Attacking the Turtle Position with a Kimura

From an offensive standpoint the turtle position frustrates me. Everyone in my gym is really good at turtling up and making it almost impossible to attack the back or lock in any sort of Darce choke. For a few months I was able to use the crucifix to attack the turtle but since we have … Continue reading Attacking the Turtle Position with a Kimura

My Kimura Aha Moments from February

Back in the beginning of January I gave myself a late Christmas present and purchased Ryan Hall's Open Elbow DVD set. I choose this set because one of my jiu jitsu goals for the year was to master the Kimura. Being a fan of learning jiu jitsu through concepts, I was excited to see how … Continue reading My Kimura Aha Moments from February

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Back when I used to teach Fundamental Jiu Jitsu at 10th Planet Van Nuys I never taught any defensive counters to moves. I instead choose to focus on the concepts behind an attack. Why? In my mind you don't need to know defensive counters. If you understand the concepts behind an offensive attack you can effectively … Continue reading The Best Defense Is a Good Offense