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Systems Building: Attacks

Systems Building: Attacks In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the person who gets the their game going first often wins. The real key is having responses to responses for any given attack. If you have a single option and that option is muted by the defense of your opponent, you are at a stalemate until either you

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Functional Exercises for BJJ

Many people spend hours on the mat, hours watching instructionals, hours in the gym and often they are left looking for an edge. Nothing replaces mat time, but proper conditioning and strength building are components of any athlete’s over all game and often the difference between winning and losing. Of course running and weight lifting

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BJJ Sweeps Tutorial: Using a Judo Principle to Increase Effectiveness

In my quest to be the best grappler I can be, I began studying Judo to supplement my BJJ. Insodoing, I bought and read Jigoro Kano’s “Kodokan Judo,” and Neil Ohlenkamp’s “Judo Unleashed.” I also enlisted a new BJJ student, Neil Coker (a Judo Black Belt, and national level judoka) to begin coaching me. What

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Michigan Open 2009, 3 Champs, 3 Runner Ups, 2 Thirds (Pics and Vids)

On September 26th, 2009, members of Small Axe Jiu Jitsu converged on Northern Detroit to compete in the Michigan Open. We had a competitor that weighed in less than 70 lbs and a couple who cleared the 200 lbs mark with ease. The end result of the day was Small Axe taking home 3 first

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Controlling the Hips! Essay and Vids

HIP CONTROL                 It is inevitable that in BJJ you will be told, “Control the hips,” or “It’s all about the hips,” or something along those lines. The advice is sound! What do they mean? This essay is going to try to demonstrate a way to direct your attention to controlling your opponent’s hips. We

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