Month: August 2018

A Few Interesting And Important BJJ Facts Of Life

New to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Welcome to the sport in which disorder can seem orderly. Welcome to the sport where the more you learn, the less you’ll know. And of course, welcome to the most fun and all-consuming grappling martial art in the world! Now that you’ve made the crucial decision of buying a Gi and …

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This Is The Most Powerful BJJ Takedown Combo

Training takedowns is not something that comes easy for people training BJJ. Those that have no prior experience in stand-up based grappling martial arts, like Judo, Wrestling or Sambo, usually develop a slight aversion to takedowns. BJJ offers such a deep and versatile game on the bottom, that people take the path of least resistance. They start rolling …

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REVIEW: Neil Melanson DVD – The Ground Marshall Half Guard

A few years ago, not knowing who Neil Melanson is, was somewhat forgivable. Today, if you are in the dark about who Melanson is, then you’re doing something wrong. As far as grappling is concerned, Neil Melanson is right up there with John Danaher, Firas Zahabi, Bernardo Faria and all the other coaching marvels of today. However, Neil’s …

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Short And Brutal Grappling Conditioning With Complexes

Getting in shape for grappling. The hardest thing you’ll ever need to do off the mats. It is not just hard as a workout, it is hard to find the method that really works for you. We all know that it is very easy to get lost in all the mumbo-jumbo available on the Internet. …

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(Warning) Loud Snap of Tibia and Fibula as a Result of a Leg Lock

Due to research, the knee joint is the second joint in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to be injured, right after elbow joint. The reason may lie in a fact that heel hooks are forbidden in IBJJF and North American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation events. Heel Hook is probably the most dangerous submission and that’s exactly the reason why it’s …

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The Impact Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu On Your Social Life

It is very easy to get hooked on Brazilian Jiu-JItsu. I mean, what’s there not to like? First, you get to forget everything else that you have going on for a couple of hours. Next, you get to exercise and sweat. Even more importantly you get to choke people out while you’re doing it all. …

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Paul Schreiner DVD Instructional Review – Half Guard

The half guard is a never-ending source of innovation in BJJ. A position born of necessity, when Roberto Gordo Correa suffered an injury to his leg. Unable to battle from the then customary full guard, he had to innovate. He ended up working form a position which kept his leg safe, yet allowed him to fend …

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Submissions From Guard: The Holy Trinity

Who doesn’t like to catch somebody in a submission from the closed guard? After all, there’s nothing better than just lying on your back and getting a tap without much effort. The closed guard is the perfect position to set up submissions against opponents of all sizes. Despite its apparent decline in use lately, the closed …

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