Arm Lock Escape Drill by Kurt Osiander

Ralph Gracie Black Belt Kurt Osiander demonstrates his move of the week which is a slick drill to escape and arm lock submission attempt. Be sure to get the timing right for this one. Very nice work. Watch below: Comment below and let us know what you think of Kurt’s arm lock escape. Check here…

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How Long Before A Beginner Should Spar In Jiu Jitsu?

This is a pretty interesting question. On the one hand some people say when you are thrown into the fire on day one this is the only way to learn. Yet, others may quit if they spar too soon. [READ: Should A Blue Belt Teach Jiu Jitsu] In the old days most beginner Jiu Jitsu…

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*NEW* Gordon Ryan Submission Highlight

Gordon Ryan a confident grappler considers himself “the King” Of Submission Grappling. He is a student under phenom Garry Tonon and John Danaher respectively. He trains under Danaher with The Danaher Death Squad. This is a very sick highlight of Gordon and his submissions. Check it out below: [READ: John Danaher On Renzo Gracie &…

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Should You Name Your Jiu Jitsu School After Yourself?

If you own a Jiu Jitsu school what if you decide to name it after yourself? [READ: Renzo Gracie – Lesson on Respect] For example: If your name is Bob Jones do you call it Bob Jones Jiu Jitsu Academy? Here are some reasons for it. – You have a prominent name in your community…

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How To Get Disqualified In A BJJ Event (Narrated by Mach Life)

This is a good video in my opinion that has a lot of educational value. Listen to the commentary of Jean Machado as he speaks about this video on how to get disqualified in a bjj event. Watch below: [READ: A lesson on respect with Renzo Gracie] Oss, Blog by Ken Primola author of bjj…

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Jiu Jitsu: Smaller Guys- Should You Roll With Bigger Guys (Does Size Matter)

Felipe Costa talks about a very concerning subject in Jiu Jitsu. Felipe talks about how he used to training with all the bigger guys. But he did not want to get hurt. So he started training with lighter guys who were closer to weight with him. He said it’s much better and he gets used…

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Renzo Gracie: A Lesson On Real Respect vs Superficial Respect by John Danaher

John Danaher took to Instagram to reflect upon his professor, Renzo Gracie. The topic was very pertinent to the changing times. Reflections on my sensei – real respect vs superficial respect: my sensei, Renzo Gracie is widely acknowledged as one of the best jiu jitsu coaches of the modern era. For his students, most of…

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Lowering Your BJJ Belt Rank To Train At Another Gym

True story: I know of a student who had been recently promoted to purple belt at a recreational school. A few months later they had changed schools to a more competition-based program (*but he doesn’t compete). Out of what this person termed “respect” he lowered his belt rank to blue. They told the professor at…

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