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BJJ Guard Passes: The Double Under and Double Over

Greetings, good denizens of the webiverse. Perhaps you’ve felt like the collection of moves we’ve covered is great for the middle of a BJJ bout, but starting the match still a little tricky. Well, good news: today we’re looking at … Continue reading

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BJJ Champ’s Half Guard Passes (pt. 1)

“To be the best,” the saying goes, “you’ve got to beat the best.” As a precursor, we recommend that you train with the best. That’s why BDMMA owner and head coach Dan Faggella – a national champion, himself – also … Continue reading

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Rhode Island BJJ Technique: The Ninja Roll

To be sure, the ninja roll is not the first move you’ll learn in your BJJ career. You will learn, though, that you should take your opponent’s back whenever it’s available – and you’ll learn, too, that it’s maybe most … Continue reading

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Guillotine Choke for Self-Defense Situations

We’ve looked at the guillotine choke in a couple of contexts, already. For purely BJJ situations, there’s the guillotine starting from front headlock position and starting from top half-guard. We even looked at the standing guillotine that Jon Jones used – … Continue reading

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RI BJJ Tutorial: Getting to a Leg Lock from Inside Closed Guard

We’ve covered the “how” of a few leg locks here (the achilles, the toe hold, the knee bar); in this post, we’ll focus more on the question, “when.” A partial answer is “when your opponent’s in z-guard,” but that only raises … Continue reading

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BJJ World Champion’s Takedown Setup

In the video above, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion Jimmy Quinlan demonstrates some of the finer points of how he sets up his takedowns. As he illustrates, these setup details are equally applicable for single- and double-leg takedowns. The Champ … Continue reading

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Black Diamond MMA on a BJJ Essential: The Triangle Choke

If you’ve been following these posts, you know we’ve already mentioned the triangle choke in passing. In fact, it’s such an essential, it’s hard not to. We mentioned it recently in the Darce Choke Tutorial, and we mentioned it in … Continue reading

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Jiu Jitsu Submission Breakdown: The Darce Choke

The Darce Choke (sometimes written “D’Arce” and also known as the “Brabo” choke) is a particularly sneaky choke to execute from side control. That’s because – as Coach Tim O’Connell points out in the video above – it begins with … Continue reading

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Modified Jiu Jitsu Choke: The Standing Guillotine

The guillotine: it’s as much a staple as any move in jiu jitsu, and as long as you’re on the giving end, rather than the receiving end, it can be your best friend. We’ve covered the mechanics of the guillotine … Continue reading

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RI BJJ Tutorial: Toe Hold Submission from Knee Bar Attempt

Two things about Jiu Jitsu: first, you won’t get a submission every time you go for one; second, if you chain your attacks, a failed submission attempt is just the setup for a successful one. With that in mind, let’s … Continue reading

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