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BJJ, Half Guard, Instructional, Jiu Jitsu, Knee Cut, Knee Slice, Marcelo Garcia, Matheus Diniz, Technique -

Understanding Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so much more than being able to perform an almost endless array of techniques, it is being able to take this practical knowledge and develop a gameplan or pathway that allows you to progress your position and ultimately put you in a place where a submission can be achieved. In the video below, Marcelo Garcia black belt and high level competitor Matheus Diniz shows an effective knee cut or knee slice pass and transition to katagatame or an arm triangle choke.  Along the way, he shares crucial details and concepts that will help improve your...

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BJJ, Black Belt, Half Guard, Jiu Jitsu, Rafael Lovato Jr, Tom DeBlass -

American Jiu Jitsu legend Rafael Lovato Jr. recently posted on social media that he and fellow black belt Tom DeBlass have been working on a potential match up sometime in 2018 with a February tentative date at the ADCC USA Open in Florida.  Tom DeBlass confirmed and stated that this would be a "display of perfect jiu jitsu." Rafael Lovato Jr. is America's most highly decorated jiu jitsu competitor.  He is also one of the most sought after instructors with his own large academy in Oklahoma City, OK with a stable of black belts like Justin Rader and Jared Dopp,...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Half Guard, Half Guard Pass, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts -

The half guard is one of the first guards that many Brazilian Jiu Jitus practitioners are introduced to, therefore, it has become an extremely common guard.  You could say that at almost every bjj academy there are probably several students who favor half guard.  This position has been demonstrated effectively at the highest levels of competition by several athletes.  Some of the best half guard players include Tom DeBlass, Bernardo Faria, and Lucas Leite.  All of these men have been able to accomplish unbelievable feats in bjj competition.  There accolades speak for themselves. So, we know that the half guard...

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Bernardo Faria, BJJ, BJJ Champions, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Half Guard, Jiu Jitsu, Lucas Leite, No Gi, Submission Grappling, tom deblass -

Half guard is one of the fundamental positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  In the early times of bjj the half guard was considered by many, merely a transitional position.  Nobody even considered the half guard an effective method of guard.  As Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grew and progressed, people started to innovate this position and where able to sweep from the half guard.  Slowly but surely, a position many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners now favor, would be born.  The half guard that many of us are familiar with today is not as old as some would assume.  This type of half...

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BJJ, Deep Half, Deep Half Guard, Deep Half Sweep, Half Guard, world champion -

5 Black Belt World Championships is no easy feat, this will put you in the hall of fame and establish you as one of the most legendary competitors in the world.  Bernardo Faria is one of the most famous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners around today and he has won the World Championships 5 times as a black belt.  How can someone accomplish so much?  What segregates Bernardo from the rest of us mere mortals?  There are many factors that differentiate a Black Belt World Champion from the rest of us.  They have an undeniable will to thrive and win, they...

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