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Edwin Najmi, Finishing Submissions, Flower Sweep, Flying Triangle, submissions, Triangle Choke, z guard -

The triangle choke is one of the highest percentage submissions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.  It is one of the first submissions that bjj practitioners learn, and one of the last that they perfect.  The triangle choke has many applications, entries, and benefits. The triangle choke is one of the most important submissions to develop throughout your bjj career.  Some of the biggest benefits of the triangle are the fact that it is also a position and you can set up other sweeps and submissions from it.  It also works extremely well in gi Jiu Jitsu, nogi, and MMA. ...

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bernardo faria, bjj, closed guard, competition, half guard, jiu jitsu, reversals, submissions, sweeps, z guard -

The history and development of jiu jitsu can have some very interesting parallels to one's personal development.  In the beginning, most beginners are exposed to closed guard and the submissions and sweeps that can be initiated from this fundamental position.  As we begin training more and more, we inevitably face opponents that force open our closed guards and begin working to pass.  As our opponents begin to escape our closed guards, our answer is many times to desperate grab for and hold whatever we can, thus experiencing half guard for the first time.  Similarly, in the history of jiu jitsu,...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Guard, Half Guard, Jiu Jitsu, Kimura, Martial Arts, Submission, Submission Grappling, Submissions, Z Guard -

For those who like playing with variations of the half guard, one of the best ones you can play with is, the z guard. The z guard allows its user to keep weight and pressure off of him, while searching for submissions. The z guard has proven to be an effective half guard, with world […]

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Bernardo Faria, BJJ, Guard, Jiu Jitsu, Z Guard -

There is a style of guard play that has become extremely popular in recent years in jiu jitsu, the Z-Guard.  The Z-Guard is a position in which the guard player has an open half guard with their top leg framed at an angle across their opponent.  Why is this guard so effective?  And what does […]

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Bernardo Faria, BJJ, BJJ Champions, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Champion, Grappling, Guard, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts, Z Guard -

Bernardo Faria is a BJJ champion who is skilled at so many aspects of Jiu Jitsu. He can beat you up almost anywhere on the mat. With a multitude of championship titles and medals to his name, there are a few areas in particular that he really shines. One of those areas happens to be […]

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