In a series of videos just released, World Champion and 2012 US Olympic Coach Jimmy Pedro teams up with US Olympic Judo Team member and a BJJ Brown Belt under Renzo Gracie, Travis Stevens to offer incredibly detailed instruction for BJJ practitioners on a variety of takedowns that can give you and edge
Rodrigo Cavaca has raised a prodigy in Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida since Buchecha first met him when he was 15 years old. Since that time, Cavaca has been mat-side at every major tournament, coaching Buchecha to dominate and win every major title in the world of
The journey to learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be compared to learning a foreign language: first you learn the techniques (words), then you learn to string techniques together (make a sentence), and then you learn to roll, and blend all the techniques together (to form paragraphs and tell a story).
Technique drills and rolling is a critical part of BJJ training, yet the mental aspect may be the most significant part of the game – and the most difficult to master. We’ve all seen it. Guys who are “great” in the gym and can roll forever, but never perform well in tournaments.
This is a sneaky kimono choke from the bottom position in half guard. Marcelo Cohen and Joe Mullings show a lapel choke against an opponent who is trying to break half guard with heavy head in pressure. The opponent falls right into a strong lapel choke