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    How The Internet Can Help You Reach Your Grappling Goals!

    Sun, 2014-05-18 20:08 — DanFaggella

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     With so much technology around us, it’s quite mind blowing when you think of all the content for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that’s out there literally at our fingertips!

    Does a Curriculum Matter in BJJ? David Avellan Thinks So...

    Wed, 2014-04-30 10:00 — DanFaggella

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     Learning new moves and techniques in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be a daunting task on the outside looking in.  With new moves and approaches developing almost weekly, there seems to be a race to catch-up with the latest information.

    Intelligently Defending From Bottom Guard with the UFC's Alan Belcher

    Tue, 2014-02-25 15:53 — DanFaggella

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    Alan Belcher is a top UFC competitor and is recognized as one of the best submission grapplers in America. His new "Immunity Course" is built to teach ANYONE how to beat more experience grapplers. Get in on his Free video series at: www.MicroBJJ.com/Immunity

    Adding A Slick Side Control Escape To Your Arsenal Of Moves

    Wed, 2014-02-19 05:35 — DanFaggella

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    It’s almost a daily occurrence when I have someone ask me how they can deal with the side control escape.  A tough position that presents many headaches, it could literally change the way you grapple by having an effective escape tactic from this position.

    Asserting Your Dominance With An Attack From Back Mount

    Tue, 2014-02-18 18:28 — DanFaggella

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    Taking The Defensive Minded Grappling Approach By Using The Cross Step Guard Pass!

    Mon, 2014-02-17 13:44 — DanFaggella

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is as much about offense as it is about defense.  While having the slick submissions skills can get you more views on YouTube and people talking about it, they are worthless if you don’t know how to defend against certain sequences while in a match.

    Escaping Side Control Against Bigger Stronger Opponent

    Mon, 2014-02-03 08:47 — DanFaggella

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    One of the things about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is being little isn’t easy. Yes the system is designed around a weaker opponent beating a stronger, but there’s times it’s hard to see that, such as being trapped in the bottom of side control. Personally I struggled with this when I was first diving into BJJ and I would like to share with you my secrets to escaping bottom side control against a bigger and stronger opponent

    A Closer Look At The ‘Kimura Trap’ System By David Avellan

    Mon, 2014-01-27 10:32 — DanFaggella

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    When it comes to the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I wouldn’t say that I’m a “purist” who believes everything should be done the traditional way.  I’m more than aware of the culture in which our sport is founded upon, yet there is a constant changing of the tides.

    How To Work Your Way Out Of Side Control Into A Dominant Position

    Mon, 2014-01-20 10:58 — DanFaggella

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     Side control can be one of the most beneficial positions in all of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu if you know how to properly execute from here.  Often times I see grapplers stall out and are unable to work from this position, unsure of what their next move should be.

    Becoming A Feared Ground Striker

    Mon, 2014-01-20 09:14 — DanFaggella

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