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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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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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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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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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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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