The de la Riva guard is one of the trickiest guards to deal with in jiu jitsu. It is an aggressive and technical position that offers many attacking options
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 […]
Leverage is a concept that is often spoken about on the mat but what does it actually mean in a jiu jitsu context? In the video below, Roger Gracie black belt Nicolas Gregoriades explains how to use leverage effectively and provides a detailed example. Get more game-changing guard-passing concepts in the best-selling Beyond Technique […]
Although it’s a dominant position, it can be extremely difficult a strong, negative fighter from the side-mount. Most of the time they will protect their neck effectively and keep their elbows pinned closely to their sides, offering few openings for the attacker. I’ve had great success with this particular technique for countering overly-defensive postures in side-control […]
Roger Gracie black-belt and founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, Nicolas Gregoriades shares his latest understandings of the gentle art.
In this 18 minute ‘mini-seminar’ he covers several concepts and drills which will, when practised and applied, improve your grappling ability.