Travis Guesnon

Travis began his love for grappling and fitness more than ten years ago here in Southern California and has turned that passion into a career helping Mike steward this fine publication. He has been training jiu-jitsu since 2009 under John Munoz at C-quence JJ/MMA in Norco, CA.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Toe Holds With Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: Toe Hold Counter From Inside Omoplata

    It’s not the first time we’ve had Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros gracing the pages as a main feature in JJM. Deb Blyth had a great interview article on him in Issue 29, giving us an inside look at the life of the always colorful and charismatic Comprido. If you haven’t...
  • Toe Holds With Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros: Toe Hold From Side Control

    It’s not the first time we’ve had Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros gracing the pages as a main feature in JJM. Deb Blyth had a great interview article on him in Issue 29, giving us an inside look at the life of the always colorful and charismatic Comprido. If you haven’t...
  • Murilo Bustamante: S-Mount To Cross Collar Choke

    When offered the opportunity to participate in a seminar with a former UFC Champion, jiu-jitsu World Champion and certifiable legend in the jiu-jitsu community, we jumped at the chance. Little did we know that we’d need our mouth guards, ice packs and ibuprofen, courtesy of the leader of Brazilian...
  • Murilo Bustamante: Windshield Wipers To Mount

    When offered the opportunity to participate in a seminar with a former UFC Champion, jiu-jitsu World Champion and certifiable legend in the jiu-jitsu community, we jumped at the chance. Little did we know that we’d need our mouth guards, ice packs and ibuprofen, courtesy of the leader of Brazilian...
  • 5 Must Watch Jiu-Jitsu Videos

    One aspect of my employment is to watch videos and I’ve seen many that are great and many that aren’t so great. Honestly, I’ve probably seen so many that I can’t remember all of them due to brain overload, but there are those that do stick out in my...
  • It’s Edwin Najmi!

    Look, Up In The Sky… It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Edwin Najmi!

    If you caught some of the highlights from last year’s IBJJF Worlds, chances are you had the opportunity to witness one of the biggest highlights of the event that didn’t involve a black belt. During the event and afterwards, this highlight was constantly getting viewed on iRoll.tv and other...
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