The first guard you learn

The first guard you learn: When I began Jiu jitsu it was standard practice to begin the…

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When working from guard position – actively seek to get your opponents hands on the floor

When working from guard position - actively seek to get your opponents hands on the…

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Taking the power out of your opponents side pins – getting under hooks

Taking the power out of your opponents side pins - getting under hooks: It’s never any…

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The magic of half guard

The magic of half guard: Every Jiu jitsu athlete has a responsibility to excel in bottom…

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Your mind may be your most powerful weapon – but your legs are a close second

Your mind may be your most powerful weapon - but your legs are a close second: The entire…

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Rising up from bottom position

Rising up from bottom position: Too often we have a mindset in Jiu jitsu that once we…

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One of the biggest inhibitors of progress in Jiu jitsu

One of the biggest inhibitors of progress in Jiu jitsu is a disproportionate preference…

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Started from the bottom, now we’re here

Started from the bottom, now we’re here: Too often jiu jitsu players work with an odd…

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Scrimmaging up from bottom position

Scrimmaging up from bottom position: So often when we practice Jiu jitsu we carry in our…

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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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Breaking balance

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

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Creation and destruction of space

Creation and destruction of space: Most of Jiu Jitsu is fought on the ground - as much…

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The battle for space

The battle for space: In Jiu Jitsu the aims/goals of the top athlete are usually…

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Different arm bar – different priorities

Different arm bar - different priorities: Probably the most basic difference in the…

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Arm bars from bottom – GET HEAVY ON THE HEAD

Arm bars from bottom - GET HEAVY ON THE HEAD: Arm bars (juji gatame) are among the most…

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Becoming dangerous from bottom position

Becoming dangerous from bottom position: In Jiu Jitsu Your first responsibility in bottom…

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Pushing and pulling

Pushing and pulling: Most of what I teach from bottom position in jiu jitsu follows a…

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