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6 Concepts for Effective Guard-Passing in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor photo credit: Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine I consider passing the guard to be one of the most difficult of all aspects of Brazilian jiu jitsu, but also one of the most rewarding. Because we spend so much mat-time fighting from this position, it makes sense to place an emphasis on improving our ability from […]

The Rules of BJJ & Grappling Competitions

Andrew Raynor This is a pretty good summary – a few details missing but that’s understandable considering the normal IBJJF rules meeting goes for about 3 hours. I have been refereeing for eight years – being a ref obligates one to also be a total pedant where the rules are concerned. Full length spats are […]

The Rules of BJJ & Grappling Competitions

Andrew Raynor Competing is a large part of most people’s jiu jitsu journeys. I’ve never been the kind of grappler who tried to exploit the rules to his advantage. I always fight to submit. Looking back on my competitive career, I realise that this was a mistake. On more than a few occasions I lost to savvy […]

Using the Kimura to Sweep, Control and Submit

Andrew Raynor When I first learned the Kimura, over 15 years ago, it was as a simple jiu jitsu submission from the closed-guard. As my journey into the art has progressed and my understanding increased, I have found it fascinating to discover that there is really so much more to this hold. ‘How I got my BJJ Black […]

Using the Kimura to Sweep, Control and Submit

Andrew Raynor When I first learned the Kimura, over 15 years ago, it was as a simple jiu jitsu submission from the closed-guard. As my journey into the art has progressed and my understanding increased, I have found it fascinating to discover that there is really so much more to this powerful hold. This attack might just be […]

Using the Kimura to Sweep, Control and Submit

Andrew Raynor When I first learned the Kimura, over 15 years ago, it was as a simple jiu jitsu submission from the closed-guard. As my journey into the art has progressed and my understanding increased, I have found it fascinating to discover that there is really so much more to this hold. Not only can it be used […]

Finding Your Flow in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor What is ‘Flow’ in a Jiu Jitsu Context? Flow: To move continuously in a current or stream. The phrase ‘flow rolling’ often gets a bad rap in the grappling world. You know the feeling you go to slap and bump hands and your partner says, “You mind if we just flow?” You’re probably […]

Finding Your Flow in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor Flow: To move continuously in a current or stream. The phrase ‘flow rolling’ often gets a bad rap in the grappling world. You know the feeling you go to slap and bump hands and your partner says, “You mind if we just flow?” You’re probably thinking, “Flow? What the hell! I want to […]

How to Pass the de la Riva Guard

Andrew Raynor The de la Riva guard is one of the trickiest guards to deal with in jiu jitsu. It is an aggressive and technical position that offers many attacking options and can allow the guard player to quickly create an angle on the player trying to pass. This video which was featured on This Week […]

How to Pass the de la Riva Guard

Andrew Raynor The de la Riva guard is one of the trickiest guards to deal with in jiu jitsu. It is an aggressive and technical position that offers many attacking options and can allow the guard player to quickly create an angle on the player trying to pass. This video which was featured on This Week […]