Best Takedown vs. Larger Opponents?

Every grappler needs to have a basic understanding of takedowns.  You don’t want to be so uni-dimensional that you have no idea how to take somebody down.

But the problem is that not every takedown you learn from Judo or wrestling will work on someone a lot bigger and stronger than you. (more…)

Defending Stupid Big Guy Attacks (and the Honor of Jiu-Jitsu)

It’s amazing what some big guys will do when they get frustrated. In fact, sometimes they’ll try stuff so stupid that it’ll take you completely by surprise!

Now, many BJJ instructors never bother to teach you what to do against these ‘stupid attacks.’ (more…)

Kneebar Leglock Q & A

Should I attack the top or the bottom leg when doing a kneebar? New Question June 2006

When you are doing a kneebar, 90% of the time you will be on your side, attacking either the top or the bottom leg. Say you are attacking your opponent’s right leg with a kneebar: (more…)

A Guide to Grappling Gear

You’re training in a sport that, at its core, consists of two human beings rolling around trying to submit one another. This all seems very simple, and you don’t need a lot of gear to get started other than a mat (and maybe a gi). But In this article I am going to discuss a few additional items might make your time on the mats more enjoyable and productive. (more…)

An article by Jason Scully

Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart, and mountains will move out of your way” ~ Kate Seredy

Yesterday I was rolling with one of my students in class who has about 3 years experience and when we were rolling I noticed something, and I realized that this is actually an issue with many grapplers out there. (more…)