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How The Internet Can Help You Reach Your Grappling Goals!

By DanFaggella / May 19, 2014

https://youtube.com/watch?v=T7i35XTHvIg  With so much technology around us, it’s quite mind blowing when you think of all the content for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that’s out there literally at our fingertips! From elite black belts to some of the best matches, to e-books, there is quite literally a plethora of resources to use, in order to improve […]


Does a Curriculum Matter in BJJ? David Avellan Thinks So…

By DanFaggella / April 30, 2014

 Learning new moves and techniques in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be a daunting task on the outside looking in.  With new moves and approaches developing almost weekly, there seems to be a race to catch-up with the latest information. This can cause issues when it comes to retention of information, and even drilling. When I […]


Adding A Slick Side Control Escape To Your Arsenal Of Moves

By DanFaggella / February 19, 2014

It’s almost a daily occurrence when I have someone ask me how they can deal with the side control escape.  A tough position that presents many headaches, it could literally change the way you grapple by having an effective escape tactic from this position. When given the chance, I try to share as many detailed […]


Asserting Your Dominance With An Attack From Back Mount

By DanFaggella / February 19, 2014

Thank you to Combat Skin for letting us check out some of their new gear! — Implementing an attack from back mount can be one of the more useful tools that a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practionar can deploy upon their opponent.  However, with the game ever evolving, back mount defense is becoming more and more […]


Escaping Side Control Against Bigger Stronger Opponent

By DanFaggella / February 3, 2014

https://youtube.com/watch?v=-cYKX5X7wV0 One of the things about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is being little isn’t easy. Yes the system is designed around a weaker opponent beating a stronger, but there’s times it’s hard to see that, such as being trapped in the bottom of side control. Personally I struggled with this when I was first diving into […]


A Closer Look At The ‘Kimura Trap’ System By David Avellan

By DanFaggella / January 28, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-cYKX5X7wV0 When it comes to the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I wouldn’t say that I’m a “purist” who believes everything should be done the traditional way.  I’m more than aware of the culture in which our sport is founded upon, yet there is a constant changing of the tides. As a fan of change, […]


How To Work Your Way Out Of Side Control Into A Dominant Position

By DanFaggella / January 21, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7lxafCrBvq0  Side control can be one of the most beneficial positions in all of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu if you know how to properly execute from here.  Often times I see grapplers stall out and are unable to work from this position, unsure of what their next move should be. Luckily, today I’m going to take […]


Becoming A Feared Ground Striker

By DanFaggella / January 20, 2014

 There are countless ways for a fighter to evolve.  If you are a boxer, you may lack a ground game so you’ll likely focus on that, or maybe you want to become a sound submission expert.  No matter what, there is always a new tool that you can add to your arsenal of skills in […]


Developing Grappling Flexiblity – One Technique That Works

By DanFaggella / December 23, 2013

This article was written based on a research report by MMA / BJJ trainer Eric Wong. To see the full overview of Eric’s grappling and hip flexibility course, see the full review here (http://scienceofskill.com/bjj-flexibility-and-injury-prevention-with-eric-wong/). – – – Dr. Stu McGill taught courses in how to manage lower back pain problems. One of his main theories […]

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