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  • 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.

    Yogafoot for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

    Yogafoot for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

    by Andrew Smith0

  • When choosing a martial art for self-defense, obviously, you want one that has practical application in the street and other situations in which real-life attacks occur. You want a system that takes into account a good range of scenarios and uses...

    Best Martial Arts for Self Defense in the Streets

    Best Martial Arts for Self Defense in the Streets

    by Nathan Bernardo14

  • The omoplata is a classic shoulder lock submission most students learn at white belt. Here are some highly effective, nasty submissions from the omoplata.

    Three Nasty Omoplata Finishes

    Three Nasty Omoplata Finishes

    by Andrew Smith0

  • Aikido is a peaceful martial art that focuses on using your mind in concert with your body in such a way that harnessing Ki energy becomes second nature.

    Aikido Principles and Philosophy

    Aikido Principles and Philosophy

    by Hal Gall19

  • 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

  • Without the ability to take a punch, the most talented MMA fighter would not be successful for long. Fortunately for them, these ten fighters had chins that bordered on legendary.

    Who Has the Best Chin in MMA?

    Who Has the Best Chin in MMA?

    by CJMcAllister3

  • The gi vs no-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu debate is one that has passionate advocates on both sides. No-gi advocates say gi is boring and slow. Gi lovers say that no-gi is less technical. Who is right?

    Should You Focus on Gi or No Gi Jiu Jitsu?

    Should You Focus on Gi or No Gi Jiu Jitsu?

    by Leslie Ann0

  • 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

  • Many top level Kickboxers have successfully crossed over to the world of Mixed Martial Arts but only a small number have had lasting success in the top tier of the UFC.

    Top Five Kickboxers in the UFC

    Top Five Kickboxers in the UFC

    by Andrew Campbell0

  • BJJ is a fun sport that takes many years to master. Finding the right balance between training enough to build muscle memory, but taking enough time to recover & avoid injury is essential to success.

    How Often Should You Train in BJJ?

    How Often Should You Train in BJJ?

    by Leslie Ann0

  • Although known as the peaceful martial art, Aikido does incorporate weapons training in it's curriculum, most notably the Jo Staff. Discover some of the history behind the Jo.

    Aikido Training With Jo Staffs

    Aikido Training With Jo Staffs

    by Hal Gall30

  • A brief tutorial on how to "dig out" the Kimura against an unwilling opponent.

    How to Dig Out a Kimura

    How to Dig Out a Kimura

    by Andrew Smith0

  • The benefits of training in martial arts far outweigh potential risks. Martial arts are inclusive, good for your character, and could even save your life. With the growing popularity of events like UFC and Olympic martial arts, there has never been a better time to get involved!

    Martial Arts: Benefits and Risks

    Martial Arts: Benefits and Risks

    by Andrew Campbell0

  • 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.

    Top 5 Exercises for Kickboxing

    Top 5 Exercises for Kickboxing

    by Andrew Campbell0

  • 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.

    How to Do Closed-Guard Arm Drags in BJJ

    How to Do Closed-Guard Arm Drags in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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 Reverse Armbar in BJJ (Butterfly Guard)

    How to Reverse Armbar in BJJ (Butterfly Guard)

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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 an X-Pass in BJJ

    How to Do an X-Pass in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith2

  • The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.

    Aikido Basics for Beginners

    Aikido Basics for Beginners

    by Hal Gall8

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

    Combinations in BJJ

    Combinations in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • How to use butterfly half guard to sweep or submit your opponent. Revolution BJJ black belt Andrew Smith shows high percentage moves.

    Butterfly Half Guard Tutorial

    Butterfly Half Guard Tutorial

    by Andrew Smith2

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

    Spider Guard for BJJ

    Spider Guard for BJJ

    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

  • I think it goes without saying that our Founding Fathers were all for fighting for your rights and standing up to bullies. After all, they went up against an empire to secure their own rights and the rights of Americans. Some of them also happened to practice martial arts. Read on to find out more.

    US Presidents Who Practiced Martial Arts

    US Presidents Who Practiced Martial Arts

    by Nathan Bernardo6

  • 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

  • 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 Establish S-Mount: A BJJ Tutorial

    How to Establish S-Mount: A BJJ Tutorial

    by Andrew Smith0

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

    Single Leg X-Guard

    Single Leg X-Guard

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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

  • Martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what is the significance of training.

    Why Is Martial Arts Important?

    Why Is Martial Arts Important?

    by Nathan Bernardo6

  • A brief tutorial on passing butterfly guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.

    How to Pass Butterfly Guard in BJJ

    How to Pass Butterfly Guard in BJJ

    by Andrew Smith0

  • How to pass the guard using the "leg staple" guard pass, or "same side knee drive" pass, when encountering some roadblocks.

    Leg-Staple Guard-Pass Combinations

    Leg-Staple Guard-Pass Combinations

    by Andrew Smith0

  • This guide tells you how to set up and perform the rear naked choke to submit or KO your opponent. It's useful for martial artists and also people that want to learn a great self-defence move!

    How to Perform the Rear Naked Choke to Submission/KO

    How to Perform the Rear Naked Choke to Submission/KO

    by Rain Defence12

  • These tips and techniques, and a little preparation, could save your life. Reduce your chance of being a victim and know what to do in the event of an attack.

    Self-Defense Every Girl Should Know

    Self-Defense Every Girl Should Know

    by kbdressman14

  • 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

  • If you’ve studied any variety of martial arts or self-defense options, chances are you’ve learned how to do a hip throw. The hip throw is designed primarily to avoid injury and get an attacker away from you quickly. As I grow older, I find...

    How to Do a Hip Throw Correctly

    How to Do a Hip Throw Correctly

    by Cameron Corniuk5

  • 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

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

    Technical Mount

    Technical Mount

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Many parents have opted to put their children into martial arts classes as a positive activity for their personal growth and development. Find out why martial arts is good for kids.

    Why Martial Arts Is Good for Kids

    Why Martial Arts Is Good for Kids

    by Nathan Bernardo0

  • 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 BJJ tutorial on the "cheap sweep", a.k.a. the easiest sweep in all of BJJ.

    The Easiest BJJ Sweep

    The Easiest BJJ Sweep

    by Andrew Smith0

  • 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

  • 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

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