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The Rocking Chair Sweep

Under hooks are one of the most important clinches you can secure in grappling. For wrestling, they give you a plethora of take downs and counters. In BJJ, most of your passes will be secured by an under hook. As the bottom person, you can hit some really nice sweeps with under hooks – especially if […]

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EBI Finalist Rafael Domingos shows a sweep and pass combo

I had the pleasure to train in a class with EBI Finalist Rafael Domingos at Drysdale Jiu Jitsu on 3/14/2018. One of the things I enjoy about training with him is that he uses unorthodox techniques and is very smooth in his execution. In this class, he was teaching a position he called a single […]

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Titan FC Featherweight Belt: Jason Soares vs Luis Gomez play-by-play

Jason “the Specimen” Soares and Luis “el Tigre” Gomez are both champions coming into this fight of different promotions (Fight Time and Titan FC respectively). In this fight, both men showed how tough they were and definitely belonged on a UFC card. Luis wasted no time as he put the pressure immediately and got caught Jason with a hard […]

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Conor McGregor and Bus Attack – Actions of a Man or Child?

UFC 223 has fallen apart in just 24 hours. A big part of that was due to the actions of Conor McGregor. From my understanding, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team bullied Artem Lobov (one of McGregor’s team mates) when he was by himself. I’m unclear if there was any physical contact (it doesn’t seem like it), but […]

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Catch me on UFC FightPass this Friday!

My black belt Jason “the Specimen” Soares (10-0 Pro MMA record, AFC champ), will be seeking his second title again Luis Gomez in Titan FC 49. The fight will be shown on UFC Fight Pass this Friday (April 6th) starting at 7pm. Jason is the main event (9th fight on the card), so I expect it will be […]

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Over Under Pass to Knee Bar with Marcelo Nunes

I got to jump into a class with Robert Drysdale Black Belt Marcelo Nunes and I knew I had to share some of his tricks with you. The guy generates more pressure from top than just about anyone I have trained with. That is saying a lot! In this class, he went over an Over Under Pass series. In this clip, […]

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Wrestling War: Under Hooks Win!

I shared some highlights of my match with Todd Margolis in my Grapplers Quest Debut on Instagram, and got requests to review the whole match. You ask, I deliver. 🙂 Here is a break down of the whole match, and as you will see, under hooks were my key to victory. If you want to […]

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Ninja Choke from Bottom Half Guard

Continuing from the Cheap Choke setup, we could also work into a Ninja Choke, which is like a reverse rear naked choke. The half guard frame is once again a good way of setting this up, and once locked in it is lights out. It is nice because a lot of people are not used […]

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A Cheap Choke From Bottom Half Guard

When you catch someone with this choke, they will be upset wonder what sort of black magic you used to finish them, lol! It is a really quick choke that you can easily set up from your half guard frame. It can also be turned into a baseball choke for a stronger finish if needed. […]

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Kimura Trap System 6 Day Workshop 3/28/18 to 4/5/18 in Miami, FL

March 28th to April 5th Freestyle Fighting Academy 1423 SW 107th Avenue Miami, FL 33174 (305) 225-4610

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