Learn to Crush the Bug


A large part of jiu-jitsu is using your weight to immobilize your opponent; “crushing the bug” as it is sometimes referred to. When done properly, the application of your body weight from the top position can be enough to submit your opponent by making it impossible for him to breath. (more…)

The Art of the Tap

Stephan’s note: The following tip is courtesy of Roy Dean, who is a black belt in BJJ under Roy Harris, as well as a third degree black belt in Seibukan Jujutsu. Today he shares with us a refreshingly different perspective from the ‘thug-jitsu’ that has become the norm at many schools. (more…)

Jiu-jitsu and Physical Attributes

Physical attributes are things like balance, neck strength, limb length, explosiveness, leg flexibility, and percent body fat. Your physical attributes are the foundation of what you can do with your body, and are influenced by genetics, training, age and injuries. (more…)

Over the last few years there has been an explosion of great blogs devoted to jiu-jitsu, submission grappling and MMA…

Now obviously these things change all the time, and any list is bound to be incomplete.  Nevertheless I thought I’d share some of my favorite blogs-de-jour with you today in this list: (more…)

Teacherless Training

A reader writes:

Q: “I would like to hear you address grappling with no formal teacher or school. What are the benefits/downsides to this? What should we be careful to avoid? This is the situation I am in now, I get to practice with some good guys but have actually never had formal training. (more…)