This brief tutorial will teach you how to do the "Shaolin Sweep," also called the "Terere Sweep," in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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 pass.
A brief tutorial on how to deal with a person standing up in your spider guard via the "Leandro Lo sweep" and other details.
A brief tutorial on how to get to the "crucifix" position from the bottom during an over/under guard pass attempt.
A brief tutorial on how to move from spider guard to X-guard in BJJ. This is an important movement to get down properly if you want to be competitive in BJJ.
"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.
This article includes 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 an advanced Kimura grip sequence in Andrew Smith's Kimura system called "the Trade."
Judo has been a well-known martial art for centuries around the world. Where does it come from and what other martial arts are related to it and similar to it? Read on to find out!
Read on for a brief BJJ tutorial on setting up the armbar from the closed guard by using the lapel "brabo" grip.
A tutorial with words and video, describing how to set up and finish the triangle choke from the back—but not the "back triangle."
If you've ever had trouble finishing an omoplata, this tutorial may help. Andrew Smith troubleshoots some of the most frustrating situations you'll find yourself in.
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 finish a Kimura from half guard top, when you have stepped over their head. Here are three distinct ways to do it.
The arm triangle and the reverse armlock from the mount position is a deadly combination. Once you get this technique down, you will be a force on the mat.
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...
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 BJJ tutorial on dealing with double pants grips when you're playing guard and your partner is standing.
This is a brief BJJ tutorial dealing with the late stage defenses to the knee cut guard pass. It's written by 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew 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!
A brief tutorial on how to set up leg locks from the reverse De La Riva guard position! This is an important skill to get down as it gives you many different attack options.
A brief tutorial on some interesting conceptual variations on the "duck under" technique, adapted from amateur wrestling and utilized in jiu-jitsu.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to switch the Kimura on someone to your own Kimura, AKA the "re-Kimura." Learn how to do this awesome counter and you're bound to surprise your opponent!
Some quick advice on how to use your initial grips to bring your opponent into your guard for sport BJJ competition.
Fighting systems are often used for entertainment and extreme combat situations. The number of disciplines is as large as the various societies they come from. There is opportunity here that many tools don't offer.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to escape S-mounts and technical mounts while transitioning into leglocks. This is an important skill to master so make sure you follow along closely.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to pass the half guard, using the classic "tripod" guard passing technique.
A brief tutorial on how to execute a spinning armbar from knee on stomach, and while defending the Kimura grip. Once you get it down, this is a pretty cool move to do on the mat.
A brief BJJ tutorial on the early stages of defense for the "double under stack" guard pass for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Learning this skill can make your defense much more fluid and less straining on your lower back.
This article provides 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.
This article will explain how to use overhooks and tricks to set up a tight triangle on the most stubborn opponents.
An article looking at 10 professional wrestlers who almost found success at the top of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
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 on how to escape back (with hooks) from the knees. This technique is challenging to master, but it can help you out if you get into trouble on the mat.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to sweep straight to S-mount! Quickly moving to S-mount is a critical mat skill to learn.
Read on for a brief BJJ tutorial on the Kimura from bottom half guard, including stepping over to finish and the ensuing roll.
How to get the guard open using biceps control and standing up, sometimes called the "logsplitter" guard opening.
Richmond, VA's BJJ black belt, Andrew Smith, demonstrates tricks for setting up the armbar from the back!
Here is a guide for going from RDLR (Reverse De La Riva) to an inverted heel hook or leg drag position by spinning underneath.
30 men and 30 women rumble in one of the biggest events of the year. The 2018 edition of this classic WWE event was quite memorable. Read on to learn why.
Kata is an integral part of the martial art of karate, but what is it? And what purpose does it serve?
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 how to finish armlocks, shoulder locks, and wristlocks while you have the triangle position.
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?
A brief tutorial on how to finish the reverse armlock from the full mount, taught by 3rd-degree black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
The Ryder Cup scoring works slightly differently to the usual golf tournaments you see in that it is a matchplay tournament rather than strokeplay. Find out exactly how the Ryder Cup scoring works in this article.
A brief BJJ tutorial on some late stage defenses to the "stack pass" or "double under" guard pass in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Having a solid defense in place will help you out of a tight situation.
A brief BJJ tutorial with video and descriptions on how to set up the triangle choke from the scissor guard.
A way to utilize your open guard to get a cross-choke submission, while simultaneously threatening the sweep and baiting the guard pass. This sneaky little technique can surprise your opponents and give you the upper hand.
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.
Chemistry is an important element of the NASCAR racing industry. The drivers and their crew must not only understand the chemical science involved in making their cars run fast—they must also develop a personal chemistry, allowing for the direct and subliminal communication that brings out the best in both the car and the driver. Both of these aspects of NASCAR chemistry will be explored in this article.
An advanced BJJ tutorial on the Kimura grip involving "the trade" and catching the trial arm by 2nd degree black belt Andrew Smith.
This article offers 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.
A video tutorial (with a text breakdown) of stopping the takedown with the Kimura grip (and ultimately finishing).
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).
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.
This article includes a brief tutorial on how to deal with a person doing the "backstep pass" from deep half guard in BJJ. Instruction are offered by 3rd degree BJJ black belt, Andrew Smith, owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
We turn back the clock and re-visit Konnan's cult promotion that influenced modern AAA and featured one of the greatest rosters ever
The omoplata is a classic shoulder lock submission most students learn at white belt. Here are some highly effective, nasty submissions from the omoplata.
How to pass the guard using the "leg staple" guard pass, or "same side knee drive" pass, when encountering some roadblocks.
A brief tutorial on setting up a lapel guard written by BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith and with video from Daniel Frank at Revolution BJJ.
This article will explain how to perform heel hooks, kneebars, toe holds, and vaporizers from side control (top).
Roman Reigns' character has been flawed since he separated from the Shield. That said, there's more to the man than meets the eye. Read on to learn more.
WWE presented two Wrestlemania-worthy matches on a Raw Exclusive pay per view. This is my review of WWE's eight matches from No Mercy 2017.
How to do a belly-down, straight-ankle lock in BJJ! This is a sneaky way for you to get your opponent into a quick submission.
For convenience, we'll call this the "middle finger defense." Andrew Goatfury Smith shows two ways to break this grip and finish the armbar.
Many of us think that wrestlers portray themselves as really nice people while meeting with fans, but that is not always the case. Some of the entries on this list of less-than-friendly wrestlers might surprise you.
This article offers a brief tutorial on a few different ways to attack from north/south in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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.
Figure skating is a great sport, but where do you start and how do you keep it affordable? I'll show you where to go first, what you can expect when you get started, how to avoid spending more than you need to, and how to make sure everyone has fun.
A brief instructional tutorial on how to set up a crucifix for BJJ. This is a critical skill to master if you want to checkmate your opponent on the mat.
A brief BJJ tutorial by Revolution BJJ owner Andrew Smith on countering the all-too-common hip switch half guard pass. This counter is an important skill to master for all skill levels in BJJ.
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 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.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up Shawn Williams guard and rubber guard, and a couple of high percentage submissions.
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.
A brief tutorial on three different defenses to the double under stack pass leading into triangle choke setups. These defenses can make a huge difference when it comes to turning the tables on your opponent.
How to do a wristlock in BJJ when your partner grabs their lapel. Instruction by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith, instructor and owner at Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
Rafael Nadal's record-setting seventh French Open title broke Bjorn Borg's record and gives Rafael 11 Grand Slam titles.
This article will explain how to do an overhead sweep for BJJ, especially starting in De La Riva guard or closed guard.
Decades before the LGBTQ and Me Too movements made their 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.
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
A brief tutorial on setting up and finishing the Vaporizer leg lock submission. This is an awesome technique to learn as it can really help you in competition.
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.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on escaping the back to deep half guard (a follow up on the "crunch and turn" escape tutorial).
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on a few different ways to establish S-mount (and get the submission), featuring BJJ black belt Andrew Smith from 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.
A basic Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) tutorial on how to set up gi chokes from the back or rear mount position. This is an important skill to master if you want to get submissions on the mat.
A very specific BJJ tutorial about how to defend a standing guard pass (toreando or "bullfight" pass). This is an advanced technique, but it's worth adding to your skill set.
A brief tutorial on how to stop someone from armbarring you from inside their guard, and some nifty counters.
In Georgian Britain, pedestrianism was all the rage and large crowds gathered to watch men walk over vast distances. Eventually, the practice became an Olympic event.
In this article, you will learn how to use butterfly guard in conjunction with overhooks in BJJ in order to have an effective and threatening sweep and submission game. This is a great combo to use on the mat to surprise your opponent.
The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but the dynamic within that group is constantly changing.
This article will show a brief tutorial on "shin-on-shin" guard and provide some examples of situations where it can be particularly effective.
A lot of pundits seem to think that the rise of the new professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling will result in a better WWE product because of competition, but is that really true?
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.
A brief tutorial on passing butterfly guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
These are some observations I saw during the fight. I personally enjoyed it and here are some notes you should consider.
How to get to your opponent's back from the X-guard position in BJJ. This is an important technique to master as it can be used in a variety of situations.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith shows how to deal with the most annoying armbar defenses in this BJJ tutorial.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith shows how to hit a belly-down armbar when the person stacks you from guard, and a second sneaky way to set it up.
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.
A brief tutorial on how to do the "loop choke" in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including some variations. The loop choke is an advanced technique that can quickly surprise your opponent.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to take the back when you're on the bottom, but have your partner in your half guard.
A brief tutorial by Andrew Smith on how to counter the spinning armbar when you have a Kimura grip on the bottom.
A BJJ tutorial on attacking the Kimura from half guard bottom, and some surprisingly sneaky ways to get the upper hand.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A basic tutorial on how to do a sickle sweep for BJJ, and some different approaches to learning the position.
This article will explain how to not only pull guard safely, but also to attack immediately upon sitting down, either ending up on top or with a submission.
A brief BJJ tutorial on the Kimura Grip, utilizing the "trail arm catch" sequence, and a nifty triangle finish.
Is modern wrestling suffering from too many clean finishes? This question may sound crazy at first sight, but let’s at least consider it.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to recover guard by turtling to avoid the pass. Getting this technique down will be very helpful in recovering guard.
Money in the Bank 2018 was another fantastic event. Both brands vied for the coveted men's and women's Money in the Bank briefcase. Read my review below.
In this article, I pay tribute to one of the best wrestlers of his generation and another legend from the Guerrero Family.
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.
I started martial arts (taekwondo) by chance in September of 2011. My love of learning artistic movement (and the frozen yogurt place next to my dojang) brought me there. The most valuable benefits, however, were things I never expected.
In this article, I will go over four options to pass the guard, useful for white belts and black belts alike. Working on these fundamentals can really improve your BJJ skills on the mat.
An advanced BJJ tutorial on passing the half guard using the Kimura grip by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
A quick tutorial on how to finish the armbar (from the "armbar finish position") using the "pocket grip."
A brief BJJ tutorial on escaping "twister side control" in transition and taking the back in your own right.