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brabo, choke, darce, grappling, jiu-jitsu, Nogi -

I recently had the chance to chat with martial arts teacher Bjorn Friedrich. Bjorn originally released his ground-breaking instructional DVD on Brabo/darce chokes about a decade ago but the techniques remain effective and well worth studying. After being unavailable for many years, I'm happy to re-release "Position Brabo" on DVD and On Demand. - Budo Jake   BJ: Bjorn, what do you like about the Brabo/darce choke?   BF: I really like its versatility. You can get the choke from everywhere. If you are more of a top game player you can play a heavy pressure game and use the Darce...

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10th planet, BJJ, eddie bravo, Nogi, rubber guard, shawn williams -

It's hard to believe it's been 7 years already. It was the summer of 2012 and Budo Dane and I had a live weekly jiu-jitsu show. This was well before Facebook live or YouTube live. Each week we had guests on who would share stories and techniques with us. This particular week I wanted to get two of my friends on to settle their beef - Eddie Bravo & Shawn Williams. You see, Shawn has a guard, aptly named the Williams Guard. Eddie Bravo has his Rubber Guard system. There was one particular move - "The London" as Eddie calls...

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10th planet, Brent Littell, Gi, Jiujitsu, Nogi, This Week in BJJ -

I’ve known Brent Littell for quite a few years now. He was already a 10th Planet black belt when he decided to deepen his gi knowledge by training at Gracie Barra HQ (where I was also training at the time). I was immediately impressed with Brent’s mobility. Even though he’s a big guy he moves very well! After getting his black belt in the gi, now he’s one of a select few that have worked there way through two systems of grappling! In the video below, Brent did an interview for our sister site Budovideos.jp and it aired on the Japanese...

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