Rio 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Travis Stevens Teaches How To Pass The Guard
Judo and BJJ black belt Travis Stevens conquered the silver medal at 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro. He is an old acquaintance of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community, having fought many tournaments like the IBJJF NY Open and Copa Pódio. In this video, Mr. Stevens shows a great technique for passing the guard.
How To Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu By Committing To Your Techniques
This is a long video that talks about commitment. It is over 6 minutes but I believe the story/analogy has value. If you are looking for a technique video this is not the video for you, if you are into deeper or more conceptual thinking in association with your training you may find some value in this video.
(All Photos by Sheila Besterfeldt and Colin McAdam)
Michael “Mouth” Garlington New Competition Photos And Videos (WBBJJ Sponsored Teen)
They should call him “Can’t Lose” but the name “Mouth” is his Jiu-Jitsu nickname. This 15 year simply wrecks the competition and is a highly active competitor. He has a few match losses but they are sparse! He is an IBJJF Kids World Champion and has multiple other titles as well. When you see a meme of mine that describes “that feeling of being submitted by a teenager”, it was probably inspired by him.
Check out some photos of him competing at yesterday’s NAGA event below!
Check out this awesome Berimbolo counter by our good friend Dainis Nguyen of Team DNA BJJ!
Dainis Nguyen is a black belt in BJJ and Judo. He has competed on the world stage in Judo, BJJ and Sambo, and has won numerous medals/superfights making him one of Canada’s most accomplished grapplers. He is the head instructor of Team DNA BJJ which is located at 2001 Thickson Road South, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 6J3. He is the only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in Whitby and he is certified by the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation). Team DNA offers a week Free trial of unlimited classes, for more info please visit www.dnabjj.com.
Nate Diaz Confronts His Haters In The Streets Prank!
“There’s a big UFC match coming up. UFC 202 is the much-anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Diaz won their first bout, but McGregor is slightly favored to win. We wanted to have some fun with this so we went out onto the street and talked to a bunch of fans who think Conor McGregor is going to win and then, while they were talking smack about Nate Diaz, we had Nate sneak up behind them.” – Jimmy Kimmel
In this video I demonstrate a series of techniques designed to make your opponent posture and thus regain guard.
Each of these techniques individually isnt high percentage, but the threat of these moves can illicit a lot of responses from your opponent that can set up escapes.
Having the ability to escape from Side Control all starts with having correct body positioning including your hands being in a safe place.
It’s important that these techniques fit well together against someone that likes to try and Cross Face and keep the hand by the hip. In the event that your opponent does get a Cross Face, controls with the hand over the body or grabs the pants near the knee, you will have to use a different set of escapes.
Besides the hand positioning I talk about the centerline and how to control in Side Control. Understanding what the person on top is going to do and what they are thinking will help you better understand the escapes as a comprehensive system to regain guard or gain the outcome of the individual techniques.
At any point, if they resist and take pressure off of you, that is your opportunity to slide a knee in, belly down or turn away.
With that being said, the hand that is controlling the tricep is very important. Most people that practice this try to dominate that hand solely with their arm. There is a combination of moving the hips into your opponent’s arm as well as pulling it into you that can be highly uncomfortable. If the person does not feel the need to move their hand from the floor by your hip then that means that your body positioning (specifically your hips) is off. Practice this until you get the pressure right.” – Great Grappling
I just happened upon this incredible highlight of BJJ/MMA legend, BJ “The Prodigy” Penn.
It is truly must see and epic.
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