Month: December 2019

Nick Rodriguez DVD Review “Takedowns To Back Control”

There’s, not one grappler alive that doesn’t know the name, Nick Rodriguez. It wasn’t the same a year ago. In fact, a couple of years ago, Nicky wasn’t even training BJJ. Now, he is n ADCC silver medalist in the heavyweight division. As a blue belt! Yeah, that’s when everyone took notice of the grappling …

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Catch Wrestling Submissions For BJJ

If Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the gentle art, catch wrestling is the painful art. It is all about submissions, which, in essence, is not unlike all the other grappling martial arts out there. However, in the case of catch wrestling everything, from pinning to submissions is particularly painful and uncomfortable. Moreover, submissions are the centerpiece here, …

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How To Roll With The BJJ New Guy

You were once new, remember that? Of course, nobody likes to remember traumatic experiences. Jokes aside, the question of how to go about rolling with the BJJ new guy is a really interesting one. There are several schools of thought and approaches, and they all have their merits and yield results. However, there’s a flaw …

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Unusual Submission Grappling Moves That Work In BJJ

What do you prefer watching, an ADCC final or an IBJJF Gi Worlds final? I know what I’ll choose any day of the week. The reason why NO-Gi is a bit more popular, and entertaining to watch than Gi Jiu-Jitsu is two-fold. The pace of the matches is a lot faster because gripping and attaching …

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How IBJJF Rankings Work And Why They Are A Mess

Who is the best black belt in the world? Well, the answer to that question depends on who you ask. We did an article on eh GOAT of BJJ not long ago, and it featured people based on their accomplishments. We did our best to do everyone justice, both past superstars of Jiu-Jitsu and the …

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How IBJJF Rankings Work And Why They Are A Mess

Who is the best black belt in the world? Well, the answer to that question depends on who you ask. We did an article on the GOAT of BJJ not long ago, and it featured people based on their accomplishments. We did our best to do everyone justice, both past superstars of Jiu-Jitsu and the …

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Illegal BJJ Moves In Training – Yes or No?

The issue of illegal BJJ moves is a pretty divisive one in the Jiu-Jitsu community. More advanced people hate the fact that there are restrictions on what they can do. Still, others are afraid of the possible consequences of creatin moves, and therefore, enjoy the fact they are safe from them. Both sides have merit …

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BJJ Points: Gi And No-Gi Guide For Beginners

Starting to compete is a very confusing experience. In a sense, it is almost like starting BJJ all over Thre’s just so much happening at a tournament that people oftentimes have trouble remembering what took place in a match they just had. In fact, it is as close to a traumatic experience as you can …

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Gaming The System – IBJJF Competition Hacks

All athletes in the world have one thing in common – they’re extremely competitive. That’s the point of sports anyways, right? BJJ athletes are no different, and they’ll take every edge they can get in a competition. Performance-enhancing drugs and other obviously unfair and extreme cheating methods aside, there are so many different ways you …

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