All posts in "Grappling"

Why You Shouldn’t You Feel Bad About Tapping Someone in Training

By Moses Marasco / September 20, 2016

Tapping in training is important. No one should be hesitant to tap in training. Not every exercise needs to be a struggle for victory and if you’re spending your energy on trying to win instead of trying to learn then you need to step back and reexamine your approach to training. When your partner taps […]


What Makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training So Hard? (And Fun)

By Moses Marasco / September 13, 2016

Why is jiu jitsu so hard? Here is what I think makes the art so difficult (and incredibly fun) (or better yet Challenging). Real feedback every night. Every class is typically ended with a live rolling session. This is usually several rounds of grappling with various opponents including everyone from the lowest white belt to blacks belts. If […]


Judo Throws: Which One Work For BJJ & Which Ones Might Cause Problems

By Moses Marasco / September 6, 2016

So, for judo in BJJ, there are some throws that may or may not “work/transfer over”… Sumi gaeshi being probably the closest possible thing to a “perfect” throw for Jiu Jitsu. Given the sometimes overly defensive BJJ posture of bent at the waist, that is used by some BJJ practitioners… This throw is sometimes quite easy to […]


Osoto Gari: The Most Effective Judo Sweep & Why

By Moses Marasco / September 3, 2016

O-Soto-Gari. It’s different if you have perfect circumstances with momentum and positioning to effortlessly perform a hip throw or different sweep, but all else being equal, I’d say O-Soto-Gari. O-Soto-Gari (“Large Outer Reaping”) gives you maximum leverage and allows an easy synergy between upper and lower body, coordinating all your strength without requiring perfect timing, […]


Do You Like Jiu Jitsu & Want A Couple Thousand Bucks?

By Moses Marasco / August 25, 2016

2016 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gi & No Gi Prizes The SJJIF will be awarding up to $40,000.00 USD Prize to its Black Belts champions as follows: Bracket with 12 or more competitors Bracket with 8 to 11 competitors  Brackets with 4 to 7 competitors Black Belt Male Adult Gi Divisions: Rooster $1,000 […]


Gumby’s Column: Some thoughts on Olympic Judo (from an American BJJ’er)

By Gumby / August 9, 2016

*I watch the Olympics because I love grappling. I will be following Judo and Wrestling in part for my own enjoyment, in part because I understand and appreciate the hard work and sacrifices these athletes make and partly because I am trying to learn.   *That being said, I recognize that the Olympics Judo and […]


Gumby’s Column: Fight to Win Pro Thoughts

By Gumby / July 24, 2016

I have been to many events over the years, but I think what the promoters of Fight to Win bring to the table is unique and exciting. The idea is create a huge card, over 20 matches in all largely showcasing local talent with a couple of super fights, give everyone the rock star treatment, […]


Submission Underground: Full Profile And Preview

By Moses Marasco / July 16, 2016

Ricco Rodriguez VS Fabiano Scherner Stephen Abas VS Alex Canders Jake Shields VS Chris Lytle Vinny Magalhaes Submission Underground presented by Chael Sonnen and FloSports Ronny Markes vs. Vinny Magalhaes Fabiano Scherner vs. Ricco Rodriguez Jake Shields vs. Chris Lytle Josh Calvo vs. Filipe Braga Costa Stephen Abas vs. Alex Canders Nate Orchard vs. Guilherme […]


Gumby’s Back!

By Gumby / July 7, 2016

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. “ Muhammad Ali I have more than a few more years before I get to 50, but the quote above is still applicable. Heck, I don’t view the world the same way now […]

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