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

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

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: Weaves ...

Sep 25, 20134 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: Weaves

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

Leandro Lo vs Claudio Calasans Copa Podio Sup...

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 Sup...

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 (Rodol...

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: Pressur...

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

Ronda Rousey Takedown Study: Judo in MMA

Jul 27, 201326 Comments

Ronda Rousey is an Elite Judoka Being the first woman from the US to ever medal at the Olympics is no small feat. Even as

Rodolfo Vieira Takedown Study Part 2: Grip St...

Jul 21, 20137 Comments

Judo tactics are closer to striking than BJJ At least in terms of the stand up portion, which is why it’s not common to see

Rodolfo Vieira Takedown Study Part 1: A Study...

Jul 07, 201321 Comments

Rodolfo Vieira is an elite blackbelt competing in the pesado division. Coming up slightly earlier than Leandro Lo, he is also a BJJ sensation, with

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