The Element of Surprise

  Surprise provides a definite tactical advantage. Fairness dictates that we not ambush our training partners or other tournament competitors as they step onto the mat. So how then can we gain the element of surprise when the opponent knows where we are? We move when we aren’t supposed to. Each match has its own Read More …

Top Three Armbar Mistakes

The straight arm-bar (juji-gatame) from the guard or mount is one of the most commonly used submissions in jiu-jitsu, judo, and submission wrestling. It is a high-percentage technique for both beginners and advanced students.  These three basic mistakes account for most of the failed armbar attempts. Fix these problems and your success rate will skyrocket. Read More …

Preventing Submission Lock Injuries

Injuries are an unfortunate a part of grappling sports. The odds of remaining completely injury free are not in your favor if you train for long periods of time. That said most injuries are minor and result in minimal loss of mat time. Injuries that result from joint locks are among the most preventable. Both Read More …