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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...
Steve Jobs, the red belt of technology, famously declared that simplicity is the highest form of sophistication. And while the technology of jiujitsu is rapidly advancing, some things seem to stand the test of time.  In many ways, no gi jiu jitsu is the ultimate return to...
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...
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If you keep up with the BJJ metagame, you know that BJJ leg locks are ‘in’ and here to stay.  Particularly in no gi BJJ, leg locks are a prominent technique in both points rules, submission only, and MMA.  Originally, leglocks were frowned upon in mainstream BJJ competition.  However,...
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...
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,...
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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...
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...
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Triangle Choke – The Complete Guide and Best Practices The triangle choke is one of the top submissions in BJJ. Effective in both Gi and No Gi grappling, the triangle choke is a versatile finish available from a wide number of positions. The following article breaks down some of the key...