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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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 […]


Sleep and the Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

The more I train and the older I get, the more I understand that health and jiu jitsu performance go hand in hand. As of late I’ve started to realise that along with nutrition, sleep is one of the most vital factors for optimum health. In this article guest authors Ian Dunican and James Caldwell […]

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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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My Journey into Martial Arts

A lot of people ask me how I came to be involved in jiu-jitsu. This is my journey into martial arts as best as I can remember it. Like father, like son I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. My dad, who has a black belt in Karate, used to teach a few classes a […]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs & Jiu Jitsu

After I mentioned performance enhancing drugs in my article ‘8 Tips for Grappling After 30’ I received many emails requesting more information on how to use said agents. In this piece I will give a broad overview of the drugs commonly used to improve your physical and mental attributes, which can in turn improve your jiu […]

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BJJ Concept – Hips and Elbows

This is an incredibly basic but vitally important principle to understand. Internalizing it will turbo-charge all aspects of your jiu-jitsu. Just Started Jiu Jitsu? Get Your FREE Beginner’s Guide to BJJ Enter Your Email Address to Download Instantly