BJJ Canvas | Focused on Creativity and Learning http://www.bjjcanvas.com Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:21:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Side control better ready itself for oblivion http://www.bjjcanvas.com/side-control-better-ready-itself-for-oblivion/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/side-control-better-ready-itself-for-oblivion/#respond Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:48:25 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6525 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 no …

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Smashing through plateaus like a boss http://www.bjjcanvas.com/smashing-through-plateaus-like-a-boss/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/smashing-through-plateaus-like-a-boss/#respond Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:48:53 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6511 Argh! The dreaded plateau. You can run. You can hide. But it will find you, and it has a particular set of skills. Skills that it has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make it a nightmare for people just like you. And what skills, pray tell? Illusion The first is illusion. It …

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How to make your triangle chokes more vicious http://www.bjjcanvas.com/how-to-make-your-triangle-chokes-more-vicious/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/how-to-make-your-triangle-chokes-more-vicious/#respond Mon, 21 Nov 2016 04:23:40 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6500 It happened again. Someone told me that they weren’t built for triangles. How can this be!? I know I shouldn’t be surprised. I’ve heard it often enough. It matters not! I’m still annoyed. Why? Because being shorter and stockier is no excuse for not developing a vicious triangle. There is more than one way to …

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The first thing you must do when the bow and arrow choke is imminent http://www.bjjcanvas.com/bow-and-arrow-choke-defense/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/bow-and-arrow-choke-defense/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2016 02:29:45 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6467 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 lapel …

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Open guard principles that will help simplify the game http://www.bjjcanvas.com/3-open-guard-principles/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/3-open-guard-principles/#respond Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:41:34 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6459 Right now, if I held up a hand and starting counting out open guard positions with my fingers, I would run out of room in an instant. There’s a lot of them! It’s glorious. Countless people are on the mats every day, innovating and brainstorming. They’re expanding the game. And it presents both a challenge …

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The beginning of an endless chain of technique http://www.bjjcanvas.com/endless-chain-i/ http://www.bjjcanvas.com/endless-chain-i/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 23:18:55 +0000 http://www.bjjcanvas.com/?p=6426 Imagine a puzzle that has no defined shape. You can add a countless amount of pieces to it, but it will never be complete. All you can do is form little structures or images in the mass. That’s Jiu-jitsu. It’s endless. But learning how to start piecing it together is one of the most valuable …

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