Out Now – Practical Strength for Grapplers

Just released – Practical Strength for Grapplers by William Wayland.

Techniqly is pleased to announce that our newest instructional is now live

We’ve teamed up with professional Strength and Conditioning coach; William Wayland to create an instructional designed to show you how to train safely and effectively to increase your strength and endurance on and off the mats. Filmed at the Powering Through Performance center in Essex, William walks his student; UFC Featherweight Arnold Allen through the exercises so that you can see them being performed and coached in real time.

Learn how to lift safely with expert coaching.


William is a BJJ Brown Belt and experienced with years of training high level athletes in a wide variety of sports. This wealth of experience and his own BJJ training has helped him select some of the best exercises that translate over to real, practical strength gains for grapplers and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.

Taking inspiration from strength trainer Dan John, William classifies the 3 main strength goals for a BJJ training programme as Anaconda Strength (maximum strength), Armour Building (hypertrophy) and Mongoose Persistence (strength endurance). Focusing on these strength goals, this instructional shows how to perform exercises which fall within each of the 5 main loadable movement patterns:

Pattern 1 – Squat. 

This focuses on exercises such as the Front Squat, Zercher Squat and Trap/Hex Bar Deadlift. 

Pattern 2 – Hinge.

This section features several variations of the Romian Deadlift and Good Morning. 

Pattern 3 – Push.

Focusing on the Bench and Push Press. 

Pattern 4 – Pull.

Demonstrating the correct way to train Rows and Pull Ups.

Pattern 5 – Brace. 

The best exercises to increase the strength and stability of your core. 

Focus on the 5 main movement patterns to improve overall strength and endurance.

In addition to the video instructional, every purchase comes with a free eBook (including a black and white printer friendly version) which goes into greater detail regarding the methodology behind the training, some insight into the Bondarchuk principles, sample training regimes and advice on how to construct a workout plan to make the most out of the exercises demonstrated in the instructional.

Please note that a direct link to the accompanying eBook will be sent in the order confirmation email.

Out now! One to One With Chris Haueter: Closed Guard

We were really lucky to spend some time with BJJ OG and member of the dirty dozen; Chris Haueter recently. Chris received his black belt from Rigan Machado in 1996, a time when most of us had barely heard of Jiu Jitsu. BJJ was only just starting to rise in prominence for the first time outside of Brazil due to the popularity of the early UFC’s and the dominance of Royce Gracie and the Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Apart from holding the honour of being one of the first 12 non Brazilian BJJ black belts, Chris was also the first American born competitor to compete at the Mundials and also is a Masters and Pan American champion.

Founding the Combat Base academy when he moved back to the US (Chris is also widely considered to have named this position in Jiu Jitsu as well as numerous other moves) he has continued teaching and giving seminars the world over. He is also the main coach of Matt Thornton, founder of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) affiliation. SBG Ireland is probably one of the most famous gyms in the world being the home of multiple time UFC champion Conor McGregor and his coach John Kavanagh, who is a Matt Thornton black belt.

As well as holding his black belt for near enough a quarter of a century, Chris has wrestled extensively and trained in Muay Thai/Boxing and is also a USMC veteran. ⁠

Chris is known throughout the community as an inspirational coach with an intellectual approach – his seminars are world-famous, and a truly unique experience. This instructional is not your typical instructional – think of it more like your own private lesson with Chris, a snapshot into his philosophy on one of the key positions in Jiu Jitsu, the Closed Guard. There are tidbits of advice gleaned from decades on the mats, submissions, transitions, and even a few jokes in there; all of which will contribute to improving your closed guard. ⁠

In this instructional Chris will teach you:

– His closed guard concepts and thoughts on JiuJitsu

– How to use your body and grips to control your opponent and break down their posture

– Techniques to advance your position and attack the submission

– Counters to your opponent trying to pass your guard

– Correct finishing mechanics of various submissions

Stuck on lockdown? Use the code ‘studyathome’ for 35% off!

We don’t know about you, but we miss training. To do our bit to help alleviate the boredom and lameness of being stuck inside we are offering 35% off of all our instructionals with the discount code – ‘studyathome’.

Not only that, every new customer will receive a short, free instructional from the Japanese MMA legend; Masakazu Imanari. Focusing on his famous leg locking skills this instructional will also show you how to execute the Imanari roll correctly and is a must for NoGi submission hunters.

Our paid for content is constantly growing and we have just added a double instructional from husband and wife team; Lauri and Elvira Karppinen. Lauri is one of the best kept secrets in Europe, known for his amazing coaching and holding a black belt in the tenth planet system under Eddie Bravo and a BJJ black belt under Magnus Hansson. Elvira is known for competing on high level shows including Polaris and Quintet and rose to prominence in 2017 when she defeated Mackenzie Dern at the 2017 ADCC Championships in Elvira’s home country of Finland. Elvira holds a black belt in the 10th planet system under Eddie Bravo. This double instructional focuses on Elvira’s rubber guard system and in the second half, Lauri shows us his system for gaining and attacking from the Truck.

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