5 Ways To Escape The Armbar

The armbar is one of the most popular and commonly used submission attacks in BJJ.  If you are training in BJJ then it is inevitable that you will find yourself defending against an armbar.  You must be able to not only attack offensively for the armbar, but also be able…

3 Ways To Defend The Berimbolo

The berimbolo is one of the most talked about guards in BJJ today.  There are those who love it and those who hate it.  When utilised correctly, it can be highly effective and ultimately lead to some dominant positions.  In the event that you encounter an opponent that uses the…

Safe Clinch From Cruzado Tani Oshi

BJJ is one of the world’s most effective disciplines for self defense.  Although it is not comprehensive, there are many great techniques from BJJ that can cross over into real world self defense.  In this video, BJJ No-Gi World Champion Takeo Tani teaches a self defense technique adapted from BJJ.

Knee Bar From Closed Guard

Leg locks are some of the most devastating submissions in BJJ.  The knee bar is the quintessential leg lock submission, and it can be secured from both the top and bottom position.  In this video, BJJ No-Gi World Champion Takeo Tani teaches a knee bar submission from the closed guard.

Armbar From Full Guard

The armbar is one of the most prolific submissions in BJJ.  It is a highly effective submission that can be applied from a wide range of positions.  The armbar is one of the first submissions that every BJJ practitioner should learn.  In this video, BJJ No-Gi World Champion Takeo Tani…

5 Triangle Lock Variations

The triangle lock is one of the most effective submissions in BJJ.  It is a very versatile submission that can be applied from a wide range of positions.  In this video, BJJ champion Almiro Barros teaches five of his favourite variations on the triangle lock.

Knee Bar From Side Control

In order to be effective from the top position, you must be able to attack for a wide range of submissions.  From side control, there are a variety of attacks you can use depending upon how your opponent defends.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a knee bar…

Single Leg Defense To Omoplata

Takedown defense is an important skill for every BJJ practitioner to master.  Unless you want to always fight off of your back, you need to be able to defend against an opponent’s takedown attempts.  Takedown defense can also include smooth transitions into submission attacks.  In this video, BJJ champion Marcos…

Choke From Open Guard

Playing the open guard from the bottom position opens up a variety of sweep and submission options.  The key to the open guard position is establishing strong grips in order to prevent the opponent from passing your guard.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato teaches a choke from…

Foot Lock From Inverted Half Guard

In order to be effective from the top position, you must be able to attack for submissions from every position.  The inverted half guard is a transition from the half guard.  In this video, BJJ champion Marcos Ratinho teaches a foot lock from the inverted half guard.

Choke From Side Control

Side control is a dominant position in BJJ.  Once you have secured side control, you can begin to attack for submissions or try to advance your position into full mount.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato teaches a choke from side control.

Knee Bar From Inverted Half Guard

In order to be effective from the top position, you must be able to attack for submissions from every position.  The inverted half guard is a transition from the half guard.  In this video, BJJ champion Marcos Ratinho teaches a knee bar from the inverted half guard.

Knee Bar Variation From Half Guard

In order to be effective from the top position, you must be able to attack for a wide range of submissions.  From the half guard, there are a variety of attacks you can use depending upon how your opponent defends.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a knee…

Knee Bar From Closed Guard

In order to be effective from the guard position, you must be able to attack for submissions from every position.  From the closed guard you can use arm locks, chokes, and leg locks.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a knee bar from closed guard.

Kimura Defense To Arm Bar Transition

In order to secure a submission against a high level opponent you will often need to chain together multiple attacks.  Flawless transitions between submissions and positions are what define elite level BJJ practitioners.  In this video, BJJ champion Almiro Barros teaches a Kimura defense to arm bar transition.

Juji Gatame From Guard

From the bottom guard position you can attack for submissions and sweeps.  The development of an active guard will ensure that your opponent stays on the defensive from the top position.  Arm locks are one of the most high percentage submissions from the guard position.  In this video, BJJ No-Gi…

Armlock From Side Control

Side control is a dominant position in BJJ.  The objective from side control is to work for submission attacks and/or advance into the full mount position.  Depending on how your opponent defends from bottom, there are a wide range of submission attacks that can be used.  In this video, BJJ…

Counter Knee Bar Against De La Riva Guard

Standing over your opponent in the open guard position, you have a number of options available to you.  You can work to pass the guard into the side control position or look for leg lock submission attacks.  In this video, BJJ champion Marcos Ratinho teaches a knee bar to counter…

Flying Arm Bar

The arm bar is one of the most prolific submissions in BJJ.  There are countless variations and setups of the arm bar that can be applied depending upon the position you find yourself in.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Ataides teach the flying arm bar.

Single Leg Takedown Defense – Take The Back

Takedown defense is an important skill for every BJJ practitioner to master.  Unless you want to always fight off of your back, you need to be able to defend against an opponent’s takedown attempts.  Takedown defense can also include smooth transitions into submission attacks.  In this video, BJJ champion Marcos…

Arm Bar From Side Control

Side control is a dominant position in BJJ.  The objective from side control is to work for submission attacks and/or advance into the full mount position.  Depending on how your opponent defends from bottom, there are a wide range of submission attacks that can be used.  In this video, BJJ…

Leg Lock From Open Guard

The open guard is an excellent position from which you can work for sweeps and leg lock submissions.  As your opponent works to pass your guard from the standing position, the legs are often left vulnerable to attacks.  In this video, BJJ champion Gamal Hassan teaches a leg lock submission…

5 Takedowns For BJJ

Takedowns are an often overlooked aspect of BJJ.  By learning the basics of wrestling and mastering some fundamental BJJ takedowns you have the ability to control your opponent.  You can decide if you want to attack from the top or the bottom.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Herbert Burns…

Counter Choke From Kimura

On the higher levels of BJJ, in order to secure a submission often requires a number of transitions.  It is hard to finish an opponent with strong defense on your first attack.  You have to be able to quickly move to a second, third, or even fourth attack.  In this…

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