Most jiu-jitsu players dread being stuck in side control. If your opponent wants to hold you down, there’s a very good chance he can restrict your escape attempts enough to keep you pinned to the ground. The first time you try to use the escape you learned in class, you find out that escaping side […]
Guard is a dangerous position to be in for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It doesn’t matter if it’s open or closed, you must respect it or you’ll find yourself flying or submitted. This class starts with open guard defense posture and moves on to closed guard.
This class starts the series on defense. I like to describe defense as a temporary solution that becomes a launching pad for advancing your position. It could be an attack, or an escape, or a transition. A good defense gives you time to evaluate your situation and make a plan for what to do next.
My oldest daughter recently started dating. She thinks I’m being anti-social. Dads, I can make this t-shirt for you. I’ll even put your daughter’s name on it. “You can date my daughter, but only if your jiu-jitsu is better than mine. good luck, punk.” Update: This is the original that has been copied a bunch […]
Now that we know what goes into an armbar, it’s time to show a few more variations of the armbar to expand the scenarios you see an armbar. There’s also one more very important detail that I touched on in the last class, but I want to expand on that in this class. We are […]
I’m sitting here writing this, completely uninterested in going to jiu-jitsu class tonight. I probably won’t even finish writing this until sometime later this week. I’m physically and mentally tired, my hands hurt, a wrist is slightly sprained, and I’m getting over a cold. The roads are not so hot and all kinds of extra-curricular […]