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Half guard is an extremely common position in which you might find yourself as you're scrambling to keep the training partners or opponents from passing your guard.  Once thought of as a last ditch position, overtime the position has become a powerful and dynamic position that can be used as the foundation of one's offensive game plan from both the top and bottom to catch not only sweeps but also submissions. Through the application by world champions and mixed martial arts champions like Bernardo Faria and Tom DeBlass, there has never been more focus on the power contained in the...

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The cross choke is one of the most powerful chokes in the gi.  It utilizes both collars and is one of the first chokes many people learn.  The cross choke is also one of the hardest chokes to master.  One of the best characteristics of the cross choke is that it is extremely versatile.  You can use the cross choke from so many different places. The cross choke is definitely worth learning because it works from bottom in several places and from top.  You can use it from half guard and full guard on bottom and you can use it...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Closed Guard Kimura Trap, Jiu Jitsu, Kimura, Kimura Trap -

The kimura is one of the most dominant submissions in bjj.  The kimura can be used as a submission or you can use it as a position.  The kimura grip is extremely versatile and can be used from several different places. One of the best places to use the kimura is from the closed guard.  This is one of the first submissions many people learn from closed guard but it is difficult to master. The kimura from closed guard can be used to submit your opponent or you can use it to set up other attacks and from other attacks. ...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Wrist Lock, Wrist Locks, Wrist Locks From Guard -

Wrist locks may be one of the most powerful submissions that you can use.  The wrist is filled with tiny bones and does not have much muscle mass surrounding it.  You can break the wrist in so many different directions.  The wrist lock is also one of the most underutilized submissions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Check out our article “Level the playing field, attack the wrist” for some basic knowledge on wrist locks. Today, we are discussing the wrist lock from other submissions.  For example, using a wrist lock from the arm bar or triangle position.  The wrist lock is...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, No Gi, Submission Wrestling, Wrist Lock, Wrist Locks, Wrist Locks From Guard -

Wrist locks are one of the most underutilized submissions in bjj today.  Many people often overlook the effectiveness of the wrist lock.  More traditional submissions like the arm bar, The triangle choke, and other popular submissions are often taught far more than the wrist lock.  There may be a wrist lock revolution coming though, much like the leg lock revolution we see today.  Many people neglected leg locks until submission only became so popular and now everyone wants to learn leg locks. Why would people start to learn wrist locks?  Well, because they are not popular among bjj practitioners.  Here...

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