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Bodybuilder v BJJ

Got a crazy strong guy in the gym with zero technique the only way to get him is to wear him out… this raises the question what do you do once the guy gets some techniques under his belt ? Ok he still might not be as good as you but he’s damn well stronger […]

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Which is a Bigger Accomplishment – an Armbar or a Triangle?

Once you’ve passed the newbie stage and travelled down the road a bit in your BJJ career, you start to work out what you’re good at – I’m still trying to answer that question ?!  Which submissions do you favour? Do you like playing from the top or bottom etc.. Now the difference between an […]

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Transitional System

I think Lloyd Irvin has really broken new ground. Check out his video about his transitional system. Superb explanation of principles and leaves me wanting more. Not like his past “salesman” type videos and the like this one really gives you a taste of why and how this guy has produced so many quality BJJ […]

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Postion Before Submission

I never really believed it… “those blues and purples just want to keep me down. They don’t want to give me their real secrets – they want to stay on top.” Strangely enough now I’m saying the same thing “You need to understand each position and control your opponent before you’re going to be able […]

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Why can’t I submit?

This is a question that has haunted me for erm… years now – yes I’ve been trainingin BJJ for about 2-3 years on and off.   Why is it I can’t submit easily?   I’ll occasionally catch a newby in a submission. I find I’m too “one dimensional” with my submission attempts. I don’t really train submissions […]

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Listening to the Right People and Ignoring the Rest !

Recently met up with an old training partner one who as always given me awesome advice on how to move my game up. You always find there are a few people you meet who are worth their weight in gold – you ask them a question and they respond in terms you understand – if you come […]

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Will the Part-Time Grappler Please Stand Up !

Came across this excellent blog on Part-time BJJ practitioners. There are various folk out there who claim you have to be totally committed to BJJ and only then do you have the right to “write” on a blog.   My question to them is – do sports commentators all train in the sport they talk […]

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Sport BJJ has its place but submissions are what you should always be on the look out for. Possibly through a lac of instructor and / or being adviced not to worry about submissions I really let my BJJ down by not having several attacks from the different positions. You need to know how to […]

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Chokes chokes chokes chokes. Once you get the mechanics right you find you can apply them from nearly any position. Understanding a choke and what it consists of can make a big dent in your percentages.. Typically chokes consist of one arm provding the base – or fixed point / arm – and the other […]

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