Second Place In The Worlds 2017 – Thanks for the support and love

Dear BJJ Friends, Finally I’m ready to write something to you guys about this past weekend… After 1 year without competing, I took part in the Worlds Championship and I ended up in second place in my division (Super Heavy). This was not the result that I wanted, at this point of my career, after all Read more about Second Place In The Worlds 2017 – Thanks for the support and love[…]

Brazilian Jiu jitsu Academy Massachusetts

Bjj Tournaments: Sometimes You Have Good Days, Sometimes You Have Bad Days

Today I am going to talk about bjj tournaments: sometimes you have good days, sometimes you have bad days. I want to share what I have learned competing in bjj tournaments throughout my career. Every time I compete, I keep this in mind and it helps me feel less nervous about competing. When we compete, Read more about Bjj Tournaments: Sometimes You Have Good Days, Sometimes You Have Bad Days[…]

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How To Do The Heel Hook By The Best Leglock/Footlock Grappler in The World – Dean Lister

Today, I am here with Dean Lister to learn how to do the heel hook and leg locks. In my opinion, Dean is the best leg lock and foot lock grappler in the history of jiu-jitsu. Dean has proven that leg locks and foot locks work in competitions. I have seen Dean tapping out the toughest Read more about How To Do The Heel Hook By The Best Leglock/Footlock Grappler in The World – Dean Lister[…]

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Sweep from Double Under Pass by Will Grundhauser

Today, it’s a pleasure to be here with Will Grundhauser. Will is going to show us a sweep from  double under pass. Will owns Grindhouse Academy, which is my first affiliate school in the U.S., located in Billings, Montana. He is a pioneer in MMA and jiu-jitsu in Montana and his school is producing a bunch Read more about Sweep from Double Under Pass by Will Grundhauser[…]

Judo Grip Fighting for Jiu-Jitsu with Jimmy Pedro

I had the huge pleasure to visit Jimmy Pedro’s school in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Today, Jimmy is going to show us judo grip fighting for jiu-jitsu. Jimmy is the best judo competitor in U.S. history and also the best judo coach in U.S. history. Jimmy is a 4 times judo Olympian and U.S. judo team coach. Read more about Judo Grip Fighting for Jiu-Jitsu with Jimmy Pedro[…]

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Lasso Sweep Going Straight To The Armbar by Marcos Tinoco

Today, I am here with Marcos Tinoco, who is going to show us his lasso guard sweep going straight to the armbar. Marcos, in my opinion, has the best lasso guard that I have ever seen and trained against. Every time I train with him and he sets up the lasso guard then I know Read more about Lasso Sweep Going Straight To The Armbar by Marcos Tinoco[…]

Should You Use Strength When You Are Training BJJ?

 Today I am going to talk about should you use strength when you are training BJJ. This is a topic we talk about in jiujitsu all the time and that is, how much strength you are using during the rolls. We also discuss whether it’s good or not good to use strength during the rolls. Read more about Should You Use Strength When You Are Training BJJ?[…]

The Keys To Developing A Complete Passing Game

Today, I want to talk about the keys to developing a complete passing game. In my opinion, the most important thing to develop a complete passing game, is to train with different styles of guards every day. It is common to see someone training at a school and he’s always training with the same people. They play the same guards, maybe Read more about The Keys To Developing A Complete Passing Game[…]

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An Easy and Effective Sweep From Open Guard by Leonardo Machado

An Easy and Effective Sweep From Open Guard by Leonardo Machado (Video In The Blog Post) When I use to live in my hometown I always used to train with Leonardo Machado. I started Jiu-Jitsu in 2001 and he started in 2003, so we trained together for a very long time in my hometown Juiz Read more about An Easy and Effective Sweep From Open Guard by Leonardo Machado[…]

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From Z-Guard To Deep Half-Guard To Over-Under Pass by Misael Miranda

From Z-Guard To Deep Half-Guard to Over-Under Pass by Misael Miranda (Instructional Video In The Blog Post) I love deep half guard, because I always feel that the sweeps from there are easy and simple to do. Its not the type of game that you need to be flexible, fast, or athletic. When you are Read more about From Z-Guard To Deep Half-Guard To Over-Under Pass by Misael Miranda[…]