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Why Brock Lesnar shouldn’t get a title shot

#TrueTalkTuesday 10 MMA Rankings should be respected and used to make title fights Currently, MMA rankings are more of a guideline than an actual standard. We can have fighters that grind out the rankings for years to break into the top ten, doing everything they can to move up the ladder. Then out of nowhere, […]

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A Triangle Choke for people that suck at Triangles – the Over Hook Triangle Pin

There are three types of closed guards I will play: Double Under Hooks, Reverse Kimura or Russian 2-on-1, and the Over Hook Guard. I like the Over Hook, because it removes your opponent’s capability to effectively strike, gives you solid striking options, opens up a bunch of submissions, and it is very easy to setup. […]

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Khabib vs Conor Standards

#TrueTalkTuesdays 9 Set standards and apply them consistently. UFC 229 came in with a ton of hype and an unprecedented marketing strategy – promote what could have been felony assault and what would have suspended any other sports athlete and instead make it the focus of your biggest event to date. It didn’t disappoint. A […]

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North South Back Take

North South is a great position in a fight, as your most powerful limbs are right next to your opponent’s most vulnerable body part – their head. Unfortunately, rules have handicapped this position (no knees or kicks to a downed opponent), and have changed the way MMA is approached. BUT, there are a lot of […]

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Size Does Matter

#TrueTalkTuesdays 8 Size Does Matter. Sorry little people. In an ideal world it wouldn’t. But we do not live in fantasy land. If you asked me who would I rather fight, Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson or Jon Jones, I would pick Mighty Mouse 100% of the time. When all other things are equal (technique, toughness, […]

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The Under Hook Pin

This is one of my favorite ways of pinning someone from top half guard! It is easy, and comes right off your passing game. When done right, it can also lead into a guard pass and an even stronger pin – the Crucifix. This is just one of the pins that we cover from my […]

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Trash Talking Will Get You Trashed

#TrueTalkTuesdays 7 This past weekend I witnessed what happens when your mouth runs faster than your feet. I was coaching Tim Spriggs in his second match at Subversiv, and noticed that he was being particularly rough. Hard head snaps, palming of the face, fist chokes, and general rough housing. Tim ended up winning in overtime […]

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Podcast and Results from Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament

This past weekend I coached Team Lloyd Irvin at the Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament. We had a last minute injury that caused us to be a man short for a team of 4 instead of 5. Still, Tim Spriggs, DJ Jackson, Angelo Clairborne, and Nyjah Rollins came out strong and won the first team match […]

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Smash the Z-Guard and Pass

Often times when you go to Knee Cut, your opponent will put up the China Wall or Shin Shield to block you. Other times, you are just fighting against a Z-Guard that can be really frustrating to work against. My solution – the Sprawl Pass. The goal here is to detach and pin his shield […]

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Wrestling Switch Series Seminar at Legacy BJJ – Los Angeles, CA

Wrestling Switch Series Seminar Friday, September 21st, 2018 from 12pm to 1:30pm Legacy BJJ Los Angeles 330 N. Victory Blvd Burbank, CA 91502 818-300-5884

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