Keys to a Competitive Mindset in BJJ
After seeing his calm, cool, and collected demeanor Mark Quesada wants to know how Chhi’mèd Künzang gets mentally prepared for competition.
What makes BJJ different?
What is the defining characteristic of Brazilian jiu jitsu that separates it from other martial arts? Chris and Melissa break down their views on what makes BJJ unique.
How Do I Escape Side Control?
What Took So Long to Start the Combat Base Club?
Mike Dytri asks our most important question yet! What took so long to start this club?
How Do You Defend Knee on Belly in MMA?
Jason from New World Jiu Jitsu wants to know the best way to defend the knee on belly position in MMA.
What’s the Best Competition Training Regimen?
Combat Base Brown belt Scott Atkinson signed up for for IBJJF World Masters and wants to know the best training schedule leading up to a competition.
Should Competition BJJ Allow Heel Hooks?
Combat Base Black Belt Pat Becker asks about heel hooks in BJJ competition. Earlier this year, IBJJF released its updated rules, legalizing the application of heel hooks and leg reaping techniques for brown and black belts in no-gi. Chris and Melissa both share their philosophy on training and competing in tournaments with heel hooks.
What to Look for at Each Belt Level
Southern California Combat Club's head coach Danny Suarez asks about the growth and expectations at each belt level. Chris and Melissa each share their views on the journey to the BJJ black belt and beyond!
How Do You Push Past Walls?
Centerline Jiu Jitsu and MMA owner and head coach Jerry Wetzel asks about what to do when hitting a wall in jiu jitsu training. Chris and Melissa provide a few techniques and ways of thinking to help push past those moments.
How Do You Train With An Aging Body?
Casey wants to know how Melissa and Chris handle training with injuries and an aging jiu jitsu body. They each break down their strategies for continuing to train through banged up knees, hips, and just plain getting older.
How to Teach an Engaging Class
In this video Andy Hori asks how to keep a BJJ class focused and engaging for students. Chris and Melissa both give their take on the best ways to be entertaining, inspirational, and still share some great techniques and knowledge.
Well Rounded OR Specialized
Is it better to have a well rounded or a specialized jiu jitsu game? Chris and Melissa share their thoughts.
How Do You Handle Challenges?
How do you handle challenge matches from those coming into your gym to "test" jiu jitsu?
What’s the Best Grip Strategy?
Chris and Melissa share their thoughts on grips. Is it best to strip your opponents grips, or focus on establishing your own? Watch and learn!
Anatomy of Chokes
Chris and Melissa break down the anatomy of chokes in BJJ. The basic philosophies, the technique, and the finish.
How to Defend Spine Control
Chris and Melissa tackle north south position spine control.
How to Get Your Purple Belt
Chris and Melissa tackle the blue belt blues. How do you advance? How to get to purple belt?
How to Finish the Armbar
How do you finish the arm bar? When do you abandon and transition? Chris and Melissa offer their insight on what to do when your opponent is successfully defending an arm bar.