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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Going beyond pinning

Going beyond pinning: The basic theme of Jiu jitsu is of getting to dominant upper body…

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Priorities

Priorities: Any time you’re in a bad situation it is imperative that you prioritize the…

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The ultimate submission

The ultimate submission: We all have our favorite submission holds - in time I hope you…

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An unnecessary rush to completion

Joint locks - don’t be in a hurry to extend the limb: There are two ways to submit an…

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Defensive soundness before submission

Defensive soundness before submission: The great cliche of Jiu jitsu is “position before…

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A fundamental dilemma between positional attacks and submission attacks

A fundamental dilemma between positional attacks and submission attacks: Question 1: What…

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Don’t just attack the joint – attack his balance at the same time

Don’t just attack the joint - attack his balance at the same time: I’m sure that many…

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There are an infinite number of possibilities in a scramble – but there should be only one goal – the opponents back

There are an infinite number of possibilities in a scramble - but there should be only…

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The second you make contact with the leg – attack your opponents balance

The second you make contact with the leg - attack your opponents balance: A very common…

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