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…

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…

Arm Drag 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 sweep from the open guard.

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.

Mounted Triangle Lock From Side Control

From the top position in side control, there are many submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, you will begin to recognize more submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates…

Triangle Choke To Omoplata Transition

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 lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to…

Knee Bar From Top Position

When trying to pass your opponent’s guard, you can surprise your opponent with a leg lock while they are focused on preventing you from passing. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a knee bar submission from top position.

Guard Pass Controlling The Legs

When passing the guard it is important to control an opponent’s legs and hips to prevent them from regaining full guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for passing the half guard when an opponent blocks your initial attempt to establish side control.

Crucifix Choke From Turtle Position

The crucifix choke technique allows you to control both of your opponent’s arms while applying a choke, making the submission very difficult to defend against. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a crucifix choke starting from the turtle position.

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…

Trapping The Arm Using Lapel To Paper Cut Choke

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 Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to set-up a paper cut choke by using your opponent’s lapel to trap their arm.

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…

Double Underhooks Pass To Clock Choke

The clock choke is an especially powerful choking technique that uses strong leverage and efficiency to add great pressure to the submission. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a clock choke submission starting from the double underhooks guard pass.

Clock Choke

The clock choke is an especially powerful choking technique that uses strong leverage and efficiency to add great pressure to the submission. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a clock choke starting from the turtle position.

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…

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…

Single Leg Counter Sumi Gaeshi

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 using a “Sumi Gaeshi” technique.

Single Leg Counter Ouchi Gari

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 using an inside leg trip known as “Ouchi Gari”.

Triangle Choke From North South Position

The arm triangle is a versatile submission hold that works well both with and without the gi. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for applying an arm triangle submission from the north south position.

Triangle Choke From Side 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 World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates an entry into the triangle choke from side control. 

Arm Drag Takedown

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 takedown.

Omoplata Sweep From Standing Position

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 Leandro Issa teaches a method…

Butterfly Guard To X Guard Transition

The X Guard is a form of guard where your entire body is positioned between your opponent’s legs. The X Guard allows you to efficiently trap and control the legs of your opponent to destabilize and sweep them. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to transition…