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BJJ Positional Study: Shin-to-Shin & Single Leg X (Ashi Garami)

This technical case-study was created by New Zealand's Jahred Dell, author of Articulate BJJ.   I love playing guard, especially the Shin-to-Shin variation. Using this option...
Side Mount Side Control BJJ Grappling

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...
half guard knee shield pass

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...
BJJ Blue Belt Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Curriculum

The Blue Belt Test

The blue belt is a major milestone on the jiu jitsu path and represents a solid understanding of the art. When you wear the...
BJJ Kimura Attack Sequence

Using the Kimura to Sweep, Control and Submit

  When I first learned the Kimura, over 15 years ago, it was as a simple jiu jitsu submission from the closed-guard. As my journey into the art has...

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