Monthly Archives: March 2012

Jeff Glover

Just found this video today… the first sub against Rener Gracie is just ridiculous… and then it only gets better. This video does not belong to me; all video credit to Paragonacademybjj.

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More Prep

Today, I’ve been pouring over the IBJJF rule book; a little dense, but not a lot that I wasn’t prepared for. The one thing that stands out: if I’m reading this right, straight foot locks are legal in my division (Masters, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Preparation

The 2012 Pans are coming up and I can’t be more excited; this will be the first major tournament that I’ve grappled in and I find myself jumping around emotionally. Sometimes, I feel like I could beast through all competition … Continue reading

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Getting your ShoulderBLADES to Touch

Have you ever heard the saying, “He got punched so hard in the chest, his shoulders touched”? This is not about that. We went over a couple of variations of the Mata Leao today – both in gi and no … Continue reading

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The Wrestler’s Mentality

Before class yesterday, I was going over some takedowns with my training partner, Joe. He’s a great guy and we really push ourselves to get better. Not only do we have to keep adapting our game to one another, we’re … Continue reading

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Shoulder Pressure

We worked from half-guard today and my instructor was going over mechanics used to control your opponent while on top; the two techniques that stood out to me the most are shoulder pressure and the underhook (more on the underhook … Continue reading

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Breadcutter from Side-Control

Today, we were working a nice collar choke from side-control similar to the bread-cutter from N/S; I was going over it and, as much as I liked it, I found it hard to finish. So, my instructor walks over, watches … Continue reading

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