Yesterday I was training my side mount escapes. My partner and I repeatedly started with me pinned, and then we worked until I got out or until someone tapped.
The first time I saw the Reverse Mount I was at an Erik Paulson seminar. My reaction was something like “yeah, right….”
I honestly thought that Erik had run out of high percentage things to teach and was now just making stuff up. (more…)
OK, it’s official. The collective intelligence of the Grapplearts readership is awesome.
Thousands of people people receive my newsletters, and many more read my articles on the website, via RSS feeds, etc. If we all got together and combined our knowledge we’d make Rickson Gracie look like a three-stripe white belt. (more…)
Today I want to look at another unorthodox position. It’s so unique that – to the best of my knowledge – there aren’t any formal names for it. For now I’m calling it the “Offside Kesa Gatame” (more…)
Kesa Gatame (what the guy in the white gi is using in the photo above) is the Judo name for a position that is also known as the Scarf Hold or the Head and Arm pin. (more…)
(Denis once used this technique against Dennis Hallman, UFC veteran, in MMA competition) (more…)
I’ve said before are six major positions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu:
1. Guard (including closed, open and half guard)
4. Full mount,
5. Rear mount,
6. Turtle. (more…)
I first truly realized how powerful drills can be about 15 years ago.
At that time I was I was teaching a self defense class. One of my students was of average size and strength with severely below-average punching power. (more…)
A few weeks ago I wrote about getting an inguinal hernia on New Year’s Day and my subsequent surgery.
(For those of you who don’t know, this type of hernia is when your intestines start protruding through a weakness or tear in your abdominal wall and show up as a bulge on the outside of your belly. (more…)