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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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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A Powerful Closed-Guard Sweep

In this jiu jitsu video I demonstrate in detail one of my favourite sweeps from the Closed-Guard. I also discuss an important concept that has been helping me with all aspects of my game, including this particular technique.

Magid Hage flexes his hand after an apparent injury.

5 Signs You Are Overtraining in Jiu Jitsu

When I began to study grappling I had an obsession with the quantity of training I would do. My goal was always to do more training sessions and to train harder and longer in each session. If I didn’t train twice a day I would feel guilty that I had wasted valuable mat time.Like many […]

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A Simple Workout for Grappling & Jiu-Jitsu

This is a workout for grappling I used to great effect in 2012. I find that it has a nice balance of most of the major movement patterns used in grappling and bjj. I also favour it because of it’s simplicity and relative lack of equipment requirements. All you need is your own body and […]

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Practice Jiu Jitsu With No Hands

Almost without exception, one of the most common mistakes novice grapplers make is that they try and move their opponent’s entire bodyweight with the strength of their arms. This is due to the fact that the hands and arms are some of the most dexterous and sensitive parts of the human anatomy, and we as […]

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Interview with Open Mat Radio

This is an Interview with Open Mat Radio I conducted recently with Paul Moran, my friend and fellow co-host on The Journey Podcast. Paul asked me some really intelligent questions regarding several aspects of jiu-jitsu training. The conversation also covered topics as diverse as yoga and cannabis and how they relate to brazilian jiu-jitsu. I […]