May2015

  • 2015 IBJJF Worlds Day 2 Recap

    Day 2 at the 2015 Worlds is a wrap with Alliance’s purple belts taking center stage in the purple belt absolute division finals. Training out of Porto Alegre under Mario Reis, Nicholas Meregali finally secured the double gold medal to complete his domination in the purple belt division. Meregali...
  • Hand Control to Pass With Josh Barnett: Hand Off Pass

    Last month Josh Barnett showed us the many virtues of hand control when it comes to finishing or taking down your opponent. This month we’re going to let you in on his potent use of hand control when it comes to passing your opponent’s guard. This is not for...
  • Jean-Jacques Machado Peruvian Collar Choke

    While the title of this article sounds like a sophomoric attempt at some off-color humor (it pretty much is), the subject is fairly serious business. There’s nothing worse than being in a tournament match, working like hell to pass somebody’s guard, only to have him or her roll to...
  • Jean-Jacques Machado Rolling Collar Choke

    There’s nothing worse than being in a tournament match, working like hell to pass somebody’s guard, only to have him or her roll to their knees at the last minute to avoid you getting the points. You’d better have a way to make them pay for that tactic of...
  • Toe Holds With Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: Toe Hold Counter From Inside Omoplata

    It’s not the first time we’ve had Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros gracing the pages as a main feature in JJM. Deb Blyth had a great interview article on him in Issue 29, giving us an inside look at the life of the always colorful and charismatic Comprido. If you haven’t...
  • Toe Holds With Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: Toe Hold From Side Control

    It’s not the first time we’ve had Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros gracing the pages as a main feature in JJM. Deb Blyth had a great interview article on him in Issue 29, giving us an inside look at the life of the always colorful and charismatic Comprido. If you haven’t...
  • Felipe Pena Accepts 1 Year Ban

    Although the rumors had been circulating for a month or so, rising black belt star Felipe Pena has accepted a 1 year ban from USADA sanctioned competition for a positive result for testosterone. The result was confirmed by urine analysis conducted as last year’s World Championship had concluded. Felipe...
  • Gameness Fightwear Jiu-Jitsu Specific Backpack

    www.gameness.com Getting your gi to and from class can sometimes be much more difficult than one would imagine. When your gi is clean and crisp you want to keep it that way, but maybe you won’t be training until late in the evening or maybe you have a long...
  • Changing weight classes

    Changing weight classes

    Cutting weight may just be one of the hardest things about competing in jiu-jitsu. It’s never fun and almost always leads to some sort of discomfort or decreases in performance. So, do you really need to cut weight? Is it necessary? What is the best weight class for you?...
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