The Nogi Blog — Budo Jake

Half Guard passing concepts, De La Riva Sweep and a kneebar?

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Half Guard passing concepts, De La Riva Sweep and a kneebar?

Yes, it sounds all so disconnected and nonsensical but there is a method to this madness! Again Budo Jake is here to demonstrate his Friday Night Nogi technique. This time he starts with a knee shield half guard pass, to a DLR sweep to a pretty unconventional kneebar. You're just gonna have to watch it for it to make sense. Budo Jake is wearing the Phantom 3.0 Black and Mint Limited Edition and we're running super low so get them now because we may not be stocking them again. Although we do have a fresh batch of Phantom 3.0 in...

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Bas Rutten? Cradle? Why does Jeff Glover call it the Suzanne Somers?

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Bas Rutten? Cradle? Why does Jeff Glover call it the Suzanne Somers?

I realized while writing this blog post, that most newer BJJ practitioners haver never heard of Suzanne Somers.  Well, to me I first heard of her way back in the 80s when she played Jack Tripper's brainless, blonde roommate in the provocatively popular 80's sitcom, Three's Company.

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Attacking the Turtle Position in Nogi, 2 submission options with Budo Jake

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Attacking the Turtle Position in Nogi, 2 submission options with Budo Jake

Attacking the turtle position can sometimes be a difficult riddle to solve but here Jake shows you two options which include a choke from the Crucifix and clever reverse omoplata. The wrist control details are gold!

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Knee on belly & reverse knee on belly drill by Budo Jake

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Knee on belly & reverse knee on belly drill by Budo Jake

Knee on belly can be tricky without the gi because you and your opponent can be a bit slippery and you don't have the handles that you would have wearing a gi to control the position. Here, Budo Jake shows you how to keep the position by switching up your knee on belly position. This can also set you up to throw in a sneaky submission.

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BJJs easiest Kesa Gatame escape by Budo Jake

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BJJs easiest Kesa Gatame escape by Budo Jake

We've all been there, as a white belt being caught under kesa gatame or the scarf hold. It's miserable! Your chest is compressed, your legs feel absolutely useless and if your opponent shows you any mercy, he's not adding any extra pressure. Even as an advanced practitioner, getting free from this position can be tough if your grappling against a more skilled opponent or someone with a little Judo Experience.

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