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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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

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, 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: 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

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

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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

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 ...

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 Stu...

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

Leandro Lo Guard Study Part 2: Primary Swee...

Jun 14, 20137 Comments

In this article we look at the second sweep which makes Lo’s sweep game so dangerous and we list out his responses to opponents who

Leandro Lo’s 2013 Worlds Campaign Bre...

Jun 03, 20137 Comments

2-time World Champion! Leandro Lo has done it again and cements his position as the top lightweight in the world today. The field performed as

Leandro Lo Guard Study Part 1: DLR/Spider H...

May 25, 201312 Comments

In part one of a study of Lo’s guard, we look at his unique guard strategy. Lo again modifies the “conventional” with his guard play

Scouting Leandro Lo

May 17, 201313 Comments

And finally we arrive at the reason I started this website in the first place. Why “Scout”? Well, besides being the name of my favorite

Leandro Lo’s DLR Guard Counters

May 08, 201314 Comments

Now that we know what Lo’s passes are, let’s now look at how he sets them up. Just like catching, throwing and tackling are techniques

Leandro Lo v Clark Gracie Copa Podio 2013 M...

May 06, 2013No Comments

Copa Podio Champion again! Three times in a row is no easy feat and Leandro makes it look easier every year. Amazingly despite so many

Leandro Lo’s Toreando Pass Study

May 05, 201310 Comments

This article on Leandro Lo’s unique toreando pass covers the reason I started watching Leandro’s passing game in the first place. Leandro Lo makes toreando/bullfighter

Leandro Lo Knee Slide Study Part 2: Face Cr...

May 05, 20135 Comments

In this installment we continue looking at Leandro Lo’s modified knee slide pass. As covered in Part 1, Leandro’s use of an active posting hand

Leandro Lo Knee Slide Study Part 1: Active ...

May 04, 20139 Comments

Leandro Lo Pereira do Nascimento is an elite black belt competitor dominating the lightweight division in men’s BJJ. A relative new comer, the phenom burst