Category Archive: Concepts

This section is all about concepts that can be applied to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. If you understand the concept, you can create the methods.

Aug 09

Stacked on your head in the armbar no more

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For me, the closed guard armbar is the submission that I love most. Not because it’s easy though (there are a lot of submissions that are easier for me). It’s actually the complete opposite. I love it because it’s so difficult. Almost everyone recognizes the threat early and defends powerfully. And many times, I’ve lost …

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Jul 30

Technique has no respect, regardless of your belt

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I’m doing a little mental review from a seminar  I just attended. There were some SERIOUS gems of knowledge dropped on that mat, and I can say without a doubt that it was more than worth the investment. And if there was an opportunity to learn from David Onuma again, I would jump on it …

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Jun 06

Flowing between closed guard attacks like a magician

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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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Mar 17

A little bit of logic when it comes to all the dominant positions

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I hope you’re ready for this. There’s a lot to absorb, but if you invest the time, you’ll receive a conceptual framework for learning all the dominant positions in Jiu-jitsu. It’s geared, of course, to beginners. But all conceptual learners will find a tidbit that can be used to improve their training. Learning Objectives Top Positional Control Submissions …

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Jan 18

Josh Vogel talks about the fusion of movement and jiu-jitsu

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Intro by Ken The following is a guest post by Josh Vogel. He’s a black belt under the Migliarese brothers, a Level 2 Certified Movnat coach, and a Level 1 Kettlebell Athletics coach. And in addition to that he’s also a contributor to Breaking Muscle and the author of the Sloth Report. In this post, …

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Dec 27

It’s all about the fundamentals of the art

Listen: I’m a conceptual learner, and one thing I realized early is that technique is formed from fusing concept and movement. That seems like such a simple idea. In fact, you’re probably saying, “ahh, that’s obvious”. For me though, it was revolutionary. It changed how I thought about technique. And it had a significant effect on …

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