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DVD Dream Package
Do you want access to hundreds of techniques from all of the best Jiu Jitsu competitors and instructors in the world?  Well, today is your luck...

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5 tips to improve your half guard
MENU HOME BERNARDO'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL 5 Tips To Improve Your Half Guard  Bernardo Faria's Tips To ...

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How Bernardo Faria’s Simplicity Becomes Effective
Bernardo Faria is a 5x Black Belt World Champion and has won the open weight division.  Bernardo has long been one of the best competitors in the e...

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Great Last Minute Gifts! Our Top Digital DVD’s!
Tis the Season!  Christmas is around the corner and many of us are guilty of putting off our holiday shopping until the last days! Stores are selli...

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The Half Guard – Have you seen all it has to offer?
The mighty half-guard. It’s one of the most talked about positions in BJJ. Its evolution has been rapid to say the least. It’s secrets and keys to ...

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Bernardo Faria Z Guard Breakdown
Half Guard Master Bernardo Faria Gets Analyzed You can learn a lot cruising through YouTube despite what the BJJ elitists say.  In this great break...

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The Power of the Underhook
The underhook is an extremely important element to almost all Jiu Jitsu positions.  It is an effective tool from standing positions as well as guar...

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Deep Half Guard Sweep Pro Move Variation
Anyone that is a little guy in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu should become very friendly with the deep half guard. Deep half allows a smaller practitioner t...

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Omoplata From Half Guard…Your Opponent Won’t See It Coming!
The half guard is known as a position ripe with sweeping techniques. And while the sweeps are the bread and butter of the half guard, there are sub...

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How To Make Your Half Guard Top Notch
So…you have finally decided to work on your half guard. You see some of the absolute baddest dudes in Jiu Jitsu with killer half guards. Bernardo F...

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Dealing With The Whizzer From Half Guard
So you want to play half guard? Well you better find a good way of dealing with the Whizzer.  Half guard is one of the most popular guards in Brazi...

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Is Half Guard Really Simple?
The half guard has long been seen as the “simple” guard, “lazy” guard and even “old man” guard.  The question we ask today is, is the half guard re...

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Three Principles for a Simple and Effective Half Guard
The half guard is one of the first guards you learn.  The half guard may be the simplest and most effective guard in bjj.  It is one of the best gu...

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Why The Half Guard IS Good For Self-Defense, MMA, and BJJ
The half guard has long been one of the most popular guards in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, and Self-Defense.  Since the creation of Ji...

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The Simplest Sweep From Deep Half
For us smaller guys in Jiu Jitsu, it is important to know what positions can work for you and what cannot. If a smaller guy is facing a bigger guy,...

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The Stages of Half Guard Development
Half guard has recently become one of the most popular positions for all levels of BJJ practitioner.  There are a number of stages of development t...

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So You Want to Try Some 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 ...

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Simplicity: The Key To Winning 5 Black Belt World Championships
5 Black Belt World Championships is no easy feat, this will put you in the hall of fame and establish you as one of the most legendary competitors ...

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The Three Kings of Half Guard
Half guard is one of the fundamental positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  In the early times of bjj the half guard was considered by many, merely a t...

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Developing Your BJJ Game Plan
As you begin to learn more techniques and apply them in live rolling and even on the competition mats early on, you will find yourself gravitating ...

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Don't Make These Four Common Half Guard Mistakes
The half guard has gone from being a position of desperation for someone who is about to have their guard passed to frantically cling to one of the...

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Escape the Half Guard Lockdown
One of the most frustration additions that someone can include in their use of half guard is the lock down.   The lock down was most famously popul...

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Killing the Knee Shield with 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 ditc...

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Framing from Half Guard
Half guard is an extremely common position in which you might find yourself as you're scrambling to keep the training partners or opponents from pa...

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BJJ Fanatics Gift Guide: Bernardo Faria
In this installment of the BJJ Fanatics Gift Guide, we want to explore the work of one of the most respected BJJ athletes and instructors in the hi...

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Pulling Half Guard From The Knees With Bernardo Faria
Do you even pull guard?  Do you even pull guard from the knees?  Well, if you don’t, you should.  In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we constantly see people w...

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Add This Easy Half Guard Sweep to Your Game
Half guard is easily one of the most popular styles of guard and games being played today.  What was once seen as simply a desperate attempt to not...

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Developing Your Signature BJJ
There are literally thousands upon thousands of jiu jitsu moves and positions.  And it can be argued that each of these moves might have thousands ...

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The Zany 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...

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Escape Half Guard With This Hybrid Guard Pass
One of the most important keys to success in BJJ is having a solid, well-developed guard pass arsenal.  Being able to effectively nullify an oppone...

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Beating the Whizzer with Bernardo Faria
Half guard is one of the most simple and effective guards.  If you spend time developing the half guard, you will be able to nullify a lot of fast ...

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How To Smash The Half Guard
The half guard is one of the first guards that many Brazilian Jiu Jitus practitioners are introduced to, therefore, it has become an extremely comm...

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The Unsung Hero of a Good Half Guard
Full mastery of a BJJ position can require so much study and breakdown of the sometimes dozens of minute elements that make up the successful execu...

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Let This Half Guard Sweep Save the Day
Half guard is an extremely effective guard style that grew out of the basic need to prevent someone from completing a guard pass.  What was once th...

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The Easiest Half Guard Sweep Ever
Whether you are new to grappling or a seasoned veteran looking to add some new positions to your game, the half guard from the bottom can be a grea...

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Two Simple and Effective Deep Half Guard Sweeps
Do you even Deep Half?  Deep half guard is one of the best guards in the world.  Although it is not extremely popular, there has been high level bl...

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Overhaul Your Half Guard
When it comes to training or competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there are few cardinal sins worse than having your guard pass.  Your guard, or legs ...

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Technical Pressure Passing
Pressure passing is one of the best ways to deal with a tricky guard player.  Pressure passing has a common misconception of being a strength appli...

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Bernardo Faria
Bernardo Faria Bernardo Faria has long been one of the most dominant fighters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Bernardo is infamous for...

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Felipe Pena’s Bow & Arrow Choke
The bow & arrow choke is one of the most battle tested choking techniques in all of gi grappling. When it comes to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Judo,...

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Developing Your Personalized BJJ Game
The longer you train BJJ and the more techniques, positions, and styles you are exposed to, you will notice an interesting phenomenon.  And if you ...

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Guard Retention and Recovery Principles
Have you ever asked your instructor how to to escape a certain position and without hesitation they say to you, "Don't get caught in (insert positi...

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It's Time To Spring Clean Your Half Guard with Tom DeBlass
There's an old tradition called Spring Cleaning that you may have heard of where one spends time at the first sign of warm weather cleaning and org...

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The Chair Sweep That Caught the Best Over Under Passer
There is an old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me." that can be applied to one's BJJ development.  As we progress, w...

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