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A Simple, Effective Guard Pass

The ‘Ankle Isolation’ Guard Pass is one of the most effective I know. I first saw my instructor Roger Gracie using it several years ago and was impressed by how the technique shut down an opponent’s hips. I spent about a year playing with the move and I’m at a point now where I think […]

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A Deeper Understanding of Jiu Jitsu

 This article is inspired by the conceptual framework of Bruce Lee, although certain concepts were modified at a great extent to adapt it to the game of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It was written by Kostas Fantaousakis, an insightful brown belt who has a series of helpful articles at Embracing the Grind.   The Three Stages of […]


Sleep and the Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

The more I train and the older I get, the more I understand that health and jiu jitsu performance go hand in hand. As of late I’ve started to realise that along with nutrition, sleep is one of the most vital factors for optimum health. In this article guest authors Ian Dunican and James Caldwell […]

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Ten Essential Supplements for Jiu-Jitsu Fighters

Ever since I began my training in the martial arts I’ve been looking for ways to help my body heal faster, become stronger and perform at its best. This has led me to study strength training, conditioning and in particular, nutrition & supplementation. In this article I discuss which supplements for jiu-jitsu I take. Why […]

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The Flow Drill for Jiu Jitsu

This is a detailed article on using flow drills in jiu jitsu written by the excellent, french black-belt, Alexis de Bretagne. Flow drill is in my opinion one of the best exercise to improve your jiu-jitsu. Many people talk about it but generally only a few of them know exactly what it is, how to […]