Category Archive: Techniques

I'm going to share some technique with you. Hopefully you'll find something that it is helpful.

Jan 22

On the unwary, the danger of the lapel sneaks up fast

If you would like to explore lapel trickery to a deeper level, there is a place you can go:

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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Jan 19

An ezekiel choke straight out the pits of hell

Jan 17

No underhook, no problem

Jan 13

The slugger changes his grip and the crowd roars

It happened in 2013. Some young, unknown black belt from Gracie Barra pulled one of the member of the illustrious Gracie clan in the San Diego Abu Dhabi Pro Trials. And not long after the start, the young slugger pulled guard, but the favored son was on him like lice, straight pressure passing out the …

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Nov 01

The first thing you must do when the bow and arrow choke is imminent

  Just another night on the mat. And once again, I allowed someone to get on my back. In that moment,¬†suddenly, the intensity increased. A submission was now in sight, and the guy was hunting. He wanted it. And he went after it. Then through flurry of grip fighting, he finally gets the cross collar …

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