GB Technique : The Versatile Kimura

This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at the Kimura not only as a submission attack but also in more ways that we can apply the grip in various positions. Most of us think of the Kimura as purely a submission attack on the opponent’s shoulder – and the it IS indeed a […]

Week 12 – Take the Back and Turtle Guard at Gracie Barra

We may not be open at Gracie Barra Saddle Rock, but we are following the curriculum till our opening date. Meanwhile you can visit our school in Centennial – GB Centennial. Are you wondering how to take the back when your opponent is in Turtle Guard? Come in this week and learn how. Below are […]

GB Technique : The Open Guard With Prof. Flavio Almeida

This week on the Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at some techniques and strategies from the open guard with Prof. Flavio Almeida from Gracie Barra North Phoenix. Prof. Flavio is a black belt under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and an active competitor. He recently won the IBJJF World Masters Championship in 2016 and 2018 […]

Details! – The Idea of Advanced Basics

More and more, when I have conversations with advanced belts who have been training for several years, they say that they have returned their training focus to the “basic” techniques. Hip bump sweeps, over/ under guard pass, cross collar choke from the guard. All techniques you commonly see demonstrated in the Fundamentals class at Gracie Barra. […]

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