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BJJ / Grappling tips: Passing the half guard: Dealing with the Underhook

The half guard used to be viewed as a position of weakness, especially if strikes are available as a weapon. Partly, the top player is almost past the guard players defenses and partly it allows the top player to lock the bottom player's hips in plac...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 9, 2016

BJJ / Grappling Tips: Escape Side Control

Thursday sessions at Eddie Kone Academy of jiujitsu focus on NoGi training and Striking For MMA. It is not unlikely to walk onto the mat and see the main class to be run by an experienced coach while Eddie is on the side taking a student through thei...
by The Part Time Grappler on Aug 15, 2016

BJJ Seminar & Summer Grading: New School BJJ with Helio "Soneca" Moreira

The day started with 7 black beltsI recently had the pleasure & honour to attend Professor Helio Soneca's Summer Grading and seminar at Ernest Bevin College in Tooting, South London. The seminar was open to all and was immediately followed by New...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jul 17, 2016

BJJ / Grappling tips: impassable guard? Start from the bottom of the side control

Master Rickson Gracie demonstrating his open guard on meThe open guard is a core position in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Competitors and fighters within and outside the Gracie family have used it for generations to stay safe on the bottom, escape back...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 15, 2016

Master Rickson Gracie discusses the future of jiu-jitsu with master Pedro Sauer and the head instructors at the Gracie Academy HQ: Ryron and Rener Gracie.

In a new video shot at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California, Master Rickson Gracie discusses the future of jiu-jitsu with master Pedro Sauer and the head instructors at the Gracie Academy HQ: Ryron and Rener Gracie. Here's the video and the sub...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 7, 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: How to improve your guard, half guard and every other jiujitsu position by focusing on pit stops

Something I've always enjoyed exploring in grappling / jiujitsu is the use of pit stops. In this context, pit stops to me are points along the path of a roll / grapple / match where you can stop, secure & re-evaluate before you close the deal (su...
by The Part Time Grappler on May 3, 2016

BJJ / Grappling tips: Paradox of jiujitsu.

What's the hardest yet most tantalising thing about jiujitsu? It's that fact that demand all of your attention when you are doing it. Not some. Not most, but all. What's the best and fastest way to improve your jiujitsu? It's to tone down your a...
by The Part Time Grappler on Mar 1, 2016

BJJ / Grappling Tips: How Much Resistance Should I Use?

Check this beautiful video by BJJ Hacks called "Let Your Jiu-Jitsu Flow to Get Better" about Clark GracieWhy do I feel it's important to dial the resistance down when training Jiujitsu?Tombstone analogy:You often hear motivational speakers and author...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 4, 2015

BJJ Tips: Opening the Closed Guard - a Gracie Humaita approach

https://ekbjj.wordpress.com/In a recent post, I showcased the way my teacher Mr Eddie Kone passes the closed guard over the legs. A lot of people read, watched and liked that article and the video that came with it. Many, however asked questions rega...
by The Part Time Grappler on Oct 31, 2015

BJJ Tips: Applying Armlocks and Teaching Gracie Jiujitsu

For a long time, I have been in love with Gracie jiujitsu and over the past 11 years, I have taught hundreds if not thousands of hours of group and private lessons and on a few occasions whole seminars*.Showing the details of the armbar from gua...
by The Part Time Grappler on Oct 27, 2015

BJJ / Grappling tips: avoiding injury in jiujitsu

What is your objective in jiujitsu?I'm currently reading Nic Gregoriades' excellent volume "The Black Belt Blueprint" and while I can't rave about it enough (full review to come. If you can't wait, check this thorough review by Slideyfoot.), I notice...
by The Part Time Grappler on Sep 7, 2015

BJJ / Grappling tips: How to always win in jiujitsu & Peter Aerts' take on speed

I recently heard Bas Rutten relay the words of one of the best Dutch kickboxers ever, Peter Aerts, regarding his speed of delivery of punches, kicks and other strikes:"Fast? No actually I'm slow and lumbering. I am however very perceptive. I have wor...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jul 20, 2015

BJJ / Grappling tips: How to Improve the Open guard in less than half an hour

The guard is an essential survival tool of Gracie jiujitsu. The guard can generally be split into closed (where your ankles are crossed around the opponent 's torso) and open (where the ankles are uncrossed yet the opponent is not past the legs).&nbs...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 5, 2015

BJJ / grappling / MMA in Ashton - Greater Manchester: Viva Combat Athletics.

http://www.vivacombatathletics.com/I recently visited a gym run by an old jiujitsu friend of mine: Mr Anthony Griffiths, or Griff as I've come to know him over the last 10 years. Griff is an accomplished jiujitsu practitioner (brown belt user the...
by The Part Time Grappler on May 29, 2015

BJJ / Grappling tips: escape the triangle choke from guard

How to escape the triangle choke from guard:Moving upstream is a marketing term. It can easily be explained with the analogy of a river. If you walk past a river and spot a problem (pollution, stagnant water...etc.) you can either address the immedia...
by The Part Time Grappler on May 21, 2015

BJJ / Grappling tips: Kron Gracie's guard

Master Rickson Gracie, Grandmaster Helio Gracie and professor Kron GracieKron Gracie has an amazing all-round jiujitsu game. He is fantastic from every position and attacks with submissions with seemingly reckless abandon, but having spent a few hour...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 21, 2015

BJJ Self Defence: Mestre Sylvio Behring

Some jiujitsu academies teach only sport jiujitsu while others teach the self defence curriculum alongside the sport techniques, barely paying lip-service to the raison d'être of jiujitsu. Very few academies, however, manage to keep both alive. The...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 14, 2015

The Fundamentals of Brazilian Jiujitsu

What are the fundamentals of jiujitsu?Helio vs Kato"What constitutes the fundamentals of jiujitsu?" is a question that has been thrown around quite a lot recently. In fact, this is not the first time I myself attempt to wrestle this particular beast.
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 4, 2015

BJJ / Grappling Tips: How to open / pass the closed guard

Guard-top work is a major topic within jiujitsu (Base and posture, Guard Opening…etc.). One of my favourite closed guard opening techniques is a standing one, where you use inwards knee pressure on the hips to lock them in position and, if you need...
by The Part Time Grappler on Mar 3, 2015


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