Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Orientation and Reorientation: Mapping a Path to Proper Extraction by Developing Your Inner Grappling Compass
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

Orientation and Reorientation: Mapping a Path to Proper Extraction by Developing Your Inner Grappling Compass

Okay. I lied. Inadvertently, but, nonetheless, I must eat my words. Two weeks ago, in my article on Technical Extraction, I suggested it was my close-out technique...

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Treacherous Tango: Easily Escaping Extreme Entanglement
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1 year ago

Treacherous Tango: Easily Escaping Extreme Entanglement

In many ballroom dances, such as the Argentine Tango, there is a name for the very close position the dancers use. It is referred to as a “close embrace”. In...

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Choked Straight Through The Lapel Guard: Caio Terra vs Milton Bastos
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1 year ago

Choked Straight Through The Lapel Guard: Caio Terra vs Milton Bastos

On the 21st of November the world witnessed the Berkut Bjj, a professional bjj event that hosted A LOT of big names. I’m just going to name drop a few to give you an...

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Wash, Rinse, Repeat! Drilling Complex Grappling Movements to the Point of Second Nature Mastery
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

Wash, Rinse, Repeat! Drilling Complex Grappling Movements to the Point of Second Nature Mastery

In my technique article from last week regarding Technical Extraction from Entanglements, I touched on how BJJ fundamentals become the building blocks for more complex...

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From Bad Dog to Big Dog; Escaping The Collar Grip
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

From Bad Dog to Big Dog; Escaping The Collar Grip

People say human behavior in general, and human violence specifically, is unpredictable and that there is so much variation in possibility that it’s impossible to...

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Entering the Eye of the Storm – Exploring Tornado Guard as a Path Around a Common Grappling Roadblock
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

Entering the Eye of the Storm – Exploring Tornado Guard as a Path Around a Common Grappling Roadblock

A few weeks ago, as part my breakdown of Dan Faggella’s Entanglement Protocol video series, I compared the intricacy of advanced chess theory to the intricacy of...

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Wanna Roll? You Talkin’ To Me? Well I’m the Only One Here – BJJ Deep Thoughts
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

Wanna Roll? You Talkin’ To Me? Well I’m the Only One Here – BJJ Deep Thoughts

Ah, yes, the constant question in BJJ: “You wanna roll?” Perhaps the nicest challenge (or occasional threat?) we regularly receive or make. Countless...

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Using Toughness To Smash Your Opponent On The Matt
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

Using Toughness To Smash Your Opponent On The Matt

  Introduction What makes a high level Brazilian jiu jitsu competitor? It requires a great many things, some more obvious than others. The obvious ones are...

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“Sub for the Dead Angle”
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

“Sub for the Dead Angle”

When Minotauro Nogueira submitted Tim Sylvia at UFC 81, it was because he was one step ahead of The Giant. Noguiera was attacking an arm from top side and he said he...

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Bridging the Gap Between Fundamental Movement and Advanced Scrambling: Utilizing the Technical Extraction in Grappling Entanglements
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1 year ago

Bridging the Gap Between Fundamental Movement and Advanced Scrambling: Utilizing the Technical Extraction in Grappling Entanglements

To close out the multi-article technique analysis on advanced entanglements used to turn tricky positions into favorable outcomes, we’ll take a look at Dan...

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