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Drilling To Win – Learn How to Drill The Right Way & Success Will Follow

If you’ve got any BJJ training under your belt then you know all about drilling. In most schools a good amount of drilling should take place. How much you ask? That depends on your academy. I’ve trained all over the world and I’ve found that the amount of time spent drilling varies at each and…

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Getting The Opponents Weight Off Of You

When you begin using the half guard you’ll find that one of the major problems you run into is getting the opponents weight off of you. I’ll be the first to admit that when you have some big dude laying on you it can be hard to hit the sweeps you like. But, with little…

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(New Video) Shallow Half Guard & Learning To Switch The Head Position

I just got done filming this new half guard technique. I think you’ll like it. Lets talk some half guard shall we? When I teach Half Guard techniques I teach 3 different styles. Shallow Deep Lifting All 3 have pros and cons and all 3 work for BJJ with and without the gi as well…

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The power Of Being Able To Flow…

I’ll let you in on a black belt secret. The best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) fighters in the world have one major thing in common. Flow. The ability to flow from one technique to the other seamlessly. They’ve got a set of techniques drilled and worked on to the point of auto pilot. That pretty…

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The Right Training Environment Can Make All The Diffrence

It’s interesting to be that you can have pro football players perform like complete garbage for one team, get traded to a new team and then all the sudden they make the pro bowl and become the Superbowl MVP. Strange as it may seem this actually happens all the time. Just like with football, the…

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Learning How To Control Your Tempo While Rolling

Have you ever rolled or trained with someone and they just go to hard? Hard as in spazzy and crazy, AKA unsafe person to workout with. Then you have the other guy, he just rolls way to light. Gives up position to easy and just plan doesn’t fat hard enough. Both examples need to work…

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Reinvent The Wheel? Does This Work In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Ives Speaks….

You know, there really is a thin line between being creative vs. trying to reinvent the wheel. I think many times people who train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tend to fall into two very different categories. On one side you have the guys who just come up with silly moves and techniques just messing around,…

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What Does Your Instructor Look For….

…When giving out rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Well that depends on a lot of things. Things like how long you’ve been training, your skills, What you know and you as a person. To be honest I don’t know what every instructor looks for when it comes to giving out belts. I know what I…

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How This Dummy Did So Well – By Danny Ives

Over the years a lot of my students have asked me what was my secret for success? Success with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and in life. My answer always catches people off guard. What made me good was that…hmm not sure how to even say this without sounding harsh…okay whatever here goes… I had so…

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Step By Step (No Not The TV Show) BJJ Madness

When it comes to drilling I’m not sure that there’s a “best way” for everyone. I know that some people don’t drill at all yet win all types of tournaments and world titles. Chances are however that you do drill, at least on some level. I know a lot of beginners read my blog and…

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