Class 2014-05-12: Closed Guard Control and Defense

The closed guard is a foundational position of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  The simple act of being on your back and putting your opponent between your legs with your ankles crossed gives you a huge number of options for controlling them while their options are severely limited.  It is a position you can use to slow down […]

Class 2014-05-07: Ezekiel Choke

Ah, the Ezekiel choke.  If you are going to submit an upper belt by surprise, this is one of your best options.  It’s quick, sneaky, and highly effective if you aren’t trying to fight for it. 

Class 2014-05-05: Wristlocks

Wristlocks.  Cheap low percentage submissions, or useful tool in the arsenal?  Both.  Although wristlocks are indeed a low percentage submission much of the time, there are situations where they are quick and don’t require you to risk giving up position.  Wristlocks also can be used as a wedge against a defensive opponent, where the wristlock […]

Class 2014-04-30: Triangle Escapes

Triangles have a way of surprising you.  You think you’re going to set up a pass, and all of a sudden you realize your opponent swung his leg over your arm and you are in the middle of a triangle attack.  Good habits and recognizing what stage of the attack you are in are the […]

Class 2014-04-28: Armbar Escapes

It’s a little known fact that 64.5% of white belts get submitted by the armbar 52.8% more than any other submission. 91.3% of the reason is they posture up.  There’s no reason to play the mostly made up odds.  Learn how to escape like a champ. 

Class 2014-04-21: Brain Training

There’s a critical component of your jiu-jitsu game that is often under-trained in new students to the art.  We practice submissions, escapes, and other physical moves, while being told when to execute those techniques.  This is an important aspect of your training, but building an understanding of why you do the things you do, as […]