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  • A brief tutorial on how to use single leg X-guard in BJJ.

    Single Leg X-Guard

    Single Leg X-Guard

    by Andrew Smith0

  • A nice combination based on the tripod sweep. Instruction by Revolution BJJ black belt instructors Daniel Frank and Andrew Smith.

    How to Do a Tripod Sweep in BJJ

    How to Do a Tripod Sweep in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • Is modern wrestling suffering from too many clean finishes? This question may sound crazy at first sight, but let’s at least consider it.

    Clean Finishes in Wrestling

    Clean Finishes in Wrestling

    by Paul Barrett0

  • How a young man from Pittsburgh, a legend from Gómez Palacio, and a 25-year-old rivalry led to the hottest feud of CMLL's summer.

    CMLL and the Summer of Sam

    CMLL and the Summer of Sam

    by Eric Mutter0

  • A brief tutorial on how to use judo sacrifice throws successfully in BJJ competition or at the gym.

    Sacrifice Throws for BJJ

    Sacrifice Throws for BJJ

    by Andrew Smith1

  • A brief tutorial outlining several ways to combine and flow in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

    Combinations in BJJ

    Combinations in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • A more fundamental tutorial on how to set up and finish a Kimura shoulder lock from side control.

    Kimura From Side Control

    Kimura From Side Control

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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...

    How to Do a Shoulder Roll

    How to Do a Shoulder Roll

    by Juancho Forlanda4

  • Honor is more than what you saw in The Last Samurai. An opponent who practices a traditional style doesn't necessarily fight traditionally when the stakes are high. Yet many people often assume that. So what is it?

    Of Honor: Our Conceptions and What It Is in Practice

    Of Honor: Our Conceptions and What It Is in Practice

    by Jamal Smith0

  • How to set up heel hooks, kneebars, and straight ankle locks from X-guard!

    X-Guard Leglocks

    X-Guard Leglocks

    by Andrew Smith0

  • A brief tutorial on how to do a kneebar leg lock in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Instruction by Andrew Smith, 2nd degree black belt in Richmond, VA, and owner of Revolution BJJ.

    How to Do a Kneebar in BJJ

    How to Do a Kneebar in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • Professional cycling is now a truly international sport, but many terms used in the sport—and especially commentary upon it—are words from the French vocabulary, with words such as Peloton, Domestiques and Bidons commonly used.

    French, the Language of Cycling Road Races

    French, the Language of Cycling Road Races

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • 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!

    Two Ton Tony: Boxing's Most Colorful Character

    Two Ton Tony: Boxing's Most Colorful Character

    by Brendan Michael Cronin0

  • A brief BJJ tutorial on how to switch the Kimura on someone to your own Kimura, AKA the "re-Kimura."

    The Re-Kimura: A BJJ Tutorial

    The Re-Kimura: A BJJ Tutorial

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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.

    5 Iconic WWF/WWE Superstars, 1st Edition

    5 Iconic WWF/WWE Superstars, 1st Edition

    by Jan Michael Ong2

  • A brief tutorial on a hip throw, a trip, and a back throw you can use for BJJ.

    3 Judo Throws for BJJ

    3 Judo Throws for BJJ

    by Andrew Smith2

  • 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?

    What's Wrong With WWE Smackdown?

    What's Wrong With WWE Smackdown?

    by Nigel Kirk0

  • We turn back the clock and re-visit Konnan's cult promotion that influenced modern AAA and featured one of the greatest rosters ever

    Lucha Tributes: Promo Azteca

    Lucha Tributes: Promo Azteca

    by Eric Mutter0

  • In the fake world of wrestling, things don't always go according to plan. A lot of the unplanned incidents go unnoticed by the fans. However, some of the incidents are so big, they cannot be ignored.

    7 Real Moments in the Fake World of Pro Wrestling

    7 Real Moments in the Fake World of Pro Wrestling

    by RyanDrew0

  • 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.

    The Decline of Lucha Civilization

    The Decline of Lucha Civilization

    by Eric Mutter3

  • 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.

    3 Low Butterfly Guard Passes for BJJ Competition

    3 Low Butterfly Guard Passes for BJJ Competition

    by Andrew Smith0

  • A basic tutorial on how to do a sickle sweep for BJJ, and some different approaches to learning the position.

    The Sickle Sweep for BJJ

    The Sickle Sweep for BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • How to not only pull guard safely, but also to attack immediately upon sitting down, either ending up on top or with a submission.

    Attacking From the Guard Pull in BJJ

    Attacking From the Guard Pull in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • A basic introduction to the sport of powerlifting.

    Powerlifting 101

    Powerlifting 101

    by Justin Titchenell0

  • On the 32nd Anniversary of his death, I remember El Santo, the most iconic figure in the history of lucha libre.

    El Santo: The Man and the Myth

    El Santo: The Man and the Myth

    by Eric Mutter0

  • A brief tutorial on several guillotine choke variations for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling competitions and training.

    BJJ Guillotine Variations

    BJJ Guillotine Variations

    by Andrew Smith0

  • Why I still believe in the best in the world as he begins to tell his next great story.

    In CM Punk I Still Trust

    In CM Punk I Still Trust

    by Eric Mutter0

  • Some sneaky setups for the triangle choke with the overhook from closed guard, featuring BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.

    Closed Guard Triangle Setups: A BJJ Tutorial

    Closed Guard Triangle Setups: A BJJ Tutorial

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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.

    How to Do an Inverted Heel Hook

    How to Do an Inverted Heel Hook

    by Andrew Smith0

  • When it was first released, many thought the 80s martial arts classic 'Kickboxer' starring John Claude Van Damme was based on a true story. Was it though? Join me as I take a look at some of the early kickboxing vs muay thai fights that may have inspired the story.

    The Real Tong Po?

    The Real Tong Po?

    by Andrew Campbell0

  • From its beginnings in the woods of the old south to the high bank ovals and some road courses, one thing seems to remain constant in its funding source.

    The Evolution of NASCAR Marketing

    The Evolution of NASCAR Marketing

    by Stuffy1

  • A look at a luchador who has wowed fans in CMLL, AAA, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Lucha Underground, and all across the globe.

    Lucha Tribute: Ricky Marvin

    Lucha Tribute: Ricky Marvin

    by Eric Mutter0

  • Novak Djokovic is on top of the tennis world. Fresh off of his third consecutive Australian Open Tennis title, Djokovic is currently the top ranked player in the world.

    Novak Djokovic:  2013 Australian Open Champion

    Novak Djokovic: 2013 Australian Open Champion

    by Bill De Giulio4

  • 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.

    Taking a Stand for Equality in the Ring

    Taking a Stand for Equality in the Ring

    by Terry L Wilson2

  • A basic breakdown of the pendulum sweep for BJJ (definitely not a "flower sweep" since there are no flowers in jiu-jitsu).

    How to Do a Pendulum Sweep

    How to Do a Pendulum Sweep

    by Andrew Smith0

  • Do you get dizzy? How do you get started in figure skating? How do figure skaters jump and spin? Get answers to these questions and more.

    FAQs About Figure Skating

    FAQs About Figure Skating

    by H C Palting2

  • 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.

    What to Expect When Starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

    What to Expect When Starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

    by Andrew Campbell0

  • A brief tutorial on three options from technical mount, and some conceptual considerations.

    Technical Mount

    Technical Mount

    by Andrew Smith0

  • People train in martial arts for a variety of reasons, but deep down, most are concerned with the subject of self-defence. Here is my top 5 list of martial arts for self-defence.

    Which Martial Art Is Best?

    Which Martial Art Is Best?

    by Andrew Campbell0

  • WWE presents two Wrestlemania-worthy matches on a Raw Exclusive Pay Per View.

    WWE No Mercy 2017 Review

    WWE No Mercy 2017 Review

    by Alex deCourville0

  • 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.

    The Man That WWE Forgot

    The Man That WWE Forgot

    by Eric Mutter2

  • How to use spider guard for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, starting from the knees.

    Spider Guard for BJJ

    Spider Guard for BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

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