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Spider Guard Pass

If you have ever been caught in spider guard you already know that it can be difficult to pass. In this video Master Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa shows a very simple and effective way to pass the spider guard! The first thing you need to do is establish your grips. You should grip the gi pants […]

How to Use Hammer Fist Strikes for Self-Defense

The Hammer Fist is one of the most powerful weapons for self defense in martial arts – yet it highly underutilized because not many people train hammer fist strikes in martial arts for real self defense. In this Martial Arts Training Video, Mike Simon, co-founder of TRITAC Martial Arts shows how to use the descending […]


Knee on Belly Armbar

Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa shows how to achieve an Armbar from the knee on belly position, this is accomplished when your opponent pushes the knee to try and relieve the pressure off his belly. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique. Any time you play knee on belly it is very likely the guy on bottom is going to try […]


Half Guard Top Arm Lock

Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa shows how to attack the arm with a straight arm lock from the top position of the half guard. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique. If you are in top half guard it is pretty easy to get an arm lock. First swim your arm underneath your opponent’s far side arm to get the under […]

Pull Closed Guard from Knees

Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa this time shows a way to pull closed guard but this time from the kneeling position. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Technique. First you want to decide which hand you are going to grab the collar with. Before anything else grab his wrist or gi sleeve. From here put your knee up on the same […]

The BS in Martial Arts

A frustrating problem in modern martial arts is the overwhelming amount of absolute crap that you can find out there. I’m sure this isn’t a new problem, people have been trying to scam and get one over each other since the beginning of history, but with the popularity of the internet and with YouTube especially […]