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ADCC, Category_De La Riva Passing, No Gi, Passing, Yuri Simoes -

Transitioning from gi to no gi can be a very intimidating thing. Many people who practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu primarily in the gi have a hard time going from gi to no gi sometimes. This is because they are used to grabbing the kimono for so many things. Some people may even use the kimono to play certain guards like spider guard, worm guard, lasso guard, and other grip dependent guards. Other people may be used to the gi for submissions such as the bow and arrow, the baseball bat, or the cross choke. When you are used to having...

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ADCC, BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, No Gi, Yuri Simoes -

If you are not sure who Yuri Simoes is you may have been living under a rock.  Yuri is one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts in the world, and he is arguably the best No Gi competitor around today.  Yuri has won the ADCC 2x, competed at Eddie Bravo Invitational, Fight To Win Pro, Five Grappling, and he is an IBJJF Black Belt No Gi World Champion in both his weight and the open weight division.  What constitutes the arguments for Yuri being the best no gi grappler today is the fact that he is so dynamic. ...

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ADCC, Bernardo Faria, BJJ, Frames, Grappling, Half Guard, Jiu Jitsu, Knee Shield, Yuri Simoes -

Half guard is becoming popularized by jiu jitsu icons like Bernardo Faria and Tom DeBlass among others who have taken what was formerly a last ditch effort to stop someone from passing your guard, and developed entire offensive and defensive systems that have helped get them to the top of competitive grappling. A strong half guard is typically characterized by the use of a controlling bottom leg that hooks the thigh of the opponent, a sturdy knee shield created by the top leg and angling towards the far shoulder of the opponent, and finished with a framing arm on the...

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BJJ, BJJ Events, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Champion, Grappling, IBJJF, Jiu Jitsu, Josh Hinger, Luiz Panza, Martial Arts, No Gi, Submission Grappling, Submission Wrestling, Yuri Simoes -

This past weekend, some of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters in the world descended upon California to compete at the 2016 No Gi Worlds. There were exciting and dominant performances. There were some surprises and history was made as well. While there were some tough divisions and game competitors, there were some matches that […]

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