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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...
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When it comes to BJJ fundamentals and ‘basic’ positions, the old school masters have it down.  The rise of flashy new techniques and social media highlights often leads to new practitioners overlooking basic BJJ. Don’t get us wrong, we are all for learning leg locks and advanced transitions.  Nevertheless, returning...
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Submitting your opponent is the ultimate victory in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  If you read our last article on the fundamental positions in BJJ, you probably understand our guiding philosophy.  Old-school fundamental BJJ wins fights.  In fact, many of the ‘basic’ submissions you learn as a white belt will be submissions...
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...