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What is Ginastica Natural?

Students often ask me what is the best conditioning for bjj.  My first answer: bjj!  You will continue to develop technique as well as your conditioning, whereas if you went jogging, there is no technical benefit. Doing more bjj isn’t always possible.  You may not be able to make it to the school to train [...]

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How to Roll Fluidly

This video is of Marcelo Garcia and Ryan Hall demonstrating a different type of rolling.  They are mainly going for positions, not submissions. This style of rolling develops more fluidity in your jiu-jitsu.  In this type of rolling, when you achieve a position or get a submission, you don’t stop your partner from escaping.  You [...]

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Are Leg Locks Part of Jiu-Jitsu? Part 2

continued from part 1… 4) Higher level practitioners do them and not lower level because most BJJ practitioners are not good at leg locks.  If they are a brown belt, their leg locks are normally at blue belt level.  Beginners may be told that they will learn them when they are higher rank, but in [...]

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Are Leg Locks Part of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

There is a bit of controversy on this topic.  When I started training and I was originally under the Gracies, I was told that leg locks are: 1)  dangerous 2) on kneebars you turn your back, and turning your back is really bad 3) if you train them your guard passes will suffer 4) that [...]

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