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There is No Spoon: Awareness in BJJ
There is No Spoon: Awareness in BJJ

Hey All! Last month we talked about extension, which is the mechanism through which we can create distance from our opponents. Hopefully you’ve begun to be able to recognize at what place in the positions to create extension and when to use rotation. If you’ve been keeping up with the newsletters, then…

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Extend Yourself Into Better Jiu Jitsu
Extend Yourself Into Better Jiu Jitsu

Hey Bots! We hope you’ve recovered from the craziness of March and caught up on all of the action around the gym! Just to recap, on the Jiu Jitsu side of the mat we had Heather Davis place at the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship and receive her Blue Belt…

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Why is Your Spine So Important in Jiu Jitsu?
Why is Your Spine So Important in Jiu Jitsu?

Hey all!  Happy March, Bots! Can you believe we’re already in the third month of the year? Where does the time go? Since the New Year we’ve talked a bit about the fundamental concepts of Jiu Jitsu, namely fixed points and slack. Our resolution was (is) to go through as many of…

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SLACK ATTACK!
SLACK ATTACK!

Hey all! We spend a whole heck of a lot of time talking about torque. How to create it, when to create it, where to place it, why it’s important, etc. Generally, the gist is that we have this stuff called slack and it is ruining our Jiu Jitsu, so we need to…

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Finding your Fixed Points in Jiu Jitsu
Finding your Fixed Points in Jiu Jitsu

Happy New Year Bots! 2015 is going to be a BIG year here at Robot! Since we’ve all been so good about staying consistent and keeping those holiday lbs off, we can stay focused on taking our training to the next level this year! No matter your goal, we can…

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Knee on Belly, Turning Featherweights into 300 lb Gorillas
Knee on Belly, Turning Featherweights into 300 lb Gorillas

Coach Drew and Coach T at it again to bring you the last newsletter of the year! Over the last few weeks we’ve been studying the knee on belly position and using it effectively to 1. Control our opponent and 2. Dictate what our opponent does. When your knee on…

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Brazilian Jiu Jistu Move of the Month | December
Brazilian Jiu Jistu Move of the Month | December

Cross Choke from Closed Guard This month's video is brought to you by Coach Drew and Coach Luke as they go over the Cross Choke from Closed Guard.  This basic submission is useful for anyone who feels like they get "stuck" in closed guard. Follow these steps to learn the…

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Connecting Positions In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu : The Flow
Connecting Positions In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu : The Flow

Learn how to Move From One Position to the Next Hey Jiu Jitsuieros! (someone should spell check that for us…) Coach Drew and Coach Tim here to bring you the second to last newsletter of 2014! This year seems to have flown by, so take a second to look back…

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Brazilian Jiu Jistu Move of the Month | November
Brazilian Jiu Jistu Move of the Month | November

Hip Bump Sweep from Closed Guard This month's video is brought to you by Coach Drew and Coach Luke as they go over the Hip Bump Sweep from Closed Guard.  This sweep is useful when you are in closed guard and want to transition to mount. Follow these steps to…

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Jiu Jitsu, a Team Sport?
Jiu Jitsu, a Team Sport?

There is no “I” in team, but two in “Jiu Jitsu” This Jiu Jitsu thing can be confusing. Without our team, we wouldn’t be able to train. The importance of having and being good training partners cannot be stressed enough (In fact, we’ve done it before!). Our team not only…

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Improve Your Standup Game With 1 Simple Takedown
Improve Your Standup Game With 1 Simple Takedown

Taking it to the Mat Whether you’re competing at a tournament or training at the academy very few things feel as cool as sending your opponent head over heels with a clean throw or take down. Over the last couple of months we have talked about controlling the hips and…

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Glossary of Terms for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Glossary of Terms for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Communication in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Communication is an important aspect of Jiu Jitsu. Some would argue that BJJ is communication in and of itself, but that’s a conversation for another day. At the very least, we can all agree on the most important form of communication—the tap-out! In addition to the…

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Move of the Month | August
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Move of the Month | August

Ever wondered how to set up the armbar from closed guard? Coach Luke and Coach Andrew from Robot Fight and Fitness explain how to perform an armbar from the closed guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. No secret techniques here! Follow these steps to learn the armbar: 1) Grip the wrist…

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How to Control Back Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
How to Control Back Mount in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Best Way to Dominate Your Opponent in Back Control* Hey all! Coach Andrew here with some tips on how to lock in control from the back! *So what's with the asterisk?  Well, the topic of this newsletter is back control, however the position may commonly be referred to as…

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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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