A (Respectful) Breakdown of the Gracie Breakdown: Active Shooter

Many know that we spend a lot of time researching and teaching on surviving active killer events. Recently, the group from Gracie Breakdown did a video on the recent Nashville shooting at the Waffle House. My initial reaction was scathing. The video angered me for several reasons. I immediately decided I was going to do…

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Fingertip (S-Grip) and Corkscrew Finish for Triangle

I have short legs… can you tell? Finishing triangles is not my thing. In this video, I walk through two tricks to finishing that triangle when you don’t quite have the full figure four position. I filmed this video three years ago and I still use these tricks today!  

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Options for Getting Up for Self Defense

Taking a quick look at three different ways to efficiently getting up off the floor based on whether I am looking to stand my ground, advance forward, or retreat quickly. These are all under the context of you being on the ground and the attacker not being attached to you yet. Understanding the different options…

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25 Sled Drag Exercises to be More Awesome!

The sled might be one of my favorite tools for overall strength and conditioning. However, more often then not, people don’t use the sled to it’s full potential. There are so many ways to create an amazing full body workout using the sled and create an entirely different stimulus for your body. This is by…

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Unedited Class: Gun Defense from Front

I let the camera run in one of our upper level classes the other day when we were discussing gun from the front. This hasn’t been edited or tweaked outside of getting rid of 40 minutes of B-roll fighting. This is how we train. This is how I teach. This shows the way I usually…

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2-on-1 to Single Leg

  In this video we’re looking at a very simple single leg entry from the 2-on-1 position. This is a position we work a lot in many of our programs. You can coupe this entry with any variation of single leg takedowns. Here we just finish things off with a simple pivot and dump. Give…

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A Little BJJ Fun: Duck Under to Sit Through to Ankle Lock Series

We spent some time in our #drilltokill class tonight putting together a fun series. We begin with a simple duck under to take the back. From the back we step through the hips and swing out to get our outside Ashi position. From there we look at a few options for finishing the straight ankle…

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One Take Only

Anyone that has ever filmed with me, or watched our videos, knows that I have a “one take” rule when filming. Barring technical difficulties or catastrophic failure, there’s no second take on filming a video. Outside of the obvious time saving benefits of doing one take instead of four, I think it’s the best way…

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Wrestling Flow Drills

We’ve been working through a lot of different flow drills in our program to help link certain positions and movements together and allow a continuous flow of training with no breaking away or resetting. This allows you to amass a significant amount of reps in a shorter period of time and efficiently train. Of course,…

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Chokes w/ Hood

We’re taking a look at using the hood to apply a few practical and simple chokes. Keep in mind, the skills and ability to wrestle and control become a big part in firmly hitting any choke. But in the event you are up against someone with a hood or jacket, you can use it as…

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