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Archive Monthly Archives: November 2018

Basic White Belt Move + Wacky Submission = ?

The Hip Bump Sweep is something every white belt should learn within the first few training sessions. It is simple, effective, and has a TON of possibilities for chaining with other techniques. One of the more unorthodox chains I know is to go from the Hip Bump to the Reverse Kimura. Not only is this a funky grip that most people […]

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My Problems with Post Surgery Recovery

#TrueTalkTuesdays 16 “Take a moment to be grateful every day.” I am 6 days out of ACL reconstructive surgery on my right knee. I will tell you that the process was not as simple as I expected. The surgery was a success and went through with no problems, but post-op recovery has not been so […]

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Reshooting Drill

The biggest problem beginning wrestlers have is chaining techniques together. They expect that they will always score the take down with the first attempt. If they fail, then just abandon all hope. Wrestling is like life – you have to keep pushing forward regardless of the obstacles present. In this case, learning how to “reshoot” […]

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Conor McGregor vs GSP?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 15 “If you are not improving on a daily basis, then you are slipping away.” Whenever people talk about the best fighters, there are always talks of hypothetical match ups between past legends versus modern day heroes. Unfortunately, these matches will never take place – at least in real life. But if we are […]

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Hip Post Kimura Counter

If you are a Kimura fiend, this move is for you. If you need to be able to attack with the Kimura from all angles, this is just a cool way of attacking that your opponent would never suspect. This particular setup starts from side control, when your opponent posts on your hip to make […]

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My Rules Exposed

#TrueTalkTuesdays 14 “Opening yourself to critique is an easy way to learn.” So last Tuesday I dissected various rule sets, and teased I would share what I felt was a better rule set. So I am going to post it up, but before I do, it wouldn’t be a True Talk Tuesday without a message. […]

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Circle Pass

A lot of people like working a seated guard, especially with the rise of the leg lock game and submission only tournaments. I enjoy working against it, because it makes setting up a lot of submissions and passes much easier for me. The Circle Pass is just a simple way of circling around the seated […]

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Submission Only vs Points

#TrueTalkTuesdays 13 Better rules makes better fighters It seems that there is a new organization coming up every week with a new set of rules. I have mixed feelings about this that I will go into later, but what is relevant is that we are moving towards better rules. Why are rules important? The UFC […]

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Russian Arm Drag to Eagle Claw Pass

My friend Kit Dale has been showing a lot of techniques using a variety of Russian 2 on 1 grips, so I figured I would show a simple one you could use from your feet and tie it into a guard pass. This Russian Arm Drag is similar to your conventional arm drag, but in reverse […]

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