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Breaking down fighting techniques worldwide.

I’ve started a Patreon Page

Jun 25, 2017No Comments So I finally decided to start one of these things .Youtube ad rev has nose dived and I constantly feel under seige when I

More Funks in BJJ: The Merkle (Mechanics, S...

Apr 10, 2017No Comments

Is BJJ Inbreeding itself to Death? I recently posted a video on one of the latest innovations to hit sport BJJ – the use of

When a Community is Silent

Mar 02, 20173 Comments

So apparently a day ago an “MMA” coach was sentenced to 4 years in prison for sexually assaulting 2 teenage girls. In summary:  Three charges for sexually

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Terere Guard Passing Study

Feb 17, 20171 Comment

When did this term “Modern Jiujitsu” emerge? As far as I can tell, this was something that sprang up about 4-5 years back and was

BJ Penn Study

BJ Penn Guard Passing Study

Feb 14, 2017No Comments

Move identification is not the same as pattern identification. On the surface Damien Maia and BJ Penn both use the exact same passes, (1) mount


Dominick Cruz v Cody Garbrandt UFC 207 Stud...

Feb 06, 2017No Comments

I’ve personally been fascinated with the study of footwork for a while, especially the interplay between centerline/plane exposure in MMA. These 2 components of MMA, striking


Ronda Rousey v Amanda Nunes UFC 207 Preview

Feb 05, 2017No Comments

My thoughts on the match up before UFC 207. And yet again…another one where my preview was several times longer than the actual fight. When


Maia’s Crank/RNC Set up + Other Crank...

Jan 30, 2017No Comments

Is cranking legit in sport BJJ? I recall reading somewhere that some famous BJJ competitor said 50% of cross chokes from mount are cranks. I’m

Damian Maia Study Part 1 FINAL

Demian Maia Study Playlist (Updated)

Jul 12, 20162 Comments

I’m back to making vids after a hiatus. Maia has some unique things going on and I’ll write up a bit on my thoughts later.

Dominic Cruz Study (alt music) SHORTER for FACEBOOK

Go here for my “Banned” Cruz St...

Feb 06, 20161 Comment

  Well that’s just frustrating, the UFC wiped out a whole bunch of my videos off youtube and I even got a strike for one.


ADCC Post Mortem – Expectations vs Re...

Aug 31, 20152 Comments

What I learnt: – I’m grateful for wrestling rules – no pushout points, no fleeing penalties and the requirement that you be taken down to


ADCC Preview : Mis-priced Risk?

Aug 28, 20153 Comments

I know I haven’t been active lately but thought I’d record how interesting this ADCC has been handicapped by betting sites. Grappling unlike MMA is


#Jack is here

Dec 31, 2014No Comments

Part 1 of my 2015 Plan is here Happy New Year! I have been tied up the last month working on some projects for the

Garry Tonon vs Zak Maxwell

Metamoris 5 Review

Nov 23, 20144 Comments

Some Quick Thoughts on Tonight’s Card Garry Tonon vs Zak Maxwell (Tonon def. Maxwell via Heelhook) Garry did what Garry does, no surprises. Zak did

BJJ Scout Metamoris Giveaway

Win a BJJ Scout Patch by Rating the Metamor...

Nov 23, 2014No Comments

10 BJJ Scout Patches Up for Grabs – Rate! What did you think of the matches? Good bad? Rate and let me know!


Interview: Leandro Speaks about his Matches...

Nov 22, 2014No Comments

Leandro Finally Speaks to BJJ Scout! I have been thinking about starting a new series/channel where I reach out to competitors to get their thoughts


Metamoris 5/Copa Podio Predictions

Nov 19, 20141 Comment

Some Quick Thoughts on the Matchups this Weekend Phew. Lucky I waited a few days. Now that Kevin Casey is out that’s one less match

Metamoris 5 Preview Video – Kazushi S...

Nov 17, 20141 Comment

The Masses have Spoken – Saku v Renzo It Is! Old School beat the new school by an overwhelming margin this time and so I

Update: Scouting a Scout, Crucifix Instruct...

Nov 11, 20142 Comments

Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been thinking a lot about the future of the site/channel and sometimes I tend to get tunnel

LO v Keenan Study COVER

Match Studies: Leandro Lo vs Keenan Corneli...

Oct 28, 20141 Comment

Intriguing Rivalry in the Making With so many BJJ stars/potential stars leaving the circuit in the last 2 years and the signals that many more


Dominick Cruz Study Part 1: Footwork, Stanc...

Oct 25, 20147 Comments

  UPDATE: Back Up Videos on my Dailymotion Channel Here & on my FB Page Here Many are accustomed to the “jab/kick/something shoot for takedown”

Positional Studies: The Japanese Necktie (w...

Oct 21, 20142 Comments

The Japanese Necktie Looks Pretty Good I personally am not an advocate of move chasing but I do think selectively adopting moves is always a


Rory MacDonald v Tyron Woodley Post Fight B...

Jul 02, 20145 Comments

“Let me Bang Bro” vs Scouting Because Rory MacDonald lost his fight to Robbie Lawler fight and Tyron Woodley was on a tear dispatching both

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Ronda Rousey v Alexis Davis Preview: Takedo...

Jul 02, 20141 Comment

Judo Newaza vs BJJ This Weekend 2 UFC events last weekend and 2 more this coming 4th of July weekend has left me in an


Keenan Cornelius Guard Study: The Worm Guar...

May 29, 20148 Comments

Be Afraid. BJJ has mutated again. I’ll keep this short. This is simply so effective that I’m tempted to just conclude that the only way

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Match Study: Murilo Santana v Keenan Cornel...

May 27, 20141 Comment

New Video Series! I haven’t been too keen on video making on individual matches (Lo v Clark was my last one) because I initially started


Murilo Santana Passing Studies: Stack Setup...

May 22, 201414 Comments

Murilo Santana is an Underrated Passer Like Leandro Lo (before he became the greatest thing since sliced bread), Murilo Santana is another one of BJJ’s

Positional Studies: Funk Rolling in BJJ

Mar 30, 201411 Comments

It would have been interesting to see Ben Askren compete in high level BJJ I like tracking innovation and strategy in BJJ but then this

BJJ Scout is now on Instagram!

Feb 26, 2014No Comments

I break down a bunch of random stuff as I go about my studies and finally I have found a place to put them! Do

Ronda v Mcmann

Ronda Rousey v Sara Mcmann Preview Part 2: ...

Feb 08, 20148 Comments

Judo vs Wrestling in MMA, Who Wins? 20+ years since UFC 1, style vs style match ups haven’t been common in high level MMA since. 


Ronda v Mcmann pt 1

Ronda Rousey v Sara Mcmann Preview Part 1: ...

Jan 26, 201413 Comments

  Olympians Clash at UFC 170 On 22 Feb 2014 fans will finally get to see if Ronda Rousey’s judo works against someone with an


GSP v Johny Hendricks Takedown Study Part 2

Dec 26, 201312 Comments

Wrestling is not just the takedown but the clinch You could probably lump pinning/escapes as the 3rd big skill set an amateur wrestler brings to

UFC Media Tour With UFC President Dana White

GSP v Johny Hendricks Takedown Study Part 1

Nov 28, 20137 Comments

So I decided to lay half of my (tiny) pot on GSP 2 weekends ago. I figured that GSP had better BJJ, striking and takedown

6 Months Old!

Nov 09, 20133 Comments

It’s really hard for me to believe how far the channel/site has come since May. More than 8000 youtube subs and 6000 FB likes seems

Michelle Nicolini Guard Study Part 2: Shin/...

Nov 06, 20133 Comments

Tactics over Techs One small pet peeve I have is the obsession over new moves. I’m not big into the philosophy that the key to

Michelle Nicolini Guard Study Part 1: Shin-...

Oct 30, 201322 Comments

Michelle Nicolini is both a Stand Out Competitor and Innovator in BJJ Michelle Nicolini is a 7x Mundials Black Belt Champion (including 2013) and also

ADCC Day 2 Review

Oct 20, 20131 Comment

Favourites Win but some Upsets too Day 2 of ADCC in China drew roughly the same crowd as yesterday and like the day before, the

ADCC Day 1 Review

Oct 19, 20135 Comments

Great Event so Far, but so far away… Some really great moments on the mats today. The chinese crowd despite not being very BJJ aware

ADCC this Weekend!

Oct 18, 2013No Comments

No videos recently but hopefully this makes up for it! Do follow at to get live updates as ADCC China unfolds! BJJ Scout will

Positional Studies: Sit Up Sweeps (Cobrinha...

Oct 02, 201320 Comments

If it works well and often, I’m Interested Consistency is the name of the game at high level sport BJJ and despite the endless generation

Rodolfo Vieira Guard Passing Study 3: Weave...

Sep 25, 20135 Comments

Smashing can be a war of attrition and an almost all or nothing endeavour. Dogfighting/Smashing to close off all the space on the crossface side

Rodolfo Vieira Guard Passing Study 2: Weave...

Sep 21, 20132 Comments

  What is a Weave? In a nutshell, a weave is when you “mount” a guarder’s legs when he has been put on his side

Get Your BJJ Scout Fan Wear!

Sep 14, 20132 Comments

  Dear all, I have set up some stores for you to get some BJJ Scout Tshirts/caps/etc at. Do check them out at: (for

Leandro Lo vs Claudio Calasans Copa Podio S...

Sep 06, 20139 Comments

This Sunday at the no-gi superfight at the Copa Podio, on one hand it will a bag of “modern BJJ” tricks by Calasans (inversions to

Leandro Lo vs Claudio Calasans Copa Podio S...

Sep 04, 20137 Comments

No-gi Superfight this Sunday September 8, Leandro Lo (Cicero Costha) and Claudio Calasans (Atos) face off at the Copa Podio in a no-gi superfight. In

Global Roundup 1

BJJ Scout’s Global Report #1

Aug 21, 201310 Comments

Another Series in Born So I’ve been thinking about where to take this and ended up making another video … hah. The support and encouragement

Positional Studies: Crossface Counters (Rod...

Aug 18, 20137 Comments

What exactly started all this “Modern BJJ” jazz anyway? Somewhere along the line, BJJ went from “fundamental” attacker/defender dynamics to two “defenders” playing guard. It’s

Rodolfo Vieira Guard Passing Study 1: Press...

Aug 18, 20134 Comments

Rodolfo’s Passing is a hybrid of two Philosophies Rodolfo makes an excellent subject in guard passing because of his versatility. Lighter weights often display more