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5 Americana Setups To Help You Quickly Tap Out Competitors
It's the Fourth of July in America, which means Americans will be celebrating by blowing things up, eating hot dogs and drinking domestic beer.  I am personally celebrating by submitting my training partners with the most patriotic of all submissions - the Americana! To help spread freedom,...
The art of Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), is applicable and beneficial in a surprising number of arenas, some of which could even be life or death scenarios. It is easy to forget or lose sight of the fact that BJJ was never intended as a method to initiate or engage violence. BJJ...
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...
Henry Akins Cross Grip Defense
Having someone on your back is arguably one of the worst positions in BJJ. You are very vulnerable to chokes and you cannot even see your opponent. Furthermore, unlike attacks from other positions, your opponent does not need to sacrifice much control to launch incredibly effective submission attempts. Nevertheless,...
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...