September2015

  • Abraham Marte: Sequence From the Posture Break

      Smart jiu-jitsu athletes will often have more than one option when they attack. Many of the techniques demonstrated by Abraham are from the double hand posture break and he utilizes a sequence of transitions from this position. 1. When you go to take the back, your opponent may...
  • Abraham Marte: Breaking Posture from Closed Guard

    Breaking your opponent’s posture is extremely important when setting up attacks from the closed guard. It’s one of the things you’ll hear your professor telling you to do at an early stage. Controlling his posture will prevent him from easily opening your closed guard, and eventually passing. It also...
  • WHITE BELT INQUIRIES

    Would judo throws be illegal and considered slams in jiu-jitsu tournaments? Short answer – No. Most Judo throws are performed in a continuous motion. That’s typically the standard to which slams are considered “slams.” The IBJJF rule book mentions the word “slam” only once to say they’re illegal at...
  • What Video Games Taught Me About Martial Arts

    Before actually training, most people are exposed to martial arts in a variety of different ways. Movies and TV generally provide people their first introduction into the art of fighting. Other mediums, however, provide a look into how our society views martial arts. Video games, in particular, are fascinating...
  • Jiu-jitsu Superstars Going to MMA

    MMA has received a lot of criticism due to the lower pay of its athletes in comparison to other sports. Yet many athletes are still drawn to the sport. Several high level jiu-jitsu competitors have participated or expressed interest in MMA. I’m sure this is partly due to a...
  • Eddie Bravo Invitational 4 on YouTube!

    In case you missed it, you can watch the entire EBI4 event on youtube. We thought it was a fun event with plenty of nogi jiu-jitsu action. Check it out below.  ...
  • Nick Diaz – What’s Next?

    It seems like the biggest news of this week in the martial arts community was the 5 year suspension of MMA star and jiu-jitsu black belt, Nick Diaz. The fighter is infamous for his behavior in the MMA spotlight but also well known for his excellent boxing and outstanding...
  • Polaris Pro 2

    The Polaris Pro 2 provided some great jiu-jitsu action last weekend. It was a show and every match was exciting, and most of them ended in submission. Check out the highlight video here and watch the replay on FloGrappling.com....
  • The 3rd Degree with Kyra Gracie

    Kyra Gracie needs no introduction in the jiu-jitsu community. Though retired from jiu-jitsu competition it looks like Kyra is keeping her self-busy with other projects. Check out this trailer for her new show on UFC’s FIGHT PASS called The Third Degree....
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