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How Do You Maintain a Strong Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
How Do You Maintain a Strong Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

The Mount: The mount is one of the most dominant positions in Jiu Jitsu, rivaled only by back control. One common problem, especially when attacking from the mount, is how to maintain that control. Like all problems in Jiu Jitsu, the issue of maintaining a strong mount can be solved…

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What Makes a Jiu Jitsu Competitor Great?
What Makes a Jiu Jitsu Competitor Great?

How to be a Great Jiu Jitsu Competitor. The theme of the month at Robot has been competition!  This month we started our competition class with Coach Andrew and Coach Luke on Fridays at 5:30PM (see either of them or Coach Robbie if you’re interested in competing).  Our bots Billie…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Review
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Review

Hey all! So, we spent several weeks studying the Closed Guard and now we are moving on to our study of the Mount. Below you'll find a quick review of the major movements we covered from Closed Guard. I put the movements in roughly the same order that we studied them…

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The Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai
The Purpose of Drilling In Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai

Why do we drill in our Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai classes? Drilling consistently allows us to make our techniques automatic and this is the best way to make your techniques effective.  There is no other element that is more important to mastering your Jiu Jitsu and Thai boxing techniques…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Reminders + Congrats to Competitors! :]
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Closed Guard Reminders + Congrats to Competitors! :]

Hey all! We have spent the last couple weeks focusing on the closed guard and building a series of submissions from there. I would like to share a few tips / reminders to be aware of when using the closed guard as well as congratulate our competitors from this past…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes

Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on the Side Control. We have learned a few transitions as well as a few submissions but our focus this time through is on escaping from the side control. With that in mind, this week I'd like to share…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Active Listening / Coaching
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Active Listening / Coaching

Hey all! As your grappling skillz continue to improve, you will notice that there are different training methods used to improve specific areas of our grappling skillz set. For example, positional sparring is used to isolate certain areas encountered during sparring and draw your focus to a particular area. Our…

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Knee Shield Passing Review and Notice of Additional Classes
Knee Shield Passing Review and Notice of Additional Classes

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu News Hey all! We have spent a good amount of time now studying the Knee-Shield guard - both attacking with sweeps and submissions as well as how to pass this guard. Since it's a New Year I wanted to try something a bit different - I…

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Understanding Grips (Anchors) to Control Torque and Prevent Injuries
Understanding Grips (Anchors) to Control Torque and Prevent Injuries

Learn The Proper Way to Use Grips (Anchors): Hey all! Whether you are training with a gi or without one, grips / anchors are incredibly important. One unfortunate problem students run into is that the improper gripping technique or insistence on holding a particular grip can lead to injury. This…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Half-Guard and Variations
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Half-Guard and Variations

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Half-Guard and Variations Hey all! Over the coming weeks, we will be studying the half-guard. The half-guard is one of the most commonly encountered guards in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - technically, anytime you have one of your opponent's legs entangled with one of yours, you are…

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Cross Training and Understanding Movement Patterns
Cross Training and Understanding Movement Patterns

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wednesdays with Coach Tim :] Hey all! This week, let's take a look at some advice for studying outside of class. This section is featured on Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's very own blue-belt, Veronica G! :] You can check out her blog by clicking / tapping / swiping /…

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Mount and Half-Guard Concepts – Robot Fight & Fitness
Mount and Half-Guard Concepts – Robot Fight & Fitness

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mount and Half-Guard Concepts We have been covering the Mount position for the last couple weeks. Once we are finished with this section, we will begin studying the Half-Guard.  This week, I wanted to highlight a couple of interesting connections between the two positions that can illuminate…

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Breaking Down Belt Promotions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Breaking Down Belt Promotions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu On Promotions / Sports Psychology Seminar Hey all! Over the last couple weeks, I have promoted a few students (with a few more to come!) to blue and purple belt. I wanted to spend a moment today talking about belt promotions and then give a bit of…

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Torque: Fixed Points, Twisting For, and Coaching Through
Torque: Fixed Points, Twisting For, and Coaching Through

Torque (Part 2) Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have introduced a lot of new ideas. Last week, we went over some tips for beginners. You can find a link to that here. Also, as usual, you can find a review of Posture, Anchors and Torque (with an example…

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Torque (Part 3) Cues to Remember During Transitions
Torque (Part 3) Cues to Remember During Transitions

What to remember: Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have introduced a lot of new ideas. As usual, you can find a review of the previous week's newsletter here. Additionally, this link is the first "index" for the Anchor / Brace / Torque series we have been discussing. Use this link…

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