Defend Double Underhook Pass To Triangle Lock

Developing a strong guard is one of the key skills every Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner must work towards. If an opponent is able to secure the top position, you must have a strong enough guard to prevent them from passing into side control or mount. In this video, you will learn…

Calf Lock From Spider Guard

Leg locks are some of the most advanced submission attacks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Generally, they are secured from the bottom position. In this video, you will learn a calf lock submission from the spider guard.

Calf Lock From De La Riva Guard

Leg locks are some of the most advanced submission attacks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Generally, they are secured from the bottom position. In this video, you will learn a calf lock submission from the De La Riva guard.

Triangle From Spider Guard

Effective use of the spider guard allows great control of your opponent’s arms while maintaining mobility in your hips as you attack from open guard. While forcing your opponent to concentrate on escaping the control of your spider guard, you can search for sweep and submission opportunities. In this lesson,…

Open Guard Sweep To Knee On Belly

Developing a variety of sweeps from the open guard position is a critical aspect of becoming a well-rounded BJJ practitioner. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates an open guard sweep transition to the knee on belly position.

Spin To Recover Guard

When your opponent has nearly succeeded in passing your guard and is applying significant downward pressure, it can be difficult to replace the guard using a hip escape method. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates an alternative method for recovering the open guard.

Guard Pass Dragging The Leg Variation

The leg drag guard pass is an effective technique for passing an opponent’s open guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva demonstrates a leg drag guard pass variation for when the opponent retains half guard.

Passing The Butterfly Guard

The butterfly guard is a versatile, more advanced open guard position that is most frequently used to off-balance and sweep an opponent. It is also used commonly in transition to other open guard and half guard positions, among others. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method…

50/50 Guard Armbar

The 50/50 guard is a complex position that is very specific to sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Some modern BJJ competitors have utilized the 50/50 guard position as an effective method for employing unorthodox techniques and tactics at BJJ tournaments. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates an arm bar…

Arm Bar From Spider Guard

Effective use of the spider guard allows great control of your opponent’s arms while maintaining mobility in your hips as you attack from open guard. While forcing your opponent to concentrate on escaping the control of your spider guard, you can search for sweep and submission opportunities. In this lesson,…

Inverted Triangle Choke

The triangle choke is a versatile submission hold that can be applied from many positions. When applied from the guard position, the person on top may attempt to defend the submission by preventing the attacker on bottom from passing their arm across their body. In this video, BJJ No Gi…

Omoplata Sweep To Triangle Lock Armbar

The omoplata is a submission technique that uses the legs to trap the opponent’s arm in a shoulder lock. From the guard position, this technique works well in combination with other submissions, and can also be used to sweep. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates an omoplata…

Arm Drag To Double Leg Sweep

The arm drag is a useful setup for many standing and ground grappling techniques. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to use an arm drag to set-up a double leg sweep.

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.

Tornado Sweep

The tornado guard can be described as a variety of inverted half guard positions. It is most commonly used as an unorthodox method for sweeping an opponent and setting up submissions for sport BJJ. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates a tornado guard sweep.

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…

De La Riva Sweep

The De La Riva guard is a form of open guard that is predominantly used in the gi to sweep a standing or kneeling opponent. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates a sweep variation from the De La Riva guard used when an opponent is…

Butterfly To Swambo Sweep

Attacking in combinations is an effective way to stay one or two moves ahead of your opponent, and is essential when grappling with more advanced martial artists. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates a combination from the butterfly guard to the “sambo” sweep.

Guard Pass Dragging The Leg

The leg drag guard pass is an effective technique for passing an opponent’s open guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva demonstrates a leg drag guard pass.

X-Guard Sweep Variation

The X Guard is a form of open guard where your body is positioned beneath your opponent to allow significant control of your opponent’s legs and balance. The X Guard allows you to efficiently trap and control the legs to destabilize and sweep them. In this video, BJJ World Champion…

Sweep From The Open Guard

Developing a variety of sweeps from the open guard position is a critical aspect of becoming a well-rounded BJJ practitioner. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates an advanced sweep from an offensive open guard position.

Guard Pass From Single Leg

An opponent will commonly attempt to gain a top position by using variations of the single takedown, starting from both sitting guard and standing positions. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a counter to the single leg sweep position used to pass the guard and obtain side…

Wrist Lock From Guard

From the guard position there are many submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, you will begin to “see” subtle submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a wrist lock…

50/50 Guard Sweep

The 50/50 guard is a complex position that is very specific to sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and it occurs when both competitors choose to play from the guard at the same time. This somewhat controversial position strays from traditional BJJ teachings in that it has few, if any, realistic applications for…