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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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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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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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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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