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bjj, dean lister, ibjjf, jiu jitsu, leg attacks -

 Dean Lister is one of the OG's of American jiu jitsu competitors and one of the pioneers and forefathers of the modern BJJ leg attack game.  More and more academies are beginning to approach the idea of learning and assimilating leg locks into their curricula as they become more common and understood much better.  The reality is that any particular submission involving the twisting of a joint or limb can be dangerous if used and trained without proper instruction and guidance.  The bulk of the reason that leg attacks were historically eschewed was because of the classic focus on BJJ...

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bjj, Closed Guard, jiu jitsu, Kimura, Kimura Defense, Kimura Escape, Kimura Trap, Submission, Submission Chains -

The Kimura is one of the most popular submissions in bjj and MMA.  It is an extremely versatile submission with hundreds of set-ups.  The Kimura can be used in gi, nogi, MMA, from bottom, and from top.  Developing a good Kimura will expedite your growth in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When first learning the Kimura, many people assume it is just a submission, as you grow your Kimura game, you will learn that it is much more. You can use the Kimura as a submission or submission entry, as a counter attack, and as a control position to sweep or control...

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Bernardo Faria, bjj, Closed Guard, Cross Choke, Full Guard, jiu jitsu, Submission, Submission Chains -

For the most part, closed guard is the first guard you learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the last one you will master.  Everybody remembers their first bjj class, most of them include an introduction to what guard is by demonstrating closed guard, and some fundamentals of bjj.  Closed guard is the first guard you learn, and the last one you master.  It may also be the most important position in Jiu Jitsu.  To create a well-rounded bjj game, developing a dangerous closed guard is a must.  It is also important to learn the closed guard to have confidence in...

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bjj, Eduardo telles, jiu jitsu, turtle guard, turtle position -

Pablo Picasso is credited with saying "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."  Jiu Jitsu is a martial arts that's filled with rules and fundamental concepts that we all must pay attention to.  But think about the first time as a white belt that you roll with a purple belt or higher.  If you're like me, you probably found yourself as much admiring their work as being dominated.  It's fairly common to see these higher belts as magicians who are able to do things that you simply cannot fathom at the time.  Let's...

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10th planet, adcc, eddie bravo, grappling, jiu jitsu, no gi, rickson gracie, royler gracie -

Eddie Bravo is an enigma in the jiu jitsu world.  Born of the same BJJ beginnings that many of us have had, he began studying jiu jitsu like millions of others after seeing the early UFC competitions.  He studied with the legendary Jean Jacques Machado and ultimately earned his black belt from him.  But something troubled Eddie about jiu jitsu.  Becoming immersed in the burgeoning MMA world, Eddie saw the classic study of jiu jitsu in the gi as problematic as it caused practitioners to rely too much on "handles" or being able to grip and control one's opponent using...

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