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Category Archives for Technique

Weird and Unconventional, the Reverse Kimura

The Reverse Kimura is an odd submission, and will definitely catch your opponents off guard. I mainly like using it for sweeps, but a few people asked me about how to finish from the guard with it so this is the bare bones version of it.

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The Easiest Submission Combo Ever – Kimura to Omo Plata

Earlier we did Switch to Omo Plata, and I have told you in the past that the Switch and the Kimura are close siblings…so of course you can do Kimura to Omo Plata! It is an embarrassingly easy transition best used when your opponent is grabbing their shorts or pants, allowing you to not worry […]

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They won’t see this coming – the Switch to Omo Plata

This is a simple combination that should definitely catch your opponent off guard. If you are stuck in a tight switch that you can’t finish, then turn the tables and slide into the omo plata. If you are slow to control their hips to prevent the rolling escape, then move into an arm bar or […]

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My Favorite Way To Control Mount

Controlling the mount with an over hook is a powerful way of immobilizing your opponent that will give you plenty of options for the finish. Whether you want to ground and pound him, use a Kimura, Omo Plata, Triangle Choke, Arm Bar, Arm Crusher, Ninja Choke, or Baseball Choke – you will have your enemy […]

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The Rolled Ankle Toe Hold

Everyone knows that feeling. You are running and have set a good pace. Your music is playing on your head phones and you are in the zone. All of the sudden… *SNAP, CRACKLE, POP* A misplaced stone, an unseen ditch, or just unlucky foot placement causes you to roll your ankle and now you are […]

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Details to get the Perfect Knee Bar

There are a lot of little details with the Knee Bar that many people miss out on. Each of these details makes a HUGE difference on the outcome, and to be a leg lock master you need to know each one of them. The Knee Bar is very similar to the Arm Bar. In fact, […]

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One Neat Trick To Finish Flower Sweeps

When it comes to closed guard sweeps, I am a big fan of the Flower Sweep. There are just so many things you can do from it that it makes it a strong attack series to begin with. Arm bars, triangle chokes, omo platas, leg locks, transition to the pit, and that is just getting […]

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Preventing A Rear Naked Choke is Easy – Choke Yourself First!

That title might sound like a gimmick, but it is absolutely true. I have had about 80 pro grappling matches in my career, and I have only suffered 5 submission losses. 4 of them were rear naked chokes, but none of those were done from the back mount with hooks in. You might be wondering […]

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The Reverse Kimura Sweep Setups

The Reverse Kimura is a weird grip from the closed guard that while difficult to finish as a submission, it is very easy to sweep from. In this video, I show you how we can use it to execute all of our basic guard sweeps, such as the Flower Sweep, Elevator Sweep, Scissor Sweep, and […]

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Switch to Knee Compression

The Wrestling Switch is a classic reversal used by all folkstyle wrestlers, but I believe it is definitely under utilized by BJJers. This video goes over a transition from the Switch to the Knee Compression, which can then be transitioned into the Truck as well. Some details to pay attention to hear are the control […]

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