TECHNICA: UCHI MATA

Uchi mata: inner-reaping throw. One of Kano’s original 40. A lapel in one hand, a sleeve in the other. 

TECHNICA: HONEY HOLE

The honey hole – a position so superior, so heavily tilted in one person’s favor – might as well be the back mount of the legs.

TECHNICA: COMPETITION

There’s the self-conception one walks around with. Then, across a bridge of rules, rituals, and entry fees, there’s something closer to the truth.

TECHNICA: OVER-UNDER

There are people who wander in and out of our worlds, and we hardly notice that they’ve given us something until they’re long gone.

SHOYOROLL X NEW BALANCE

In this special collaborative project, Footwear and Jiu Jitsu authorities New Balance and Shoyoroll fuse classic running heritage with martial arts and skate culture, to create a limited footwear release.   Alongside Shoyoroll, Modern Streetwear ...

TECHNICA: NECK CRANK

Pain and incapacitation are equal in the face of a door rapidly closing.

TECHNICA: GRIP FIGHTING

It’s a battle of acquisition and denial, a game that was always inside the one you’ve been playing this whole time.

TECHNICA: SCARFHOLD

Sometimes a technique is, by its nature, inherently rude.

TECHNICA: NORTH SOUTH

Look into almost anything deeply enough and you can separate external influences—size, strength, a satisfaction with clumsy victory over honed execution—from the mechanisms that make it work.

TECHNICA: DUMMY SWEEP

Feeling like a dummy is a measure of understanding.

TECHNICA: BOW & ARROW CHOKE

A pale detail and an advantage in hand, in a low and desolate spot between truth and consequence.

LUTADORA

Even as representation in jiu-jitsu reaches new heights, we all share a responsibility for training environments that are welcoming and open to all.

THE JIU JITSU TAPES

Messages from martial artists. Season two of the Shoyoroll podcast.

TECHNICA: KNEEBAR

Latching onto a kneebar has long meant you’re someone who speaks a more profane language.

TECHNICA: X GUARD

The eyes that see end games as obstacles and nothing more. The spirit to run into the wall and off the cliff, over and over. The mind that correctly surmises that overcoming means going underneath.

TECHNICA: FLOWER SWEEP

The flower sweep is right there and you’re obliged to take it.

CAMP HIGH x SHOYOROLL

It's all about the vibes.

TECHNICA: CALF SLICER

More than other familiar targets – bicep crushers, neck cranks, toe holds – the calf slicer is a black sheep.

TECHNICA: ARMBAR

The armbar can come out of nowhere in a supernova of genius or at the end of a long, laborious, tedious, spirit-sucking grind.

TECHNICA: MOUNT

Two feelings: serenity or alarm, depending on where you are.

TECHNICA: OSOTO GARI

"Since I specialized in osoto gari, even if I lost I lost with osoto gari. By thinking to master that technique I kept my beginner’s mind.” — Masahiko Kimura

TECHNICA: OMOPLATA

Contingent. Alchemical. Enigmatic. Integral.

TRAIN ANYTHING

Designed for performance in every discipline.

CRACK ON MIXTAPE

A grime playlist for all your rolling needs.

Technica: Open Guard

"You must be a wriggler, an eel, impossible to hold.”

Technica: Double Leg Takedown

Double leg. Baiana. Morote gari. Outside Step. Inside trip. Lift. Blast. Forward velocity. Center of mass. Ground reaction force. Inelastic collision. Attack. Sprawl. Attack.

Don Gorgon Mixtape

Don't forget to have fun. Next mixtape is full of reggae and dancehall.

Technica: Darce

Creation, ultimately, requires a community.

Technica: Heel Hooks

The cultural history of heel hooks, inspired by graphic designer and typographer Wolfgang Weingart.

TECHNICA: AMERICANA

A key lock. Or a top wristlock. Or a paintbrush. Or a figure four. Or ude-garami. Or Americana.

SHARK TANK MIXTAPE

Volume seven is full of French hip hop. Get rolling.

TRAIN ANYWHERE

Featuring Kade and Tye Ruotolo.

TECHNICA: HALF GUARD

The cultural history of half guard, inspired by modernist Stuart Davis.

FLOW STATE MIXTAPE

Roll into infinity with this ambient mix.

DOJO STORM!

A brief history of dojoarashi—also known as DOJO STORMING.

CRUCIFIX MIXTAPE

Vol. 5: '80s post-punk and goth songs to roll to.

TECHNICA: BUTTERFLY GUARD

An elegant mask to disguise the maelstrom that awaits.

THE STAMPEDE COLLECTION

A look at a new collection inspired by the aesthetics of American Bull Riders and the rugged work-ethic of the midwest.

CAULIFLOWER EAR

They are a mangled memento of devotion: the more hours you spend in the gym, the more likely you are to have your ears in friction against the mat.

SANKAKU LEGLOCKS MIXTAPE

Playing “Eye of the Tiger” during training, again? Put this on instead, and upgrade your soundtrack vibes with this mixtape full of Japanese film score composers.

CLOSING THE DISTANCE

An act of provocation, a catalyst for reaction, the twilight of anticipation and the seizing of initiative.

PEARL WEAVE MIXTAPE

Mixtape Vol. 3... Japanese psychedelic rock.

TECHNICA: BERIMBOLO

The berimbolo—a spin, a scramble, a conjugation of berimbolar—inspires ire and adoration in equal measure.

RINGWORM MIXTAPE

Mixtape Vol. 2... punk rock songs to roll to.

LOOPCHOKE MIXTAPE

Weh di system do fi ghetto yute? Nothing! Burn down Babylon while listening to LOOPCHOKE: Mixtape Vol. 1... reggae songs to roll to.  

SMASH THE MASHER MENACE!

While Helio Gracie was still in diapers, women were resisting police brutality and fending off harassers with judo throws and armlocks.

TECHNICA: TRIÂNGULO

“Two straight lines cannot enclose a space."

THE MARTIAL SPIRIT

"When you are walking the line between life and death, it does something to you spiritually."
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