BJJ Basics: How to Get the Back from Cross Side

Getting the back in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is probably the most offensive position you can achieve. The best in the world at getting the back is Marcelo Garcia. This is my interpretation of how Marcelo Garcia is able to go and take the back when people try to re-guard and when people try to turn in on him when he has cross side.

BJJ Basics: How to Take the Back from Knee Mount

This is one of the coolest techniques I've ever seen in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This move starts off with "knee on belly", or sometimes it's called "knee mount". I start with my right knee on my training partner's belly. I wait for him to put his left hand on my knee and make a sharp, distinct turn with his body.

BJJ Basics: What is Tapping Out?

Tapping or tapping out basically means to stop. You can verbally tap - just by saying "tap". It is the essential component to keeping yourself and your training partners safe when practicing Jiu Jitsu.

BJJ Basics: How to Bridge

BJJ instructor, Ritchie Yip, shows how to create an explosive movement with your hips when you are on your back. Bridging allows you to generate an enormous amount of force when you are on your back and creates opportunities to escape from dangerous positions or to sweep your opponent when you are on the bottom.


Ritchie Yip is the head instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ritchie is a lifelong martial artist with experience in Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Boxing and Kickboxing. Ritchie is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt.

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