March 11, 2018

In Jiu-Jitsu and/or grappling, there is phrase known as “Pressure Passing”. Pressure passing is the process of applying pressure at the appropriate angle at the right time on your opponent while passing their guard. Arguably, this specific type of passing can be execut...

January 30, 2018

Arguably the most important aspect of grappling is to establish GRIP Control. Very similar to GRIPS is the concept of HOOKS. Hooks are used very similarly to grips in where you are catching, pulling, holding or suspending. This is exactly one of the definitions of a ho...

December 12, 2017

Levels were initiated from wrestling which arguably originated over 15,000 years ago during the Babylonian and Egyptian era (see footnote 1). Levels in wrestling play an important role in take downs (see footnote 2). Levels are also used in Judo and Jujutsu with certai...

November 25, 2017

According to Newton's third law, for every action force there is an equal (in size) and opposite (in direction) reaction force. Force always come in pairs - known as "action-reaction force pairs." Identifying and describing action-reaction force pairs is a simple matte...

October 30, 2017

Is STRENGTH used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling?

“Shit your f%$&!@ strong coach!” I often get this response from my students when teaching a move or tech rolling. Sometimes I hear my students say this about a particular practitioner at an open mat

"he’s strong as _...

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