Countering the Lockdown

One good turn deserves another. In a previous post I shared a clip of Master Rigan Machado showing a sweep from lockdown. So, here's a clip of Rigan sharing a technique for countering the lockdown. Thanks to Northwest Fighting Arts for sharing this clip. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/n6UsV65JhNY Master Rigan Machado

Relson’s Mount Escape

I've had the opportunity to attend several of Relson Gracie's seminars.  He never disappoints with his mix of jiu jitsu and old-school stories.  He is quite the personality, and I have enjoyed every minute of mat time that I have been able to share with him. One of the things that always strikes me about... Read more

Tim Martin with Rigan Machado in Tennessee.

Lapel Sweep from Lockdown

Having trained with Rigan several times, I can attest to the fact that he is a wizard at Jiu Jitsu. He was a formidable competitor in his prime, and an all around nice guy on and off the mat. Here's a lapel sweep from the lockdown position that I've had success with over the years.... Read more