BJJ Canvas | Focused on Creativity and Learning http://www.bjjcanvas.com Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:02:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 3 Effective Mount Escape Variations That Will Get You Out http://www.bjjcanvas.com/3-effective-mount-escape-variations-will-get/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/3-effective-mount-escape-variations-will-get/#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:12:26 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5646 I remember being stuck under mount when I was a white belt. It was HORRIBLE. That was especially true when it happened with certain people at Evolve, who will be left unnamed (to protect the guilty). They would utterly crush me there. And escape seemed so impossible at the time. Against anyone good being stuck …

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Back Control – A Simple Transition That Will Increase Your Domination http://www.bjjcanvas.com/back-control-simple-transition-will-increase-domination/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/back-control-simple-transition-will-increase-domination/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:47:44 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5624 Getting on someone’s back in Jiu-jitsu is such a magical moment. Right then, you know you have control. They’re in YOUR world. They have to respond to what you do. But there are few things worse than getting there only to lose it before you can capitalize on your advantage. I want to help you address …

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Josh Vogel on Merging Movement Practice into the Study of Jiu-jitsu http://www.bjjcanvas.com/movement-practice-and-jiu-jitsu/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/movement-practice-and-jiu-jitsu/#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2016 20:38:40 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5606 Intro by Ken The following is a guest post by Josh Vogel. He’s a black belt under the Migliarese brothers, a Level 2 Certified Movnat coach, and a Level 1 Kettlebell Athletics coach. And in addition to that he’s also a contributor to Breaking Muscle and the author of the Sloth Report. In this post, …

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Taking a Step Back and Focusing on the Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals http://www.bjjcanvas.com/focusing-on-jiu-jitsu-fundamentals/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/focusing-on-jiu-jitsu-fundamentals/#respond Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:44:27 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5539 Listen: I’m a conceptual learner, and one thing I realized early is that technique is formed from fusing concept and movement. That seems like such a simple idea. In fact, you’re probably saying, “ahh, that’s obvious”. For me though, it was revolutionary. It changed how I thought about technique. And it had a significant effect on …

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The Importance of Starting with the Smallest Step Forward http://www.bjjcanvas.com/importance-starting-smallest-step-forward/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/importance-starting-smallest-step-forward/#respond Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:06:40 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5522 At a certain time, and in a place far from here, a man stood in front of a massive pillar of concrete. It towered high into the sky. Immense. Heavy. Immovable. But he had to do the impossible. The tower had to fall, and he had to be the one to do it, no assistance …

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4 Effective Side Control Escapes All White Belts Should Know http://www.bjjcanvas.com/4-effective-side-control-escapes-all-white-belts-should-know/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/4-effective-side-control-escapes-all-white-belts-should-know/#respond Sun, 06 Dec 2015 18:12:02 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=5503 “I can’t breathe. He’s too heavy. This sucks. I need space.” All those thoughts and more go through your mind when you’re trapped under side control. It’s rough. Especially when you’re rolling with someone who understands pressure. They know how to make you feel every last bit of discomfort. They know how to make you …

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