Leg drag’s change the BJJ guard passing Game If you watch BJJ / Jiu-Jitsu actively you have got to agree all the best passers have a few techniques/ ideas in commong one we can not overlook to develop a complete passing and attacking guard is the Leg Drag.. The idea of crossing a guys legs […]
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Core bjj and grappling | pointing at the moon as you watch my finger Now don’t get me wrong, i’m not claiming to be a mind reader BUT after many years teaching group BJJ & Martial Arts Classes i know what you are thinking 🙂 i know doubt the veracity of what i’m saying but […]
Rio Open BJJ | Womens Champion learns a harsh lesson I had to post about the recent match between members of the powerhouse Gracie Humaita womens bjj team. Last week you had two champions square off with Mcenzie Dern(currently focusing on mma) stepping up to compete at the rio open vs Current GI Champion Bia […]
A big part of what makes our Mississauga martial arts academy the place that it is lies in the fact it’s not just about numbers. Sure having the area’s fastest growing member base is nice but most importantly we’ve always had a clear vision of the direction the academy would grow towards in terms of […]
2017’s Biggest BJJ Superfight on the way The world wide growth of BJJ has been nothing short of phenomenal over the past 10 years and the recent shift towards professional event with athletes actually being paid a decent sum for their grappling efforts is a great change. Heading the pack were Metamoris and ebi but […]
Every Anderson Silva fight for me is a special event!!!! He is in my opinion too old to take out the elite compeition at the weight class but still a serious danger for anyone with out clean hands and ready to mix it up a bit before shooting for takedowns. No he isnt going to […]
Eduardo Telles BJJ’s master of Back position There is no understating the level of defensive mastery possessed by Eduardo Telles when dealing with conventional BJJ back attack’s. Coming from a more fight based application of the art I can appreciate the need to be good turning to the knees and scrambling from there but, […]
www.bjjee.com had a very interesting article up recently covering the reported earnings of some of the pro BJJ competitors for the calendar year 2016. The numbers were quite revealing as it lays out a pretty clear reason why so much of the top flight BJJ talent has stopped crossing over into MMA. Aside from the […]
Lessons learned from the 20k BJJ Challenge at Studio 540 After all the talk hype and build up we ended up having some great matches Studio 540 last weekend. The main event and one we are focussing on here had Felipe pena vs Gordon Ryan with Pena putting a decisive end to all the talk […]
Bjj Mississauga | Marcos Barbosa – One competitor that changed the game Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa Ok so I’ve been a legit fanatic of the Bjj / Grappling arts for going on 20 years now. […]
The Core BJJ & Grappling classes runs on laid out curriculum on a week to week basis having what I like to call “flexible thinking” comes in handy. This week while covering some more in-depth knee cutting style guard passes When it really dawned on me we hadn’t touched on one of the arts strongest fundamental […]
Congrats to the team that went down to NYC for the IBJJF summer open. Competition is far from the the focus in more peoples Jiu-Jitsu training but it is a great way to gain experience and test your skills vs another trained opponent. That being said a few die hard members of the small but […]
How Much should you train starting out BJJ One of the most common questions im faced with from new BJJ & Grappling students is, “How often should I train?” Is 1-2-3 days per week enough?? Though the answer may seem simple, the correct answer can be one that makes the difference between the one who […]
Everyone starts training jiu-jitsu for different reasons and there are many different schools / styles and approaches to this great art but if you started in the 90’s as i did its was either because you saw BJJ dominated in the early MMA events or you saw this documentary.. Gracie in Action “Yes is pretty […]
Enter Diaz vs Mcgregor seems i have started something.. i got a flood of facebook messages about my post regarding diaz/mcgregor and how it had little to do with the BJJ most people are practicing.. some good some very angry so let me take the time to elaborate more in depth to make my point […]
Important Jiu-Jitsu lessons from the Royce Gracie master class at Bellator 149 This one goes back to the very beginning,the 1st north american MMA grudge match between two of the most memorable UFC competitors. Many years have passed and both guys have done a lot since the first match but after watching their 3rd […]
Things at the academy are is going great. the biggest reason for this without a doubt in my opinion is the approach we are taking to the different branches of the tree of jiu-jitsu. Giving specific training for every aspect of things BJJ is s huge art covering everything from sport to self defense and […]
In BJJ… and grappling technique is #1 I’ve been training coming up on 20 years so in that time I have seen many changes in tactics and approaches towards teaching and training. Some great, some not so welcomed… but either way the one constant thing that has always separated how much students get out of […]
Enough of the hype talk.. every event you hear the term “world class striking” thrown around and while many fighters are of a high degree of skill today is the first time we have seen credentialed champions in the “traditional martial arts” cross over to MMA with some time to mature in the elements outside […]
as far as high level sport bjj goes it gets not better than these two. Keenan and Lo have been meeting on a more regular basis and this match doesn’t disappoint. Here is the match from the 2015 world championships these two set a great pace in a highly technical match.
Right now the professional side of bjj / grappling competitions is without a doubt in a growth phase, initially events like ADCC were the only really source of seeing any more from your grappling skills unless you wanted to try your hand in mma. Today we are looking at much different landscape With cash prizes […]
BJJ’s Most Powerfull Strike From the Guard The idea of kicking a standing attacker away is simple enough and a staple in quite a few martial arts systems. The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu’s self defence curriculum has several sequences that use this downed guard position to defend yourself well.
Core BJJ & Grappling Rules should govern your style So ufc 187 is in the bag and as usual the experts have voiced their opinion on why this guy lost the fight vs that guy.. The greatest debates right now are the Blackzillian’s team being dominated on the mat in both main event fights.
What a night!!! Last night Global warriors #2 brought a much needed return to action for some Ontario’s best MMA talent.
Some of you wont agree so think about this before reading or watching the videos “If the best of today’s generation were not better on the mats than the champions from 10 years -20 years ago then the as instructors and practitioners of the art we have failed where it really counts. The most important […]
This years recent Mundials really represented a passing of the figurative guard on many fronts. just taking a look at cover of the most recent Gracie magazine, tell you the tide is shifting. Yes brazil still has some really sick BJJ and will always be the Home of the art, but finally on all divisions home-grown […]
The BJJ Library just finished up a reality series covering a collection of Black belts facing each other in classical jiu-jitsu submission rules. With everyone from mixed martial arts veterans to up and coming north america champions, it made for some good watching with very competitive matches along the way.
Sitting there looking at the room during Saturday’s and it was fairly well populated by white belts. Initially i was like ARGHH these guys messed up the lesson plan, they don’t know the drills or positions I want to cover today. So my simple fix was to make Saturday Green belts and up only.. great […]
Montreal BJJ update congrats to elite training centre member Kevin Hoang on making the all to familiar trip out to montreal and competing in the 2015 IBJJF Montreal open and taking home the gold medal in his division. The long drive out to compete is something i have done many times in the past and far from easy when alone but kevin was lucky in that the rest of the Ribeiro jiu-jitsu competition team was on hand also putting in work and dominating the way to a 1st place over all team finish for a 2nd year in a row.
Take your BJJ Blinders off and realise when you are putting yourself in danger So in walks this questionable new student… as soon as a spoke to the guy I knew something was OFF “Years in the game will help you develop this sort of radar” Anyhow, we spoke and he seemed polite enough so I said “Ok, lets get him a Kimono and into class.” Given that he claims to have trained BJJ at another local academy but wanted to try our Core jiu-jitsu program I had him join the group class and working with one of more senior green belts.
This may not come as shock to many of you already watching but heel hooks were absolute game changers !! Take your pick of the submission only or open grappling events ala Eddie bravo invitational, ADCC or Metamoris and the facts are there.
World class BJJ practitioner Tim Spriggs dropped the question regards the tactics being focussed on by many bjj players today. Tim is a absolute beast on the mat and well rounded athlete and hit on some great points in his post so I figured I would take the time to respond.
When an athlete in the 90’s and early 2000’s won the mundials the next logical question would be “Ok, when is he making the transition to MMA and who will he sign with? Pride, Shooto, UFC?? But with the evolution of the art and the option of being a professional grappler now a real one most Elite BJJ stylists are not training with transitioning to MMA in mind.
To Playa del Carmen Mexico… from Mississauga is literally the other side of the world (almost) an ecological paradise with some of the most unreal nature you are ever going to run across & between the Ocean, Hotels and Ancient relics there are a ton to see here but as always,
Core Jiu-jitsu & Grappling Complete martial arts training in the 3 phases of combat So, the first ever Core Jiu-Jitsu class is officially in the bag and it was by all accounts a big eye opener for many of the participants. Great to see so many new students excited to add jiujitsu to their martial arts […]
ALDO VS MCGREGOR IS OFF The most interesting 145lb weight fight just got lote more iinteresting Soo the king is out.. Jose aldo is forced to pull out of the mutch hyped match at ufc 189 with Connor Mcgregor. A lot of people are very disappointed and down right heartbroken , don’t get me wrong […]
- Game changing Guard passing Concept | Leg Drag May 15, 2017
- Mississauga BJJ |Smart Growth in Jiu-Jitsu May 4, 2017
- A tough lesson in womens BJJ | From MMA to the Gi April 7, 2017
- Coach Sam Zakula Moves to Prime time | Competition GI class March 27, 2017
- Epic IBJJF Tournament on the Way February 23, 2017
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