Tag: bjj

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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Sep 04

Severing the gordian knot with one broad stroke

According to legend, Alexander the Great was once faced with a problem that seemed intractable. In the year 333 B.C. he marched into the Phrygian capital of Gordium in modern Turkey. And within the city, there was a prophecy. It foretold the conquest of all of Asia by any man who could succeed in unraveling an …

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Mar 16

Watch out, a sleeping tiger is awakening within Senegal

Over the past thirty years, Jiu-jitsu has spread across the globe, reaching places far and wide. The growth of the art has been extraordinary. But has it reached its full potential? No. Not even close. There are still so much of the world that has no idea that Jiu-jitsu exists. They have no idea of the …

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Jan 24

Sticking to the back like a monkey

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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Jun 21

Technique Brainstorms – Armbar, Triangle and Canto Strangle

Last week at Randori, we set a drilling challenge for the students. They had to perform at least 100 armbars from closed guard outside of class. It’s a high goal but interesting things happen when you aim high. That was true in my case. I joined in on the challenge, and to make it more fun …

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