Pins are a means not an end

Pins are a means not an end: A very distinctive feature of my students approach to Jiu…

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Extension

Extension: The essential feature of successful submission attempts is always extension of…

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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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Going beyond pinning

Going beyond pinning: The basic theme of Jiu jitsu is of getting to dominant upper body…

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An unnecessary rush to completion

Joint locks - don’t be in a hurry to extend the limb: There are two ways to submit an…

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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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Double trouble

Double trouble: When it comes to joint locks, here is a an axiom that once learned and…

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If you can extend a limb – you can break a limb

If you can extend a limb - you can break a limb: Good Jiu Jitsu players are always very…

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If you can isolate an arm – you can break an arm

If you can isolate an arm - you can break an arm: arm locking an opponent who knows what…

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Movement and extension

Movement and extension: The two fundamental prerequisites of submission holds are to…

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Assigning a function to each limb

Assigning a function to each limb: When I coach I often assign a definitive function(s)…

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Isolating limbs

Isolating limbs: In an MMA or fighting context, what makes the dominant pins of jiu jitsu…

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