Why you NEED to learn how to transition between submission

Why you NEED to learn how to transition between submission

One of the first instructionals I bought was Erik Paulson’s Game Development. This short instructional covers 8 ways of training to develop your grappling. One of those ‘games’ was attacking by transitioning from submission to submission. The idea being if you master this you’ll create an inescapable web of destruction for your opponent. Throughout my […]

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep55: Roll Over Back Take

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep55: Roll Over Back Take

The back is arguably the most dominant in Jiu Jitsu. As a result, it’s a good idea to be able to take the back no matter how your opponent reacts. In passing one of the most common reactions your opponent will have is to turtle. This reaction gives you a great opportunity to attack the […]

Beginner’s BJJ Curriculum Sample Drill: RDLR Side To Side Drill

Beginner's BJJ Curriculum Sample Drill: RDLR Side To Side Drill

There are numerous benefits to using drills to develop technique. Drills make it easier for you to learn and remember a technique, they’re a great way to warm the body up, and can give you a great sport specific workout. For these reasons, we included a number of drills in each part of the Beginner’s […]

Beginner’s BJJ Curriculum Sample Concept: Positional Controls

Beginner's BJJ Curriculum Sample Concept: Positional Controls

Explaining the underlying concepts behind a technique or position can be incredibly beneficial in helping people understand what they’re trying to achieve and how the same idea can be applied in different situations. To help instructors and students learn faster, we added a section at the start of each week of the Beginner’s BJJ Curriculum […]

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep 54: Countering Leg Grab

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep 54: Countering Leg Grab Against The Top Spin

There are many styles of top control. Some people like to squash their opponents, some people like to float and use movement to stay on top, and some people like to pin their opponents and take away their ability to move. Regardless of the style of control, you like to use, the top spin is […]

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep.53: Step Over Straight Arm Bar

One of the most common problems Jiu Jitsu students have when they attack a submission is losing control of the position. This can happen through a loss of balance, giving their opponent space to move, or rushing to get the tap. The Step Over Straight Arm Bar from Kuzure Kesa Gatame is a fantastic way […]

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep 52: Kuzure Kesa Gatame Americana

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep 52: Kuzure Kesa Gatame Americana

The Americana from Side Control is one of the first submissions you’ll learn when you start Jiu Jitsu. However, when you come to try it in sparring, the Americana can be difficult to catch. A big reason for this is because you’re trying to control your opponent’s arm with your arm. That is not mechanically […]

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep.51: Leg Ride Half Guard Pass

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep.51: Leg Ride Half Guard Pass

Throughout my competition BJJ career, top of half guard is probably the most common position I find myself in. This probably due to the fact I normally play on top and I love a good knee slide. As a result, I understand how important the underhook is to half guard play. The underhook is life […]

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep.50: Belt Drag Against Double Under Pass

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep.50: Belt Drag Against Double Under Pass

The Double Under pass is a very popular pressure pass and can be a highly effective way to pass flexible opponents. As a result, it’s important to know how to counter this pass. Episode 50 of 2 Minute Jiu Jitsu covers the belt drag against the Double Under pass. Check it out below now: In […]