When you’re close to a win you’ve got two options – speed or control

When you’re close to a win you’ve got two options - speed or control: There are quite…

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Sometimes when you look at it Jiu jitsu…

Sometimes when you look at it Jiu jitsu just seems like a hopeless and disorganized…

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Position and your mindset

Position and your mindset: The ideal of Jiu jitsu is control leading to submission. The…

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Position AND submission?

Position AND submission? Usually we think of positional skills as distinct from…

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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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Defensive soundness before submission

Defensive soundness before submission: The great cliche of Jiu jitsu is “position before…

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A fundamental dilemma between positional attacks and submission attacks

A fundamental dilemma between positional attacks and submission attacks: Question 1: What…

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This is the meaning behind “position before submission

In the majority of cases it is not so much any one submission attack that determines the…

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Two different approaches to submission

Two different approaches to submission: I have always taught Jiu Jitsu as the art and…

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Submissions – It’s an all or nothing game

Submissions - It’s an all or nothing game: There is a temporal order to Jiu Jitsu that is…

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If your submission game is strong

If your submission game is strong, it does not matter how far behind on points you are,…

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Gordon Ryan taking on the big men

Gordon Ryan taking on the big men: Next weekend in Dallas Texas, Gordon Ryan will step…

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Don’t settle for good enough

Don’t settle for good enough: The sport of Jiu Jitsu allow two means of victory - points…

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Get everything in place first – then go

Get everything in place first - then go: A common problem in the application of…

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The essential nature of jiu jitsu is control leading to submission

The essential nature of jiu jitsu is control leading to submission. All the various forms…

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Two forms of grappling aggression

Two forms of grappling aggression: There are two primary forms of aggression/attack in…

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