Monday, September 28, 2009


Evereyone needs to give their standing ovation to Braulio Estima. He absolutely killed it at the ADCC this year! Having always been my favorite grappler, I was super- stoked to see him wreck everyone effortlessly...Now get over here and train with us in Hawaii Braulio!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Knee-bar from the guard

After causing your opponent trouble from your guard while attempting to pass from his/her knees, another great way to pass is the standing method. While this can be very effective, it can also be countered with a leglock if done correctly and tightly. Once an opponent is hesitant to use the standing pass, one can go back and forth between different attacks from the guard..DRILL IT..ALOHA!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Island Jiu-jitsu's Video Favorites

This is a highlight video of Rubens Charles (an absolute bad-ass). His style is super technical and tournament oriented. I would love to see him venture into the MMA world as some of his fellow competitors have.(Andre Galvao, Roger Gracie, and Demian Maia to mention a few)..One has to appreciate the beauty of our chosen art when executed with this level of precision..Stay tuned for more vids and discussions. Also, feel free to check out our fanpage on Facebook and Islandjits on Youtube..GO TRAIN..ALOHA!