Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat.

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Jiu-Jitsu Strategies On and Off the Mat. Often, we go to Jiu-Jitsu class learn some new moves, practice them, and make some of them part of our own game. It is easy to get caught up in this cycle and not progress even close to what our true potential is. In this article, I want… Read more »

4 Ways to Better Jiu Jitsu Hip Development

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Jiu Jitsu hip development “better hips” in Jiu-Jitsu refers to the overall awareness that you have towards your extremities and shift in body weight while grappling. If your hips are used incorrectly against a seasoned opponent, they will be able to take capitalize on the situation by tapping you out or transitioning to a dominant… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Arm Bar Drills That Work

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Whether you’re relatively new to grappling, or whether you have years of experience under your belt, we all get caught in the occasional arm bar. Training brazilian jiu jitsu arm bar drills will help you build the skill set to defend these techniques. Even though in the beginning you will be forced to tap out… Read more »

Walking Away – The Best Self-Defense Weapon You Have

The Best Self-Defense Weapon You Have Just because you’re familiar with flying arm bars or rear naked chokes, doesn’t mean that you should use them. Many experienced grapplers know that sometimes the best self-defense you can use in a altercation is to walk away. Let’s look at the reasons why. Reason #1 to Walk Away:… Read more »

Portland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: Omoplata

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One of the most beautiful things about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fact that it is almost like a game of cat-and-mouse. One person initiates an attack, only to have it countered, which leads to a whole new playing field because you may have transitioned your position. That is one of the reasons so many… Read more »

Portland BJJ techniques: The Mount position

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One of the reasons that the mount is so important, is because in BJJ, both in competition and in actual street fights, it is the most common position that you are going to find yourself in. Add in the fact that it is a position you can do a lot of damage in Jiu Jitsu,… Read more »