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Position Of The Month: Wk #3 Takedowns – Dave Camarillo (Double Feature)

To close out the month, we are going to focus on “attacking” with the guard. There is no one better to talk about this subject than the head of Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu, Dave Camerillo! In Dave’s mind, jumping guard is a nonsensical technique given the leverage your opponent has when they are standing to pass your guard. So, Dave is an advocate of attacking a … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Takedowns Wk#2 – Modified Single Leg

I hope you liked the last move from Serra Jiu Jitsu instructor Mike Piccolomini. Today, it’s my turn! I’m a brown belt under Matt Serra and I am also an instructor at Serra Jiu Jitsu in Huntington, NY. I started my martial arts career at Kazan Dojo in Deer Park, NY. Kazan is a traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu school led by a 5th degree JJJ … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Takedowns WK#1 – Ouchi Gari

Hope you all had a great new years and that your training is back to full swing! We are doing something different with today’s theme. As we stated before, the Submission Control staff collectively have about 30+ years of martial arts experience (both teaching and practicing). We wanted to share our extensive experience with our loyal readers, but we lacked the funding to do so. … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Escapes WK#3 (Erik Paulson)

    Today we focus on a variation of the mount escape that lends itself to a nice foot lock. In the below lesson Erik Paulson, starts with the basic push bump mount escape. As you will see, this escape transitions nicely to various foot locks… Paulson shows you six variations! Enjoy the technique and happy holidays!         Last week’s technique: Mount … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Escapes WK#2

Porra, I think I’m online too much … Continuing with this month’s theme, the first video is from Roy Dean on how to escape the mount position. Roy breaks things down very well for both the beginner and the advanced BJJer. Check out his philosophy on Jiu Jitsu during the first minute of the clip (I agree with him 100%). The last two moves are … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Escapes WK#1

  Now that you have been exposed to some attacks from the mount, this month we are going to focus on escaping the position. The mount is one of the most common positions in both sport Jiu Jitsu and MMA; however is can be one of the most difficult positions to escape from if you have poor technique. In the first video from Robert Lovi, … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Attacks Wk #4 (Cross Choke)

  Today, we feature one of the most varied techniques in Jiu Jitsu… the cross choke from the mount. So, staying with our mission, we scoured the internet to find the best clips for this choke. The first clip is a lesson from Trumpet Dan. Dan is a consummate student of Roger Gracie’s. His breakdown of Roger’s cross choke is second to only the man … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Attacks Wk #3 (Dave “Rock” Jacobs)

  To our US readers, Happy Thanksgiving. To our international readers, happy Thursday? Today’s lesson comes from Dave “Rock” Jacobs, the head of Fairfax Jiu Jitsu in Herndon, Virginia. Through our journeys, we had the pleasure of meeting and working with Dave on numerous occasions. “Rock” as he is lovingly called, is one of the most humble and welcoming individuals in the east coast BJJ … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Attacks Wk #2 (Vinny Magalhães)

    Today we feature two techniques from the 2011 ADCC 99+ kilos champion, Vinicius de Magalhães. The first move is your basic arm bar from the s-mount; however, this no-gi wiz adds a twist to help you counter your opponent’s defense. The second move is a mounted gogo-plata that some call the Maga-Plata or the Aoki-Plata. Magalhães recently used this mounted gogo to help … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Attacks Wk #1

  Last month we focused on maintaining the mount in order to gain a superior position against your opponent. Now armed with that knowledge, what are you going to do? IT’S TIME TO SMASH YOUR OPPONENTS! Enjoy the below technique from Mundial champion Xande Ribeiro.


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