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Category Archives for Technique

Details to get the Perfect Knee Bar

There are a lot of little details with the Knee Bar that many people miss out on. Each of these details makes a HUGE difference on the outcome, and to be a leg lock master you need to know each one of them. The Knee Bar is very similar to the Arm Bar. In fact, […]

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One Neat Trick To Finish Flower Sweeps

When it comes to closed guard sweeps, I am a big fan of the Flower Sweep. There are just so many things you can do from it that it makes it a strong attack series to begin with. Arm bars, triangle chokes, omo platas, leg locks, transition to the pit, and that is just getting […]

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Preventing A Rear Naked Choke is Easy – Choke Yourself First!

That title might sound like a gimmick, but it is absolutely true. I have had about 80 pro grappling matches in my career, and I have only suffered 5 submission losses. 4 of them were rear naked chokes, but none of those were done from the back mount with hooks in. You might be wondering […]

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The Reverse Kimura Sweep Setups

The Reverse Kimura is a weird grip from the closed guard that while difficult to finish as a submission, it is very easy to sweep from. In this video, I show you how we can use it to execute all of our basic guard sweeps, such as the Flower Sweep, Elevator Sweep, Scissor Sweep, and […]

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Switch to Knee Compression

The Wrestling Switch is a classic reversal used by all folkstyle wrestlers, but I believe it is definitely under utilized by BJJers. This video goes over a transition from the Switch to the Knee Compression, which can then be transitioned into the Truck as well. Some details to pay attention to hear are the control […]

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Escaping the 50/50

Nowadays, everyone and their mother is getting knee deep in leg locks. I remember 13 years ago I was one of the few that traded in the leg exchange and collected quite a few wins through it. But now you need to know your way in and out of these precarious positions more than ever. […]

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Arm Behind the Back Pass

The Arm Behind the Back Pass is one of my favorite ways of working out of a tight closed guard. This setup is very simple to use, and is great for MMA as well for ground and pound. I point out some small details that I see a lot of people miss, so I hope […]

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Kimura Trap Spooning?

More often than not, some of my best techniques come to me before falling asleep. I get an idea for a new technique or concept and start hashing it out in mind head. If it seems like it could actually work, I will then write it down and test it out the following morning. That […]

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Developing Lightning Fast Arm Drags

When I think of Arm Drags, I think of Marcello Garcia. He has shown time and time again that he can get to people’s backs in a hurry with a well timed arm drag. The Arm Drag is a fairly simple technique: Outside circular hand motion to catch opponent’s wrist Cross hook opponent’s far tricep […]

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Fan Videos – Kimura Trap in Action!

I love getting emails and Facebook Messages from fellow Kimura Trappers letting me know how much the system has helped them. But I REALLY love it when they send me videos of them using it! David John using a great Kimura Lock Down setup into a back take, and scored a last minute finish in […]

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