Inversion for Jiu Jitsu: How to invert safely

The concept of inverting is often used in sport jiu jitsu as a way to preserve guard, sweep and/or attack an opponent’s leg. While it is a useful movement for competitors is it safe? The safety of the technique is based on two principles: The proper technical skill and having adequate mobility to perform without …

Grappler’s Guide to Knee Reaping

Knee reaping is a very controversial topic in the jiu jitsu community and is illegal in many BJJ tournaments, such as IBJJF. What is knee reaping? Knee reaping is a control position where the attacker’s foot crosses the hip/midline during a leg entanglement. The reason that this position is illegal is it can cause the …