Ayanthi Gunawardana

Ayanthi Gunawardana


Articles by Ayanthi Gunawardana:

Hybrid guards are creative and sometimes individualized to the athlete, that’s why these type of guards are so tricky to deal with. In 2009, Alliance Black Belt Tarsis Humphreys introduced his lasso/deep-half/turtle hybrid guard to the Jiu Jitsu community by sweeping Braulio Estima at that year's Abu Dhabi World Pro Tournament and capturing first place in both his weight division and the absolutes.

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Photo Credit: Jeff Chu @jeffreyschu

Ring In 2016 With a Huge Instant Rebate!

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Photo Credit: Jeff Chu @jeffreyschu

In jiu jitsu, while not everyone competes, there is an opportunity for those of all ages to compete at the local, national, and international level. Despite one's goals in jiu jitsu, the desire to compete brings a new focus to one's training. Many people choose to focus on a gameplan, and work on their strongest moves or "A Game" and some alternatives if their opponent counters their "A Game". While there is little doubt that a solid gameplan is a good tool for success in competition, it should not be the focus for long-term improvement.

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