Troubleshooting Your BJJ Guard

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Things to Consider When Troubleshooting Your BJJ Guard If you want to be the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition grappler that you can be, it is important that you learn how to recognize your mistakes. In certain cases, you won’t have an instructor or training partner there with you to tell you what you’re doing… Read more »

Landing in Side Control vs. Mount after a Sweep – Tactical Considerations

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Whenever you perform most sweeps from the closed, rubber, open, or butterfly guard, you will typically land in one of two dominant positions: the mount or side control. Understanding good Jiu-Jitsu self-defense is being able to submit your opponent from either position, as well as recognizing the transitions to and from there.   Which One… Read more »

BJJ Drills That Help Mobility and Flexibility

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that you can participate in and excel at well into your sixties. But the only way that you are going to be able to achieve this is by keeping your body limber. Below are a few BJJ warm-up drills that you can perform to increase flexibility and mobility, as… Read more »

The Importance of Head Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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The Importance of Head Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu “Where the head goes, the body follows”. This is a common wrestling mantra that could easily be applied in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well. In Jiu-Jitsu, head control is a significant part of being a dominant grappler. If you can successfully control your opponent’s head, you will… Read more »