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High-Percentage Side Mount Escape

Getting out of an opponent’s side mount is one of the most important defensive skills in brazilian jiu-jitsu. For many beginners being on the bottom in side-mount is a frustrating experience. In this video I describe my most commonly used side mount escape in great detail.   Just Started Jiu Jitsu? Get Your FREE Beginner’s […]

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Journey into Jiu Jitsu

Founder of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood, Nicolas Gregoriades is also the co-founder of a weekly web-show called “London Real“. In the latest episode he speaks about his journey into jiu jitsu. The hosts discuss the art in depth and speak about it’s history, the effect it has had on their lives, and their experiences training all […]

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The Essence of Jiu Jitsu

This is an article which I wrote for Jiu-Jitsu Style Magazine – Europe’s premier BJJ publication. Jiu-Jitsu Style also has a popular app in United States – you can check out all of their products at www.bjjstyle.com Now that brazilian jiu-jitsu and the UFC have become global phenomena, I can’t help but feel that the martial […]

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BJJ Technique: Straight Armbar from Guard

In this segment of BJJ Building Blocks, Nic takes an indepth look at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Armbar from Guard.. The technique can be very difficult to pull off successfully against another Jiu-Jitsu player because they know it’s coming and can defend against it, especially if you just try grabbing the arm and throwing your hips […]

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Progression & the BJJ Belt System

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt System is a far stricter than in most other martial arts. It can take upwards of 10 years to achieve the black belt. As there are only a few belts, you will spend a long time on each one. Also, your progress will not be linear. You will spend weeks or […]

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Why Jiu Jitsu is Good for You

When practised correctly, jiu jitsu is good for you. If you devote yourself to training several times per week you can expect great improvements in your sense of well-being. Here are some of the reasons I feel this. The body as an instrument The the one thing that we all share during the human experience […]