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There Are No Bad Positions in Jiu Jitsu

As a 3rd Degree black belt and 20-year veteran of grappling training I have a confession to make. Here goes: I don’t have a defined...
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Make Your Side Control Feel Twice as Heavy

The Side Mount (or 'Side Control') was one of my favourite positions in the early stages of my Jiu-Jitsu. As my game developed though, I...
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How to Beat the Half-Guard Knee Shield

The knee-shield can be an extremely frustrating position to deal with, but when you understand which problem you are trying to solve, it becomes...
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6 Concepts for Effective Guard-Passing in Jiu Jitsu

  I consider passing the guard to be one of the most difficult of all aspects of Brazilian jiu jitsu, but also one of the...

The Importance of Footwork in Jiu Jitsu

  One of the least talked about aspects of Jiu-Jitsu techniques is foot positioning. Grips, movement, and basic leverage make up the majority of what...

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