Does enjoying a Hulk Hogan match make you a racist? While that sounds odd, it raises an important issue; at what point are we watching the character perform versus seeing the real-life person? Should we draw a distinction between the two? In short, I think that yes, we should always differentiate.
Turning your back to your opponent and still winning, having low posture in the guard, and more violations of standard Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rules!
A brief tutorial on how to stop someone from armbarring you from inside their guard, and some nifty counters.
A brief tutorial on how to flatten and control your partner while passing the half guard, utilizing the crossface.
A brief BJJ tutorial on the Kimura Grip, utilizing the "trail arm catch" sequence, and a nifty triangle finish.
A quick tutorial with photos and video on the ways to set up heel hooks from the "combat base" position in no-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The Monuments is the collective name for five one-day races organised by the UCI. Cycling's Monuments are five Classic cycling races the Milan-San Remo classic, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and the Giro di Lombardia.
A brief tutorial written by BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith and with video from Daniel Frank at Revolution BJJ.
A different way to pass the leg lasso guard, especially when your partner has a deep lasso hook and is holding on for dear life.
How to use butterfly guard in conjunction with overhooks in BJJ in order to have an effective and threatening sweep and submission game.
If you are studying martial arts, you are learning a lot. What you learn gives you confidence in yourself, especially in terms of self-defense. However, you'll find that you'll probably never ever use the self-defense techniques you've learned...
A day after his passing, I pay tribute to one of the best wrestlers of his generation and another legend from the Guerrero Family.
With four months to go till the big show, I look at ten bouts that could headline the biggest show in lucha libre.
A brief tutorial on how to set up heel hooks from the bottom of deep half guard. Instruction by black belts Andrew Smith and Jarrett Church of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
How to pass the guard using the "leg staple" guard pass, or "same side knee drive" pass, when encountering some roadblocks.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to pass the half guard, using the classic "tripod" guard passing technique.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up Shawn Williams guard and rubber guard, and a couple of high percentage submissions.
Colorado is home to many beautiful, technical disc golf courses in the Denver area and beyond. Check out this list of both free and paid disc courses to visit.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to hit a spinning armbar from the bottom when the person tries the Kimura, and how to counter it.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to do the X-pass in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Lessons by BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
How to do the "waiter sweep" for BJJ, plus some more advanced options from 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith (Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA).
As his final show for CMLL approaches, I take a few moments to thank Mascara Dorada for all he's done for lucha libre and its fans
This article will be a brief tutorial on the concept of the "yogafoot" for BJJ, including a breakdown of the mechanics of the move and various examples of situations in which to use it.
Leglocks from the knee cut position are high percentage, diverse, and accessible. Here's a quick tutorial of some of my favorite leg locks from the knee cut guard passs.
Does AAA have a hot-worked-shoot angle on their hands? Or, are they being hit with another self-inflicted scandal?
In this article, I share my recent experience of joining a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class to give you some friendly advice from one beginner to another about what to expect when starting Brazilian jiu jitsu.
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with the late stage defenses to the knee cut guard pass with 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith.
The lucha libre giant suffers a small decline from the 50s to the 60s, then faces it's toughest challenge yet in the 70s.
A brief BJJ tutorial on escaping the back to deep half guard (a follow up on the "crunch and turn" escape tutorial).
How to finish a Kimura from half guard top, when you have stepped over their head. Three distinct ways.
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with how to set up the triangle choke from side control (top.) Very high percentage stuff.
We think that the wrestlers portray themselves as really nice people while meeting with fans, but that is not the case. Some of these entries might surprise you.
Some quick advice on how to use your initial grips to bring your opponent into your guard for sport BJJ competition.
Two completely different approaches to setting up the triangle choke for BJJ: both from the open guard.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to do the cross collar choke in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Featuring instruction from 1st degree black belt Trey Martin of Revolution BJJ.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith shows how to deal with the most annoying armbar defenses in this BJJ tutorial.
A brief BJJ tutorial on the early stages of defense for the "double under stack" guard pass for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Protecting yourself from the heebie-jeebies is absolutely crucial when training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The onus is on gym owners, as well as on individual practitioners, to prevent skin infections.
With what looks to be their final match occuring this Friday, I take the time to rank all the available matches produced from lucha libre's best rivalry
A brief tutorial by Andrew Smith on how to counter the spinning armbar when you have a Kimura grip on the bottom.
Two different "low" style butterfly guard passes for sport Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition and rolling. Lessons by Andrew Smith and Trey Martin of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A brief tutorial with videos and explanations on how to set up (and finish) outside and inverted heel hooks from a variety of positions.
A brief BJJ tutorial outlining how to escape mount with the "stepover escape" and by catching the foot in general.
During the 50s, pro wrestling was one of my favorite sports. You couldn't keep me away from the TV or a live bout if I could see my favorite grapplers. I recall my favorite pro wrestling champs.
A brief tutorial on three different defenses to the double under stack pass leading into triangle choke setups.
A brief BJJ tutorial (video and descriptions) of how to deal with the "hand in the collar" or "turning the corner" pass when your opponent is caught in your triangle choke.
A brief BJJ tutorial on some late stage defenses to the "stack pass" or "double under" guard pass in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
We turn back the clock and re-visit Konnan's cult promotion that influenced modern AAA and featured one of the greatest rosters ever
A look at CMLL as it enters its second decade, where the Lucha de Apuesta bout was conceived and El Santo began to carve out his legacy.
A way to utilize your open guard to get a cross-choke submission, while simultaneously threatening the sweep and baiting the guard pass.
Everything you wanted to know about CMLL's new scandal, what it means for the main players, and how it could affect lucha libre.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up the armbar from the closed guard by using the lapel "brabo" grip.
A description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture.
These are some observations I saw during the fight. I personally enjoyed it and here are some notes you should consider.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to set up the mounted triangle while using the lapel to trap the arm, with Daniel Charles Frank, Revolution BJJ black belt in Richmond, VA.
A brief tutorial on how to finish the reverse armlock from the full mount, taught by 3rd-degree black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
This is the story of a boxing jester who went toe to toe with a bear, a kangaroo, and an octopus. A man who once ate 52 hot dogs right before a fight and even dropped the immortal Joe Louis to the canvas with a left hook. Oh, there's more!
Here is a list of the superstars who have held the championship for the least amount of time in 2016.
The United States Championship is a shell of its formerly prestigious self. Here are a few ways to fix that.
A brief Brazilian jiu-jitsu tutorial outlining uncrossing the feet from the closed guard when executing the Tozi or Sao Paulo or Wilson guard pass!
A brief BJJ tutorial by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith on doing a cross-grip standing sweep into a couple of different armbar entries.
A basic tutorial on how to do a sickle sweep for BJJ, and some different approaches to learning the position.
This article will show a brief tutorial on "shin-on-shin" guard and provide some examples of situations where it can be particularly effective.
Ranking the hottest, sexiest, and most beautiful men in pro wrestling from both the past and present.
We look back at the greatest decade in CMLL history, featuring the most famous match and most famous feud the company has ever had.
How to get the guard open using biceps control and standing up, sometimes called the "logsplitter" guard opening.
We conclude our trek through the history of WCW lucha with the five best matches in WCW lucha libre history.
"Kneebah!" This is likely one of the first leg attacks you're going to learn, and one of the last to master. Here's a quick tutorial on how to hit this submission from the bottom.
Ron Lyle was one of the most powerful punchers in boxing history. He never won a title, but he has a rich and complex story.
As AAA appears to be on the verge of collapse following several defections, I look back on what exactly led this former giant to the brink.
A video tutorial (with a text breakdown) of stopping the takedown with the Kimura grip (and ultimately finishing).
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to take the back using the Kimura grip from standing, and some troubleshooting details from 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith from Richmond, VA.
How to not only pull guard safely, but also to attack immediately upon sitting down, either ending up on top or with a submission.
There have been many wrestlers that have competed in the squared circle in the WWF/WWE. Here are five of the most memorable wrestlers of all time.
Most critics seem to agree that "Smackdown" was the winner of the Superstar Shake-up back in April. Why hasn't it capitalized on it?
A brief tutorial on how to set up the "monoplata" submission by BJJ black belts Andrew Smith and Daniel Frank of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Kickboxing is a physically demanding sport. Whilst there is no substitute for spending hours in the gym working on your kickboxing technique, you can use these 5 exercises to supplement your training and give you the competitive edge.
A brief tutorial by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith on the cross-grip arm-drag series from closed guard. Andrew is one of the owners of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A look at a member of the Ibarra family and one of CMLL's best kept secrets that CMLL doesn't even seem to be aware of.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to use the Kimura when you have the grip, but are caught on the bottom of the turtle position.
A look at a luchador who has wowed fans in CMLL, AAA, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Lucha Underground, and all across the globe.
A brief BJJ tutorial on an advanced Kimura grip sequence in Andrew Smith's Kimura system called "the Trade."
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A brief tutorial on passing butterfly guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A brief lesson on how to take the back from deep half guard with Andrew "Goatfury" Smith, BJJ black belt from Richmond, VA (Revolution BJJ).
The story of Mascara Dorada/Gran Metalik, the former CMLL/WWE CWC star who now can't buy a booking in the biggest promotion in the world.
As the dust finally settles, I look back on CMLL's masterpiece of 2015 and the feud that launched the careers of two men you'll be hearing about for years.
I'm not a golf pro but I've learned a lot from playing the last 20 years. Check out my golf tips and advice on the little things that make the game go more smoothly.
A brief BJJ tutorial on X-guard and how to use it to set up submissions off the sweep. Instruction by black belts Daniel Frank and Andrew Smith of Revolution BJJ.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
A basic BJJ tutorial on how to set up worm guard using the lapel and how to do a quick sweep to mount, featuring Daniel Frank from Revolution BJJ.
Stuck in side control? This may help. Andrew Smith from Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA shows some effective and efficient escapes from modified kesa gatame.
Decades before the L.B.G.T.Q and the Me Too movement made its presence known to the world, a youngster from a small village in Thailand took a stand for equality that shocked a nation. A woman trapped in a man's body bravely fought the odds in the ring and in society to take a stand for equality.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to reverse armbar from butterfly guard, featuring instruction by Andrew Silber, Daniel Frank, and Andrew Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
How to do a "reverse heel hook" or "inverted heel hook" via a few different entries. We examine both the over/under and 50/50 varieites.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A brief Brazilian jiu-jitsu tutorial on how to finish the São Paulo (Tozi, Wilson) guard pass by "windshield wipering" your feet, and some other key details.