Charlie

Charlie

Digitsu Co-Founder and BJJ Black Belt.


Articles by Charlie:

Recently, the BJJ community in Long Island, NY came together to remember a fallen brother, bring awareness to suicide and bring light to a very serious situation sweeping the United States.

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KASAI Elite Grappling Championships
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KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) will hold a pro qualifier tournament on Saturday, on October 13 at the Renzo Gracie Fight Academy in Brooklyn, New York. It will be broadcast live on FloGrappling.

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The Iron Maiden Back Control System is the brainchild of Professor Matt Darcy (co-founder of the Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu system).

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Want better hips, back, shoulders, and knees? When your joints are healthier, your training is better, and you want to train for a long time. Samantha Faulhaber, Gracie Humaita black belt and brown belt Pan Am Champion, has launched a site for Jiu-Jitsu athletes looking to improve their mobility by taking a mindful, joint-by-joint approach to build a more complete picture of where opportunities lie.

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This is a fundamental drill that you must learn in order to get to have a good Reverse De la Riva guard. Watch the official instructional series at Digitsu.

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This article by Gianni Grippo provides the reader with a fascinating look into his mindset and techniques for maximizing time during a productive drilling session. If you enjoy this article please go to www.giannigrippo.com for about this amazing athlete and an equally amazing person's life.

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Spider guard sweep to back take to standing bow & arrow to RNC # NajmiStyle

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Bruno Frazatto - Building A Dream
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Bruno Frazatto is considered one of the best Featherweights in BJJ history. In this documentary, we spent a day with this Jiu Jitsu legend as he dedicates his time building his dream one step at a time. Additionally, Bruno talks about his training history with Roberto Godoi, Leozinho Vieira, Ramon Lemos at Atos, the Mendes brothers and finally with Andre Galvao at Atos San Diego.

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This is one of the simplest and effective De La Riva sweeps against a standing opponent. The position is from Vicente Junior's first De La Riva Guard instructional. In order for you to sweep your opponent, you will need to underhook the leg on the DLR side. Once you get the underhook a wealth of reversal opportunities are available to you.

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In this series, American BJJ sensation Gianni Grippo shines a light on his highly illustrious Berimbolo game. All of these techniques have been drilled, tested and retested to ensure their effectiveness against nearly all situations and skill levels. Don't miss out Join the Bolo Revolution!

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Paul Schreiner is well-known as one of the masterminds behind the success of the Marcelo Garcia Academy competition team. His approach to teaching and his ability to dissect even the most advanced positions into fundamental concepts is remarkable. If you are looking to improve your game or enhance your understanding of the half guard, this instructional is a must have!

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Considered to be the prequel to “Precise Pressure Passing” Professor Paul Schreiner is back to share his half guard system that he honed through countless hours of learning with masters such as Roberto “Gordo” Correa and Ryan Hall. These techniques have been tested, retested and further refined at one of the toughest gyms in the world, the famed Marcelo Garcia Academy in NYC. These lessons are perfect for all skill levels. If you want to enhance your guard game, this is a must have instruction!

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In this video, Paul Schreiner dissects the various things that your opponent needs in order to establish a good half guard. Additionally, Mr. Schreiner teaches you how to break half guard intentions by utilizing under-hooks, head pressure, and space manipulation. By following this lesson, you will start seeing how easy it is to pass even the trickiest half guards.

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Photo Credit: Luca Atalla https://www.gallerr.com/academy

Igor Gracie, the son of legendary Rolls Gracie walks you through how to unlock the puzzle of some the most troublesome submissions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Triangles… Kimuras… Bow and Arrows… Arm Bars… Omoplatas… Plus more! You will never survive class without these escapes.

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Marcelo Garcia's right hand man, Paul Schreiner is arguably one of the best teachers and greatest jiu jitsu minds of our generation. In this video, this BJJ savant explains in great detail the concepts for using shoulder pressure to submit or gain a better position against your opponent. If you have not seen the rest of this instructional, you are really one step behind the curve

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Besides the great Roger Gracie, Bernardo Faria may be the only other person in Jiu Jitsu history that can make one position work for him over and over again at the highest level of competition.  This 4X IBJJF World Champion has proven time and time again that his Z-Guard works and works well. Some people may call his game “one-dimensional”, but hey, if that one dimension gets you double gold at the 2015 IBJJF World Championships as a Black Belt… I’ll take it!

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In Fight To Win Pro 33 we saw Aleksandar Rajacic secure a submission victory over William Von Hoenne with a slick inverted armlock. This Serbian born Team Ryan Gracie representative is a super technical submission artist who is quickly making a name for himself in the professional grappling scene.

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Vicente Junior is a 4th degree black belt directly under Master Ricardo De La Riva. He is one of the most active and decorated DLR Academy representative in current IBJJF competition. This instructional displays the purest form of DLR’s system. In this clip VJ talks about the concept of distance management and control against a starting opponent.

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This clip is from Gianni Grippo’s “Dynamic Leg Drags and Drills” instructional. This pass is more suitable for intermediate players, because it requires some repetition and timing. Drill this a lot so that your timing is on point.

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Near Side Darce - Edwin Najmi
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This clip is from Edwin Najmi's new instructional Darce The World. This set up is perfect off the knee cut pass or from the quarter mount!

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This technique is from one of our classic instructionals. In the video, you will 2X World Pro Champion Gianni Grippo hit is signature DLR to Ankle pick reversal. This move is so effective and versatile anyone can incorporate this into their game.

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Having trouble finishing the triangle? Here are some trouble shooting points!

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This sweep can be executed either by breaking your opponent's posture or when your opponent is forcing the Tozi (Sao Paulo) pass. The key to success is the ability to control your opponent's recovery by utilizing the lapel. Check it out!

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Have you seen this? Reversing the back step defense and countering with your own ankle lock submission.

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The follow up to Gianni Grippo's Next Gen DLR instructional is finally here! Check out some of these artistic scenes from the filming of these revolutionary instructionals. If you are a fan of the modern game, these are the perfect additions to your library.

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Over $1,800.00 in total prizes is up for grabs!

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Lucas Lepri - Hunt For ADCC Gold
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Photo Credit: Jesse Bell

The excitement builds as the crown jewel of No-Gi Grappling is just only 5 days away. Here is a glimpse of Lucas Lepri's 2015 ADCC training camp at Cobrinha's gym in LA.

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Digitsu Is Now In App Store

In the new age of having everything available on your mobile device with a single log-in, why shouldn't your favorite Jiu Jitsu instructionals do that same... gone are the days where you have multiple apps that are over 400mb taking up space on your phone and are not compatible with current technology.

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Philzinho Balmant - photo courtesy of Jon Ricard

Philippe Balmant is Marcelo Garcia's first brown belt and one of Digitsu's biggest advocates. We have met many people through our Jiu Jitsu Journey, but Phil is special. Above being an amazing Jiu Jitsu athlete, he is truly one of the most genuine and kindhearted persons we have ever met. People like Phil is the reason we love Jiu Jitsu. This is a special shout out the man. OSSS PHILZINHO!!!

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Digitsu Visits Silver Fox Bjj
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We had the opportunity to talk to Karel "Silver Fox" Pravec, owner and head instructor of "Silver Fox BJJ - Renzo Gracie Team" at his academy in Saddle Brook, NJ.

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