Cutting Through All the Noise: Triangle Escapes

An interesting video popped up in my Facebook feed this week. It was an unusual triangle choke escape. I had never seen anything like it. I watched it a few times and every time I watched I found a new problem with the technique. After a few watches I came to the conclusion that anyone […]

Relaxion: Relaxation + Connection

A friend and I were working some Jiu Jitsu and jokingly came up with the term relaxion. It’s a contraction of relaxation and connection. It’s a crazy wonderful jiu jitsu paradigm for all top positions. I’ll attempt to detail it in the videos below. Relaxation Relaxation is a super important principle in jiu jitsu for […]

Smash Pass Concepts

You can divide guard passing into 2 big categories- smash passes and finesse passes. Smash Pass- The way I define smash pass is hips engaged with the opponent at all times. When you are smash passing you will engage your hip with the other guy and not give any hip space until the pass is […]

Attacking Upright Seated Guard

Attacking an upright guard can be a difficult proposition. The bottom guy is well protected and can attack readily. It feels a bit like sticking your head in a lion’s mouth if you are the passer and the bottom guy has game. If you are going to attack this kind of guard your first objective […]