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My Sprawl is an Avalanche that Crushes Everything below it

#TrueTalkTuesdays 55 One of the great sport psychology tools that I have used extensively throughout my career is morphism. What is morphism? Morphism is the act of conjuring a third party (person, object, or idea) and channeling their power to make you perform better. I’m not talking about using the dark arts to summon a […]

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50/50 Control and the Inverted Heel Hook

I have been “back” but not really… Unfortunately, on my return back to the mats I still managed to pop a rib – while flow rolling. I was warmed up, already loose, and somehow I still managed to tweak my ribs. Very frustrating, but the show must go on. So I have been teaching private […]

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I’m Back! Top Side Kimura to Back Mount

After 7 months off the mats, I have returned and brought some new tricks to the table! In this video, I show a simple but very effective and hard to stop back take from the standard Step Over Kimura. This is a great option if you want to be more conservative with your attack and […]

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Far Knee Block Problems and Chaining

The Under Hook is my favorite wrestling clinch with the Far Knee Block being my favorite take down. I have won big matches using it, like in the ADCC World Championships 2009 against Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. It is relatively low risk technique, with a high reward. That being said, there are a lot of misconceptions […]

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UFC 237: Rose Namajunas Kimura Mistakes

Here is a video breakdown of the errors and solutions with the Kimura that “Thug” Rose Namajunas used Against Andrade at UFC 237. My girlfriend is not trained and much smaller than me, so you have to pardon the clunkiness in the execution. But, I highlighted the two big mistakes Rose made so you don’t […]

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Half Guard Squeeze Pass Counter

Getting a big squeeze from half guard can ruin your day. Whenever you lose that under hook battle and get cross faced, that squeeze can be brutal. It also is very difficult to escape that squeeze, and can leave you helpless as your chin gets turned and cranked. And that is just the start! With […]

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I would love for you to check this out…

I shared my Kimura Fundamentals course last week, but just in case you didn’t get it yet (it’s free), here is another sneak peak into the course. It contains 48 minutes of instruction, covering what I consider the CORE CONCEPTS behind having a successful Kimura. I show 4 techniques that if mastered, will translate to all Kimuras […]

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I have a new Kimura course and I’m giving it to you for free

Pretty sweet deal huh? So I have been seeing a lot more Kimura courses being made recently, but unfortunately many of the preview videos I see are littered with mistakes. I don’t want the next generation learning the Kimura wrong, especially on the first time around. So I made the Kimura Fundamentals Course so everyone can learn the […]

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Stuck trying to finish an arm bar?

Some more sneaky footwork that can score a surprising finish. 🙂 So I know I made a return last week, but I had to miss this week unfortunately. But, I got a nice little trick from my brother Marcos Avellan. The mounted arm bar is a very strong position, but a lot of people struggle […]

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Masvidal vs Till Finishing Combo Video Break Down

I’m back! After a 4 month hiatus, I’m ready to get back on camera. 🙂 While my knee is still not 100% yet, I get show you that I can do some fancy footwork (or at least try) to emulate the Jorge Masvidal knock out sequence versus Darren Till. I did a small write up […]

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