Learning to fly – and fall

Learning to fly - and fall: Even if you are a grappler who generally avoids standing…

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Georges St Pierre and Gordon Ryan work on their standing grappling skills

Georges St Pierre and Gordon Ryan work on their standing grappling skills: Most of the…

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First contact – hands or feet?

First contact - hands or feet? Grappling is all about connection. No connection to an…

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There’s a lot more to the standing game of Jiu jitsu than takedowns

There’s a lot more to the standing game of Jiu jitsu than takedowns: When most people…

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Using your feet for takedowns

Using your feet for takedowns: Most Jiu jitsu players spend the vast majority of their…

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The best takedown for Jiu jitsu

The best takedown for Jiu jitsu: Jiu jitsu is a grappling style mostly interested in…

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Position and standing technique

Position and standing technique: From the first day you begin Jiu jitsu you got told the…

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Jiu jitsu takedowns – controlling the aftermath of the takedown

Jiu jitsu takedowns - controlling the aftermath of the takedown: A a very distinctive…

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The two most significant rules in Jiu jitsu with regards the standing game

The two most significant rules in Jiu jitsu with regards the standing game: There are…

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Overlap

Overlap: Many of the most popular standing takedowns in Jiu jitsu can also be used as…

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Killers on the ground – competent on the feet

Killers on the ground - competent on the feet: Over the years I’ve had the honor of…

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Takedowns in Jiu jitsu – favor those where you face your opponent

Takedowns in Jiu jitsu - favor those where you face your opponent: There are many sins in…

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For many Jiu jitsu students the strongest motivation to learn takedowns has nothing to do with the recreational sport they play

For many Jiu jitsu students the strongest motivation to learn takedowns has nothing to do…

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Takedowns for self defense – thoughts on amplitude

Takedowns for self defense - thoughts on amplitude: A common sentiment you will hear is…

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Jiu jitsu takedowns – amplitude

Jiu jitsu takedowns - amplitude: In most grappling sports there is great value not only…

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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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Look where you want them to land

Look where you want them to land! Whenever you want to throw someone from standing…

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