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Today I want to share a principle with you that Marc Laimon calls “one of the secrets of jiu-jitsu”. (more…)
Jumping into a leg lock is a great alternative to pulling guard! Here’s a technique to go from standing directly into a leglock that I’ve used successfully multiple times, both in competition and in sparring.
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…)
Many grapplers start their sparring sessions on their knees. From this starting position usually one of two things happen: either the two combatants push and pull each other until one falls over, or someone pulls guard and starts looking for sweeps and submissions. (more…)
Have you ever grappled with a high-level wrestler and been frustrated by their uncanny sense of balance? You might be trying to use a guard sweep and just about have them swept over. Suddenly – pop – they somehow manage to end up back on top and driving into you again. (more…)