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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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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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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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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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