What’s the hurry?

What’s the hurry? Submission holds all have their own character. Sometimes speed of…

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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 you’ve got one – you’ve often got another

When you’ve got one - you’ve often got another: We tend to think in terms of what’s right…

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Front Headlock DVD reminder

One of the most important submissions systems of them all - always available and can can…

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The power of the triangle

The power of the triangle: Oliver Taza had a fine win last night in the Emerald City…

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When you’ve got a choice…

When you’ve got a choice… Very often the scenario we find ourselves in presents a choice…

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Most targets get more difficult to attack as the match goes on

Most targets get more difficult to attack as the match goes on - the back is the…

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If you can SEE your opponents back – you can TAKE his back

If you can SEE your opponents back - you can TAKE his back: The back is a big part of the…

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Adjustments

Adjustments: submission holds are an all of nothing affair. A submission hold that was…

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When you control the head

When you control the head…An old cliche in grappling is that if you control the whole…

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Two for the price of one

Two for the price of one - the dual power of leg locks from bottom position: When an…

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One move – many variations

One move - many variations: When we begin Jiu jitsu we talk about a given move in the…

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If you can trap an opponents head and arm between your knees

If you can trap an opponents head and arm between your knees, you will immediately be in…

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Creating a threat

Creating a threat: How your opponent behaves towards you in a match is closely tied to…

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When grappling strong opponents…

When grappling strong opponents sometimes it feels like their arms are like iron bars -…

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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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Angle

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

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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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