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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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What It Takes to Become a BJJ Blue Belt

By Jeffrey Carter (January 10, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ

I am often asked if I could explain what it takes to become a blue belt in the least complicated way possible. Becoming a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu is no easy task. It takes years of commitment to achieve such an elite status. Here are the easiest but most difficult tips on becoming a solid blue belt.

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Defending "The Russian" Tie-Up and Countering the Defense with BJJ Blackbelt Joe Hurst

By Jonathan Stamey (May 02, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Joe Hurst with Helio Gracie

Here’s the defense to the russian takedown set-up and then also the counter to that defense that we showed yesterday from Joe Hurst’s seminar here at Atlantic MMA.

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BJJ Blackbelt Joe Hurst Demonstrates "The Russian" Takedown Set-Up

By Jonathan Stamey (May 01, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Joe Hurst with Helio Gracie

This is the first in a series of posts that’ll include Joe’s no-gi seminar at Atlantic MMA. Check it out below:

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How to Crush Your Opponent's Guard Game with Blackbelt Joe Hurst

By Jonathan Stamey (April 29, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Joe Hurst with Helio Gracie

Atlantic MMA has Blackbelt Joe Hurst up for seminars from time to time—he’s a Gracie Barra Blackbelt, and somewhere in the Relson Gracie lineage. Here he’s going over how to stifle your opponent’s guard attacks with hip control.

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What Not to do While Defending the Triangle Choke

By Jonathan Stamey (April 26, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ

Little bit of a continuation from our video post yesterday…


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4 Triangle Defense Principles from Guard Top

By Jonathan Stamey (April 25, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ

I’ve looked for numerous triangle defenses, but nothing beats these principles that our BJJ instructor here at Atlantic MMA showed us the other night. They are simple and effective.


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How to Take the Back from Half-Guard Using the Insurance Grip

By Jonathan Stamey (April 24, 2012)
Posted in College of BJJ
Half Guard

Here’s our resident Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt Jeff Carter showing some half-guard bottom tips.


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Essential MMA Gear For Beginners

By Jonathan Stamey (October 17, 2011)
Posted in MMA Equipment

This is a guest post from Michael

For those that are toying with the idea of getting involved in MMA, the sport can be somewhat intimidating. The thought of turning up at a gym for the first time to be confronted with a load of ripped blokes can be off-putting; especially for those with a more curvaceous physique. Then there is the worry of turning up in the wrong clothes and with the all the wrong kit. Here we loo… (Read more)

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