Posts tagged mma
#23 - Artist vs Strategist: Part Two

In our final episode of Artist vs Strategist, we focus on the Strategist. There are countless ways you can construct your plan of attack. How do you formulate an approach that is comprehensive, but not so complex that it overwhelms you? We discuss how to be a tactician that makes educated decisions quickly and efficiently.

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#20 - BJJ Giants: Marcelo Garcia

Behind a warm smile and welcoming demeanor resides a skill set that few in the jiu jitsu community could handle. At the black belt level, Marcelo Garcia won five IBJFF World Championships, four ADCCs, one Pan-Am, and three Brazilian Nationals. An insatiable dedication for perfection led Marcelo to sharpen his game and revitalize techniques like the guillotine and X-Guard. In today’s episode we talk about the man who is respected off the mats as much as he is on them.

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#18 - IBJJF Worlds Review

When the world's best gi competitors come together you can be confident that you'll see incredible technique. One week after the World Tournament we give our thoughts on the event. The tournament had its ups and downs and we discuss our opinions of this year's championship and what we'd like to see in the future.

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#16 - David vs Goliath

How does David beat Goliath? When he doesn't have a sling readily available, he has to rely on other methods. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu strength and size are great, but they're not as important as solid technique. A thorough understanding of basic jiu jitsu will allow you to minimize the effects of a bigger opponent.

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#15 - X-Guard

X-Guard is like a roundabout. Once in it, you can take many different roads, some lead to sweeps, others to submissions. Unlike other guards, X-Guard isn't a position you'd hold for a long period of time. It's best used to set up your next attack. In this episode we talk about how it is best used and who helped it progress to its current state.

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