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Danaher-bjj-fundamentals
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...
closed-guard-bjj
If you had to name the number one thing that separates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from other grappling arts, the depth of the basic BJJ guard positions should make the top of your list.  Many of the top submissions and positions in grappling are not unique to BJJ.  However, the ability...
Here's a fun guard that goes by a few different names. Sitting half guard, sitting guard, or the sit up guard. It's a guard that relies on hugging a standing opponent's leg. This guard is strong for off balancing an opponent for a sweep. It's a classic "your whole body...
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,...
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...