Understanding Takedowns in Jiu Jitsu

In this sample from our new instructional video, Beyond Technique, Kit Dale shows a simple concept designed to help you choose which style of takedown […]

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Awareness and the Jiu-Jitsu Fighter

Awareness and the Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Every week I get emailed questions from readers of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood asking things like: ‘There’s this big guy in my class, how do I beat him’ or ‘I can’t get the half-guard to work on this one purple belt’ I find this frustrating because I cannot tell you how or when […]

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Flow Diagrams for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Right at the start of my grappling career, I stumbled across this flow chart of Rickson Gracie’s on the web: This gives a pretty good insight into the way Rickson thinks. As you can see, his whole game is based around the mount position. Over the years, I have used flow diagrams a lot. These […]

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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 […]

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Jiu Jitsu Life Lessons

I have had many excellent teachers in my life up until this point, but Jiu-Jitsu has been by far the greatest of them all. I am presented with new lessons each and every time I step on the mat. Some of these lessons I learned early, some only after many years of training, and with […]

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Concept : Top and Bottom Centre

This is an important Jiu Jitsu Concept for understanding how to control an opponent. If you understand it, it will greatly improve your guard passing and side mount position. If you enjoyed this article you’ll love my new book, ‘The Black Belt Blueprint‘ – a compilation of all the best articles on the site plus all-new […]