New Kurt Osiander Interview – Take It Uneasy Podcast




New Kurt Osiander Interview – Take It Uneasy Podcast


In this interview Kurt talks about his childhood, life lessons, when he became a man, being lead singer in a band, his biggest fear, how to make relationships work, and God (and some other stuff too).



When you’re finished watching you can check out our interview with Kurt Osiander here.


The Day The World Met The Hilarious Kit Dale




The Day The World Met The Hilarious Kit Dale


During the 2013 IBJJF Worlds a wild and unknown mustached man would face rising BJJ star Keenan Cornelius.


Today Kit Dale is widely recognized throughout the BJJ community for his hilarious antics, but just a couple of years ago, neither I, nor the guys announcing the match knew the name of this prolific Australian gentleman.



Soon after, Kit would become known as one of the funniest characters in BJJ because of his humor. Check out some of his hilarious videos below.







The Forgotten BJJ Fundamental: Standing Up




The Forgotten BJJ Fundamental: Standing Up


Many times when we begin our journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and many more times during the heat of a roll, a white belt can forget the option of standing up.


Standing up in base is an especially important skill if your focus is MMA or self-defense. If either of those is your primary course of study, the standing up option should be amongst the main tools in your arsenal.


For the BJJ practitioner standing up is extremely useful when going against a bigger, stronger opponent. It is much easier to simply get up and work passes then it is to start out playing guard, getting passed, working an escape, gaining dominant position and then submitting your much larger compadre.


By no means am I suggesting that you should never play guard against bigger and stronger opponents. Such is not the case. I am merely trying to add the standing up alternative to your repertoire of options. If there is someone in your class that constantly pulls the smash-and-pass on you. Trust me, you will love the standing up option.


Below are a some videos to show you the technique of standing up:




Check out the new Dillon Danis highlight (below) which demonstrates the stand up option in action at the highest levels. In Dillon’s case, and the case of people who like the kneebar/footlock game, standing up proves critical because performing these techniques can leave you in bad position if you are not careful.



Hopefully this article proves useful to you. Good luck!


Anderson Silva Back In Gi, Training With Ricardo De La Riva




Anderson Silva Back In Gi, Training With Ricardo De La Riva


The two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts started training together in 2014. Anderson was looking to supplement his guard game in case he would need it against Nick Diaz at UFC 183.


“Ricardo De La Riva is the best in Jiu-Jitsu when it comes to the guard, in addition to being the master of my teachers. Sometimes when working on the ground, and work my guard I ask for help from Master De La Riva to sharpen my guard game” – Anderson Silva



That was fun to watch, but I wonder who tapped?


UFC Allows Aldo To Be Berated By Fans For An Hour In Dublin




UFC Allows Aldo To Be Berated By Fans For An Hour In Dublin


I have been watching the UFC for many years. I have also watched many pre-fight press conferences and post-fight press conferences. Never before have I seen anything like today’s UFC 189 “press conference” in Ireland.


Most notably, there was only one member of the press who asked a question.


For almost an hour the UFC allowed drunken fans to have a microphone and a world-wide stage to berate one of the most dominant champions in the UFC. Fans were allowed to curse Jose Aldo up and down. Conor MacGregor was allowed to snatch Jose Aldo’s belt off the table and hold it up for fans, without recompense.


Calling this event a press conference was a joke. Calling it a circus would be more fitting.


The poise and demeanor of Jose Aldo was staggering. He sat there and took every hit from the crowd like a professional.


I was a Conor MacGregor fan. Now I hope Aldo kicks his legs off.



PS. As a side note, Conor announces in the conference that he will not be doing No Gi worlds in Europe in April like he said he would.


Gi Jiu Jitsu Techniques Modified For Street Fighting




Gi Jiu Jitsu Techniques Modified For Street Fighting


Can some traditional Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques be modified to be useful in a street fight or self-defense situation? The answer is yes.


The first video is a great prelude that went viral when it was released. Following that are some videos by Draculino Team X members who have actually gone about modifying some Jiu Jitsu techniques that can be performed using an opponent’s t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie, etc.





The last video below is from UFC veteran Alan Belcher’s YouTube page.



After watching these what do you think? Is it viable to investigate the possibilities of using someone’s street clothing against them, in terms of self-defense?