I have two big passions: learning and martial arts. There's much to be learned through them for myself and the world around me. Lately I have joined a HEMA school of fighting. And the insights I have gleaned have been many.
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.
A brief tutorial on how to use movable frames in BJJ.
A brief tutorial on how to take the back from turtle in BJJ.
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 defend the cross choke (AKA the "X-choke") in BJJ.
A brief tutorial on how to sweep and go straight into a submission once they hit the ground.
This brief tutorial will teach you how to do the "Shaolin Sweep," also called the "Terere Sweep," in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A brief tutorial on several "rolling loop choke" variations.
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 quick tutorial on how to finish the armbar (from the "armbar finish position") using the "pocket grip."
A brief tutorial on defending a brabo choke and taking the back from an unorthodox position.
A quick tutorial on defending the armlock from the back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A brief tutorial on how to "survive" in the closed guard by maintaining survival.
Pulling guard can be an effective strategy to get your opponent to the ground and secure victory. Here are five different ways to pull guard in sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A brief tutorial on how to continue finishing a knee cut guard pass with a scissor defense.
A brief tutorial on how to defend against a cross choke (or hand in the collar) from closed guard.
How to finish a Kimura from half guard top, when you have stepped over their head. Here are three distinct ways to do it.
A brief tutorial on how to survive and escape from a guillotine choke in BJJ.
This article will explain how to perform a bridge-and-roll escape from side control.