Month: January 2020

Joseph Capizzi DVD Review: The Capizzi Lock

It is always fun when you can use an unexpected submission to catch people of guard. How about a sneaky submission that catches everyone even when they know it is a threat? Yeah, such a thing exists, and it is extremely easy to get. In fact, it works off one of the top submissions in …

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Dan Covel DVD Review – Black Magic Closed Guard

Ladies and gentlemen, the closed guard is definitely making a triumphant return to the top of JIu-Jitsu! The position that was among the most important ones which gave BJJ worldwide fame, is now coming back. We did shun it for a little while there, in favor of exploring different directions. While that’s all fine the …

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BJJ Affiliations On Trial – Enough Is Enough!

BJJ is evolving extremely fast, and we’re starting to see a lot of the “old school” things slowly become obsolete. By old-school stuff here I do not mean things like techniques. On the contrary, I mean some of the things in Jiu-Jitsu we often take for granted. One example is Creonteism and all the stupidity …

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BJJ Styles Around The World: What Is Yours?

Whether you’re tall or short, big or small, male or female, you’ll find a Jiu-Jitsu game that works for you. In that sense, people develop different BJJ styles to suit them. Some styles out there are repetitive and we see them over and over again, Others are completely unique, and hard for people to figure …

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BJJ Lessons: What Will You Learn On The Mats?

What will you learn once you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If you’re hoping for a direct answer to this question, the best one I can provide is “you’ll learn what you’re looking for”. If you’ve gone to a BJJ Academy to learn self-defense, you’ll learn it. Moreover, if fitness and recreation is your goal, you’re …

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Braulio Estima DVD Review – The Lapel Cradle Formula

It has certainly been a while since I’ve looked at a Braulio Estima DVD. Back when I was starting BJJ, I often looked into one of his then popular releases. Not that it made too much sense to me as a white belt, but it did help. He had a few online stuff covering things …

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High Crotch Takedown For BJJ: Questions And Answers

You’ve heard of the High Crotch takedown. You’ve even seen it if you’ve ever watched any of Daniel Cormier’s MMA fights. But have you ever attempted to use it in BJJ? Moreover, have you give it a try wearing the Gi? Although this is one of those wrestling moves that are highly specific to wrestling, …

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BJJ Cheating: What Can You Get Away With?

Cheating is a part of any sport, so it is not surprising that we have it in BJJ as well. However, BJJ cheating is a more complicated subject than in other sports. OF course, there’s your usual stuff of trying to sneak in illegal moves which are glaringly obvious. That’s not the point, as there’s …

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