Month: June 2020

BJJ Scissor Sweep Attack And Defense Combinations

The very first thing I was ever shown in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the scissor sweep. Of course, that was after I spent several minutes into a blue belt’s guard, trying to figure out what’s going on. When I ended up on the ground, it was one of those moments that make you wonder whether anything …

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Being Aggressive In BJJ: How Much Is Too Much?

Are you aggressive in BJJ? If so, how do you know if you’re aggressive enough, or you’re well over the line of being a spaz? Being aggressive in BJJ can certainly be a trait, but it needs to be micromanaged at a very high level. If you are a competitor, you simply cannot do without …

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Crazy And Unusual BJJ Kneebar Entries And Finishers

I love kneebars! In fact, I think the only people who don’t are the ones who have never tried to do one. If you train BJJ long enough, though, you’ll eventually be exposed to the beautiful submission that is the BJJ kneebar. That said, my stance on training them is clear – the earlier you …

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Judo Throws For BJJ: Shoulder Throw Variations

Judo throws for BJJ. A subject that has been beaten to death over and over again. it works and we should use it. Cool. But then again, when we take a look at the Judo throws for BJJ that we use, and we’re down to only a few moves. Foot sweeps lead the way, with …

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How the Concept Of The Mini BJJ Seminar Can Improve Your Academy

If you’re training Jiu-Jitsu for more than a year, you’ve surely been to at least one BJJ seminar. It doesn’t have to be a seminar that involves travel, it may just be something your Academy organizes as an annual thing. Whatever the case, seminars are fun, and everybody likes going to them. However, you don’t …

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How Did The Best Grapplers Start BJJ Training?

Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a big step in everyone’s life, even though it may not seem like it at the moment. Most of the people that start get consumed by it and it becomes a full-on lifestyle. While some of us start BJJ in the most “expected” way possible, walking to a gym and asking …

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How To Fix Your Armbar From Side Control

What is your favorite side control submission? There are plenty to choose from, that’s beyond a doubt. However, statistically speaking, most people tend to go for chokes. Chokes are easier to set up without giving away too much space for the bottom person to move and escape. But why limit yourself to chokes? An armbar …

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Training Diaries: Marks Of A Great Jiu-Jitsu Partner

Where would we be if we had to train BJJ on our own? Well, I guess we’d be at this point in time, trying to make grappling dummies out of pillows and old Gi tops. Jokes and pandemic lockdowns aside, training Jiu-Jitsu requires two people (at the very least). Even in online programs, it takes …

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How To Make The Low Single For BJJ A Part Of Your Takedown Game

What is the one thing that BJ folks get the most slack for? Takedowns. To paraphrase what Chris Haueter famously said “the guard has a seductive and rewarding nature”. Going to guard from standing is a safe and lazy way of taking a fight to the ground. It could be argued that a guard pull …

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The Standing Loop Choke, Alexandre Vieira Style

The loop choke could just be the sneakiest choke in all of Jiu-Jitsu. Well, not all of it, since you can’t really pull it off without a Gi. However, when a Gi is in the game, you can pretty much hit a loop choke from anywhere. I love using it in combination with guillotine chokes …

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