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The biggest secret to sinking a choke

I’ll get straight to it. I won’t take you to a page and show you a video because that’s not necessary. After all, the biggest secret to winning via choke can be explained through a way of thinking, an attitude, and not a specific technique. The biggest secret to sinking a choke is… … To…



Kaynan Duarte wins Iron Brown Belt to secure spot at Copa Podio’s Heavyweight GP

This year Copa Podio decided to host a qualifier for its next GP. Dubbed the Iron Brown Belt, the tournament brought four brown-belts into an exciting round robin format where the first to four wins would be declared the victor. The contest took place this Sunday at Casa de Espanha in Rio de Janeiro. Kaynan…



BJJ: Flávio Canto’s takedown with choke over Travis Stevens at the 2010 judo worlds

Judoka Flávio Canto had a stellar career on the mats. With his beautiful takedowns and endless stamina, he won bronze at Athens 2004 and gold at the Santo Domingo Pan-Ams in 2003. Good as he was at takedowns, though, he was especially good at ne waza — techniques used on the ground. At one point Canto…



A 5-time world champion’s combo for sweeping with the lapel and taking the back

Charles Cobrinha is a five-time IBJJF world champion and a jiu-jitsu Grand Slam winner. Back when he was merely a four-time world champion, the Alliance fighter recorded a video lesson where, using the lapel guard, he broke down the movements for sweeping and working the back-take. You can click the image above to listen to his…



BJJ: Understand Antônio Carlos Jr.’s rear naked choke at UFC SP

At UFC São Paulo, held last Saturday, black-belt Antônio Carlos Jr. gave us another example of how sharp his jiu-jitsu is. Antônio, an ATT representative whose résumé includes a Pan championship in BJJ, taught a practical lesson as he submitted Jack Marshman. Their fight didn’t get past round 1. After going to the ground and gaining the mount, Antônio…



Watch ADCC superchampion André Galvão train

Sitting two-time ADCC superfight winner André Galvão is one of those relentless fighters when it comes to training. Having scored the cover of Graciemag this month following his win over Cláudio Calasans, Galvão counts among his weapons the camps held at Atos Jiu-Jitsu, the U.S.-based team whose ranks include JT Torres, Keenan Cornelius and Lucas Hulk. In this video, you…



BJJ-focused Swiss ball exercises with Humberto Silveira

One should never stop moving in life or in BJJ. In this spirit, Humberto Silveira of Shiozawa gym in Brazil has a different, effective workout routine that can loosen up your muscles and keep you nimble on the mats. With a Swiss ball, a sense of balance and plenty of creativity, the instructor performs shifting and…



Video: Rodrigo di Blazio on dealing with defeat

Gallerr.com brings you video of Rodrigo di Blazio’s victorious campaign at the Rio International Pro, with commentary by him. Click the image above to watch highlights of the recent tournament, where he overcame a disappointing start and became absolute champion. You can click the CC button to add English subtitles.