The Clock Choke Heard Round the World We're going to go through my favorite step-by-step method for how to do the clock choke, but first let's talk about a the first time I saw the clock choke and a match that changed jiujitsu... It was in 1998 when Royce Gracie squared off against the Carlson Gracie Wallid Ismael. At the time Royce was undefeated in 5 UFC events and, in my eyes at least, … [Read more...]
Should You Correct Your Weaknesses or Focus on Your Strengths?
This is an article by longtime Grapplearts contributor and BJJ Black Belt Mark Mullen. A question I always ask when I discuss jiu-jitsu with senior black belts is, "In developing your game is it better to develop your strengths, or to focus on weaknesses in order to correct them?" The simplest form of this question is about developing your top game vs your bottom game in BJJ. … [Read more...]
Wallid Ismael-style guard passing by Andreh Anderson
Andreh Anderson is a brown belt under Rey Diego at (www.reydiogo.com). Here he kindly shares the details of one of his favorite guard passes. Andreh says: "Let me say that I don't know if this is the exact pass Wallid uses. … [Read more...]