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Shoulders are big, powerful and built to carry a heavy load. They are also fragile, prone to wear and can simply give out. A good shoulder workout regimen will not only help to prevent such injuries, but it will also avail the ability to build strong and powerful shoulders. Shoulder Exercise Considerations When...
There’s no reason jiu jitsu players can’t look like Greek gods. Just take a look at any number of the top competitors. Many look like they could fit in at a bodybuilding competition just as well as they do at a tournament. Just remember, though, that these athletes aren’t...
If you're looking for a little extra motivation in between workouts and training, grab your phone and browse some of these jiujitsu Instagram accounts. You might recognize some of these but the list goes on and on, full of inspiration to keep you in the zone.   @mattdarcygjj @mattdarcygjj - Before we get to the big...
If you are interested in improving your Jiu-Jitsu back game, (honestly), check out 'This Back System' taught by Henry Akins. Henry's back system is one of the best-selling modules available, and it's guaranteed to improve your back game or your money back (seriously). This 31-video set provides you with every hidden...
Inside The Closed Guard System
Having trouble getting caught up in your opponent's closed guard? Seriously, if you've ever been inside the closed guard of an opponent who really knows what they are doing, then you know what it feels like to battle sweeps, chokes, armbars, and triangles, in rapid succession. Never mind trying to...
Winning Is a Top-Down Affair JiuJitsu is a groundwork game—that’s more than obvious. What may not be as obvious is the difference between a top and bottom strategy. Much of Jiu Jitsu (these days) seems to be focused on being on the bottom. I think it's just lazy rolling habits in...
Improve Your Open Guard Game Tonight You're officially in the open guard once your closed guard has been broken. There are a couple of strategies at your disposal once your opponent begins passing. Maintain Distance Setup sweeps Setup Submissions To keep the person from passing, you'll need to create distance with...
If you're like me and came up in a traditional school of jiu-jitsu, you were probably taught a couple of guard fundamentals. For passing, it was tried and true techniques like the double under-hook pass and the knee-slice pass. On the bottom, you started with closed guard. Posture control,...
Guard Passing: The Art Within the Art Passing the guard is probably the most complex aspect of jiu jitsu. Basically an entire martial art in and of itself. Being in someone's guard is a very dangerous place. You have to focus on passing while also avoiding a litany of attacks...
Jiu-Jitsu started as a small man's game. If you've been training for more than a day, you've probably had about a dozen people tell you jiu-jitsu was made by smaller people, for smaller people. If you happen to be smaller yourself, you might feel some pressure. You're expected to be...