Very often it’s hard to submit a strong opponent from side-control, especially when they keep their arms in tight. Roger Gracie black belt Nicolas Gregoriades details his favourite technique for countering overly-defensive postures in side-control position. If you enjoyed this article you’ll love my new book, ‘The Black Belt Blueprint‘ – a compilation of […]
According to Empedocles, a Greek philosopher and scientist who lived in Sicily in the fifth century B.C., all matter is comprised of four “roots” or elements, namely earth, air, fire and water. For the past several months I have had an interest in certain philosophies regarding these elements and, as with pretty much everything in […]
Over the past several years I have made a reasonably in-depth examination of nutrition for jiu-jitsu and its effect on my training., using my body and my jiu-jitsu as a case study. Several years ago, after a couple of conversations with the black-belt Marc Walder, I began to take my nutrition even more seriously. Below […]
We are all consumed by a myriad of worries and responsibilities from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. These include amongst other things our careers, relationships and finances. Sometimes these concerns even permeate our dreams.But when we are on the mat sparring against a resisting opponent – our thoughts […]
This video shows you how to grip effectively when performing your Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques. Just Started Jiu Jitsu? Get Your FREE Beginner’s Guide to BJJ Enter Your Email Address to Download Instantly
This concept is an excerpt from the upcoming BJJ instructional video, ‘Beyond Techinque’ which is a collaboration between Nic Gregoriades and Kit Dale. When you understand and implement this principle into your game it will greatly enhance your ability to take opponents down.