Daniel Vaughan


About Daniel Vaughan

Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/mestre-julio-cezar-pereira


The Fifth Limb of Grappling

The Fifth Limb of Grappling Using Your Head in BJJ Take a few lessons from wrestlers. They use their head for everything in grappling, from basing to attacking. You may already be using your head but becoming aware of it and actively practicing with it may improve your game. Use your head for base when […]


Robby Malof GFTeam Highlight & Interview

Robby Malof Highlights GFTeam View post on imgur.com Hardrock MMA 61 Fight 11 Robby Malof vs Ricky Jones Junior 155 View post on imgur.com Robby Malof 1st round at ADCC Pro Trials View post on imgur.com Robby Malof vs Igor Tavares (2015 Dallas) Robby Malof is a BJJ instructor at Limitless BJJ in Ohio and a […]


4 Clips Showing Miyao Brothers Don’t Tap To Leg Locks

Geo Martinez – Heel hook View post on imgur.com Lincoln Pereira – Nasty toe hold. Lincoln is perplexed why it’s not working. Maybe because they have no ligaments left in their feet. View post on imgur.com Garry Tonon – Heel hook. How do they not tap? View post on imgur.com Gary Tonon Again – Calf […]


Why your academy should teach slam defense

Does your academy teach slam defense when you’re on the offensive? Do you know how to brace yourself? When to let a position or submission go? If not, this could be you. View post on imgur.com View post on imgur.com The first and simple answer to this dilemma is to let go right? But we […]


Interview with Coach Danny by Voyage LA Magazine

Original article link http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-glendale-fitness-trainer-daniel-vaughan/ Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Vaughan.  Below you’ll find edited excerpts of our interview with Daniel. Daniel, please share your story with us.  How did you get to where you are today? I started training BJJ in Riverside out of my friend’s home and people’s garages back in […]


How to efficiently warm up for BJJ

Many times I typically see people stretching before class and right off the bat, I start shaking my head.  Any kind of static stretching while your body isn’t warmed up is actually bad for you.  Stretching is best after class when your body is warm and you need to cool down to relax. Risk of […]


From drug addiction, to Pan Am medalist & teacher how BJJ saved my student

In BJJ there are a lot of stories out there that lead with “how jiu-jitsu saved my life”. Stories can range from many walks of life.  Whether it’s being the overweight person who got into shape, to the insecure guy whose life has improved dramatically with the confidence from training. Everyone loves to hear stories about […]


Training with Transgender in BJJ

There have been articles in the past on transgender and their concerns in competitions such as Fallon Fox in MMA. BJJ even had its own transgender come out, Alaina Hardie. The core concern many argue is male to female and the advantage of strength and power in competition. Today we are taking a more personal look. How do […]


Grappling In American Military & Their Competitions

How much BJJ do you think American military personnel know? “In 2001, Matt Larsen, then a Sergeant First Class, established the United States Army Combatives School at Fort Benning.” There are 3 basic layers to the system laid out in the MACP (Modern Army Combatives Program): One, disengage to regain projectile weapon range Two, gain […]


The Most Valuable Technique Every Person Should Know, Even Your Mom.

What is the single move that is applicable for every person? It’s the breakfall. Who hasn’t fallen in their life? Falling from a climb at Mt. Everest at an altitude of 8,850 meters (29,035 feet) above sea level? You tuck, roll and breakfall. Parachute doesn’t open during your skydive? Better breakfall. Get pushed out of […]