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Jiu Jitsu Concept: Limb-Center Seperation

Understanding this simple concept with will improve many of your brazilian jiu jitsu moves and techniques. When your limbs are close to the center of your body they are in a far stronger position than when they are in extended away from it. Try this simple test: Hold something weighing approximately 10 lbs close to […]

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8 Tips For Grappling After 30

When I began training in jiu jitsu there were a few older guys at my academy who would always say things like “It’s different for you, you’re still young.” and “It’s not the same when you’re older”. I used to think that it was just them being lazy and negative. Now that I’m in my […]

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The Ultimate Post-Training Shake for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

After receiving a great deal of feedback regarding my earlier article titled Nutrition for Jiu Jitsu, I am happy to publish a second piece on the subject. This was written by one of my students, James Tolley, a nutritional therapist who operates the Evolutionary Training Room in London.    What you eat and when you […]

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Jiu Jitsu Concept – ‘Combining Masses’

This is a jiu jitsu concept that I had been using unknowingly for several years until a training partner of mine recently  put it into words. It has good applications for many sweeps and takedowns. Just Started Jiu Jitsu? Get Your FREE Beginner’s Guide to BJJ Enter Your Email Address to Download Instantly  

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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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BJJ Concept – Control the Head

This is a fundamental BJJ concept which will help with the foundations of  your  game. The head is attached to the top of the spinal column, and can therefore be used as a lever to ‘steer’ the entire torso of an opponent in a desired direction, or stop movement in another. By twisting the head […]