This month JT Torres showed us some very high percentage techniques. In his final week he teaches a guard pass that will leave your opponent struggling to escape. It is important to isolate your opponent's legs. If you follow this outline you will be passing stronger and more effectively guaranteed!
I’ve been asked by Peter to write an article about what would I change about BJJ to make it easier on me, a wife of a BJJ player. Before I answer this, I have to give you a little back ground into our personal journey into the lifestyle of BJJ.
JT Torres continúes this week with a follow up technique from issue 104. From sit up guard, JT makes an inside hook. He demonstrates a transition into x-guard and finishes with a sweep. Remember, trust the position but don't wait around. Keep your opponent off balance and then execute the sweep.
Last week, JT Torres showed us a nice guard pass when someone wraps your arm from open guard. In this week's Power Play, Alexey Cruz shows us the proper mechanics to the leg lasso. It is important that once you secure the position, you keep your knee open. If your opponent closes your knee then your offense will be nullified.
JT Torres continues this week with a De La Riva setup to sit up guard. Sometime when you pass off the hand, your opponent like to rip their arm away. This creates the perfect opportunity for you to execute this technique. The key to the sit up guard is to make sure your opponent can't step their foot outside and you need to keep it secure until the technique is fully executed.
By the end of our stay in Abu Dhabi everyone was getting a bit punchy and giddy. In these outtakes, you can see it is all fun and games. JT demonstrates the Pimp Lock technique while Keenan attacks the super wedgie. Its great for a good laugh!
The leg lasso can be a real pain to deal with, especially with a strong, long legged opponent. This week, we welcome Jonathan "JT" Torres from team Lloyd Irvin. JT does a phenomenal job of executing a high percentage pass, leg dragging and passing his opponents guard. We shot this video in Abu Dhabi and they were having a party in the motel, please excuse the music in the background!
Ricardo is a 4th degree black belt under Sergio Penha (Osvaldo Alves). He founded the Las Vegas Combat Club and coached Frank Mir to his first UFC heavyweight title. This piece is on the takedown, which can be such a sticky wicket for ground fighters if they don't have a wrestling or judo background.
I was a competitive power lifter and BJJ practitioner from 1998-2007. To pay the rent I worked in a vitamin shop. I think I’ve tried every pre-work out, post-workout, and interim-workout formula that’s been brought to the American market. Probably the UK, French and German markets too!
One issue I have always had with pre-workout elixirs is the unhealthy doses of stimulants like caffeine (methylxanthine), synepherine, tuarine, DMAA, and guarana just to name a few. That’s one of the things that interested me about Q5’s new Launch Fuel, it doesn’t have any artificial stimulants.
In his final week Ralek demonstrates how to control your opponent from full mount. This technique is great for self defense, BJJ or MMA. He explains that it is all about the opposite side hooks and staying low.