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If you’re not only looking to brush up on your open guard skills, but become an encyclopedia of open guard knowledge, then John Danaher’s “Go Further Faster Gi Fundamentals Open Guard” is the video set you need. 
If you’ve been following Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for an extended period of time, then the perennial champion of champions Andre Galvao needs no introduction. While this overview of his new DVD ‘Passing The Modern Guard Using Old School...
One of the first rules new Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners learn is, “Don’t expose your back.” But let’s face the facts: if your opponents are fast and talented enough, they’re going to get your back. What do you...
One of the most common questions people ask when they start Brazilian jiu-jitsu is, “Will it work in the streets?”  Unfortunately, that question can no longer be answered with a resounding “yes!” While the...
If you didn’t think John Danaher would create an eight-volume video set dedicated entirely to guard retention, then you don’t know John Danaher.  In “Go Further Faster: Guard Retention By John Danaher” the namesake...
Closed guard is the first guard most Brazilian jiu-jitsu students learn. Yet even higher ranking acolytes of Brazil’s soft art misuse it.  That’s where Professor Tom DeBlass’s “Closed Guard Domination” comes in. The roughly...
A few years ago, Ricardo Almeida black belt, Tom DeBlass blessed the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world with his still popular half guard series, “Half Guard Domination.” In that series, DeBlass went into impeccable detail showing grapplers all over...
American Jiu-Jitsu legend Jeff Glover is no stranger to finding comfort in discomfort. The prospect of being mounted can appear as a threat to some, as it leads to not only points in a tournament setting but...
You have your back taken, it seems like there’s no way out. You’re sweating, but not slippery enough to wriggle away from your opponent's control. Left with few options, as your opponent tightens up on a bow...
How can one define Garry Tonon’s style in a mere article? If you have ever had the privilege of watching this man compete, you’ll understand why it’s impossible to put him into a box.