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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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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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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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How to do The Bullfighter Pass in Brazilian Jiu Jistu
How to do The Bullfighter Pass in Brazilian Jiu Jistu

A Fundamental Guard Pass Want to learn how to do the Bullfighter Pass?  It's one of the fundamental guard passes in Brazilian Jiu Jistu.  The Bullfighter Pass capitalizes on freedom of movement to allow the guard passer to quickly navigate around the legs into a dominant position. When the Bullfighter…

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3 Simple Tips for Taking Notes in BJJ (and Life!)
3 Simple Tips for Taking Notes in BJJ (and Life!)

Effective Note Taking Accelerates Learning: This week, I am going to share a couple tips for taking notes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. By taking your outside-of-class progress into your own hands, you can rapidly accelerate how fast you learn! These ideas can be applied to combat sports or other endeavors…

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Understanding the Guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Understanding the Guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Breaking Down the Basics of the Guard: This article is primarily written for our Bots and Bots Parents, but it includes information that any BJJ practitioner should do well to know!  I wanted to spend a moment explaining the Guard and Passing the Guard as it relates to Bots Brazilian…

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3 Simple Tips on Grips and Hooks for Passing Guard
3 Simple Tips on Grips and Hooks for Passing Guard

Grips and Hooks for Playing and Passing Guard: 1) Remember Your Range / Determine the Distance: If you are passing the guard, start your pass before you make contact with your opponent. Use speed and side-to-side movement to get ahead early on the pass. Don't let your opponent entangle you!…

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