Mounted Americana to the Arm Triangle

I like combinations. Last night at 10th Planet Van Nuys I taught this combination in my fundamentals class. As I have mentioned before attacking your opponents with different submission combinations is a great way to keep your opponent guessing and cause them to make a mistake. In the video below the Gracie brothers demonstrate a slick arm triangle that … Continue reading Mounted Americana to the Arm Triangle

Gracie Breakdown – Why you should not play around with the rear naked choke

As a teenager I was a huge fan of the WWE. My friends and I would always "wrestle" with each other and attempt to emulate our heroes on tv. With the recent rise in popularity of MMA many of our teens and young adults are watching the UFC and trying to emulate their heroes much like I … Continue reading Gracie Breakdown – Why you should not play around with the rear naked choke

1993: The Year of Informer and Ken Shamrock

Ahh the 1993 position. When I first got into the leg lock game I always found myself making this mistake. In the video below the Gracie Brothers breakdown the Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock fight from which the 1993 position gets its name. If you want to learn how to avoid this crucial error make sure to … Continue reading 1993: The Year of Informer and Ken Shamrock