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A Little-Known Move to Recover Guard from Turtle

When BJJ world champion Brandon Mullins and I started talking about doing a second instructional set, he was adamant about including a section focusing on the advanced applications of fundamental movements. I was initially dubious.  I didn’t think that most people would be interested in this.  But the more we talked about it, and especially […]

A High Percentage Triangle Choke Attack from Half Guard

Some people are under the mistaken impression that you can only defend or sweep from the Half Guard.  But it’s a big mistake to ignore the powerful submission attacks that present themselves from that position! One of the most powerful, most effective, and most popular attacks from the Half Guard is the Triangle Choke.  You […]

Lethal Technique: Caio Terra Footlock From De La Riva Guard

      This is a technique that Caio Terra has been using over the years. He sets up this foot lock from De La Riva guard. Caio plays it in both Gi and No Gi, and has set it up on several opponents including Bruno Malfacine, Fabbio Passios, Daniel Tavares, and Henrique Rezende. Once […]

Drills To Kill: Rodolfo & Ana Carolina Show Some Guard Pass Drills

 
 
 
Rodolfo Vieira and his sister Ana Carolina show some ultra fast guard passing drills. A few reps and and fast back take as the opponent turns away:
 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9kqIf1P1jc

Dana White: “UFC Officials (judges) Should Be Required To Learn Jiu-Jitsu, To Better Judge A Fight.”

    Dana White very often doesn’t agree with UFC judges (who are under the Las Vegas athletic commission). Keith Kizer of the NSAC commented he believe they judged well for the fight. White believes this judges should be required to learn the Jiu-Jitsu game before they can properly judge a fight: While that sounds […]

A Fast and Simple Butterfly Guard Sweep

Jiu-jitsu doesn’t always need to be complicated. In fact, sometimes the best solution is also the simplest, most direct solution. Consider a situation where your opponent is in your guard but is refusing to engage you in any meaningful way. Maybe he’s ahead on points and is trying to coast for the rest of the […]

A Fast and Simple Butterfly Guard Sweep

Jiu-jitsu doesn’t always need to be complicated. In fact, sometimes the best solution is also the simplest, most direct solution. Consider a situation where your opponent is in your guard but is refusing to engage you in any meaningful way. Maybe he’s ahead on points and is trying to coast for the rest of the […]

The Turkish Get Up: Maybe The Best Exercise For Grapplers

“They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to count.” – Carlson Gracie  The Turkish Get Up is Possibly the best full body conditioning exercise. Many experts say that best lift for BJJ is the […]

Romulo Barral: ‘Roger Gracie Is The Toughest Opponent That I’ve Ever Faced.’

      Multiple world champ, Romulo Barral , has faced during his career some of the greats of Jiu-Jitsu . The  black belt revealed in an interview with tatame, the main opponents of his career. 1 – Roger Gracie – “I never won and was submitted a few times (laughs).” 2 – Xande Ribeiro […]

Carlson Gracie On His Jiu-Jitsu Being Different From Helio’s, His Relationship with Rorion & IBJJF

  Enjoy this old (early 2000’s) Interview of Carlson Gracie from O TATAME Magazine: Interview with C a r l s o n G r a c i e. “L i v i n g L e g e n d” Translated by: T a t i a n a S a n t o […]