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 budovideos.com 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.
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
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
Muitas vezes Deus se cala… Mas o silêncio de Deus não significa que Ele desistiu de você Grande Mestre Delariva pic.twitter.com/fH0FgTaWMO
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?