Threats

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

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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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Priorities

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

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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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Passing guard as a route to the back

Passing guard as a route to the back: When you first begin the study of Jiu jitsu you…

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All strangles are good – but rear strangles are generally the best

All strangles are good - but rear strangles are generally the best: The back is the king…

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The back – How should I play between the position and the strangle?

The back - How should I play between the position and the strangle? I coach always that…

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The back is the perfect marriage of position and submission

The back is the perfect marriage of position and submission: Normally we think of…

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Pathways to the back – the elbow

Pathways to the back - the elbow: The back is king of positions in grappling. You score…

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The back and the serpent

The back and the serpent: There is something very serpentine about a good back attack.…

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There is a strong relationship between guard passing and taking an opponents back

There is a strong relationship between guard passing and taking an opponents back: We…

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My philosophy of attack in Jiu Jitsu can be stated in a single sentence

My philosophy of attack in Jiu Jitsu can be stated in a single sentence. Learn to attack…

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Get to your strangle!

When you master both upper body grips to maintain chest to back contact and lower body…

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Attacking the back – Prioritize chest to back connection over the lower body hooks

Attacking the back - Prioritize chest to back connection over the lower body hooks: When…

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Take your time with your back strangles

Take your time with your back strangles: Most if the Jiu Jitsu is a battle against the…

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Pathways to the back

Pathways to the back: You all know how much emphasis I put on getting to the back. In a…

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Getting good at offense quickly – learn to get to the back – the remarkable case of Nick Rodríguez

Getting good at offense quickly - learn to get to the back - the remarkable case of Nick…

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The greatest vulnerability of the human body – the back

The greatest vulnerability of the human body - the back: The human body is entirely set…

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Back system – the battle for head position

Back system - the battle for head position: Jiu Jitsu is a subtle art. Very often there…

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