May 19

Your lapel is my weapon, I will use it as I wish

LapelCross

Beyond honing your execution of technique to the highest level possible, you must also develop a deep understanding of strategy. In any situation, your opponent has ideal responses from their point of view. You have to expect them to choose their best course of action. And if you pay attention, you’ll be able to not only …

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May 03

Take a little Demara and add a bit of lapel to get devastation

Lapel Armbar

Nowadays, closed guard isn’t given all that much fanfare. That isn’t because the position is obsolete. It’s still LETHAL. It’s just a question of your investment. If you put time into the position, you’ll get results from it. And I’m going to give you some more tools to play with. The three attacks you’ll learn in this …

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Apr 25

One limb to conquer them all and more

Limbcontrol

Within Jiu-jitsu, one-to-many relationships exist. They’re specific concepts, movements, and grips that can be applied in more than one situation. And when you start to recognize them, it speeds up your learning process. Today, I’m going to share three techniques that came from three different sources, but they all have a unifying element. The grip …

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Apr 20

A small adjustment to an old fan favorite

pushpulltriangle

The push pull triangle was the one of the first attacks I ever learned from closed guard. It’s simple, and it works. That’s what makes it great. But no matter what the technique, or how simple it may seem, there is room for improvement. Small adjustments can made to improve the technique and make it …

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Apr 11

Growth minded competitors can’t be stopped

AlwaysLearning-2

A grand challenge lies before me, and there is one person more than anyone else who will decide whether I succeed or not. At birth, we shared the same name. And even now, there is no one that I know better because that person is none other than ME. From the point forward, I will take …

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Mar 27

The turtle bites even when the guard has already been passed

turtleescape

Would you like to increase your ability to escape from side control by adding more tools to your arsenal? If so, this is the right place to be. Turtle guard has traditionally been used to prevent guard passes. But it’s still possible to transition there even if you’ve lost the battle to retain your guard, and …

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