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Jason Hunt: Passing The Butterfly Guard DVD Review

Stuck in the butterfly guard of leg lockers and sweep aficionados? It can be a really difficult guard to deal with, and even more difficult one to pass. Unless you have the help of one of the best black belt instructors out there. Jason Hunt is the man that has created some of the biggest …

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Bernardo Faria DVD Review: The Single Strap Back Take Encyclopedia

Mr. Bernardo Faria is the face of digital BJJ, no dispute about it. He is also one of the people that have released more BJJ DVD instructionals than anyone else out there. While all BJJ instructionals are more than welcome, having so much material from a 5 x BJJ World Champion is beyond priceless. Especially …

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IBJJF Heel Hooks Rules Change! Heel Hooks & Reaps To Be Allowed From 2021

The IBJJF (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation) confirmed that Heel hooks and reaping will be allowed for brown and black belts from 2021. This news was announced this week during Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2020 and it’s confirmed by Flograppling. This latest change in IBJJF heel hooks rules is one that people in the grappling community have …

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The Modern 50/50 Guard Patrick Gaudio DVD Review

In the BJJ World, the realm of open guards is probably now beyond anyone’s ability to comprehend. There are just too many open guards, to begin with, let alone exploring all the variations and combinations people come up with. Still, some open guards tend to withstand the test of time. Although the 50/50 guard is …

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REVIEW: Guard Retention Anthology Lachlan Giles Instructional DVD

A Lachlan Giles Instructional DVD. Would you buy one just based on that, without knowing what the subject matter is? I would, and I guess most of the people involved in BJJ would do the same as well. Lachlan is just that good, and his instructionals are among the best ever released in the BJJ …

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BJJ Overtraining: How To Know If You’re Grappling Too Much

How much Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are you training>Is it enough? These are questions you’ve probably asked yourself, your instructor, and most of your teammates. However, it is the question others, mostly in the form of parents and/or significant others are asking that we should really pay attention to. You know what I’m talking about; it’s that …

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The Mandatory 5 Phases Of White Belt BJJ Practitioners

White belts really have their work cut out for them. No matter how much I try to introduce them to BJJ through intro classes, or a special couple of month-long groups where they learn ultra-fundamental stuff, they’re lost when the people that are even a bit more experienced than them. Then comes rolling and everything …

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John Danaher BJJ DVD Review – Strangles And Turtle Breakdowns

Remember when we all got really excited about a John Danaher BJJ DVD? Well, that was back when we could not find a single video of the BJJ mastermind sharing his groundbreaking concepts. Fast forward a few years and we are now in the middle of an overflow of John Danaher DVD instructionals. Not that …

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How And Why BJJ Frames And Levers Work

It is clear by now that if you want to really progress in BJJ, you’ll have to know why things work, rather than just have an array of different moves. There’s a fine balance between the why (concepts and principles0 and the how (techniques, details, and tactics). This balance does take some time to figure …

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Rolling Armbar Setups For Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

One of the coolest submissions you can pull of is a rolling armbar. Actually it is one of the coolest ways to set an armbar submission up but nevermind that. That’s just semantics. A rolling armbar is flashy, exciting to pull off, and effective. Not to mention that it is very very easy once you …

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