February2015

  • Lasso Guard with Samir Chantre

    In the Feb/Mar ’15 issue of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine we traveled up to San Jose to meet up with Samir Chantre. Samir is an up and coming black belt with two no-gi world championships under his belt already Samir is primed to make a run at a gi world title...
  • Getting The Takedown – Arm Drag Takedown With Luis Heredia

    In Issue 30, Feb/Mar ’15, Jiu-Jitsu Magazine features an indepth article on both Judo and Wrestling takedowns by none other than Luis “Limao” Heredia, a modern day pioneer of jiu-jitsu. In his feature article he goes over multiple take downs utilizing both Judo and Wrestling styles. Check out this...
  • 7 Ways to Take the Back with Matt Baker

    Before he was winning double-gold at the San Francisco Open Matt Baker was showing us some sweet back takes and finishes from his new DVD “30 Ways To Take The Back” available at www.jiujitsulabdvd.com. One that we really like was this slick back take from knee on belly, which...
  • Strong of Heart

    The CDC tells us that heart disease, aka cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the leading cause of death for men (24.9%) and women (23.5%) in the US. Heart disease is a catch-all term that encompasses several cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), heart attacks, and rheumatic...
  • Your Drills Should Be Uglier

    Your Drills Should Be Uglier

    When Trevor Ragan, motor learning advocate and founder of Championship Basketball School, talks to coaches or athletes about how they train and about how they learn, he often starts with a story about two tigers. One tiger is a zoo tiger. This tiger grew up in an enclosure, fenced...
  • Fear: Friend or Foe

    FEAR! Can paralyze the most skilled grappler and cause him to become timid. A moment of self-doubt has caused many competitors to fear losing and focus on preservation rather than winning. An opponent who comes out stronger than expected, with a strategy you didn’t expect, has caused many grapplers...
  • Studio 540

    Fenway Park, Lambeau field, Indianapolis Speedway; in sports there are venue that reach out to the masses beyond the names that made them famous. In Solano Beach California there’s a small academy that’s brand new, but not really, that’s quickly creating history. When the world’s best jiu-jitsu practitioners make...
  • Push Your Game Up

    Push Your Game Up

    Why Calisthenics May Be King Calisthenics are a form of exercise that are challenging, require no equipment (but benefits can be enhanced with the use of it), can be performed virtually anywhere, increase both strength and flexibility, and improve balance, agility and coordination, all while improving muscular and cardiovascular...
  • Ben “Killa B” Saunders UFC fighter aka “Mr. Omoplata” Makes History with Jiu-Jitsu

    Ben “Killa B” Saunders UFC fighter aka “Mr. Omoplata” Makes History with Jiu-Jitsu

    Ben Saunders is a UFC fighter in the welterweight division. He is also a jiu-jitsu black belt under the legendary Master Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team (ATT). As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, you probably know who Ben is. For those who don’t, Ben is predominantly a striker, and...
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