When people first learn the Von Flue choke they often find that their opponent can bridge them over and then they end up on the bottom.

If this is happening to you and you’re getting rolled into a bad position when trying this choke then first check that your legs are perpendicular (more…)

More Half Guard Resources

If you’re really serious about improving a particular position in your grappling arsenal then you’ll seek out any and all resources that deal with the topic.

The half guard is a position with a LOT of depth and MANY offensive options. Here are some of my favorite articles, videos and resources on Grapplearts.com that will help you develop a mobile, attacking half guard: (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…)

Half Guard Evolution

This week I’d like to talk about the half guard. This position is one where you are lying on your back or side with one of your opponent’s legs between your own. In the last 10 years an increasing number of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and submission grappling matches (more…)