Vicente Jr shows a nice triangle choke set-up


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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

Top 5 Tips for your “First BJJ Tournament”


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First Tournament Tips 1.Just do it!!! The biggest thing holding people back from competing is the feeling of not being “ready”. The truth is the sooner you start competing the better competing is. With your first tournament, there is less … Continue reading

My Tricky Closed Guard Armbar Setup!


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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

Lost Videos, Found!


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I was going through some old files and found the first Best BJJ Drills videos that Kail (when he was still a brown belt) and I shot. We thought we need to do voice overs and slow motion. LOL I … Continue reading

Did you get the latest BJJ DVD, with 2000 techniques?


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I wrote a post back in December talking about the over consumption of information. Here’s a link to that post “Thanks, But Too Much Information”.  Everyone loves buying the new DVD sets showing 5 hours of techniques; the problem is, … Continue reading

Never lose their back!


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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 … Continue reading

Grip fighting follow up video!


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The snow is falling here on the east coast, so I had to cancel classes tonight at my academy. I shot this video last week, but I was out of town all weekend teaching a seminar in Pennsylvania with my instructor … Continue reading

Are you losing the BJJ Grip Fight? Most of you aren’t even playing the game!


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As most Black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I roll with my students everyday. This enables me to see and feel the way my students are rolling. One thing I always hear from my white and blue belts is, “I … Continue reading

Commitment In BJJ


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Commit! There is a saying in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) “A Black Belt, is only a white belt that never quit”. Now that you have decided on a school and you have started on your road to Black Belt nothing … Continue reading

Who the HELL is Lance Trippett and Best BJJ Drill’s?


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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. … Continue reading