Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The History And Origins Of Vale Tudo

In its own way, the story of Vale Tudo is the story of modern competitive mixed martial arts. It is a story of innovation, grit, persistence, and a loyal fan base. There’s also a healthy…

BJJ 101: The Gogoplata

In BJJ, you can divide submissions into two categories: fundamental submissions and unorthodox submissions. The gogoplata falls into the latter category. In this article, we discuss the gogoplata—a challenging and rarely seen BJJ and MMA…

BJJ 101: The Full Guard

The full guard, also known as the closed guard, is one of BJJ’s strongest positions. Full guard is basically an upside-down mount position for the person on the bottom. In full guard, the individual in…

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