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BJJ Techniques

Back Control

Back control, together with the full mount, is at the top of the positional hierarchy in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In this article, we will take a look at the use of this position in BJJ versus other arts, as well as its importance in modern BJJ, grappling, and MMA. While Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has distinguished itself from …

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Full Mount

The full mount. The most dominant control position possible in the positional hierarchy, together with back control, it is one of the most iconic positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In the old style-vs-style days of the Gracie Challenge matches, the typical gameplan for the BJJ practitioner was Gracie stomp kick -> Double Leg Takedown -> Mount …

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Side Control

Side Control

“How do I escape side control?” – The most popular white belt question. Side control. Every grappler and jiu-jitsu player has felt the suffocating pressure and feeling of helplessness of being pinned in this uncomfortable position, often combined with a nasty crossface to boot. In this article we will take a look at what makes …

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BJJ Grip Fighting: The Basics

Like a lot of people I thought I knew what BJJ was. I had been training in a variety of martial arts for almost 15 years when I finally decided to dive into Jiu Jitsu. I had some previous grappling experience; some Judo as a child and a little catch-wrestling. We trained throws, sweeps, locks …

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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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