O Uchi Gari and Ko Uchi Gari

O Uchi Gari and Ko Uchi Gari

Today let’s study two leg techniques, basic for white belt, efficient in BJJ or even wrestling. O uchi gari and Ko uchi gari. They are two of the 40 original throws from Jigoro Kano (founder of judo), classified among the ashi-waza (foot technique)   O Uchi Gari... read more
O Soto Gari

O Soto Gari

Today let’s see another throw, taught to beginners in Judo, it is a very important and useful one in BJJ, because you do not give your back : O Soto Gari (Large Outer Reap). It is a leg throw, so you don’t charge your partner on your back, arms or hips. In judo the... read more
Closed Guard, pt.2

Closed Guard, pt.2

We have seen last week how the closed guard works, few attacks from there and now i would like to develop the concept of how to break this guard. I know from personal experience how this guard can be difficult to break during a competition. People tend to keep this... read more
Closed Guard

Closed Guard

Closed guard – sometimes named Full guard – is often the first guard taught to beginners and still an effective guard in the highest levels. This guard has a great control over your opponent, even if you are the one on the ground. In this guard, the legs... read more