July2015

  • The Mantis Guard by Keenan Cornelius

      It seems like yesterday we saw the worm guard, a guard so synonymous with the increasingly popular Keenan Cornelius. This past week he released a video for a new guard he’s been working on that he has dubbed, the Mantis Guard. I’m starting to think Keenan has a...
  • Five Grappling Super League: 1st Round Draw

      Here is the drawing for the first round matches of the FIVE GRAPPLING Super League that will be held on August 2nd, 2015 at Studio 540. The event will feature an 8-woman tournament and an 8-man tournament including two super fights. This will be FIVE GRAPPLING first Pay-Per-View...
  • Pull-up Power!

    If for any reason you’ve missed the theme of our past two issues, we’re on a big calisthenics kick right now. We’ve shown you how to push-up your game and improve your core performance through planks, but now it’s time to raise yourself up and go above the bar...
  • Joint Supplements 2.0

    Joint supplements have become very popular, especially in recent years with the discovery of some new ingredients, but with popularity comes criticism and scrutiny. There have been mixed reviews surrounding joint supplements for as long as they have been around. Everything from “they don’t do anything” to “they work...
  • Eddie Bravo’s Electric Chair: Electric Chair Submission

    Electric Chair Submission Once Eddie has Calvin in the electric chair, his first option is to check his flexibility. Often this will result in a finish. 1. Starting from the Electric Chair, Eddie gets up on his left elbow and moves back as far away as possible from Calvin....
  • Eddie Bravo Getting To Electric Chair

      Getting to Electric Chair From Electric Underhooks, Eddie wants to move quickly he’s either going to Dog Fight (take the back) or go for the Electric Chair. Where to go depends on what his opponent is defending. Whatever he defends, Eddie goes with the opposite. 1. So, Calvin...
  • Eddie Bravo’s Whip Down

      The Whip Down The Whip Down is Eddie’s move to get from traditional half-guard to the Electric Chair sweep or finish. There are other ways to get to the Electric Chair, but this is Eddie’s best percentage option. 1. Eddie starts with Calvin in his half guard; Calvin’s...
  • Thiago Sa Fortes Silva – X-Guard To Back Take

      X-Guard To Back Take Starting from step 2 of the first technique, Tony attempts a different counter by grabbing Thiago’s left pant leg. By doing so, this eliminates the ability for Thiago to extend his legs. All at once Thiago will remove his left butterfly hook from inside...
  • Thiago Sa X-Guard To Technical Stand Up Sweep

      X-Guard To Technical Stand Up Sweep Tony is in Thiago’s 93 Guard (aka half guard with a knee shield) and looking to pass, but the knee shield keeps him from doing so. With his left hand in the collar and his right hand securing Tony’s left wrist, he...
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