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With the virtually infinite number of BJJ techniques available, you can easily feel overwhelmed when deciding where to focus your efforts.  Despite the rush to learn the flashiest submissions, most old school wisdom in BJJ recommends focusing on survival and escapes during the early phases of BJJ training. Even for...
Far more than just being the thing that holds your brain, the head is tragically underused in BJJ. But skilled players have learned how to use the head like a third arm or leg. Conversely, if you've ever had a person use moves like, "the shoulder of justice" on...
Distraction and misdirection are underrated concepts in BJJ. But if you go back and watch the old Gracie In Action videos, you'll see that guile has always been a part of the game. The Gracies were big on feigning front kicks to set up takedowns, or slaps to the...
You may not own an academy, or even be an instructor. But from time to time, you're thrust into the position of BJJ coach. There could be many reasons. Maybe your coach got tied up in another match, or maybe you're coaching a friend, or a brand new student. Like...