A simple drill that will make your armbar much tighter and harder to escape that I learned from UFC fighter Oleg Taktarov. Grab my PDF checklist of BJJ positions for free here: http://www.grapplearts.com/book
In this video (also available as a podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/strenuous-life-podcast-stephan-kesting-grapplearts/id320705565?mt=2) I go into my problem with CrossFit when used as a conditioning method for combat sports.
If you use the de la Riva guard, especially in no gi, then people will be attacking you all the time with leglocks. In this video Rob Biernacki from https://www.grapplearts.com/leglocks shows how to defend against the most common and powerful de la Riva leglocks!
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How to deal with rib injuries in BJJ, grappling and MMA training. Get more training tips from Stephan Kesting by email at http://www.grapplearts.com/newsletter
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Stephan Kesting teaches the two highest percentage leglocks you can use to defeat the de la Riva guard. Download Stephan’s free book on learning BJJ fast at http://www.grapplearts.com/book
BJJ black belt Stephan Kesting teaches a simple 4-step armbar escape for BJJ, MMA & Submission Grappling. Download his free guide to learning BJJ fast at http://www.grapplearts.com/book
Stephan Kesting teaches the Omoplata, Marceloplata, and the Baratoplata. Get more tips and a free book on BJJ at http://www.grapplearts.com/newsletter
Stephan’s Omoplata tutorial on Youtube is available here:
3 drills to improve your butterfly guard passing and retention. A guest tutorial by Ritchie Yip (http://www.infighting.ca)
Keenan Cornelius teaches you how to do the armbar from 50-50. More previews from this instructional DVD set at http://tinyurl.com/keenanDVDs
This is the best sweep to start with when you’re trying to build an offensive half guard game. It’s highly effective and it sets up many other sweeps and attacks. Get the app at: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/grapplearts-guard-sweeps/id567153955?mt=8 (iTunes store for iPhone and iPad)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grapplearts.sweeps (Google Play Store for Android)
http://www.amazon.com/Grapplearts-com-Grapple-Arts-Sweeps/dp/B00CAG924M/ (Amazon App Store for Kindle, etc.)
A surprising way to pull guard in no gi submission grappling. From the ‘No Gi Gripfighting & Takedowns’ app for iPhone, iPad & Android: http://www.grapplearts.com/Blog/no-gi-gripping-and-takedowns-app/
Also available as part of the ‘How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent in No Gi’ 5 DVD set, with more information at http://www.grapplearts.com/Blog/how-to-defeat-the-bigger-stronger-opponent-in-no-gi/