Tag Archive: bjj

Mar 26

Review of Jacare’s BJJ Instructional

I’ve had this set for awhile now but it wasn’t until recently that I actually sat down and watched it all. I wish I had done so earlier since there is a lot of great technique on it. The instructional is split into four parts, which include takedowns, guard passes, submissions, and sweeps. Some of …

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Mar 23

Thought Process on Teaching Private Lessons

The goal is simple. It involves two primary parts. The first is to clearly establish with the student what they want to accomplish in the session, and then help them achieve that goal to the best degree possible in the time frame available. Now of those two parts, the second tends to be one that …

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Mar 22

Vince Quitugua’s Lost Techniques Of The Half Guard

Cover Art for the Lost Techniques of the Half Guard

I first studied this instructional a few years ago, and the only things that stuck with me were the London and Golden Gate sweeps in their basic forms. Now that I have more knowledge to associate with the material,  I can appreciate how much more great technique is available on the Lost Techniques. The instructional …

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Mar 15

Paragon BJJ: Secrets of Our Success Instructional Review

Secrets of Our Success is unique in that it is like a collection of mini instructionals instead of just one. When you watch it, you get a lot of different perspectives on one DVD. Now since each of the Paragon elite are showing their favorite techniques, it can seem a little disorganized. Just understand that the …

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Mar 04

Royler Gracie’s Competition Tested Techniques Set

Competition tested techniques is like no other instructional that I have ever seen. I say that not because of the techniques, which are undeniably great, but because of the format, which is quite unique. First of all, every technique demonstrated is preceded by footage of Royler Gracie applying the technique or close to it in competition. So …

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Nov 12

Developing the Hook Game for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

For many years, I had a lot of trouble sitting on my heels. So that was a range of flexibility I just didn’t have. It’s only recently that I started figuring out what contributes to that specific range of motion, and now I’m rectifying  the situation. Thus, the hook game is opening up to me, …

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