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We’ve all been in class when a new guy walks in and at the end of the class wants to roll with people. We also know that the majority of new guys can be extremely spazzy and explosive.  So what is the best way to deal with these spazzy newcomers?  The answer to that question is put them in closed guard.  Closed guard is one of the best positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it is one of the best ways to deal with beginners.  Why is closed guard so good for dealing with high paced beginners?  Closed guard slows...

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Submitting your opponent is one of the most important and difficult parts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Learning submissions is also one of the fun parts of bjj.  One of the most underrated submissions is the wrist lock.  The wrist lock is not very popular in the Jiu Jitsu community. The wrist lock, if properly applied, is one of the best submissions you can learn for gi, nogi, or self-defense.  It allows you to use a massive amount of leverage against a small part of someone’s body.  Therefore, the wrist lock is a good technique for smaller guys to learn for...

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Closed guard is one of the most important guards in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  It is one of the most versatile guards because of its effectiveness in nogi, gi, MMA, and self-defense.  Closed guard is extremely important when developing your bjj game.  It will allow you to set up a foundation of attacks and learn the mechanics of several sweeps and submissions. Check out our Article “The First Guard you learn, the last one you Master” for an intro to closed guard. Today, we discuss the application of closed guard specifically for self-defense.  Why is closed guard so effective and important...

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Claudio Calasans is a game competitor and a bad, bad man. Claudio has a high octane game where he constantly looks for the finish. He is aggressive, technical and feared both standing and on the ground. Claudio is a dual black belt, holding black belts in BJJ and Judo. He knows how to play in […]

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It is 2017 and the Jiu Jitsu world is already preparing for some big tournaments to come. One man that closed out 2016 strong, was Atos black belt, Claudio Calasans. He was able to take home two more titles, those being the Asian Open and the South American Championship. Claudio is easily one of the […]

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