Triangle Setup from the Closed Guard and Using Elbows

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  1. Charles F January 17, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    How come they do not do this stuff in the UFC? Usually, folks get beat up in their guard in the UFC. I think, the fighters in the UFC have bad jiu jitsu teachers!

  2. Brian J January 17, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    @Charles F. Because it all comes down to training method. Most gyms entertain “sport BJJ” training methods. I don’t necessarily think it’s because of “bad teachers”, but because of they way they train. Many world class tournament BJJ players have failed miserably in MMA (Marcelo Garcia, Andre Galvao, Roger Gracie, to name a few). Personally, this is why I believe self-defense should be at least 50% of a schools curriculum if not the sole focus of training to purple belt. However, many people are more concerned with earning tournament medals instead of self-defense. On the bright side, you’ve taken the “red pill” and joined this online club!

  3. Kenneth C January 18, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    The only people that I see that use effective Jiu-Jitsu in UFC is Maia, and Brain Ortega. I really enjoy watching their Jiu-jitsu inside the octagon.

  4. Carl C March 10, 2018 at 5:51 am

    I think this Vale Tudo module & self-defense is abdolutly crucial for Bjj. At the end of day Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and what good is it if you can’t use it in a self-denfense situation. That said, nothing wrong with sport Bjj just make sure you train both

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