Arm Bar From Guard

The “arm bar” is a straight arm lock that utilizes power in the hips and back muscles to apply pressure to the elbow joint of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply this versatile submission hold from the guard position.

Standing Guillotine Escape To North-South Position

The guillotine choke is when an opponent pulls your head down and grabs around your neck. It is a common move among street fighters and seasoned grapplers alike. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape the standing guillotine choke by taking the attacker to the…

Defense Against Throat Grab

An attacker stands facing you and grabs your throat. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches how to counter this threatening attack by applying a versatile standing arm lock.

Passing The Guard Underhook

Another important skill for passing guard is stacking your opponent. Used well in combination with the scissor step technique, the passing the guard underhook technique allows you to maintain control by stacking your opponent as you progress from inside the guard to a well established side control position. In this…

Arm Lock From Guard #2

The “arm bar” is a straight arm lock that utilizes power in the hips and back muscles to apply pressure to the elbow joint of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply this versatile submission hold from the guard position.

Head Lock Escape To Roll Back

In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape, control the attacker’s back to take an advantageous position and finish the fight with a rear naked choke.

Standing Rear Choke Defense

In this lesson, an attacker stands behind you and grabs you in a rear choke hold. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to defend against the choke, escape the disadvantageous position and throw the attacker to the ground.

Double Leg Sweep To Armbar

Using the guard to unbalance an opponent not only creates opportunities to sweep, but also helps set-up submission holds. A more seasoned fighter will often attempt to block your sweep by posting with an arm or leg, which may present the right opportunity for you to attack with a submission.…

From Side Control To Mount Hip Switching Method

Advancing from one position to a better position is a central theme in BJJ. However, these transitions are also opportunities for your opponent to escape your control. Maintaining control of the opponent while improving your position requires carefully applied technique. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates the…

Break The Guard To Stand Up

It is difficult to attack a person who uses the guard position against you. Conversely, when an opponent holds you in their closed guard you must improve your position or else risk being swept or submitted. The first step to passing their guard is to break open their interlocked feet.…

Head Lock Escape To Arm Bar

In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape this dangerous position, break the head lock and finish the fight with an arm bar.

Tomoenage To Mount Position

Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a technique from guard which utilizes this momentum to flip an opponent over their head and onto their back. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to use tomoenage to sweep and take the mount position.

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.

From Side Control To Mount Knee Slide Method

Advancing from one position to a better position is a central theme in BJJ, however these transitions are also opportunities for your opponent to escape your control. Maintaining control of the opponent while improving your position requires carefully applied technique. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates the…

Bull Fight Pass To Knee On Belly

When passing the guard it is important to control your opponent’s legs and hips to prevent them from regaining full guard. From a standing position in his opponent’s open guard, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches the bull fight guard pass as a method for clearing the opponents legs to…

Head Lock Escape To Takedown

In this head lock escape series, an attacker stands beside you and holds you in a headlock. BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how to defend against the choke, take the attacker to the ground and break the headlock.

Tomoenage

Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a technique from guard which utilizes this momentum to flip an opponent over their head and onto their back. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches a tomoenage drill to practice lifting the opponent into the air with…

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.

Half Guard Sweep Using Lapel Grip

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 as well as apply submission holds. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches a half guard…

Getting Started

In this video, MMA Champion Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson of the Evolve Fight Team provides an introduction on getting started at Evolve University.

Head Lock Escape To Turtle Position – Police Lock

In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape this dangerous position, break the head lock and subjugate the attacker with a police lock.

Turtle Position Escape To Side Control

Learning to escape from potentially vulnerable positions gives a BJJ practitioner great confidence. One such position is when a person turtles up to avoid an attack. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape from turtle position and obtain side control.

Escape From Two Handed Wrist Grab

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

Half Guard To Hook Sweep

The half guard is a useful transitional position from the bottom used commonly to defend as well as attack. From the half guard position, the hook sweep enables the person on bottom to rotate their opponent onto their back and transition to a dominant across-side top position. BJJ World Champion…