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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...
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...
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,...
akins-closed-guard posture
You’ve undoubtedly heard your coach railing about the importance of posture. Particularly when you end up in an opponent’s closed guard, maintaining good posture is vital to avoid the most common closed guard attacks. In his closed guard seminar, BJJ black belt Henry Akin’s breaks down the most important aspects...
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...