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.

Sep 20

The Fundamental Laws of the Triangle Choke

One of the biggest issues beginners face when learning the triangle choke is locking their legs in the proper way.That’s especially true when physical attributes hinder the process like when you have shorter legs. There are ways to work around that issue though, and when you learn how, the fundamental laws of the choke will be …

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Oct 30

The Five Commandments of the Underhook Half Guard

In Jiu-jitsu, there is a hierarchy of positions and everything is interconnected. It all forms a complex web with many different paths to any destination. Within that system of multiple possibilities, there is the half guard. It is unique. Half is the one position where you can get anywhere else within one or two steps. No …

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Oct 16

How You Can Maximize Your Benefit from Beyond Technique

Beyond Technique Instructional

Many others have already reviewed Beyond Technique, so I won’t follow that well trod path. Instead the focus is on how you can maximize the benefit you receive from watching it. The tips are simple, but I’ll give you examples of how I have followed my own advice. The goal is to make the material in the instructional …

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Sep 16

Shrimping Ain’t Easy (But Perfecting It Will Boost Your Skills)

Shrimping is one of the first movements you learn in Jiu-jitsu. It’s also often included in warmups in gyms all across the world. You’re told how important it is but it is often hard to see the relevance in the beginning. The movement also doesn’t come naturally to everyone. In fact, I remember struggling with …

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Sep 10

A New Way to Look at the Near Arm for Control and Passing

How often do you find yourself elevating your opponent’s near elbow when passing the guard or maintaining side control? If you’re like me, the answer is a lot, but how significant is it? Where does it rank in the hierarchy of control mechanisms? I wanted to discover the answers to those questions, so I started …

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