How the BIGGEST Boxing Match of all time was WON using Jiu-Jitsu Part 1

In August of 2017 the world got to witness one of the most incredible sporting events of all time.  A clash of superstars from 2 different combat sports met in a boxing ring in Las Vegas for what was arguably the biggest boxing event of all time.  Conor McGregor the 2 division champion in the UFC with impressive knockout wins over the 145lb champion Jose Aldo and the 155lb champion Eddie Alverez took on Floyd Mayweather Jr, the greatest boxer of this generation and arguably of all time.

This event was the most hyped sporting event of 2017.  Although many people did not give Conor McGregor a chance, never having fought a pro boxing fight before and fighting someone many consider one of the greatest of all time, he had a lot of factors to his advantage coming into the fight.  Conor was definitely the bigger, stronger and younger fighter.  Floyd was coming off a 2 year retirement and being 40 years old acknowledged that he was feeling the effects of his years...

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Holiday Von Flue Choke

 

Happy Holidays everyone! I had a member of my special Mind Blown Club ask me what some of my biggest learning for the year have been. One of the amazing things about life and Jiu-Jitsu is you never stop learning and there's always more room to grow and improve.

Besides the Matt Jones footlock which we did a long video on and is included in the Hidden Jiu-Jitsu VIP section, this is one of my favorite new techniques I've been playing around with.  It is a very simple set up for the Von Flue choke that makes it extremely difficult to get out.

For those that have seen my cross-side escapes series, I'm really big on establishing an under-hook so I can get back to my knees and go for a take down. Lots of times though, people will grab my neck to attempt a Guillotine. By blocking their knees and taking them down not only end up on top but we have this super simple finish!

It's a great technique any time you end up cross side and they have your head wrapped for a Guillotine. I also...

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How to Breakdown Jiu Jitsu Techniques to Make It as Efficient as Possible

How to break down techniques to figure out how to make them as efficient as possible or to figure out the most efficient/best counter to a technique?

This was a question that was brought up by one of my Mind Blown Jiu Jitsu Club Members.

The short answer is to question everything....

For me as I was coming up through Jiu-Jitsu it was never good enough for me to just learn a technique. What I was really interested in were all the things that surround the technique and trying to really understand what makes it work.

These are the things I work to master in every technique.

Timing.
What situation should I apply the technique and when was the best time? If the timing is off, the technique is going to require too much strength or not work at all.

Baiting.
How could I bait my opponent or set them up to give me what I wanted? For maximum efficiency we always try to use our opponents movements against them. So I was always trying to find the necessary reaction to the get the technique to work...

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Why “the back” position is not as good as most people think.

Why “the back” position is not as good as most people think in MMA or for fighting.

[Update Dec. 9, 2020]
 
I posted this article a couple of years ago on Hidden Jiu-Jitsu and since then there have still been quite a few people who have mentioned how dominant the back position is for Jiu-Jitsu and many people who believe it should be considered the highest priority position to achieve.
 
While in Jiu-Jitsu competition it's arguable, for MMA and fighting I think we have to take a look at how some of the greatest grapplers have actually struggled quite a bit being able to finish from that position.  
 
There was recently a very high-profile fight in the One Championship organization between Garry "The Lion Killer" Tonon and Koyomi Matsushima, which again helps demonstrate the issues I had mentioned in my article. 
 

Garry being a much higher caliber grappler than his opponent, who also has had a tremendous amount of success finishing...
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Hidden Jiu Jitsu Breakdown: Kron Gracie Vs. JT Torres & New Mount Drills

I promised I was going to be adding more Hidden Jiu Jitsu content to all the courses so here it is the first FREE updates!

I've added 3 NEW videos to the mount maintenance and escape course and another FREE video to the closed guard course.

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>> Mount Domination CLICK HERE

>> Closed Guard Playground CLICK HERE

I always tell people the umpa is the most powerful tool for escaping the mount but most people don't know how or when to use it. In one of the videos I show you how to use the umpa when your opponent has their arms spread out wide and are sprawling or hipping into you. The traditional way of trapping the arm doesn't work so check out what I do to secure the arm and take away my opponents post. Watch Now Click Here

Drills are something really important I'm going to be adding to all the courses.

Once you learn how to properly do a technique then you need to develop the sensitivity and timing of when to use it. This is why ...

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Kron Gracie Vs. Asen Yamamoto HJJ Breakdown



 

Congratulations to Kron Gracie on his victory against Asen Yamamoto, and to all of you who saw the fight!

For me every experience in life is an opportunity to learn and grow.  I wanted to use the fight as an opportunity to help you get a deeper understanding of Jiu-Jitsu.

After the fight I heard a lot of people comment on "How the heck did Yamamoto escape that super tight armlock!???"

Yamamoto looked like he should of been done!

But as you all know there is an escape for everything, and fortunately he used the right move for the right situation.  In this video I'm going to share with you, I show and explain how to make your armlock super tight and prevent the roll out escape.

The details and adjustments are so small if I don't point them out they may stay Hidden to you!

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