Escaping Mount The Upa is your friend. One of many, for sure, but when someone is sitting on you and threatening your well being, the Upa should be your BFF.
Class isn’t that long, kids. Drink your milk and show up to class.
Getting to top mount is great, unless you get knocked off like a drunk frat boy who thinks he can ride the mechanical bull. You don’t want that.
There’s a friendly argument in BJJ that often sounds more serious than it is. When starting a BJJ match, should you start with a takedown, or by pulling guard? There are a lot of defenses and reasoned arguments on either side, and the justifications often change depending on the skill and goals of the jiu-jitsu […]
Perhaps the best way a fundamentals student should look at the Knee on Belly (KoB) position is as an attack position. While you can maintain the position for a short period of time, you don’t need long to determine if you have a valid attack or you should be transitioning. In competition, you need to […]
If an attack from side control isn’t happening, it means that the person on offense should be considering transitioning to a better position for more attack opportunities, or the person on defense should be using the successful defensive position to launch their escape.
I’ve never met a white belt that didn’t like side control on top, or dread side control on the bottom. It’s a stable position, easy to attack from, and difficult to escape when your opponent is intent on holding you there. I was one of those white belts until I went to a Phil Migliarese […]