December2015

  • Crucifix from the Back with Alberto Crane

    The back is a very dominant position in jiu-jitsu. Many people have gotten very good at defending the back position, not allowing you to sink in a choke of any kind. The crucifix is a great way to break down their defenses and reward yourself for reaching the dominant...
  • Choke To Armbar From Kimura Grip with Clark Gracie

    With the Kimura Grip of the arm, there are lots of options to attack if your opponent continues to defend the most obvious Kimura attack. In this case, Brandon is continuing to hold his collar and being extremely defensive. 1. Clark steps his left foot over in front of...
  • Keys to the Kimura Grip with Clark Gracie

    The Kimura Grip looks pretty simple but there are a lot of little details that go into the effectiveness of this control. It’s a position of leverage. With the proper grip established, you have a tremendous amount of leverage over your opponent. The details go into where you grip,...
  • MRSA On and Off the Mat

    On Saturdays, my gym has a no gi class with rolling afterward. By the time I’m finished, I’m covered in a mix of my own and my partners’ sweat. I always seem to be more aware of how much I need a shower after no gi classes because I...
  • Flow Kimonos Hemp Series Gi

    Yes, this gi is 100% hemp. Hemp is generally associated with the cannabis plant, which is also known as marijuana. Hemp is actually a sibling plant to marijuana and contains no psychoactive properties. This is due to the fact it contains very miniscule amounts of THC, the active ingredient...
  • Rock-Jitsu: Jiu-jitsu Meets Heavy Metal

      “Music, you know, true music, not just rock ‘n’ roll – it chooses you. It lives in your car, or alone, listening to your headphones – you know, with the vast, scenic bridges and angelic choirs in your brain.” – Lester Bangs, Almost Famous        ...
  • Portion Control 101

    Raise your hand if you have found yourself feeling stuffed after a meal because your eyes were bigger than your stomach. *Raises hand* There is something satisfying about having a ton of different foods available in your fridge because you have mastered bulk cooking after reading all about it...
  • December 2015 – Issue 39

    Mastering The Crucifix with Alberto Crane Alligator Roll   Crucifix from Standing   Crucifix from the Back   Crucifix Counter in the Deep Half   Defending the Crucifix   The Kimura Grip with Clark Gracie Keys to the Kimura Grip   Kimura Control Pass   Shoulder and Forearm Lock...
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