About a week ago Master De La Riva came to Conquest (my school) to hang out with us and teach a seminar. He is not only a legend in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( he has his owe position), he is an amazing person. DLR is one of those guys that is aways smiling and he lights up the room when he comes in.
The day after the seminar my instructor Vicente Jr, who is very close with DLR, set up an extra training session for me and a few of my training partners. We rolled and talked about a few different positions. I was like a kid in a candy store. I pick up a few new tricks that has already helped my game.
Before we stopped for the day, I asked Masted De La Riva to show me one of his favorite techniques. He decided to show a sweet DLR guard to back take / sweep option.
Vicente Jr and I are always working on new drills and this is one of our NEW favorites. We love the way it flows, and the idea, of working 3 different passes from the same starting position. When you approach a technique this way, it gives your mind and body a few different options, but you will always gravitate toward the one that woks the best for the situation, and your body.
Take a look and let me know what you think!
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“Never lose their back!” is something you will hear a lot at my academy. The back is one of the hardest positions to get to in BJJ, so when you get there don’t ever lose that position. It doesn’t matter if you are in a street fight, BJJ match, or an MMA fight. When you make it to your opponents back you have them beat. It’s the safest place to be and you should be able to ride the position until you get the submission. ( not always but 9 out of 10 times)
I have put together a back control and transition video that shows some of my favorite and most successful BJJ back take ideas. Before you watch the video make sure to get on the email list (located on the side bar) where I will be sending out some of my best chokes from the back ( ONLY IF YOUR ON MY LIST ) Once you sign up for the list you will also get my to try my 14 day “Never Get Smashed In Side-Control Again” program FREE.
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu your transitions should be smooth and effortless. The key is for you to feel safe and in control when your are attacking. I put together a video of a triple attack transition drill that Vicente Junior showed me a few years ago. I still use this drill regularly in my training and when I’m teaching. When you first start training BJJ your moves will be very one dimensional. If you attempt a sweep or submission and it fails you start over. Soon you will start linking or chaining your attacks together, if your first submission fails you will have one or two more options to keep attacking with. The drill that Kail Bosque and I show here, is just one of the transition drills that we teach our students. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it.
Who the hell is Lance Trippett and what do the guys at “ Best BJJ Drills ” have to do with training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, winning tournaments, and basically dominating all aspects of BJJ?
My home away from home. BJJ Conquest
My name is Lance Trippett I’m a BJJ Black Belt and like you I live to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). I love the thrill of tapping someone out, sweet new drills, the feeling of my heart pounding out of my chest during a tough match and the taste of a McDonalds Oreo McFlurry (I know they are so bad, but they taste so good) after a hard weight cut and tournament.
You may have heard about me before, which is kind of weird for me since I am just a regular guy who loves to train Jiu Jitsu. I have a family and a job and really just want to train everyday at my academy BJJ Conquest where I live in Millersville Maryland. I want to train as much as I can and have as much fun doing it as possible.
Even though I started Best BJJ Drills to help spread the word about what real Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is about and what it can do for you. I never thought my little business would turn into something where I have some of the top competitors training at my facility approaching me to train them.
In fact, since I started to train world class BJJ competitors and writing this blog, I’ve had BJJ enthusiast everywhere I go, tell me that they have heard about me and my programs.
I guess the only thing that really separates me from every other regular Jiu Jitus trainer out there is that I have a passion for drills and just happen to have a talent for writing about how to apply it to our unique sport. I know from experience how drilling can help you retain information, promote muscle memory and basically dominate all the positions in your academy.
Ever since I was training for my first MMA fight back in 2000 while living in Aspen, Co. I have been hooked on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though I was more of a striker when I was fighting, I found that drilling basic and advanced BJJ techniques could keep me safe even when the fights went to the ground. I ultimately stop fighting MMA with an undefeated (3-0) pro record to just focus on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
A few months after starting to train I realized I wanted to be the best I could; not to compete but simply to have as much fun as possible. I also started to experiment with different strength training strategies to help me on the mat. Since I had striking background I was well aware that drilling was the key to maximizing your potential in any sport and I knew that my new sport was no different. However, when I looked for drills I quickly realized that no one had really developed a true drilling training system for BJJ practitioner,
Sure, there were some programs and books out there but they were all heavily based on learning techniques and some drill training. I knew that this was not the best way to train for the unique physical demands and constant variables that you get while rolling. So I started to come up with my own programs.
As my drilling programs got more refined I realized that I had gone from average to pretty good. I could tap people who were stronger and knew more techniques then me. The difference was the drills.
Having fun on your mat is what it’s all about, and my mission is to help my BJJ family grow and learn how to drill to be the best your able to be.
Feeling like you are being held back by your body or always being the one tapped in your group is more frustrating than fun and I wanted to share my program and experience with others in the bjj family. I knew that I had something unique and valuable to share so in 2013 I Started BestBJJDrills .com
Now, this is the point where I also need to explain something that may sound a bit funny coming from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt – I do not like to spend hours in the gym drilling In fact, I would much rather be hanging out with my Team
The Vicente Junior Family
But, I also know that the drilling helps me roll longer, faster and harder.
Whenever I slack a bit on my drilling I inevitably feel it when I roll– my positions start to suffer and my transitions start to slow, and I generally don’t have the same energy and drive to roll as much as I usually do.
So, I design my programs to deliver max results in minimal time, all while keeping things as fun and engaging as possible. My programs are written by a real BJJ Black Belt for real BJJ students that want to learn to drill like a champion. While still being able to roll as much as you want.
Because my approach is completely different than most people have been exposed to I have also become a bit infamous for taking on some “sacred cows” that I thought were holding Jiu Jitsu back with things like all you need to do is roll. Or show up to class and you will be proficient at BJJ. All of these have been shot down by me in the last few years; often with a lot of “haters” screaming about how “crazy” I am!
But I don’t care because I don’t do this to be accepted by the “mainstream” Jiu Jitsu industry – I do this to help free you from the garbage they have been feeding you for years and years. You can be much better than you are today, but not if you follow the same old advice we’ve been given. As I tell my clients, if you don’t want to tap like everyone else then don’t train like everyone else!
I started this blog to help me get my cutting edge, revolutionary drilling and training concepts out to my fellow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu students. Here you’ll find drilling routines, competition strategies, strength and cardio programs and other information not available anywhere else. Some of my colleagues wonder why I give away so much info for free but I don’t care.
I want to help you be the best at BJJ thats my goal!
I know that if you use the information you’ll find on this blog you will do just that. I also know that once you see what this free info will do for you then you will be more likely to check out one of my more in depth programs; but even if you don’t that’s alright. Just knowing that I am helping advance BJJ is enough.
So check back often since the revolution never stops! I’ll be posting new articles, videos and podcasts every week, making this THE best BJJ drills website. And let me know if you don’t see something addressed on here that you want to know more about – I rely on you guys to let me know what is on your mind and what you want to improve with your riding. You can reach me through the Best BJJ Drills Facebook Fan page. Just click on the link below and Like the page and you can post your questions or comments there or email me from the site.