Trapping the Arm From the Back. Gracie Style!

May 21st, 2011 In Techniques | Comments Off

This video goes right into what we’ve been learning at 10th Planet Jiu JItsu Van Nuys lately. My strategy as of late is so basic, it gets me sick. It’s to get on to the chest to the back, get the hooks, maintain and recover my positioning if necessary, trap an arm, get under the chin, and finish the RNC! You’d think it was just that easy, but it seems like most people want to immediately get the choke. Position + Patients is usually the key for me.

I always love watching the new generation Gracie boys. They’re passion and enthusiastic about the sport. It is a refreshing change from some of the dry, super serious instructors out there. It’s Jiu Jitsu, have some fun!

Here, Ryron and Rener are teaching an awesome way to chain two (3 if you count the lapel choke) common attacks. IMHO, repping moves like this over and over lead to a high rate of success. I’m all about efficiency.

Eddie Bravo: The Mookie

May 17th, 2009 In Techniques | 1 Comment

The Mookie is a great grip and break of the whizzer when in the dog fight. The S grip works the best and it sucks.

Special thanks to Eddie Bravo for his innovation and view on Jiu Jitsu. Check out your local 10th Planet school by visiting

Anaconda Body Lock: Simple Tips and Tricks

December 16th, 2008 In Techniques | 7 Comments

“Here are some basic tips and tricks while putting on the Anaconda Body Lock.”

Eddie Bravo: Over/Under Control

November 24th, 2008 In Theory | Comments Off

Eddie talks about the over-under control from the back and why it is so important.