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The Application of Torque in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Application of Torque in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learning to Master Torque (Part 1): Over the last few weeks, we have been defining and applying ideas such as "Posture," "Bracing," and "Anchoring," among other things. While these ideas are tremendously useful on their own, they create a synergistic effect when we combine them through the application of Torque…

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Why Kettlebell’s?: 3 Important benefits of complex training
Why Kettlebell’s?: 3 Important benefits of complex training

Why Kettlebell's?: 3 Important benefits of complex training First lets me define just exactly what a complex is. Complex: A series of compound exercises performed sequentially without rest in which all the reps for one exercise are completed before moving on to the next exercise in the sequence. I believe…

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The Importance of Anchors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Importance of Anchors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Anchors (Grips / Hooks / Etc) Hey all! Over the last couple weeks, we began discussing "Posture" as it relates to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, grappling, and human movement on the whole. If you missed the first two parts, you can catch up by looking at the introduction of posture in…

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Using Full Body Tension to Maximize Force
Using Full Body Tension to Maximize Force

Use Full Body Tension "You can lift a maximal weight only when every, with no exception, muscle in your body tenses." - Vladimir Kravtsov, Russia's number one bench presser. It is very fascinating that if you generate full body tension without losing your focus on what you are doing, your…

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Advanced Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Advanced Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Good Posture Means a Stable Spine Last week, we went over Part 1 of the Introduction to Posture.  If you haven't read the first part yet, read through it before starting on the second part.  Part 1 is a basic primer to understanding posture while Part 2 discusses practical knowledge…

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Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Introduction to Posture: For the next few weeks I would like to discuss some of the core elements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Whether it's bracing and anchoring or creating torque during guard passes / sweeps, there are several broad ideas that can guide our understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.…

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