Jul 02

One of the Best Ways to Drill the Back Escape

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I’m going to share a chain drill with you that connects the back escape with a rolling back take. There’s two techniques in the flow. So by the standards of chain drills, it’s a simple drill. And it also combines a basic technique with a more advanced one, which can make things a little more …

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Jun 06

Simple Cross Choke Offensive Sequence from Closed Guard

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In Jiu-jitsu, there are several techniques that you’re likely to learn early on, no matter where you train. One of them is the cross choke from closed guard. And it’s effective at all levels. But there’s a problem. Almost everyone learns it. That increases the chance that the threat will be recognized and addressed early. …

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May 19

Closed Guard Attacks Using the Lapel Around the Back

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Beyond honing your execution of technique to the highest level possible, you must also develop a deep understanding of strategy. In any situation, your opponent has ideal responses from their point of view. You have to expect them to choose their best course of action. And if you pay attention, you’ll be able to not only …

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May 03

The Demara Closed Guard Attack System Using The Lapel

Lapel Armbar

Nowadays, closed guard isn’t given all that much fanfare. That isn’t because the position is obsolete. It’s still LETHAL. It’s just a question of your investment. If you put time into the position, you’ll get results from it. And I’m going to give you some more tools to play with. The three attacks you’ll learn in this …

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Apr 25

Applications of Limb Control with an Uncommon Grip Combination

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Within Jiu-jitsu, one-to-many relationships exist. They’re specific concepts, movements, and grips that can be applied in more than one situation. And when you start to recognize them, it speeds up your learning process. Today, I’m going to share three techniques that came from three different sources, but they all have a unifying element. The grip …

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Apr 20

How You Can Improve Your Push Pull Triangle from Closed Guard

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The push pull triangle was the one of the first attacks I ever learned from closed guard. It’s simple, and it works. That’s what makes it great. But no matter what the technique, or how simple it may seem, there is room for improvement. Small adjustments can made to improve the technique and make it …

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