The Shoulder Ripper

The Shoulder Ripper is my favourite way to counter the most common defence to the armbar. The beautiful thing about this technique is it requires very little grip adjustments so you stay locked in the arm bar position, yet it's still a very high … [Read more]

Problem Solving For The Win

Over past few weeks, I’ve noticed something when training. Regardless of whether I’m attacking or defending, I’m continually solving the problems my opponent creates. You’ll be doing the same thing whether you’re aware of it or not. And the … [Read more]

Detangling The 50/50

The 50/50 Guard And Why You Absolutely NEED To Add It To Your Jiu Jitsu Whether you love it or hate it, the 50/50 guard is here to stay. And if you don’t know what to do from this position, you’ll be at the mercy of your opponent. But don’t … [Read more]

Jiu Jitsu Chess

One step sparring is common training method in traditional martial art. The basic way it works is by person A attacking, person B counter-attacking, then they reset and go again. The counter can be a prearranged sequence or person B is can be free to … [Read more]

The Takedown Breakdown

Why Every Jiu Jitsu Player NEEDS A Takedown Plan And How To Build One Go to Video 1: Setting Your Grips Go to Video 2: Running The Pipe Go to Video 3: Single Leg Foot Sweep Go to Video 4: The Levitation Guard Pull I have a question for you. … [Read more]

Weave Half Guard Pass

One of the keys to successfully passing or attacking from the half guard is the under hook. On a fundamental level, whoever controls the under hook in half guard has the advantage. If the Jiu Jitsu player on the bottom has the under hook, they'll … [Read more]

The Egg Drill

A Simple Way To Develop Water-Tight Defences I remember when Alex started training Jiu Jitsu. He was athletic, good at scrambling, and had the heart of a lion. Because of these attributes, if he got on top, he would often catch his training partners … [Read more]

Train with Everyone?

One of the best things about training in Southern California is that I’m spoiled for choice when it comes to the training partners in my environment. I have my choice of whatever size and level training partner I want; whenever I leave or travel … [Read more]