Breaking rules

Breaking rules: There are many general rules that we usually observe in Jiu jitsu “don’t…

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Kuzushi

Kuzushi: Most Jiu jitsu student know that the act of off balancing an opponent is…

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Peeling hands

Peeling hands: Always remember that most grappling techniques begin with grip. The hands…

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Making strong people weak

Making strong people weak: The human body is set up in such a way that it can only exert…

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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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Hands and head

Hands and head: When you first make contact with an opponent whether it be standing or…

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In a game where control is everything

In a game where control is everything - using frames to prevent an opponent from…

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Life isn’t fair – neither should be your Jiu jitsu

Life isn’t fair - neither should be your Jiu jitsu: Fair play is a wonderful thing but…

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Tension and relaxation

Tension and relaxation: Jiu jitsu is a game that requires from us great variations in…

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Don’t give it away for free (unless you’re setting a trap)

Don’t give it away for free (unless you’re setting a trap): The grip fighting that…

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Breaking balance

Breaking balance: People will tell you all the time about the power of body weight to…

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Your legs versus his head

Your legs vs his head: One of the basic features of Jiu jitsu is the notion of…

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When you have no control time is your enemy, but…

The more dominant your grips and position - the more you take your time when moving:…

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The interplay of push and pull

The interplay of push and pull: When playing bottom position in JiuJitsu there is a…

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How much are you using your head when you grapple?

How much are you using your head when you grapple? Usually when we say “use your head” we…

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Grip with four appendages – not two

Grip with four appendages - not two: When people ask me about gripping skills in Jiu…

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Push and pull

Push and pull: If you wish to excel in Jiu jitsu there is one seemingly simple edict upon…

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