Category: 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 12

Deconstruction of a scissor sweep offensive flow

At a certain point, I realized that there was an innate connection between the scissor sweep and kneeshield half guard. The whole cross collar and sleeve grip combination could be used interchangeably in both situations to unleash offense, and the only difference between the two was the position of the bottom leg. Yeah, yeah I …

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Sep 11

Soul crushing shoulder pressure

Lemme tell you about the perils of soul crushing shoulder pressure. Back when I was coming up, there was a black belt (and he’s still around) who was infamous for his ability to put people to sleep with shoulder pressure alone. And he wasn’t no big and brawny dude either. In fact, if you saw …

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Sep 04

Levels to this cross choke game

Following up from yesterday: I’ve had the opportunity now to test out the double palm down cross choke, and it works. Yes, yes indeed, it does. In fact, it took almost no strength at all. Just wrist action and they were heading off towards lala land. This changes a lot. And that’s no exaggeration. Being …

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Sep 03

The pressure grip that transformed into a choke

Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of Rafael Lovato matches. And I noticed something curious. When he gets to quarter mount, his very next step is to drive in a cross collar grip with the palm. He then uses his forearm to drive into the chin, making his opponents look away from his trapped leg. …

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Aug 28

A quick peek at one of my stolen goods

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: One of the principles I live by is that any and every thing that works on me on the mat is subject to outright and blatant theft, and I have absolutely no reservations about it either. If it works on me, I steal it. And oh …

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