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Monthly Archives: August 2012
Guard Passes: The Offense and the Defense Besides all the celebrating around here, the focus on this blog, lately, has been on passing guard. We’ve recently revisited the knee cut pass in gi and no-gi versions, and we also had another look … Continue reading
Back to Basics: Submissions from Mount Mount is easily one of the most dominant positions in BJJ. Your opponent has no submissions to threaten with, and you definitely do. (We covered one such sub – the arm bar from mount – … Continue reading
This Is It: One Hundred Posts Actually, this is now the 102nd post on this blog. And if you count the posts on sister-site, Mixed Martial Arts In Rhode Island, we’re at more like 150. But as far as Brazilian … Continue reading
Never Never Never Accept a Bad Position Sometimes, when your opponent is very close to passing your guard, the temptation to give up and let him have his position is strong. “He’s almost got it, anyway,” says the voice of … Continue reading
When You’re Turtled Up, Escape Y’know what’s sweet? Turtles. Turtles are totally goddamn sweet. What’s less excellent is being turtled up in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In fact, bottom turtle is one of the worst positions you can be in. You’re … Continue reading
Another Version of a Familiar Move We’ve worked the “knee cut” (a.k.a. “the knee cutter” and/or the “knee slicer”) more than once, here, and there’re good reasons for that. For one, this is an essential guard pass that’s worth extra drilling … Continue reading
Following a Failed Submission with A Successful One This post continues a theme from the previous two: finishing a submission after giving up another one. In the last couple, we showed you how to get an arm triangle choke, a … Continue reading
All Is Not Lost, Even if Your Backmount Is . . . Okay, so losing a strong backmount is a minor tragedy – but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world, and it certainly doesn’t have to … Continue reading
If You’re Losing Backmount, You Can Still Stay Dominant Backmount is such a dominant position in Jiu Jitsu that, if things go well, you won’t ever need to do anything from there but maintain position and sink a rear naked … Continue reading