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This Month's Expert: Augusto "tanquinho" Mendes
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK
Tanquinho shows us a variation on a guard pass that ends with taking your opponents back. It's very important to make sure and control the leg you are rolling over with this technique. He finishes the back take with a modified ezekiel choke using his fist to finish the near side of the choke...WATCH NOW >

Augusto Tanquinho Mendes

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This Month's Expert: Rolles Gracie
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK
If you've ever had trouble opening your opponents closed guard, this video is for you!
In this video Rolles Gracie shares with us the result of years of practice and blending techniques he's learned from Ralph Gracie, Renzo Gracie, and Rillion Gracie. Standing to open the guard might be the only option when facing an opponent who is much stronger, or has long legs, but it can be tricky to do correctly. Rolles method provides lots of options for passing to either side and responding to various movements that your opponent might make during the pass....
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Rolles Gracie

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BJJ Lifestyle

AWARENESS AND THE JIU-JITSU FIGHTER
By Guest Writer: Nicolas Gregoriadis, Roger Gracie Black Belt

Nicolas GregoriadisEvery week I get emailed questions from readers of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood asking things like:

"There’s this big guy in my class, how do I beat him’ or ‘I can’t get the half-guard to work on this one purple belt"

I find this frustrating because I cannot tell you how or when you will be able to beat a certain opponent. I cannot give you a magic formula or a secret technique that will be your sparring partner’s kryptonite. But what I can share with you is a way to make it so that it’s not an issue anymore.

For me, the answer was to change my jiu-jitsu training from an ‘outcome’ based to ‘awareness’ based experience. READ >

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JJS Roger Gracie

This Month's Expert: Marcelo Garcia
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK
In his final week, Marcelo Garcia shares some modifications that you can make to your butterfly guard if you find yourself getting beaten by stronger or more aggresive players. Sometimes setting your feet on the mat can create problems when your opponent charges in with a lot of speed and power and you can't react fast enough...WATCH NOW >

Marcelo Garcia

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