Blog Posts - Back Take

26/07/2016 - Open Mat | Quarter Guard

Class #758Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 26/07/2016Chris went through some quarter guard material he learned at the UK BJJ Globetrotter camp in Bournemouth last week, taught by dance maestro Bruno. The first was a rolling bac...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

BJJ / Grappling Tips: How to take the back from closed guard

Taking the back from the closed guard is a basic transition that no one in jiujitsu should get to blue belt without learning properly. It features in sports jiujitsu (gi and no gi), MMA and of course when defending yourself against a bigger, stronger...
by The Part Time Grappler on May 23, 2016

BJJ / Grappling Tips: RNC - Variations on the Rear Naked Choke

The best submission in Brazilian / Gracie jiujitsu, Nogi grappling or MMA is the rear naked choke or Mata Leão (translates to the lion killer). Done well, it is close to impossible to defend or esacpe it. I'm lucky enough to have been taught the det...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 20, 2014

BJJ tips: Double guard pull berimbolo armbar triangle

What to do when you pull guard and your opponent pulls guard at the same time? This is the famous double guard pull hated by many of the sport's and the martial art's legends such as Xande and Saulo Ribiero:If I ever find myself in a position like th...
by The Part Time Grappler on Mar 28, 2014

BJJ DVD Review: Peruvian Dozen 2.0 by James Clingerman

What a great DVD! I was very pleased with the Leg Drag DVD that my friend Mr Tim Sledd sent me to review and soon after I published that review, I came in contact with the man behind that production company The Fight Hub: Mario Roberto Black Belt Mr&...
by The Part Time Grappler on Oct 11, 2013

BJJ / Grappling Back Take Tips: The Secret to Successful Armdrags

Commitment is very important in martial arts in general and especially so in BJJ and grappling. Coming to BJJ from the "one-punch-one-kill" mentality of Karate, every BJJ coach / instructor I've learned from has stressed upon me that in grappling, mo...
by The Part Time Grappler on Feb 22, 2013

BJJ / Grappling tips: Take the back from mount

What's the best way to take the back from mount? While there are many ways to take the back from the mounted position, it's important to remember why you are doing it. Some back control options like the face-down control and the Body triangle contr...
by The Part Time Grappler on Oct 25, 2012

BJJ / Grappling Back Take Tips: Successful Armdrags and the way Roger Gracie takes the back

One of the newer BJJ enthusiasts at the Labs comes from a Karate background. The particular style of Karate he had trained featured an important aspect in their sparring called Sabaki. Sabaki (捌き) simply means management or handling but it's oft...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jul 19, 2012

Promoting Peace… One Post at a Time.

J was having a man’s night with some friends last night so I ate alone. I took it as the perfect opportunity to try these killer tofu lettuce wraps I’ve been wanting to make but dreading the disdainful look from my carnivorous husband at...
by Natty Nook on Mar 8, 2012

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