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This Month's Expert: Emily Kwok
We caught up with this month's expert World Champion Black Belt Emily Kwok on the job at Marcelo Garcia's NYC academy. This week, Emily shares a chained series of techniques from cross side control. She first gives us some details on tightening up the Americana arm lock, then transitioning to a straight arm lock, and finally to an arm bar....WATCH NOW >

Emily Kwok


Lifestyle and Opinion


Nic Gregoriadis- by Nic Gregoriades

A lot of Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s explosive growth over the last 20 years can be attributed to Royce Gracie’s wins in the first few Ultimate Fighting Championships. Years ago, when I was a blue belt, I remember watching matches in the UFC and getting really frustrated, thinking to myself, ‘That guy’s right open, just arm-bar him!” Now that I’ve competed in MMA matches myself, I realize that the sport is very, very different from jiu-jitsu.. READ >

Judo for Jiu Jitsu

Gripping Strategy

- with Jimmy Pedro

Jimmy Pedro, 4x Olympian and US Olympic Judo coach shares some of the key grip fighting strategies used by top Judo players. Pedro says grips are one of the most important aspects of Judo because even a less skilled player can win a match by achieving superior grips.... WATCH >

Jimmy Pedro

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