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. … Continue reading →
World Champion and 5X Pan Am champion Vicente Jr (VJ) is one of my best friends, business partner, and also my BJJ Professor. I started training under him as a Purple belt but, (I might as well have been a white … Continue reading →
Tom McMahon is a recognized martial arts expert, BJJ travel blogger, and a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu World Champion. He has family in Maryland and has been coming to my school (BJJ Conquest) for about 5 years now. Tom’s Jiu Jitsu is … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
Fights, Fights, and more Fights!! I have another big weekend full of fights. One of my Pro MMA fighters Rob Watley will be fighting MMA in Atlantic City at the Borgata, plus Vicente Jr. and a lot of the Conquest … Continue reading →
Now that I’m back and have been posting weekly. I have had a lot of questions coming in. (BTW, I love questions please keep sending them)
One question I have had a lot is about showing a good Spider Guard drill. I was going to shoot a video showing some one the ones that I do. Then I remembered about a year ago my professor and training partner Vicente Jr was training with Leandro Lo and they recorded one of my favorite drills. I sent this drill to my email subscribers around a year ago so I thought I should remind them and show everyone else.
In this Spider Guard drill Leandro shows how to set up the one legged X-guard (one of my favorites) or you can use it to take the back, which is always a great idea.
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If you know me, then you know, I love the closed guard. To me the closed guard is a position that, I feel, everyone needs to master. (or at least try to) In BJJ your guard is your home, and … Continue reading →
I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals. Julius Erving Just as Julius Erving shot thousands of basket balls, you will need to drill this basic sweep thousands of times … Continue reading →
As a follow up to my post a few weeks back, “Call Me the Head Hunter” , I was asked to post some examples of how to control my opponents head and how it helps. With so many questions, I asked my … Continue reading →