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Picture it, you're coming at your opponent or training partner with your absolute best guard pass attacks and they're unable to stop you.  Just before you lock them down into side control, they hip away and come to their knees.  Their elbows retract almost inside their body like some sort of Transformer and you're left staring at this balled up human and their seemingly impenetrable turtle defense. Whether you are a novice or advanced practitioner the defensive turtle position can be one of the most frustrating puzzles that you can face.  How do you attack it?  With their head down,...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Judo Takedowns, Judo Throws -

Bjj has long been notorious for neglecting proper stand up training.  Judo on the other hand is notorious for being one of the best martial arts for stand up.  Cross training Judo and Bjj can make you one of the most dangerous people around.  Judo can accelerate your growth in bjj in so many different ways.  There are so many similarities between the two forms of grappling. There has long been a debate in the bjj community, on which form of grappling is better to cross train, Judo or Wrestling. Long story short they both have amazing benefits and it...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Judo Takedowns, Judo Throws, Submission Grappling, Sumi Gaeshi, Takedowns -

The sumi gaeshi is one of the excellent throwing techniques from the art of Judo. It is a sacrifice throw, which means that even though you’re throwing your opponent, that you will go down as well. But just because it is a sacrifice throw does not mean it should be ignored. Sacrifice throws can be […]

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Competing, drilling, Gi, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Judo Takedowns, Martial Arts, No Gi, Submission Grappling, Submission Wrestling, Takedowns, Travis Stevens -

Though Wrestling seems to be the rage of most people in Jiu Jitsu as of late, I was always a big fan and avid user of takedowns from Judo that are present in BJJ. One of the biggest reasons that Judo takedowns don’t get a lot of love in Jiu Jitsu is that they take […]

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