Month: September 2018

John Danaher DVD – Front Headlocks System

Оkay, 2018 is officially the craziest year that the grappling community has ever had! Apart from a bunch of amazing events and upsets, including the emergence of Quintet, it’s been a record year in the amount of BJJ DVD instructionals as well. But, it is not just the number of DVD’s that’s astonishing. People like Craig …

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Stalling In a BJJ Match – Legitimate Strategy Or Cheating?

Have you ever been in a BJJ match? It is a feeling like no other, especially your first one, Once you slap and bump and the referee says go, it’s pure chaos. As time goes by and you become more accustomed to it, it actually gets some structure. Finally, you’ll see order even in the …

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Mikey Musumeci DVD Review: Power Switch Guard Retention & Genius Back Takes

In the era of the flexible and complex Jiu-Jitsu guards, the smaller grapplers are the ones that get the chance to shine. Open guards in BJJ are now a work of art, with countless variations developing regularly. Guard retention is a big aspect of playing guard, especially when you’re the smaller person in a match or …

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The Grey Zones Of IBJJF Legal Leg Locks

Until a few years ago, the BJJ world had a pretty much-unified stance on leg locks. As per the IBJJF, most were banned from competition up until very advanced levels. Furthermore, people thought that training them was a certain way of getting career-ending injuries. As the landscape of leg locking changed during the past few years, so …

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Iron Maiden Back Control DVD by Matt Darcy – A Masterpiece!

The best-named DVD instructional in the history of Jiu-Jitsu is here! Matt Darcy got everything right with this one. The subject is one that’s universally important for BJJ since its inception – back control. Furthermore, the aspect of back control in this instructional is also crucially important – submission hunting. And the best thing about it …

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BJJ Sparring: Should Beginners Roll Live Straight Away?

How was your first BJJ sparring experience? If you’re like most people, it was nothing pleasant. Actually, if you did not enjoy it, yet somehow, you wanted more, you came out of it with the perfect experience. For me, it was the usual. I got destroyed despite my Judo background. Like a little child. As …

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Pull Guard Much? Check Out These Crazy Variations

BJJ has come to a state where every time someone goes to pull guard they’re ridiculed. This behavior is highly reminiscent of how people acted towards leg locks not so long ago. The BJJ community is the habit of constantly having a black ship among techniques. Pulling guard is actually something that is very specific to …

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Smash Pass Defense Principles And Concepts

One of the less fun aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is being on the receiving end of certain moves. Ok, in all honesty, begin on the receiving end of all moves sucks. However, some things are certainly worse than others. For example, nobody likes tapping to an armbar, but once you’re past a certain point you’ll …

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BJJ Competition Tips: Absolute Division For Small People

Weight classes are a source of much confusion in BJJ. What weight class is the perfect fit for you? should you go a weight class up or down? How about competing in the absolute division? It is not easy for most people to find their appropriate weight class, at least in the beginning. In terms of the …

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