Category Archives: grappling

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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Slow Cooking

Have you been to the Wednesday night BJJ class yet?  You should come.  It is a party not to be missed.  Everyone who comes is guaranteed a turn being on the receiving end of Justin’s incredible control.  Watch the video. … Continue reading

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Wait, They Can HIT Me?

As a system, we try to continually emphasize practicality.  Things need to work in order to stick around in our style.  If they don’t work, we should discard them and change them out for something better. BJJ works.  The techniques … Continue reading

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