(DISCLAIMER GRAPHIC INJURY) Why Jumping Closed Guard Should Be Illegal

After attending the Pan Ams over the weekend, I watched a few lower belt matches and saw a women’s blue belt match. One woman jumped closed guard, the other lost her balance and her knee buckled. Match over. Why is jumping guard legal? Why does the other person have to keep the jumper safe by […]

Details On Finishing The Marcelotine & Standard Guillotine

“A guillotine (/ˈɡɪlətiːn/; French: [ɡijɔtin]) is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions by beheading. The device is best known for its use in France, more often during the French Revolution.” The guillotine in BJJ is a choke that is applied from the front. In Judo it is known as Mae Hadaka Jime. We are going to look […]

4 Inverted Heel Hook Entries

Previously we reviewed the inverted heel hook and some details behind controlling and finishing the submission. If you’re having difficulty getting into the position of attack, we have 4 entries to get into the inverted heel hook. The first entry into the heel hook is from standing. The move is actually made famous by Masakazu Imanari […]

3 Tips To Control and Finish The Inverted Heel Hook

Today we are reviewing the inverted heel hook (legs on the outside) and a few tips to control and finish the submission. A standard heel hook has the foot on the outside with the opponent’s knee pointed inwards toward the ground. The inverted heel hook is just as the name states. It has the leg that is being attacked on […]

3 Ways To Position Your Legs To Finish The Heel Hook

With the rise in popularity of the heel hook in the BJJ community, we are going to take a look at a few ways to place your legs in the heel hook position (inverted heel hooks will be looked at in the future). First, we are taking a look at the position of the legs from the inside. […]

Newaza Challenge 1 Results and Our Favorite Submission

The Newaza Challenge was almost half a year ago (9/13/15) so we decided to do a refresher for the upcoming challenge and share our favorite submission of the tournament. Here are the Newaza Challenge results (Newaza Challenge 2, looking at you Dan) Round 1 Results   Juan Bernado wins via heel hook View post on […]

Takedown For Low Stances and Guard pullers in BJJ

Today we will look at the foot sweep, a takedown that works well against opponents in a low stance and guard pullers. Foot sweeps are used in all disciplines ranging from: wrestling, judo, muay thai, sambo, you name it. Wrestling View post on Judo View post on Muay Thai View post on Sambo […]

The Wrist Lock in BJJ

The wrist lock in BJJ, how proficient are you? When is the last time you consciously thought of attempting wrist locks over the past 6 months of training? Considering it only takes a minimum of 5 pounds of pressure to break a wrist, why don’t we see them more often? Wrist lock finishes are quick […]

Guard Pulling vs Sacrifice Throws

In the world of BJJ there is the constant argument of guard pulling vs take downs. Let’s discuss something more specific, guard pulling vs sacrifice throws since there is a similarity between the two. Below is the standard guard pull by obtaining a grip and sitting to the ground to immediately establish a competitor’s strongest position. Below […]

5 Benefits of Training Early Morning BJJ and Muay Thai Classes 6:00 am 1

5 Benefits of Training Early Morning BJJ and Muay Thai Classes 6:00 am   Not getting enough training in? Can’t make evening classes? 6:00 am morning classes are your answer to these problems. We’re starting our training bright and early so we all can get to work right after. Who doesnt get the itch to […]