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Cross Knee Block from Over Under

I remember when I first learned this back in high school I thought it was a bull crap move. It looked like it wouldn’t work. That is until I actually drilled it and quickly learned it works quite well! The key to the Cross Knee Block is to get the opponent to move towards the […]

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A More Powerful Way To Pummel From Over Under

Pretty much everyone who trains has pummeled before. Usually during warm ups, where it is more of a dance than it is a technique. 🙂 The likelihood of you using that flowing style of pummeling against a resisting opponent is close to nil – at least from my experience. Instead, I like to use a […]

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Rolling with my friend Kevin

Kevin was in town to celebrate a friend’s wedding, and being a smart man wanted to maximize the awesomeness of Vegas and do a private lesson with me. 🙂 Fortunately, we were able to make it happen. Normally, I have my students tell me what they want to work on and I create a lesson […]

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The Under Hook is great until it sucks…

As much as I love under hooks, they can also suck – if you let your opponent dominate you with a strong whizzer or over hook. There are a variety of counter techniques from the over hook, but one of the more devastating moves you can do is a hip throw. There are quite a […]

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Snatch Single Leg from the Under Hook

The Snatch Single is a great take down for people who don’t like to expose themselves to risk. Dropping to your knees can be dangerous, as you expose your head to chokes, head locks, and strikes that can end you. The Snatch Single avoids all that by keeping you on your feet and simply “snatching” […]

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High Crotch from the Under Hook

The Under Hook is my favorite clinch. It can easily transition to other clinches, lots of take downs, great for MMA and striking, and easy to disengage. In fact, I have scored two major take downs that helped me win against BJJ legends Alexande “Xande” Ribeiro and Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. Today I will be showing […]

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Do your hate dropping to your knees for shots?

I know a lot of people who complain about shooting because the impact on their knees. Especially if you are a heavy weight or have a history of knee problems, it can be problematic. Good technique will often take care of most of these issues, but even then, there is of course some impact. Plus, […]

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Stuck on your knees on a Double Leg?

It happens to all of us at some point. You get in on a deep double leg but you just can’t drive up to your feet. Your opponent might just have crazy strong hips and keeps you from getting up. Don’t be scared homey! When things are spiraling out of control, that is when you […]

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How to Sprint with your Double Leg Shot

There are many ways to finish a double leg shot. You can sweep them off their feet in one motion (the classic double leg), you can lift them up and slam (think Matt Hughes), you can trip (think Pablo Popovitch and Marcelo Garcia), or you can sprint and run them over. Each of these finishes […]

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Escaping the Honey Hole with the Knee Frame

Being able to escape the honey hole is an important skill set to have – now more than ever as people are becoming increasingly proficient in this position. The Knee Frame is one of the more basic ways to get out of the honey hole. There are several variations of this escape, but I am […]

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