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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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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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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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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Identify the problem

Identify the problem: Every submission hold has an escape. Every escape involves a set of…

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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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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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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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Heel hooks in IBJJF competition

Heel hooks in IBJJF competition: The IBJJF made an important decision recently to allow…

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Use the asymmetries of the human body in your favor

Use the asymmetries of the human body in your favor: A fundamental asymmetry of the human…

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When attacking the legs – try to control all three joints

When attacking the legs - try to control all three joints: One of the reasons I favor leg…

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Leg locks won’t work in MMA

Leg locks won’t work in MMA: A very commonly stated opinion is that leg locks won’t work…

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