How to get better at Jiu Jitsu

This post is using a video from Art of Skill. Rick received his Black Belt from Roy Dean. This is a really great YouTube clip that discusses 6 key aspects of how to improve in Jiu Jitsu. The Physical includes Great Mobility, High Strength to Weight Ratio and Killer Cardio The Technical aspects include ; […]

The Darce and Anaconda Chokes

The darce choke (or d’arce), also called ‘no gi brabo choke’ (not to confuse with the standard brabo choke), in Portuguese often called triângulo de braço invertido or even triângulo de mão, is a choke used in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA and other grappling sports which is a variation of the katagatame (arm triangle) and the anaconda chokes. The difference between […]

Basic Takedowns

These are some takedowns that don’t require you to have a ton of Judo or Wrestling proficiency. The key point is to begin slowly with a compliant training partner and drill until each aspect is smooth.

Mount to Back Drill

John Will explains the Mount to Back Drill which is part of the white to blue belt syllabus. This is part of the first stripe set of techniques.

Attacks from Guard – Breaking Posture

Breaking posture is essential for attacks from guard. This video details three commonly used stability techniques by people that sit in your closed guard. Opponent grips both hands low – Use your knees and pull on lapels, secure over hook. Opponent forms a structure with one hand high and one hand low. – Grip Break […]