Imagine being in a combat situation in which your actions in the following moments dictate whether you or a loved one lives or dies. Scary, isn't it? For some. But, not for you. Because you have a lightning fast berimbolo sweep to take the back and you can easily convert that into a kiss of the dragon. So, no worries, right?
Cleary, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu means everything to you as it does to me. But, that doesn't mean you can kick ass with every technique, especially in the modern BJJ era of technique heavily rooted and designed for sport Jiu Jitsu. Many of those techniques do not have a lot of real world application, but are instead developed strictly for athletes following some set of sport grappling rules (be they IBJJF or some other federation/organization).
Enter Steve Maxwell and his new video series applying GJJ for self defense, just as the Grandmaster himself always intended it. Steve is almost superhuman. He's a pioneer in the world of strength and conditioning and is particularly known for his innovation and early adoption of body-weight and kettlebell workouts. He's also a the first American to receive his black belt under Relson Gracie. He's just freakin' cool. Learn from him.