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Category Archives for Technique

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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How to Teleport into the Honey Hole

This is probably one of the fastest ways to setup the knee bar or honey hole from having no grips whatsoever. When done right, it is like you teleported into the honey hole. 🙂 The back step into the honey hole should be a part of every leg lockers game. It is simple, quick, and […]

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Honey Hole setup from Top Side Mount

Most people from bottom side mount are worried about upper body attacks like arm locks and chokes. So when you fall back for a leg lock, they are really caught off guard. Make that leg lock a 411 or Honey Hole and you really got them in a bad spot! This is a very simple […]

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411 aka Saddle aka Inside Sankaku aka Honey Hole Toe Hold Finish

This position has so many names that it is hard to keep track, but I’m going to settle on the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu terminology and go with Honey Hole. 🙂 For the past few classes, I have been teaching the honey hole ever since I worked a particular setup from the butterfly guard that […]

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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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