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This Month's Expert: Marcio "Macarrao" Stambowski
Marcio Stambowsky shows us a kimura variation he likes to use when your opponent is resisting. He sweeps his opponent and then sweeps to mount. After mounting he uses a roll to secure the finish....WATCH NOW >

Marcio Stambowski


BJJ Lifestyle

Bill MugDo You Use Strategy to Win in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

As martial artists we like to think of our training as multi-faceted. We train to refine our technique, we train to develop sequences and “games,” we train for strength, for endurance, for speed, etc... But we might be overlooking one of the most important tools we have available, strategy. Rarely do amateur combat athletes seriously consider tactics and strategy in their routine of overall training.

At the highest levels of competition though, these factors are seen as critical to success. Recently I talked with Kerry McCoy, the head wrestling coach at University of Maryland. McCoy is a former NCAA champion and a 2 time Olympian. While we were discussing the idea of strategy, he shared with me the level of detail this subject got in the Olympic Training Centers and it surpasses anything I have seen to date in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu... READ NOW >


Reviews that Matter

Mobile Black BeltReviewed by Pete Roberts


iPhone App by Mobile Black Belt

We live in an information age where everything is accessible to us at the click of a mouse. For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners there are many ways to supplement your education outside of the academy. Sometimes picking through youtube can be tedious, and expensive dvd sets can really make a serious dent in your wallet. Furthermore, to digest either these content heavy mediums it can take over a year or two.

In the past couple years the new platform seems to be mobile devices. Of course owning an iphone I see many new BJJ Apps that have become available. I decided to take a look at one of the more popular apps called “Mobile Black Belt”. There are a few different apps by these guys but the one I downloaded was called “BJJ Chokes”. .... READ NOW >

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