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ADCC, BJJ, Dean Lister, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Joe Rogan, Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, John Danaher, leg attacks, leg submissions, Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, ricardo almeida, Team Renzo Gracie -

This week, the inimitable John Danaher sat down with Joe Rogan on the wildly successful Joe Rogan Experience Podcast to share his thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.  John Danaher is the much sought after grappling coach of MMA legend Georges St. Pierre and the leader of the aptly named Danaher Death Squad, made up primarily by Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, his brother Nicky Ryan, Oliver Taza and others. During the podcast, John was recalling the course of his career and how he had become one of the leading experts on the controversial area of leg submissions.  He recalled...

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ADCC, Bernardo Faria, BJJ, Craig Jones, Danaher Death Squad, Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, Jiu Jitsu, John Danaher, leg attacks, leg submissions, lower body submissions, Submission Grappling, Submissions, techniques, Tom DeBlass -

Unless you've been living under a rock and probably not training BJJ for the last 5 or so years, you have heard about the rise of the leg submission game.  With more and more grapplers walking in the footsteps of OGs likes Dean Lister and starting to attack the lower half of the body, coupled with the rise of grappling events and tournaments that have a much more liberal rule set that allows for all of the leg attacks, these techniques have become far more than 'dirty thieves' but have now become essential.  Adding them to your repetoire, especially if...

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ankle locks, dean lister, garry tonon, Gordon Ryan, Heel Hooks, Knee Bar, Leg Attacks, leg locks -

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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adcc, bjj, dean lister, Jiu jitsu, leg attacks, Leg locks, leg submissions -

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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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Leg Attacks, Leg Lock, Leg Locks, No Gi, Submission Grappling -

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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