Bjj Vocabulary: 3 Common Open Guards vs Standing Opponent

There are countless Open Guards to play vs a standing opponent. I like to look at them as based on root positions. Like branches on a tree. Most of the fancy Open Guards are based on simpler versions that came earlier with new details to optimize the preferences of the guard players. Our ability toContinue reading “Bjj Vocabulary: 3 Common Open Guards vs Standing Opponent”

How to Start Bjj as a Wrestler

Every year about this time, a generation of wrestlers retires. District and State Championships define the top of the sport, and the season ends. Few go on to wrestle in college and even fewer become Olympians. As an adult, you can always coach. But if you want to continue gaining new skills and possibly competing,Continue reading “How to Start Bjj as a Wrestler”

Old Book Review: The Magnificent Scufflers

The Magnificent Scufflers: Revealing the Great Days When America Wrestled the World by Charles Morrow Wilson 1959 History tends to record grappling in a strange and sloppy way. First, a character is briefly depicted. Then he goes down a timeline with various challenges and milestones. Finally, the protagonist loses, retires, or dies. Much like whatContinue reading “Old Book Review: The Magnificent Scufflers”