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…

Berimbolo For The Back

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 this video, BJJ No-Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how…

Escape From Back Control To Triangle Choke

The objective from the bottom position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to secure a submission or sweep the opponent off their base in order to secure top position. Depending upon how the opponent attacks and what guard you are playing, there are a large variety of sweeps that can be effectively…

Taking The Back From Half Guard

From the top position in half guard, the most common attack is to pass the guard to obtain either side control or full mount. While this is effective, an advanced BJJ student also has the ability to vary their attack so as to remain unpredictable. In this video, BJJ World…

Taking The Back From Guard With Gi Grips

There are many inventive ways to manipulate the BJJ uniform in order to control your opponent and create submission opportunities. In this video, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros demonstrates how to use the gi to control the opponent’s posture from guard to take the back.

Berimbolo For The Back

The berimbolo is a sweep from the 50/50 guard position that is specific to sport BJJ. This somewhat controversial technique strays from traditional BJJ in that it has few, if any, realistic applications for self-defense. However, some modern BJJ competitors have utilized the 50/50 guard position and berimbolo as effective…

Reverse Half Guard Transition to Back Control

Back control is one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There are many advanced methods for transitioning to the back that can catch your opponent by surprise. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates a method for transitioning to back control from the bottom…

Single Leg Counter To Back Control

Back control is one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There are many advanced methods for transitioning to the back that can catch your opponent by surprise. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for transitioning to back control as a counter to the…

Triangle Choke From Back Control

The triangle choke is a versatile submission hold that can be applied from many positions. It also combines well with other submissions such as the omoplata and arm bar. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates an entry into the triangle choke from back control.

Top Half Guard Position to Back Control

From the top position in half guard, the most common, or orthodox, attack is to pass the guard to obtain side control or full mount. However, an advanced BJJ student has the ability to mix the orthodox with the unorthodox in order to catch their opponent by surprise. In this…

Reverse De La Riva Transition To Back Control

The De La Riva guard is a form of open guard that is predominantly used in the gi to sweep a standing opponent. The “Reverse De La Riva” is similar, but the hook on the leg is positioned in the opposite direction. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion…

Ezekiel Choke Attack From Back

The “ezekiel” choke is a very strong submission technique utilizing the sleeve of your own gi jacket. The mechanical advantage offered by the sleeve allows this choke to be applied with great pressure while using minimal strength. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches the ezekiel…

Passing The De La Riva Guard To Back Control

The De La Riva guard is a form of open guard that is predominantly used in the gi to sweep a standing opponent. The specific position of the legs also opens up a number of leg lock submissions. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a…