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A Simple, Effective Guard Pass

The ‘Ankle Isolation’ Guard Pass is one of the most effective I know. I first saw my instructor Roger Gracie using it several years ago and was impressed by how the technique shut down an opponent’s hips. I spent about a year playing with the move and I’m at a point now where I think […]

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How to Learn Jiu Jitsu Faster

There are several ways to speed up the rate at which you learn jiu jitsu, and this is one of the best I’ve found. The article was written by my friend and training partner, Liam Resnekov. Liam is an excellent black belt and one of the best teachers I know, and reading his insights on […]

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Jiu Jitsu Flow Drill Techniques

Using the flow drill has greatly improved my scrambling ability and many other aspects of my BJJ techniques. In this video I give a break down of two different kinds of jiu jitsu flow drill techniques, including what they are used for and how to do them properly. If you enjoyed this article you’ll love […]

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Jiu Jitsu Concept: Limb-Center Seperation

Understanding this simple concept with will improve many of your brazilian jiu jitsu moves and techniques. When your limbs are close to the center of your body they are in a far stronger position than when they are in extended away from it. Try this simple test: Hold something weighing approximately 10 lbs close to […]

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Jiu Jitsu is Meditation

We are all consumed by a myriad of worries and responsibilities from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. These include amongst other things our careers, relationships and finances. Sometimes these concerns even permeate our dreams.But when we are on the mat sparring against a resisting opponent – our thoughts […]

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Jiu Jitsu Concept – ‘Combining Masses’

This is a jiu jitsu concept that I had been using unknowingly for several years until a training partner of mine recently  put it into words. It has good applications for many sweeps and takedowns. Just Started Jiu Jitsu? Get Your FREE Beginner’s Guide to BJJ Enter Your Email Address to Download Instantly