Category Archives: grappling

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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No Gi

What is the difference between regular BJJ class and no Gi BJJ class?  Simple: you wear a Gi in the regular class and you don’t in the no Gi class. The more complex difference is, of course, do the two … Continue reading

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A Beginner’s Leglock

Leglocks have a scary reputation among some martial artists but, like everything else, they are simply another tool to be examined, practiced and used.  It is true that they can be dangerous but so too can a good hook or … Continue reading

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Coach Justin

Justin Murphy is the coach of the Wednesday 8pm BJJ class.  If you like spending half an hour delving deep into a single technique and then trying to get it to work in live sparring, you will love his class. … Continue reading

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Kimura Time

Today in class we worked how to close the Kimura from side control top.  There are a million things to talk about but in my opinion, the most important thing you can do to increase your odds of closing the … Continue reading

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