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BJJ, grappling, Jimmy Pedro, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Judo Takedowns, Kayla Harrison, Olympics, Travis Stevens -

In this installment of the BJJ Fanatics Gift Guide is focused on helping inject your training with some much needed standing and takedown techniques.  These areas are often ignored by many jiu jitsu practitioners and academies, the majority of training starting and happening "from the knees." What better gift to give that special jiu jiteiro in your life than the ability to effectively control their opponents on the feet and when the opportunity presents itself to take the action to the ground.  A decent working knowledge of judo can really go a long way to helping both your competitive jiu jitsu...

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Bernardo Faria, BJJ, Dean Lister, escape, Jiu Jitsu, Submission Escape, Tom DeBlass -

Finding the right gift for someone can sometimes be a challenge.  The stores are filled with holiday gifts that are equal parts cliche and thoughtless.  What is the best gift you can give someone who shares your love of BJJ and grappling?  The gift of knowledge is a great option and you've come to the right place as we explore all of the different instructional series available from BJJ Fanatics. Escaping submissions is an area we can all use more help with.  The more impervious we are to the offensive game of our training partners and opponents, the easier it...

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BJJ, Closed Guard, Gift, Holiday, Jiu Jitsu -

We are currently knee deep in the holiday season and you are probably looking for some last minute gift ideas for your favorite jiu jiteiros or even yourself.  What better to have your friends or significant others get you than some of the best BJJ instructional materials out there from BJJ Fanatics.  Let's take a look at all of the great DVD and On Demand instructionals available focused on making your Close Guard impassable and a deadly place to end up for your opponents.  Invest in these resources and 2018 will be a very bad year for your opponents and...

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ADCC, Bernardo Faria, BJJ, escape, Jiu Jitsu, Tom DeBlass, ufc -

There are few positions that inspire despair as much as having your back taken with the hooks in.  Wearing your opponent as a backpack and defending against the many chokes and limb attacks they can throw at you can make for an anxiety filled roll.  If your training partner or opponent has flexible, long legs, they might be able to cinch you in a body triangle which can take the back mount position to even more horrible heights of control and discomfort.  It is not uncommon for someone to actually submit to the pressure of the body triangle and tap...

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BJJ, escape, Jiu Jitsu, Submissions, Tom DeBlass -

There is an unwritten rule in BJJ, according to Tom DeBlass, where training partners and even opponents tacitly agree to "trade techniques" back and forth, with one person attempting a technique and the other person attempting an escape or counter.  This non-verbal and diplomatic way to approach jiu jitsu can create a somewhat passive approach to your game.  It's time to add some savage to your game, especially in your philosophical approach to escapes. In the video below from Tom DeBlass' forthcoming instructional from BJJ Fanatics, "Submission Escapes" he brings his unique style to the kimura escape when in an...

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