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TRICK your opponent into getting their back, when CAUGHT in an omoplata

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TRICK your opponent into getting their back, when CAUGHT in an omoplata

Getting stuck in an omoplata can be a real pain in the butt or more precisely - shoulder. Especially against lanky guard players it can be pretty easy to get stuck if you aren't careful.  In this video I show you my escape artist trick that not only gets you out of the omoplata, but on your opponents back as well!  Developing an appetite for our best backtakes? They're all in the Backtake Masterclass 

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What does my game look like when rolling? + Q&A on baiting a better half guard (to pass)

What does my game look like when rolling? + Q&A on baiting a better half guard (to pass)

In this clip you can see some specific sparring footage we did when recording the Nogi Passing Masterclass. You can see how I use my concepts to (ironically) get the sweep. The second part of the clip answers  a good question about using deception to get a better passing position!

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Nogi Passing Masterclass Clip - Where to start passing?

Nogi Passing Masterclass Clip - Where to start passing?

In this clip I explain my initial approach to guard passing and how I avoid starting rolls and matches in a bad position.

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Why you should never let someone drill on you...

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Why you should never let someone drill on you...

If you know me, you know I don't drill and I'm not a big fan of the procedural style learning! To cut a long story short, whenever you repeat a technique or sequence of techniques, you are programming your body to not only remember, but to execute that exact same pattern whenever you're in that same environment. So when you're drilling with a training partner there has to be a give and take. To elaborate, one partner is executing the move and one is allowing the move to be executed on himself. This has many detrimental elements to it. Not...

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Are concepts more powerful than techniques? Applying the 80/20 principle to jiu jitsu.

Are concepts more powerful than techniques? Applying the 80/20 principle to jiu jitsu.

There is no right or wrong technique. Jiu jitsu is an art, and art is subjective to the viewer. You cannot say Leonardo da Vinci's technique was any more correct than my local artist, because it is simply his preference. His solution to an equation. Now let's get back to jiu jitsu. A technique is simply one persons solution for a particular equation. But! Jiu jitsu is unlike any static mathematical equation you've seen before, it's far more complex. It's closer to advanced algebra. Imagine a mathematical equation that is self aware. Aware not only of itself but also of...

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