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Why I Do Jiu-Jitsu

This article was published in Jiu-Jitsu Style – Europe’s premier BJJ magazine which is available in both print and digital format. Check out Jiu-Jitsu Style for future Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood articles. When I meet people and the topic of my training and teaching in BJJ comes up, very often I’m asked why I chose to devote […]

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8 Steps to Finding the Perfect BJJ Gi

When Brazilian Jiu Jitsu first came to the US and UK, there was no online shopping for BJJ gis. You simply bought whatever some guy brought back with him from his trip to Brazil. There was no choosing between colors or sizing or contrast stitching. Thankfully, in recent years, access to BJJ gis has become […]

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Keys to a Better Mount Position

Often called the ‘King of all Jiu Jitsu Positions’, the mount is powerful, yet complex position that needs to be deeply understood in order to be utilised correctly. I once asked Roger Gracie, the best jiu jitsu fighter of all time if could choose to start his bjj matches in any position, which one would […]

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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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High Percentage Straight Foot-Lock Set-Up

The straight foot-lock has become one of my favourite grappling leg attacks. I used to think the submission was fairly crude in comparison with knee-bars and toe-holds, but as of late I’ve started to understand the nuances of this versatile attack. In this video I share a set-up to the technique which I’ve been having […]

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Coordinate Movement And Breathing

Once you have learned how to control your breathing while doing jiu jitsu, the next  step is to understand how to coordinate your movement and breathing. Your lungs are situated in close proximity to your spine, the largest and most complex joint system of your body. The volume of air in your lungs affects their […]