Category Archives: grappling

New Teen Jiu-Jitsu Class

We are shifting the Friday 5pm kids BJJ class to a teen BJJ class. Like everything we do, it is an experiment and we’re excited to see what happens. Our hope is that it gives students who are ages 13-19 … Continue reading

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New BJJ Coach

Are you new to BJJ or have you been around the game for a while and are looking to up your Gi game? Either way, you should come check out our new coach, Matt Zorn. Last night, as I was … Continue reading

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Why Worry About the Guard?

What’s the big deal with guard position?  Why, if you look around the floor during a BJJ class are over half the matches mired in the guard? One reason is because it is a transition point.  While neither top nor … Continue reading

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To Gi or not to Gi

It’s a basic question.  Should you wear the pajamas when you wrestle or should you not? Depends on your goals.  If you’re interested in self defense, you should do both.  Most of the time, attackers will be wearing clothes that … Continue reading

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Can’t Armbar? Biceps Cut.

Often when you go to armbar someone, they grab their hands together and hold on for dear life to prevent the finish.  There are many solutions, of course, but one is to use a technique called the biceps cutter. Basically, … Continue reading

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