garami

The two greats flaws of ashi garami: No position has had more radical influence and…

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Extension

Extension: The essential feature of successful submission attempts is always extension of…

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The power of kimura

The power of kimura: Of all the major submission holds, kimura is in my experience the…

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When you’re starting on the path to back control mastery – focus on the upper body first

When you’re starting on the path to back control mastery - focus on the upper body first:…

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