BJJ Canvas | Focused on Creativity and Learning http://www.bjjcanvas.com Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:58:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stacked on your head in the armbar no more http://www.bjjcanvas.com/stacked-on-your-head-in-the-armbar-no-more/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/stacked-on-your-head-in-the-armbar-no-more/#respond Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:28:16 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6290 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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I have a preference for stupid simple solutions http://www.bjjcanvas.com/stupid-simple-lockdown-pass/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/stupid-simple-lockdown-pass/#respond Mon, 08 Aug 2016 23:32:34 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6292 On top of half guard, you have the underhook, and your position is dominant. All should be right with the world. The pass should be inevitable, and your opponent should be sweating bullets, worrying about how they’re going to reverse the situation. Alas! It’s not always the case. Sometimes they do something annoying. They lock …

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Technique has no respect, regardless of your belt http://www.bjjcanvas.com/technique-no-respect-regardless-belt/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/technique-no-respect-regardless-belt/#comments Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:00:57 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6240 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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There’s no such thing as a mistake on the mat http://www.bjjcanvas.com/no-mat-mistakes/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/no-mat-mistakes/#respond Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:59:55 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6209 Two roared out onto the mat, slapped hands, and then after a flurry of activity, only one hand was raised. That was a familiar scene at the New York Open. It happened countless times, and it is the one thing that you can predict in competition. There will be a result. And when you’re in …

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I’m escaping from this and you can’t stop me http://www.bjjcanvas.com/drill-the-back-escape/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/drill-the-back-escape/#respond Sun, 03 Jul 2016 00:02:01 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5894 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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Flowing between closed guard attacks like a magician http://www.bjjcanvas.com/simple-cross-choke-offensive-sequence/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/simple-cross-choke-offensive-sequence/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:22:23 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5871 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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