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BJJ, Drilling, Drills, Guard Passing, Jiu Jitsu, Mendes, No Gi Pass, Rafael Mendes -

Effective guard passing is essential to begin developing as early as humanly possible in your BJJ development because nothing is as frustrating as being held at bay by an opponent's guard, whether it is closed or opened.  During live training, we can sometimes get lucky or capitalize on a simple mistake by our opponent and get past their legs and guard.  For this reason, there is no skill in jiu jitsu where it is more necessary to drill techniques as much as possible to effectively ingrain the necessary muscle memory for the movements and reactions that are necessary.  The importance...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Leg Attacks, Leg Lock, Leg Locks, No Gi, Submission Grappling -

Recently in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there has been a revolution.  Many people are starting to incorporate lower body attacks more and more.  Decades ago it was frowned upon to attack the lower body in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  There is an infamous story with 10th Planet founder, Eddie Bravo, where he was competing as a purple belt and he went for a toe hold.  The crowd began to boo him and yell, some even say that they threw things at him.  This was a little over a decade ago.  In martial arts terms, that is not long ago. Funny story because...

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BJJ, Catch Wrestling, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts, No Gi, Submission Wrestling, Wrestling -

Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of grappling, there are techniques in wrestling that have been around for hundreds and thousands of years.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a relatively new martial art when compared to so many others.  The essence and core of bjj has been around for hundreds of years, but what we see today in competitions such as the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation and the ADCC is a relatively new form of martial art and sport.  Today, we have an extremely active competition circuit for primarily Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors; for instance, the IBJJF holds many...

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BJJ, Deep Half, Deep Half Guard, Deep Half Sweep, Half Guard, world champion -

5 Black Belt World Championships is no easy feat, this will put you in the hall of fame and establish you as one of the most legendary competitors in the world.  Bernardo Faria is one of the most famous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners around today and he has won the World Championships 5 times as a black belt.  How can someone accomplish so much?  What segregates Bernardo from the rest of us mere mortals?  There are many factors that differentiate a Black Belt World Champion from the rest of us.  They have an undeniable will to thrive and win, they...

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ADCC, Bernardo Faria, BJJ, Diet, Fasting, Fitness, Intermittent Fasting, Jiu Jitsu, nutrition, tom deblass, UFC -

If you have been training BJJ for even a week, you know challenging it can be, but also how rewarding physically and mentally.  It is an amazing martial art and sport that introduces you to a wide variety of new friends who are on the same journey as you.  Quickly, you will probably have discovered that it's so much more than just an activity that you do 2-3 times a week.  You find yourself thinking about techniques at work or at school and thinking of new ways to inject the sport into your life. Soon you will begin to see...

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