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
The Greatest Surprise BJJ Blue Belt Promotion Ever!
I had the privilege of belting one of my long time students to blue belt today. So I figured why not have some fun with it. To my knowledge this is not even a real technique, I completely made this up to surprise him with his promotion. Enjoy! – BJJ Caveman
How Can I Get Better At Escapes From Side Control And Mount
I recently received a question from a BJJ White Belt. He asked how he can get better at escapes from side control and mount.
I’m pretty sure that this is the number 1 BJJ related question I get from white belts in the beginning. Because they lack the skills to be effective. They spend a lot of time in bad positions like side control and mount.
So in this video I give 4 tips that can a white belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu (or anyone really) can use to improve at escaping bad positions.
The tips are (starting with simplest to more in-depth):
-Learn to take a deep breath when you find yourself in bad positions during BJJ rolling.
-Focus on using the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu techniques you’ve learned rather than just pushing and shoving with no rhyme or reason.
-If open mat or extra free mat time is available. Had a partner attack you in your worst position.
-If time is not available or just another way to do it. Find someone you can beat and let them put you in the worst positions possible
As I share in this video. All of these tips have had a big impact on my game so I hope they help you as well if you’re struggling with escapes from side control and mount.
Valente Brothers, Pedro And Gui, Discuss The History Of The Modern Jiu-Jitsu Curriculum
In this video the Valente Brothers explain the history of the formation of the modern Jiu-Jitsu curriculum.
In the early days of BJJ much of the instruction was done via private lessons. In time it was deemed important to form group classes. When group classes were formed a multitude of new challenges were to be faced.
This is the story as to how the Gracie family and close friends spread the art of Jiu-Jitsu as we know it to the world today.