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If You’re in a Bad Position, Advance In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, being flattened out on the ground is usually lousy (and worse when it’s against a larger competitor). From any bad position, though, your only option is to take a … Continue reading
Last month, Coach Dan Faggella paid a visit to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, to see what he could learn from some of the top level practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The answer, it turns out, was “a ton.” Not long … Continue reading
Toe Hold Submissions from Lots of Positions The toe hold submission is one Brazilian Jiu Jitsu move we’ve covered before. We showed how to get the toe hold from a knee-bar attempt for when you’re trying to chain submissions together. We … Continue reading
Countering a Takedown, Continued We’ve been talking here, about ways to turn an opponent’s takedown attempt into an opening for you. Last time, for instance, we discussed how to turn a single-leg takedown attempt into a darce choke. This time, … Continue reading
The Versatility of X Guard In his discussion of x guard, my fellow BDMMA student/blogger, Nate Chubay, points out that x guard is “attainable from almost any position.” Today we cover two. In the following video, Black Diamond’s owner and head coach, … Continue reading
“Guard,” in All its Forms “Closed guard” is a familiar phrase around here. We’ve covered submissions galore from bottom guard, and – especially recently – we’ve also focused on escaping closed guard. We know half guard, pretty well, too – … Continue reading
Half Guard Sweeps When we reviewed the half and half and twist back sweeps in our last post, here, we also discussed the importance of half guard sweeps in competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In fact, BDMMA‘s Coach/Competitor Josh LaBossier suggested … Continue reading
The Armbar in an MMA Context We’ve covered the armbar on this blog, before, including how hit it from a couple of different positions (mount, closed guard). Today, we’ll revisit the armbar but in a different context. Picking up from … Continue reading
A Finish from Front Headlock If you make it to top front headlock, you know you’re in a strong position. If you can’t finish from there, though, a strong position is nothing. You should have a few good submission options … Continue reading