Basic Penetration Shot

A basic penetration shot is used for many wrestling attacks. Attacks using the penetration step include double legs, single legs, and high crotches. This movement will allow the wrestler to penetrate deep on his opponent and maintain good position to finish the attack. For this video, 6x National Champion and…

Half Guard

The half guard is a useful transitional position from the bottom, used commonly to defend as well as attack. From this position, it is possible to apply a complex variety of sweeps, apply submission holds, and advance to other positions such as full guard or back control. In this lesson,…

5 Solo Warm Up Drills For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ Champion Fabio Da Mata from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 drills that you can do alone to warm up and increase your agility for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Left Hook To Body

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: Rear Naked Choke

In this video, BJJ Champion Eduardo Novaes from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates how to use the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a self-defense situation on the street.

Sprawl

A basic sprawl is used when defending against an opponent’s attack. The sprawl can be practiced as part of your basic movements without a partner. The importance of a good sprawl is to get your legs away from your opponent and your weight on top of them. A sprawl will…

Drill Bodylock Adjustment

The bodylock position is a neutral position. Increase control and gain an advantage with your bodylock by adjusting to a better position than your opponent. From a better position you will gain control and open up additional offensive takedown opportunities. Create a drill by changing positions back and forth with…

Stance Movement

The stance and movement of a fighter is the foundation from which all punches, kicks, knees and elbows will come. It is also the base for all defensive techniques. Without a solid foundation, it will be impossible to attack or defend efficiently. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Orono…

Knee On Belly

The knee on belly position is a versatile top position that puts great downward pressure on your opponent. It presents you with a vast number of options to either transition to a new position or finish the fight. In a street self-defense situation, attacking with the knee on belly position…

Right Hook To Body

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…

How To Do A Basic Choke From Closed Guard In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

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Pummeling Drill

Pummeling is an essential technique to move your opponent, change a position, or gain a superior position to set up offensive attacks. The pummeling drill can be practiced at all levels of intensity. Pummeling is essential to set up offensive techniques including headlocks, arm throws, double legs, body locks, and…

Turn Left Right

When an opponent advances straight forward, the turn technique can be utilized to divert the opponent in a different direction and allow a follow up attack in the form of a kick or knee. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Lamnammoon Sor Sumalee teaches the turn to the left…

Open Guard

The open guard is a form of guard where you hold an opponent between your legs with your feet unhooked. This allows you to quickly apply a wide range of submissions and sweeps, as well as transition to other guard systems, such as the spider guard. In this lesson, BJJ…

How To Stand Up From The Ground

An expert in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is extremely effective at managing the space between themselves and their opponent. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how to safely stand up from the ground while maintaining a solid defensive base. Learning the proper technique to stand up while…

North South

The north south position is a dominant top position that allows you to apply submissions, transition to other positions, and also has the added advantage of keeping relatively clear of your opponent’s legs. This makes it difficult for your opponent to regain their guard. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi…

Hip Escape Drill

Effectively managing the space between yourself and your opponent is a central theme in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a drill for creating space called the hip escape drill. Practicing this fundamental movement in repetition will train your body to react naturally…

Drill For Upper Body Throws

Upper body throws are one of the most effective ways to bring an opponent to the ground. In wrestling, there are countless variations and setups for upper body throws. The key to all upper body throws is footwork. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims…

Side Control

Side control is a very stable and commonly occurring top position in BJJ. Frequently, side control is the first position you will obtain and stabilize after passing the guard. There are a wide range of submission holds available from this position. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva demonstrates…

Clinch Drill

The clinch is a close range grappling position that can be used to control an opponent and set up elbow and knee strikes. In this video, you will learn an effective drill that develops and sharpens the knee strikes inside the clinch position.

Drill Hand Fighting

Hand fighting is one of the foundational skills in wrestling. It is used in the standing position to setup all takedowns and keep an opponent on the defensive. The better you become at hand fighting, the more opportunities for takedowns you will have. In this video, 6x National Champion and…

Spider Guard

Another style for controlling your opponent from the guard is known as spider guard. Not only is spider guard an effective method for setting up submissions and sweeps, but it also makes attacking very difficult for your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates the…

Elbow

The elbow is a devastating close range weapon that can be used to knockout the opponent and finish the fight. Elbows also have a tendency to inflict deep cuts on the face of an opponent, which can cause blood to run into the eyes and affect the opponent’s vision. Severe…

Double Leg Takedown

The double leg is a high percentage takedown. The double leg can be performed using many setups. Starting the double leg with a good setup will result in good penetration. When in deep on a double leg, driving sideways to finish is most common. For this video, 6x National Champion…