March2016

  • Sprinting for Jiu-Jitsu

    Often overlooked for more stylish exercises like battle ropes and kettlebell swings, sprinting has a list of useful benefits that can help any jiu-jitsu player. Whether you’re a hobbyist or active competitor, sprinting will improve your conditioning, body composition, and mental toughness. It has been shown to improve the...
  • How To Become A Social Media Black Belt

    There is no doubt that social media has become a ubiquitous presence in today’s world. Every business pretty much used at least one social media platform to interact with their audience. This is a good move for businesses, as it is important for them to move with the times...
  • Milton Bastos Taking The Back From Turtle

    Here’s a real tricky one that you can use on the unsuspecting opponent. It’s starting to become one of my personal favorite moves. It’s another way to get to your opponent’s back when they turtle up.   1. Stay tight on your opponent and bring both of your feet...
  • Nick “The Tooth” Gullo

    A couple years ago, I started looking into writing and taking photos for jiu-jitsu. In search of inspiration, and that je ne sais quoi of what made for good content, I stumbled upon the works of Nick Gullo or better known as Nick “The Tooth.” I began reading articles...
  • High Percentage Jiu-Jitsu: Scarf Choke from Side Control

      This is a lapel choke that’s extremely effective and very difficult to escape from when set up correctly. Bernardo likes this because it’s a no risk finish. If he has his opponent in side control, the submission he thinks about are the ones that still leave him in...
  • The Guard: Essential Vocabulary

    The guard is arguably what made jiu-jitsu famous. To the untrained eye, the bottom man is in great danger, but armed with an understanding of the guard, he has the tools to reverse the position or to end the fight right then and there. Royce Gracie put this revelation...
  • More Reasons To Wear A Mouthguard

    When we think of injuries related to jiu-jitsu, we think of sore joints, maybe a dislocation, a hyperextension, bruising, etc. One thing we don’t often think about is getting a tooth knocked out. I’ve seen it happen first hand. At the very least, an unforeseen impact can cause a...
  • March 2016 – Issue 42

    Milton Bastos: From The Back To The Podium Taking The Back From Turtled Opponent Opening Up The Turtle   Placing The Second Hook   Leg Trap To RNC   Kimura From The Back   Wrist Lock Variation   Lapel Chocke From The Back   Master Claudio Franca: Self-Defense Techniques...
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