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The Triangle Choke – As Taught By Braulio Estima

A triangle is arranging our limbs in a figure-four configuration around our opponent. This is can be accomplished with our legs or arms and can target many regions on our opponent. We’ll simplify by focusing on leg triangles wherein we entangle our opponent’s head and arm to strangle them. Yet it’s not quite so simple. …

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The ultimate guide to grip training for BJJ

%CODE1% This article was written by BJJ Brown Belt Samuel Spiegelman, who owns and runs Applied Strength and Conditioning Chicago. He has also written a number of articles for BreakingMuscle and holds a bachelor degree in Exercise Science. Today he’s going to help you build godlike grips. The best Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors are often the …

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Why is that BJJ move called that? A glossary of BJJ names

What’s a Brabo? Why is a Kimura called that? When you start BJJ you hear a lot of fancy names for positions and moves that you just repeat the name of but have no real knowing of why they’re called that. We’ll teach  you through the history of why some of your favourite moves are …

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Apply some pressure in your Jiu-Jitsu game – Let them feel the squeeze!

Pressure is the cornerstone of BJJ, apply pressure to force a mistake and then capitalise. It’s one of the first few things we’re taught as grapplers, whether is be exerting physical pressure or being relentless though mental pressure. There are many ways you can pass guard, standing up, aggressively passing through speed and of course …

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How to prepare for your first bjj competition – Part 2 – The Guard Pull

I remember the first time someone ever jumped or pulled guard on me. It happened really fast! They gripped my gi and before I knew it I was pulled to the ground in his guard and he was already setting up his first sweep or submission. I was prepared to attempt a throw and thwart …

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