For the past few weeks, I’ve been changing the way positions are categorized within the filter. This is a huge job and will probably take me months to complete, but I wanted to do a quick video demonstrating the Cross Collar Grip options from the Closed Guard. Sweeps, Counters, Back Takes…there are so many options from this position; but for the sake of keeping it simple, I decided to focus on attacks…read more
There’s been a focus this week on the Double Under Pass (sometimes referred to as the stacking pass). Black Belt, Gary Grate with the Gracie Academy of Reno has posted a series videos feature the double underhook; while Brandon Quick the BQuick Jiu Jitsu network showed us a slick variation that he called, the breakdance pass…read more
Making videos is weird, because things that make sense in your own mind, might not make sense to others – even when you do your best to explain it. The idea that anyone can come along and edit something, isn’t new; but it’s new with regards to categorizing marital videos. At least, we don’t know of anyone else doing it quite what we’re doing here. Is there anyone else?
Anyway, here’s our attempt at putting together a few videos that help explain who we are, and what we’re doing. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. We’d love to hear from you.read more
When I was nineteen, I taught myself to speak another language fluently. I remember getting the dictionary and thinking, “There’s no way I’m going to be able to remember all of these words.” But I got a stack of flash cards, and got to work. One of the tricks I learned early on – and one that they teach in any language course – is to compartmentalize information. For example: you wouldn’t learn all the vocabulary words having to do with the entire home at one time e.g., Bathroom, computer, necktie, etc. That would be very difficult to remember them that way. Instead, you would compartmentalize your list of words to something like clothing: Pants, Shirt, Shoes, etc. Once you have that list memorized, you can then move on to Kitchen items or something else. Compartmentalizing information and breaking it down to the simplest steps is a highly effective way of learning anything – including BJJ…read more