Category Archive: Drills

This section is focused on jiu-jitsu drills. They will be compiled from as many sources as possible.

Apr 17

One of the drills I like best for improving the armbar from closed guard

This is one of my absolute favorite drills for closed guard. It isolates and focuses on the leg work that most commonly contributes to issues executing the armbar. Nowadays, I include it often in classes I teach, and it has had profound effect. All the time, I notice students getting better and better at hitting …

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Jan 27

One of the simplest flow drills for underhook half guard

The connection between the kneetap sweep and the dope mount transition is just magic. They flow together so seamlessly, and it has worked so well for me. Learn more of the game here:

Jan 20

A lot of work went into learning how to granby

More than eight years ago, I got my grubby hands on Chuck Anzalone’s Tornado Guard instructional (now out of print and hard to get). And it was filled with all kinds of inversions and roly poly guard tricks. But I couldn’t do any of them. Hell, every time I tried to granby, it was like …

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Nov 23

Side control better ready itself for oblivion

  There’s some monsters out there that know how to make side control one of the most horrendous of experiences. They settle their weight just right. They drive off their feet into the side of your ribs just right. And they smash their shoulder into your chin just right. It’s almost seems like they putting …

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Jul 02

I’m escaping from this and you can’t stop me

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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