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Archive for November, 2009

How to go from Spider Guard Sweep to a Bicep Cutter

One of my favorite sweeps is the Spider Guard Sweep.  You set it up by grabbing a sleeve and putting one leg in the bend of the that arm.  Then you put the other leg across the abdomen of your opponent with the knee out.  As shown here:

Rigan Machado comes to Utah

I just got news that Rigan Machado will be giving a seminar on January 30th here in Utah.  He is a 8th degree black belt and nephew of Helio Gracie.  He was the first black belt awarded by Carlos Gracie Jr.  I’m really excited to go.  I am still feeling bad that I miss out on Andre Galvao when he came to… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Giving Thanks for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We all love BJJ.  In fact we are addicted to it.  I am always trying to get friends to join me and try it out.  That is why when I heard that my instructor was starting a free class for high school age youth I thought "Wow, here is some one who is really doing something to further BJJ".  Here is his blog announcing it… Continue reading | 3 Comments

How To Triangle or Replace Guard on a Pass

Rich, one of our instructors, showed me this technique in BJJ class a few days ago.  I thought I would share it with you.  I end up to often with one leg over the neck of the guy trying to pass.  I block the hip but its only a matter of time before they get by because I didn’t know what to do.  With some work I hope to use… Continue reading

Stopping The In Guard Stall Of Laying On The Chest.

I have noticed that sometimes when people are tired and in guard they will stall by laying on the chest of their opponent.  I’ve had this happen a few times.  They hug your chest and don’t give you much to work with.  A friend who was doing it to me, he weighs 65lbs. more then me, gave me a technique to help pry them off or reposition them.  Placing the… Continue reading

Mastering Jiu Jitsu One Step At ATime

In my blog The Undiscovered Frontier of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I talked about new BJJ situations I have been getting in and how that shows growth in my opinion.  I gave a specific example of not knowing what to do with a arm bar that the guy is holding on to.  I said that I wouldn’t let that happen again or… Continue reading

The Undiscovered Frontier of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Every person that learns BJJ I think is like a explorer in a undiscovered land.  Rather poetic isn’t it.  Why I say this is as of late I’ve been seeing progress in my Jiu Jitsu.  I am finding myself in situations where I have been trained what to do but I’ve never been in them often enough or at all in a match.  For example the other day I got… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Top 10 Gi or Kimono Rankings

Georgette tipped me off to the close out sales happening at Atama right now. After searching around I found a Mundial #5, red, A4 that I liked.  I purchased it for $50 off list price.  I’ve been looking for another gi or kimono to help give my Koral MKM Urban Camo a break.  Its starting to show signs of wear on the… Continue reading | 7 Comments

How To Execute the Single Leg Take Down "Run The Pike"

This is a continuation from my post 6 Steps of The Shot or Take Down from the Take Down Seminar at West Side Jiu Jitsu.  I just posted Secrets of The Single Leg Take Down or Shot.  Here is… Continue reading

Secrets of the Single Leg Take Down or Shot

This is a continuation from my post 6 Steps of The Shot or Take Down from the Take Down Seminar at West Side Jiu Jitsu.    I’ve covered the double leg take down and its finishes.  Now I am going to blog on the single.

Some of the secrets Clint shared… Continue reading | 4 Comments