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Historically, a primer is a short book or document that gives one an introduction to a topic.  In the past, primers have been used to teach children to read or to briefly encapsulate a topic for easy digestion and quick understanding.  With the rapid growth and spread of jiu jitsu as a sport and hobby, along with the ever-changing landscape of popularly favored techniques or schools of thought, it is helpful to have a short introductory guide to help practitioners begin to understand an area that might be new to them. In this article, we are going to give a...

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One of the fastest growing movements and developments in the world of jiu jitsu and grappling has been the attention placed on lower body submissions and leg locks.  With the increased popularity of No Gi and sub-only events across the world, the current rock stars of competitive jiu jitsu also happen to be leg lock wizards. With this said, today's jiu jitsu practitioner would be absolutely crazy to ignore the world of leg attacks.  Gone are the days when one might think they have a well-rounded BJJ game without understanding the nuances of leg locks and the positions from which...

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Recently in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there has been a revolution.  Many people are starting to incorporate lower body attacks more and more.  Decades ago it was frowned upon to attack the lower body in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  There is an infamous story with 10th Planet founder, Eddie Bravo, where he was competing as a purple belt and he went for a toe hold.  The crowd began to boo him and yell, some even say that they threw things at him.  This was a little over a decade ago.  In martial arts terms, that is not long ago. Funny story because...

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Do you ever find yourself struggling to beat bigger and stronger opponents?  Do think it is hard to get an arm bar or triangle on someone who is much stronger than you?  Can’t keep your grips for cross chokes or bow and arrow chokes in the absolute division?  Well there are a couple of submissions that work extremely well for larger and stronger opponents. Whenever you are going against bigger and stronger people it is always wise to attack smaller joints like the foot and the wrist.  It is difficult for someone to defend their wrist or foot regardless of...

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Leg and foot locks have long carried an air of controversy which continues to this day.  The murky history of the development and subversion of the leg game allegedly begins with the legendary rivalry between the Gracie's and the branch of the jiu jitsu family tree headed up by Luiz Franca.  The story goes that Oswalda Fadda and his group of students challenged Helio Gracie and his top students to challenge matches.  Legend tells us that the Fadda group with it's knowledge and use of foot locks defeated many of the Gracie students.  It is alleged that this was the...

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