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“More times than not, I get destroyed when training/competing against people bigger than me. Regardless of the belt, experience, or excuse-making, I struggle, even when finding success.Training with people only my size would leave me with the...
At the peak of his reign, Marcelo Garcia is a name you hear amongst the pound-for-pound greats of our sport. In no small part, this has been due to the butterfly guard that bears his signature style,...
The deep-half guard wizard himself Jeff Glover has become renowned for his ability to withstand an onslaught of submissions without cracking under pressure. Deep-half guard is inherently a position where one must be adept at swimming in...
Jiu-jitsu is made up of fundamental anatomical asymmetries that we are to exploit if we are inclined to gain an advantage over our opponent. The armbar submission is an upper-body attack that is commonplace amongst all jiu-jitsu...
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...