Way to help control a bigger, stronger opponent

If you have been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu long enough you will be caught under someone bigger then you, and you will also be thrown off of top position just by strength. Since I was so much smaller then everyone, this use to happen to me a lot, especially when I first started. When I first started training I had to [...]

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5 easy guard passing tips

Guard passing can be one of the hardest things in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, especially if your trying to pass someone with a really good guard. So here are some easy tips to help you pass anyone’s guard. 1. Posture, posture, posture The reason I say posture three times, is because it’s that important. If you don’t have a strong base underneath [...]

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Tips on how to get good fast!

Everyone always wants to know some sort of tip on how to get good fast. Here are something’s that helped me improve my own Brazilian jiu-jitsu game!! 1. Write notes After each move you learn or after class make sure you have a note book near by to write what you have learned in class. Make sure you are as [...]

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Relax

A lot of people think to get better at Brazilian jiu-jitsu I must go a 100% all the time. The common misconception is that at the end of practice I must be covered in my own sweat and the sweat of my partners. That’s not true at all. Now that being said you can and will get better if you [...]

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Flow rolling

Flow rolling and some of the benefits Flow rolling is something I like to incorporate in my daily training. Everyday I train I usually start and finish each training session with some flow rolls. To me flow rolling is always something I look forward to. To me flow rolling is when you roll with your partner nice and light. Nothing [...]

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Mat etiquette part 2

In this series I will be continuing to talk about the dos and don’ts of training. First off I would like to say I’m not singling anyone out in particular and if you do or don’t do any of there topics it’s not a big deal at the moment. I understand that not everyone knows these etiquette so that’s why [...]

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Mat etiquette pt1

This is my first installment of an ongoing series to help people understand mat etiquette, the way to act on and off the mat. Don’t get discouraged if you get tapped, especially if you’re newer! If you come in the first day and beat everyone then apparently either this stuff doesn’t work or we are not doing it right. So [...]

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Closed Guard the Father of all guards!

The closed guard, the first guard created, most likely the first guard you learned, and in my opinion one of the most versatile guards created. The closed guard separated BJJ from other grappling arts. All other guards are based off the concept of the closed guard. There are so many good things about the closed guard I can’t list them [...]

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What guard should I use?

You will hear this from time to time on the mats, ” I only use this one guard and that’s it”, or “I only work on these two guards”. In my opinion this isn’t the best way to train in bjj. You should never pigeonholed your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and in this guard series I will explain different guards with [...]

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To Gi or to No Gi that is the question

Gi or no gi, which is better which is worse, that is the question debated all over the bjj community. You’re going to read I have pros and cons in both. But always remember rolling is rolling gi or no gi. The gi or has a lot of tradition in it, the uniform itself comes from Japanese jujitsu. Gi training [...]

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