BJJ Gi Reviews Category

Mindmap: Emily Kwok’s How to Defeat Bigger, Stronger Opponents DVD 3

Emily uses this DVD to break down her top 5 submissions, sweeps and escapes/transitions.  All of the techniques are broken down into a lot of detail and she does a great job of educating on the setups and situations where these techniques would be best used. If you haven’t already checked out the review of […]

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Mindmap: Emily Kwok’s How to Defeat Bigger, Stronger Opponents DVD 2

These maps have taken an inordinate amount of time to get out to you and for that I apologize. I was initially given the DVDs to help a fellow blogger, Georgette Ogden, with some reviews that she’s been working.  As often happens, life reared its ugly head and things got very busy, very quickly.  This […]

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Seminar Notes: Kiko France Aug 11th (Gi and NoGi)

I was fortunate enough to attend a Kiko France (ATT black belt) seminar last week.  In the three hour seminar we covered both Gi and NoGi techniques.  I’m absolutely swamped right now at work so I’m just going to get straight to the maps from the seminar.  I will say that it was a lot of […]

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BJJ Gis for the Tall and Skinny – update

At 6’4” and 195lb I have a real hard time finding kimonos that fit me correctly.  If they’re the right size in the body, the arms and legs are 4 inches too short.  When the arms are the right length the rest of the kimono fits like a moomoo.  We’re in a sport with weight […]

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How To Fall On Your Butt In New and Interesting Ways (Exploring the De La Riva Guard)

Here’s what I know about De La Riva guard.  It’s named after this guy, involves the dude on the bottom wrapping his leg around my front leg like vine of ivy and me ending up on my butt about 2 seconds later.  Luckily, you don’t have to rely on my incredibly detailed account of the effectiveness […]

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De La Riva Blue Belt Requirements

A few months ago I was contacted by gym owner, Noah at Summit City Submissions, to help him organize the curriculum that he teaches his students.  Noah is a purple belt under Marcello Monteiro (DLR black belt).  Below is the end result of that project.  The techniques listed are the basic requirements for a student […]

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Newaza Nation Back in Stock and with White Gis

Newaza has just added white gis to their stock and they have all sizes available.  Great gi, especially for the money.  Check out my initial review here. Their Ebay Store and Website.

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Gracie Barra Fundamentals DVD Set

I’ll start this blog entry by saying that I’ve wanted to watch this series ever since I discovered it existed a few months ago.  The series breaks down the curriculum and requirements for the Gracie Barra Fundamentals class.  There are 4 DVDs in the series.  Each disc covers 4 weeks of material and according to […]

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Interactive BJJ White Belt Curriculum

The great thing about the maps that I’ve been creating is that they provide an easy-to-follow visual of the techniques and positions covered.  For most this is quicker to review and easier to assimilate than text notes.  You’re also able to get a birds-eye view of how everything is connected and (hopefully) improve your understanding […]

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Map/Flowchart for Stephan Kesting’s Dynamic Guard Sweeps Vol 1: The Butterfly and X Guard

Stephan delivers again with an excellent instructional DVD.  The focus of this DVD is the Butterfly and X-Guard.  At a little over 2 hours this DVD contains instruction on:  sweeps, counters, combinations, basic strategies, setups, drills, submissions, positioning and some live footage showing the techniques that have been taught.  A review from Lockflow can be […]

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