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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

Headlock Escape On The Ground

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. As one of the most common throws in wrestling, it is critical to develop multiple defenses against the headlock. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates a…

Knee On Belly Position

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…

Bodylock Adjusting Your Grip

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…

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.

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…

Sliding Push Kick

The sliding push kick is a progression from the push kick. The slide covers distance towards the opponent and as such, allows for the push kick to be thrown from further away. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong teaches the advanced progression from the regular…

Right Uppercut Left Hook

Once a boxer has mastered all of boxing’s single punches, it is time to begin stringing them together in combinations. Punching combinations vary widely and allow for some creativity on the part of the boxer. The best boxers are able to string together combinations of punches that constantly keep an…

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…

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…

Fake Kick To Footsweep

After hitting an opponent with a body kick, the opponent is forced to block future body kicks or sustain further damage. The basic block to a kick is to raise the leg on the same side of the kick. In this video, trainer of Muay Thai World Champions Saknarong Sityodtong…

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…

Left Uppercut Cross

Once a boxer has mastered all of boxing’s single punches, it is time to begin stringing them together in combinations. Punching combinations vary widely and allow for some creativity on the part of the boxer. The best boxers are able to string together combinations of punches that constantly keep an…

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…

Single Leg Defense Against Basic Takedown

While good offensive takedowns are the key to scoring points, developing strong takedown defense is equally important. Good takedown defense can often be transitioned into offensive attacks. In this video, 6x National Champion and US Olympic wrestler Heath Sims demonstrates basic single leg degense.

Hand Sweep Left

The hand sweep is used to defend against an opponent’s push kick. The push kick is an extremely common weapon in Muay Thai. It is imperative that you have a good counter to it. In this video, Muay Thai World Champion Muangfalek Kiatvichian teaches how to counter a left push…

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…

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…