Tag: Rigan Machado

The Rigan Trap

Nice little counter to the De La Riva guard from Master Rigan. He taught this a while back, and I’ve also included a couple of more links from watchbjj.com (showing Sensei Erik […]

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 […]

Takemusu and BJJ

What is Takemusu? Takemusu is an Aikido-derived term and concept that was developed by Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He referred to this as an aikidoka’s spontaneous generation of new techniques in reaction […]