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Entering the Legs with Reverse X-Guard
The first time I was ever exposed to the reverse x-guard, I was in New Jersey at Ocean County BJJ. For those of you who don’t know, this is Tom DeB...

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Training BJJ as A Family
It’s always a pleasure to see a family training together on the mat. Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alongside your kin can be a very bonding and stre...

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Stop the De La Riva Guard with a Toe Hold with Tom DeBlass
The De La Riva guard has long been regarded as one of the earliest and most well-developed versions of open guard that have existed in the history ...

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Tom DeBlass Will Make You Rethink Closed Guard
ADCC Vet Shares Aggressive Closed Guard This past week, Tom DeBlass was in the BJJ Fanatics studio filming his upcoming release which is going to ...

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Tom DeBlass Addresses the Age Old Question, Why Am I Not Getting Better?
There are no days off for Tom DeBlass.  Even on a short vacation with friends in Costa Rica, he took time to film a half guard technique and this s...

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Shift The Weight of the World With Your Butterfly Game
Classic Butterfly Guard Never Goes Out of Style With so many guards out there it’s hard to know where to start. As a beginner often times the newe...

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BJJ Instructors: Detach and Experience your Culture
Instructors Should Take Time to Appreciate Their Academies As BJJ instructors it’s our job to give. WE share our knowledge, and we create stepping ...

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ADCC and UFC Vet Tom DeBlass Says You Should Clap for Yourself!
 Tom DeBlass Reminds Us to Celebrate Milestones Tom DeBlass, a three time ADCC North American Trials Winner, former UFC, Bellator and Ring of Comb...

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When You're Forced to the BJJ Sidelines
Missing BJJ Can Be Harder Than BJJ Itself Being sidelined in the midst of your BJJ journey is quite frustrating. I found this out back in March wh...

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What's Your Excuse?
Recently, BJJ black belt and academy owner Tom DeBlass took to social media to call the world's attention to one of his students, Mark Aguirre.  Ma...

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Get Your BJJ Mind Right with Tom DeBlass
Tom DeBlass is easily one of the most sought after BJJ and grappling instructors on the planet.  With a seminar schedule that has him booked around...

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Tom DeBlass Tom DeBlass is currently one of the most sought after American grappling athletes and instructors in the world right...

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The Bread Cutter Choke
Who doesn’t love a good choke that involves weaving the gi into just the right position to force your opponent to tap? It feels good right? Using a...

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Z Guard Smash with Tom DeBlass
The use of half guard and all of its variations is all the rage right now.  More and more jiu jitsu practitioners are following the lead of Roberto...

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Counter the Leg Weave Pass With a Rolling Omoplata
The leg weave pass is a powerful antidote to an opponent's half guard or Z guard.  By weaving your arm underneath their top knee shield leg and dow...

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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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