Techniques

Keenan Cornelius teaches the krab guard

Keenan Cornelius continues to innovate and share his discoveries on his YouTube channel. This week, the Atos black-belt created a guard dubbed the krab. Similar to a half-guard, Keenan swaps the half-guard hooks to apply pressure on his foe’s legs. He says the technique is ideal for those who dislike playing the open guard. Check…

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Jonathan Satava: learn to move from deep half-guard to X-guard

Jonathan Satava is a black-belt under Marcelo Garcia who recently won the No-Gi Pan. Here he shows a transition from the deep half-guard to the X-guard. Enjoy.

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Learn from Ronaldo Jacaré a lapel choke with knee on belly

Two-time absolute BJJ champion Ronaldo Jacaré has always flaunted tons of pressure in tournaments when on top. And one of his favorite positions is the knee on belly. From there, the pressure is great, and the opponent usually opens up. That is when he passes his opponent’s lapel under the arm and adjusts, keeping the…

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Learn from Michelle Nicolini a triple attack starting from half-spider guard

Eight-time world BJJ champ Michelle Nicolini possesses an offensive guard and is a specialist in foot attacks. In this photoshoot, the Checkmat black-belt teaches a triple attack starting from half-spider guard. Using a hook on her opponent’s leg on the same side she does the half-spider guard, Nicolini threatens an omoplata in order to fit…

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Catch a Class with Roger Gracie: the do’s and don’ts of how to get to the full mount

  If anyone is qualified to teach about how to get to the mount in Jiu-Jitsu, it’s Roger Gracie. The 10X black belt world champion has made a career out of getting there and subsequently choking the opponent. In this extract from a seminar he taught at GB Fullerton, Roger teaches one of his many…

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