Month: August 2020

Pass The ¾ Mount In BJJ With An Unusual Knee Slice

I have to admit that I really love the pesky side of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You know what I’m talking about, those moves or positions that really irritate your training partners and opponents and make them do dumb stuff that you can later capitalize on. The only thing is, these positions do work the other way …

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The Inside Trip Takedown For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Takedowns are a painful subject for many folks in BJJ. It is not that we can’t learn them, or the old excuse that there are entire martial arts that revolve around takedowns and we can’t find a way to fit them all in our “busy” Jiu-Jitsu schedules. The truth is, we’re just lazy. Being lazy …

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Forbidden And Dangerous Moves: A Look At The Slam In BJJ

It is no secret that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has some controversial techniques, made even more notorious than they should be by even more controversial rules. Among the rules, some make sense, some not so much. In terms of the moves, some are really dangerous and probably have no place in sport BJJ, while others just have …

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BJJ Hall Of Fame: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Records To Break

Have you ever wondered what some of the BJJ records out there are? Like for example, who won the most matches in arrow, or who got the quickest submission ever to date? It is not just about the BJJ Hall Of Fame and knowing who the best is it is about having something to work …

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Wrist Protection For BJJ: Mobility Drills

In BJJ, very often we tend to look over what is really obvious. For example, we all want to train hip flexibility, shoulder mobility, and overall strength, trying to look like the Hulk. At the same time, we forget about developing healthy tendons, strong connective tissue, or focus on the smaller and more complicated joints …

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The Short Choke BJJ Submission – An Alternative To The RNC

Choking people out is a daily thing in BJJ. In fact, the art/sport has so many different ways to choke a person unconscious, that it can be downright scary when you come to think of it. Still, if you’ve ever tried pulling off a choke in a roll, or a match, you know that it …

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The Anatomy Of The BJJ Guard Position

What exactly is the guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Not many people can give you a precise definition that would refer to all the possible guard variations that exist. This is to be expected as BJJ really does have an endless supply of guards when it comes to the sport aspect of it, especially with the …

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Challenging Absolutes And Dogmas In BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very weird sport. No seriously. Just think about it for a little. We’re simulating murder in padded rooms that are more often than not, basements while wearing either funky looking pyjama blankets (Gis) or rashguards and spas combinations that are painful to the eyes. The strangest thing about it is that …

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Jiu-Jitsu Hacks: Using Your Head in BJЈ (Literally)

You’ve heard the phrase “use your head” more than once in your life. However, how many times have you heard it in a BJJ context? The best thing about this phrase in Jiu-Jitsu is that it can be taken both literally and figuratively. Today’s focus is going to be on the literal side of things. …

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How To Get Better At BJJ: Learn The Muscle Up

What is the toughest bodyweight exercise you can do? Well, that depends on one thing – whether or not you have access to any equipment. If you don’t and you can only use your bodyweight, my choice would be the straddle planche. However, if you do have access to a pull-up bar, though, then that …

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