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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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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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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Defensive soundness before submission

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

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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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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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Hunting legs from bottom position

Hunting legs from bottom position: When I began studying leg locks many years ago in the…

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Heels or toes?

Heels or toes? Whenever your opponent is standing in front of you there is a question of…

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Three great entry points into submission: Ashi garami, Front headlock, Kimura

Three great entry points into submission: Ashi garami, Front headlock, Kimura. The game…

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If you can’t get under ‘em…knock ‘em backwards

If you can’t get under ‘em...knock ‘em backwards: A big part of my approach to open guard…

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Heels and toes

Heels and toes: Jiu jitsu is a subtle game. Sometimes the smallest actions can have deep…

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Get a good bite on the leg

Get a good bite on the leg: Probably the single most common error I see young athletes…

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The magic of ashi garami

The magic of ashi garami: Most people associate the use of ashi garami by my students as…

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Fastest way to control a leg lock scramble? Control both legs

Fastest way to control a leg lock scramble? Control both legs: Nothing is more…

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Learning to extract your leg from the grip of your opponents legs is among the most valuable skills in all of Jiu jitsu

Learning to extract your leg from the grip of your opponents legs is among the most…

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