Month: April 2018

REVIEW: Advanced Guard Systems – Neil Melanson DVD

Finally! “The Ground Marshal” is back with another high-level grappling instructional. The ultimate BJJ coach, Neil Melanson just released a brand new DVD. The head grappling coach at the Blackzilians team continues on his journey to spread his unique guard concepts. Following the ” Ground Marshall Guard” Neil Melanson DVD and it’s a success, the …

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Dean Lister’s Most Lethal Legal Straight Ankle Lock Explained

A few years ago, when I first discovered leg locks, there was one name popping out in the world of BJJ DVD instructionals. Before all the variation on the subject by people trying to emulate Danaher’s system, there was only one. Well, only one legitimate source of knowledge, anyhow. To this day I still believe that everyone …

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The 5 Main Reasons People Quit BJJ At Blue Belt

It sucks to be a beginner! This information is hardwired into our brains. It is an evolutionary trait that makes us look for progress in every aspect of life. Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not much different. People walk in, and straight away they look at blue belts with jealousy. They do not look the same …

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The Nastiest Armlock Submission in BJJ – The Squirrel Lock

A few years back, when I was on the brink of promotion to blue belt, I had the opportunity to train with Oliver Gedde. Oli is definitely one hell of a black belt and has the power to keep you engaged for hours upon end. In a small-group seminar, the Roger Gracie black belt demonstrated …

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VIDEO: Dillon Danis Guard Pull and Leg Lock on Kyle Walker in his MMA Debut

Dillon Danis, 24 y-old Jiu-Jitsu standout from Newyork, Toe Holds his first opponent Kyle Walker in his (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts debut at Bellator 198 inside Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It was the great Performance by Dillon Danis against hometown fighter Kyle Walker who brought a record of 2 wins and 3 loses in …

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Is The Japanese Necktie The Tightest BJJ Choke Ever?

As far as unique choke setups go, the Japanese necktie is one of the top contenders. It is a very cool choking option, one that is very specific to do.  The positioning of the Japanese necktie is such that those on the receiving end usually have no idea they’re even at risk. It is a …

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Bernardo Faria Over-Under Pass And Common Mistakes

Pressure passing revolutionized the game of passing the BJJ guard. In the modern Jiu-Jitsu game, putting your opponent under as much pressure as possible is becoming mandatory. It is difficult to imagine a high-level competitive event without a great example of the efficacy of pressure passing. As this type of passing develops, different positions become …

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The Perfect Strength And Conditioning Workout For BJJ

My master always says that doing strength and conditioning is our homework as grapplers. When we go to class we’re attending school, learning everything that requires the presence of a teacher. When we’re at a Jiu-Jitsu academy, we should focus on training Jiu-Jitsu. However, BJJ greatly benefits from improved athletic abilities. It doesn’t matter if …

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7 Strategies to Defeat Bigger Opponents In BJJ

“Use his strength against them!” How often do you hear this in relation to martial arts? From Aikido to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the principle behind martial arts seems to be quite simple. Just use the opponent’s strength against them and you’ll be fine. The stronger they are the better for you, if we were to believe …

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