Pull To Close Guard

The “guard” position, when used correctly, can allow a person to control and finish a stronger opponent from a potentially vulnerable bottom position on the ground. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to pull an opponent into the guard from a standing position.

Defense Against Double Lapel Grab

An aggressor stands in front of you and grabs both of your lapels at chest level. This dominating grip gives the aggressor significant control over your upper body, and is common in street self-defense situations. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to defend against the double…

Drill Maintaining Good Position On Takedowns

The ability to maintain good position through takedowns is one of the foundational skills in wrestling. The better you become at maintaining good position, the more opportunities for takedowns you will have. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates a drill for maintaining good…

Turtle

The turtle is a position that occurs typically when an untrained fighter tries to disengage themselves from a fight in a passive manner, or when someone is under extreme pressure in a fight. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates the key points of controlling an opponent in…

Upa Escape

In a fight there are few positions that are worse to find yourself in than being pinned on your back beneath an opponent’s mount. The person on top has virtually free reign to throw powerful punches and apply submissions, while the person on bottom has very few options to counter…

Hip Escape Drill Backward Forward

Effectively managing the distance between you and your opponent is a central concept in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a hip escape drill that is useful as a warm-up and will train the essential hip movements that are commonly used in BJJ to create…

Defense To Shoulder Grab

The shoulder grab is a hostile gesture that is commonly used by physical aggressors to intimate and threaten their targets. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a defense to the shoulder grab, which is used when the aggressor straightens out their arm in resistance to…

Stance

Developing the correct boxing stance is the first step in any boxer’s journey. The stance is the foundation upon which everything else must be built. A good stance will allow you to move correctly and deliver punches with accuracy and power. In this video, Boxing World Champion Yodsanan Sityodtong demonstrates…

Breakfall: Seated

The ability to safely bring your body to the ground is a critical skill for any bjj practitioner. Learning to breakfall from various positions not only increases self-confidence, but is a useful life skill for reducing the risk of injury. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion demonstrates the…

Basic Stance

A basic stance is your foundation for attacks, movement, and defense. Maintaining a good basic stance will enable a wrestler to be in position to shoot, defend an opponent’s attacks, and move effectively. A basic stance is important at all wrestling levels. For this video, 6x National Champion and US…

Drill Double Leg Penetration

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups and finishes. It is very important to get deep penetration on your shot in order to counter your opponent’s defense and be in a good position to finish. Learning to get good penetration…

Back Control

Controlling the back is one of the most advantageous positions you can obtain in a fight. With back control, a smaller opponent can attack and defeat a larger opponent from a position where the opponent has very few attacking options. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro demonstrates the basics…

Left Uppercut

In the sport of boxing there are a wide variety of punches that can be used to attack an opponent at different levels of their body. A good boxer is constantly moving among the different varieties of punches and changing the level of their attack between the head and the…

Breakfall: Standing

The ability to safely bring your body to the ground is a critical skill for any bjj practitioner. Learning to breakfall from various positions not only increases self-confidence, but is a useful life skill for reducing the risk of injury. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci…

Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab

An aggressor grabs your wrist with a strong palm up grip. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches a technique to free your arm from this hostile gesture.

Lean Back Push Kick Thigh

Solid defense is equally as important as precise offense. A fighter must be able to not only launch offensive attacks, but also defend against an opponent’s attack. This technique makes use of the Muay Thai push kick to defend against an opponent’s kick.

Closed Guard

The closed guard is perhaps the most basic guard, but it is also one of the most important. With your feet hooked behind an opponent’s back, the closed guard offers substantial control over an opponent’s movement, providing you with the opportunity to use a wide range of submission holds, while…

5 Solo Guard Recovery Drills

Keeping an opponent inside your guard limits their offensive capability, and prevents them from advancing to a more dominant position. Meanwhile you can look for opportunities to sweep or submit them. In this video, BJJ World Champion Silver Medalist Almiro Barros from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 solo guard…

Right Uppercut

In the sport of boxing there are a wide variety of punches that can be used to attack an opponent at different levels of their body. A good boxer is constantly moving among the different varieties of punches and changing the level of their attack between the head and the…

Muay Thai For The Street: The Long Guard

In this video, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates how to use the Muay Thai long guard in a self-defense situation on the street.

Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab – Palm Down

An aggressor grabs your wrist with a strong palm down grip. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches a technique to free your arm from this hostile gesture.

Full Mount

The full mount position is one of the most dominant and advantageous positions you can obtain in a fight. From this position, the person on top can apply a wide range of submission techniques and strikes, while the person on bottom has very few attacking options. In this lesson, BJJ…

Overhand Right

In the sport of boxing there are a wide variety of punches that can be used to attack an opponent at different levels of their body. A good boxer is constantly moving among the different varieties of punches and changing the level of their attack between the head and the…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu For The Street

In this video, BJJ World Championship Silver Medalist Thiago “Guli” Kozama from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates how to use the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a self-defense situation on the street.