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Size Does Matter

#TrueTalkTuesdays 8 Size Does Matter. Sorry little people. In an ideal world it wouldn’t. But we do not live in fantasy land. If you asked me who would I rather fight, Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson or Jon Jones, I would pick Mighty Mouse 100% of the time. When all other things are equal (technique, toughness, […]

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The Under Hook Pin

This is one of my favorite ways of pinning someone from top half guard! It is easy, and comes right off your passing game. When done right, it can also lead into a guard pass and an even stronger pin – the Crucifix. This is just one of the pins that we cover from my […]

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Trash Talking Will Get You Trashed

#TrueTalkTuesdays 7 This past weekend I witnessed what happens when your mouth runs faster than your feet. I was coaching Tim Spriggs in his second match at Subversiv, and noticed that he was being particularly rough. Hard head snaps, palming of the face, fist chokes, and general rough housing. Tim ended up winning in overtime […]

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Podcast and Results from Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament

This past weekend I coached Team Lloyd Irvin at the Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament. We had a last minute injury that caused us to be a man short for a team of 4 instead of 5. Still, Tim Spriggs, DJ Jackson, Angelo Clairborne, and Nyjah Rollins came out strong and won the first team match […]

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Smash the Z-Guard and Pass

Often times when you go to Knee Cut, your opponent will put up the China Wall or Shin Shield to block you. Other times, you are just fighting against a Z-Guard that can be really frustrating to work against. My solution – the Sprawl Pass. The goal here is to detach and pin his shield […]

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Wrestling Switch Series Seminar at Legacy BJJ – Los Angeles, CA

Wrestling Switch Series Seminar Friday, September 21st, 2018 from 12pm to 1:30pm Legacy BJJ Los Angeles 330 N. Victory Blvd Burbank, CA 91502 818-300-5884

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If you are sick, stay home

#TrueTalkTuesdays 6 If you are sick, stay home. I know no one wants to miss a day of  training. I get that. You might not even be that sick, where it doesn’t really affect you too much. Just a small cough, or perhaps a small red dot on your arm. Nothing a cough drop or […]

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The Weirdest Way to Open Guard – The Rolling Cartwheel

This is probably the weirdest way to open guard that I know of. You might watch this and think, “That will never work!” But it does. I have done this in competition against a BJJ Black Belt to open his guard en route to a heel hook victory. It is one of those moves I […]

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Everyone should be a top player

#TrueTalkTuesdays 5 Everyone should be a top player. As sport BJJ has blown up, we have seen many athletes who have specialized in being “bottom players.” They specialize in closed guard, half guard, turtle guard, 50/50, etc. They will sit to guard and butt scoot their way around the mats. I have seen competitors race […]

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The Reaper Pass

Butterfly guard can be tricky to work against, so it pays off to be trickier. 🙂 I came up with this pass LONG time ago. I don’t know the exact moment at time, but I just know at some point I started doing this and teaching it. I have never seen anyone else do this, […]

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