August2015

  • ADCC 2015 Event Recap

    The Abu Dhabi Combat Club or ADCC is one of the most prestigious jiu-jitsu competitions in the world. Enough so that this California native was willing to wake up at 5AM in order to watch some of the epic matches. This year it was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil....
  • ADCC is Almost here!

    ADCC is one of the most prestigious grappling events and it’s just around the corner. The competitor list is out and we’re just imagining all the amazing possible match ups. Latest Update: Milton Vieira from brazil is entering the -77kg divison. Male -66 kg 1. Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” –...
  • The Best Show in Town: Eddie Bravo Invitational 4

    The Eddie Bravo Invitational was held this past weekend at The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. It attracted grappling fans to behold the 4th reincarnation of Eddie Bravo’s grappling imagination. This is the first EBI I attended in person. The live experience at the theater is amazing. It’s not...
  • Excuse Me: I Need To Go Train

    When I was a blue belt, I ran a small University jiu-jitsu club. One fall, we pooled our club budget with our personal funds to fly Matt Kirtley, an Eduardo de Lima black belt and writer behind the long-running Aesopian.com blog, from Florida to Pennsylvania to host a seminar....
  • André Galvão Toe Hold From Upside Down Guard

    In Issue 35 we interviewed one of our favorite jiu-jitsu athletes, Andre Galvao. Andre’s always up for showing our readers some sick techniques and this was no exception.   Toe Hold From Upside Down Guard This technique is very similar to the knee bar that Andre showed us. The...
  • André Galvão Exploring Closed Guard: Closed Guard To Back

    In Issue 35 we interviewed one of our favorite jiu-jitsu athletes, Andre Galvao. Andre’s always up for showing our readers some sick techniques and this was no exception.   Closed Guard To Back This is a back take from the closed guard that relies on your opponent to react...
  • How To Correct White Belt Mistakes

    White belts typically get the worst rap for all the quirky things they attempt to do on the mats. While those same quirky things lead to a lot of mistakes, they can easily be remedied by making minor changes to their games. This list could be much longer, but...
  • Polaris Pro 2 Breakdown: A Night of Dream Match-Ups

    In the world of exhibition grappling, Polaris is carving out a niche in the sport that events like Metamoris and FIVE Grappling will find difficult to emulate. Based in the United Kingdom, the very existence of Polaris serves an often-overlooked grappling market: Europe. With most major events taking place...
  • Letting Go

    It seems like Rousimar Palhares has been in the grappling community news feeds all week since his antics at the last World Series of Fighting event where he fought Jake Shields for a shot at the title. Palhares won by submission after catching Shields in a kimura. What’s got...
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