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“MMA Blog” Articles for May 2012

A De La Riva Sweep When Your Opponent Stands from BJJ Blackbelt Shawn Burton

By Jonathan Stamey (May 15, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
De La Riva Guard

Just a continuation of the previous two posts on the De La Riva Guard. The last sweep he gave us was when your opponent posts his knee up inside your guard, he continues with this variation when your opponent decides to stand.

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The Importance of Shrimping for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

By Jeffrey Carter (May 15, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Shrimping for Jiu-Jitsu

This drill is one of the most fundamental drills to perform in all jiu jitsu. You have to ask yourself what you do the most when defending from any bottom position. You will go to your survival position and immediately go to shrimping.

You may wonder why it is that time and time again I find myself in a position that I can’t shrimp out and gain space? Let’s look at the fundamentals.

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Sparring Reflections Vol 1

By Jonathan Stamey (May 14, 2012)
Posted in School of Boxing

This is the first of what I assume will be many sparring sessions filmed by Jeff and I…they’ll be not only for our inculcation but for yours as well.

I’m a perfectionist—if I get hit once I feel like I lost—so really the only time I get an objective perspective of my sparring is to film them. Regardless of your own personal disposition I would say this is pretty much true for everybody.

Filming what you do and watchin… (Read more)

Stifling Knee-Up Passes with a De La Riva Sweep from BJJ Blackbelt Shawn Burton

By Jonathan Stamey (May 14, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
De La Riva Guard

Shawn demonstrates a De La Riva sweep he likes to do when his opposition posts a knee inside his open guard.

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One Drill to Help Smooth Out Your De La Riva Guard from BJJ Blackbelt Shawn Burton

By Jonathan Stamey (May 14, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
De La Riva Guard

Joe Hurst brought one of his blackbelt’s, Shawn Burton, with him to help do the gi portion of the seminar. He decided to go over a series from the De La Riva guard—here he begins with a simple drill to help make your movement more fluid from it.

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Floyd Mayweather-Esque Mittwork with a 12 Year Old

By Jonathan Stamey (May 13, 2012)
Posted in School of Boxing
Floyd Mayweather & Roger Mayweather Working the Mitts

I’ve always been enamored by the way Floyd and his uncle Roger use the mitts. If you’ve ever wondered how they do it…it’s not as complicated as you might think. Thanks to a guy named Coach Rick on YouTube, who demystified it for me—all it is is just a group of patterns chained together.

Here’s three that a kid from my boxing class and I worked on during our Saturday morning practice:

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How to Break a Stubborn Guard from Standing

By Jonathan Stamey (May 13, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Joe Hurst with Helio Gracie

Blackbelt Joe Hurst demonstrates a guard break followed by a standing pass…you’ll notice this is just a continuation from our previous standing pass post.

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First Aid for White belts

By Nick Mullins (May 13, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ

So, you’ve decided to become a world champion jiu-jitsu player? Congratulations! So obviously even though you’ve never trained submission grappling a day in your life you’re an expert so feel free to skip onto the next article. Wait, you’re still here? Is it because you just finished your first class and in between counting all your new bruises and learning what it feels like to be choked half to death you realized that you d… (Read more)

One Standing Guard Pass from BJJ Blackbelt Joe Hurst

By Jonathan Stamey (May 08, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Joe Hurst with Helio Gracie

Here Joe goes over an effective standing guard pass, and then another concept to adhere to when grappling.

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One Concept That Will Improve Your Guard Passing 100%

By Jonathan Stamey (May 04, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Joe Hurst with Helio Gracie

Here BJJ Blackbelt Joe Hurst goes over one mistake that practitioners commonly make when inside their opponent’s guard and are looking to pass…

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