Month: May 2020

REVIEW: Half Guard Domination 2.0 Tom DeBlass Instructional DVD

Tom DeBlass has been one of the most active coaches on social media, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is doing everything to still provide classes, helps people out with issues they have due to lockdown, supports academy owners… He is there for the community, as he has always been, we have to grant him …

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COMING SOON! A BJJ Documentary About The Incredible Feat Of The Sudanese BJJ Team

How much have you traveled to a competing BJJ tournament? Most grapplers that compete have no trouble traveling great distances just to participate in open type Jiu-JItsu tournaments. However, would you travel the same distance in a van, across the continent of Africa, just so you could compete in a JIu-JItsu tournament? I guess you …

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How To Win A BJJ Match: Make Your Opponent Tired

How do you win a BJJ match? There are actually several viable ways you can do it and a couple which are questionable. the end result would be ending with a raised arm, though. In terms of winning matches, the more efficient approach is one of tactics and strategy, rather than a collection of techniques …

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BJJ Lapel Guards Study: Which One Is The Best?

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the guard is the most versatile position you can find yourself into. While being on top is always a preferred option, being in a Jiu-jitsu guard is also not half bad. in fact, many people seem to really enjoy playing for a guard, particularly as they’re starting out. In …

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The BJJ World Post Covid-19: Coming Back to Training

Okay, enough is enough. We’re all aware that it was tight out there for a moment, but luckily, we’re slowly getting the hang of this Covid-19 situation. As it seems, the virus is not far from tapping out, which means life can return to normal, or close enough to it. While many things won’t be …

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History Of Grappling: Who Was Dr. Jigoro Kano?

Very often when we talk about the history of grappling martial arts, we tend to pull towards the martial art we train in. For BJJ folks, this means that history usually doesn’t go much further than the Gracies, and Maeda at best. While most people are aware that Judo played a role in the creation …

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The BJJ Folding Pass: Power in Simplicity

Throughout the years in Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve found that one thing keeps repeating itself – simple things work. When we come to think about it, they tend to work because we can understand them, not because they’re better than complicated things. It is just easier for the majority of people to get the why behind simple …

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Should You Buy BJJ Instructionals During Lockdown?

Here we are at one of the dilemmas of the modern lifestyle I never thought we’d be facing. Should, or shouldn’t you keep buying BJJ instructionals while we’re all stuck in isolation? After all, Jiu-Jitsu does not exist, at least at the moment. Given the nature of the sport and the fact you can’t train it …

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Yoga Nidra for BJJ: Unusual But Extremely Effective Recovery

Yoga and BJJ go perfectly with each other. However, Yoga is much deeper than just a series of stretches or impressive balancing poses. Moreover, it can provide a lot more benefits to grapplers, some of which have nothing to do with physical training per se. Yoga is a complicated and deep practice and we’re only …

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Who Were The Dirty Dozen BJJ Female Black Belts?

Oftentimes, BJJ history can be really interesting. And I’m not just talking about the Gracies and Maeda, that is a subject that has been well and truly exhausted. The history of our sport has plenty of other interesting stories and folks to focus on. Previously, we wrote about the Dirty Dozen Of BJJ – the …

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