You slap hands and touch fists with your opponent. The match begins slowly, both of you searching for grips, probing for an opening.You get a hold low on his collar. The grip isn’t great but it’s better than nothing. He gets a grip of his own and its stronger and deeper. You initiate an attack […]
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tips – Posture Posture is a concept we often hear our instructors mention in jiu-jitsu classes. This video details what it is and how we can use it to our advantage while grappling. If you enjoyed this article you’ll love my new book, ‘The Black Belt Blueprint‘ – a compilation of all the […]
Several years ago I read an interview with Rickson Gracie in which he spoke about relaxing various parts of his body while grappling. Since then I have tried to incorporate this concept into all my Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques. If you enjoyed this article you’ll love my new book, ‘The Black Belt Blueprint‘ – a compilation […]
Vilfredo Pareto was a 16th century Italian economist who made several interesting discoveries which led to the formulation of his law, which states that in any endeavour, 80% of the result is derived from 20% of the effort. Most of the grappling arts consist of hundreds upon hundreds of attacks, defenses and counters. However, during […]
This is an article I wrote for the UK edition of Martial Arts illustrated several months ago. I’m putting it up because several international readers have expressed an interest in reading it. Let me know your thoughts. We look at our world and can see that the majority of strife comes from division. War, prejudice […]
Roger Gracie black-belt and founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, Nicolas Gregoriades shares his latest understandings of the gentle art.
In this 18 minute ‘mini-seminar’ he covers several concepts and drills which will, when practised and applied, improve your grappling ability.