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The Complete Brabo Lapel Guard System For BJJ

The Complete Brabo Lapel Guard System For BJJ

In modern Jiu Jitsu, the closed guard has become overshadowed by all types of open and lapel guards that make for great highlight reel footage. But, there is a reason your Jiu Jitsu journey likely started in the closed guard.  Having someone in your guard,...

Leg Lock Struggles: Why You Fail To Tap People

Leg Lock Struggles: Why You Fail To Tap People

At this point, it might be cliche to tell you how popular leg locks are in the Jiu Jitsu landscape. Leg attacks have an interesting history, but have recently been given center stage in Jiu Jitsu. In the past few years, BJJ icons like Dean Lister, Gordon Ryan, and...

How To Make The Americana Submission Inescapable

How To Make The Americana Submission Inescapable

Many techniques that you learn in your first few Jiu Jitsu classes will form the foundation of the rest of your Jiu Jitsu career. Some of the basics transform into advanced techniques that can challenge any opponent.  However, some techniques are universally left...

3 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Woman In Jiu Jitsu

3 Lessons I’ve Learned As A Woman In Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is hard for everyone. At times, women training Jiu Jitsu can feel additional struggles such as intimidation, frustration, or discouragement. I'm writing this article to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way.   I'm a tiny, 5'1", 115 lb (155...

Elite Sports – Overview

Elite Sports – Overview

Recently Instagram exploded with some content creators rallying against Elite Sports with the hashtag #banElite Sports. Influential and well-respected Instagram profiles like @bjj.wiki, @jits_bitch, @matador_bjj, @horseplayjiujitsu, @studentsofbjj and @mcdojolife are...

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