Pull To Close Guard

The “guard” position, when used correctly, can allow a person to control and finish a stronger opponent from a potentially vulnerable bottom position on the ground. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to pull an opponent into the guard from a standing position.

Full Mount

The full mount position is one of the most dominant and advantageous positions you can obtain in a fight. From this position, the person on top can apply a wide range of submission techniques and strikes, while the person on bottom has very few attacking options. In this lesson, BJJ…

Upa Escape

In a fight there are few positions that are worse to find yourself in than being pinned on your back beneath an opponent’s mount. The person on top has virtually free reign to throw powerful punches and apply submissions, while the person on bottom has very few options to counter…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu For The Street

In this video, BJJ World Championship Silver Medalist Thiago “Guli” Kozama from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates how to use the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a self-defense situation on the street.

Half Guard

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, apply submission holds, and advance to other positions such as full guard or back control. In this lesson,…

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.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu For The Street: Rear Naked Choke

In this video, BJJ Champion Eduardo Novaes from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates how to use the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a self-defense situation on the street.

Knee On Belly

The knee on belly position is a versatile top position that puts great downward pressure on your opponent. It presents you with a vast number of options to either transition to a new position or finish the fight. In a street self-defense situation, attacking with the knee on belly position…

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.

How To Do A Basic Choke From Closed Guard In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

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Open Guard

The open guard is a form of guard where you hold an opponent between your legs with your feet unhooked. This allows you to quickly apply a wide range of submissions and sweeps, as well as transition to other guard systems, such as the spider guard. In this lesson, BJJ…

North South

The north south position is a dominant top position that allows you to apply submissions, transition to other positions, and also has the added advantage of keeping relatively clear of your opponent’s legs. This makes it difficult for your opponent to regain their guard. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi…

How To Stand Up From The Ground

An expert in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is extremely effective at managing the space between themselves and their opponent. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how to safely stand up from the ground while maintaining a solid defensive base. Learning the proper technique to stand up while…

Side Control

Side control is a very stable and commonly occurring top position in BJJ. Frequently, side control is the first position you will obtain and stabilize after passing the guard. There are a wide range of submission holds available from this position. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva demonstrates…

5 Solo Guard Recovery Drills

Keeping an opponent inside your guard limits their offensive capability, and prevents them from advancing to a more dominant position. Meanwhile you can look for opportunities to sweep or submit them. In this video, BJJ World Champion Silver Medalist Almiro Barros from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 solo guard…

Hip Escape Drill

Effectively managing the space between yourself and your opponent is a central theme in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a drill for creating space called the hip escape drill. Practicing this fundamental movement in repetition will train your body to react naturally…

Spider Guard

Another style for controlling your opponent from the guard is known as spider guard. Not only is spider guard an effective method for setting up submissions and sweeps, but it also makes attacking very difficult for your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates the…

5 Solo Warm Up Drills For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ Champion Fabio Da Mata from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 drills that you can do alone to warm up and increase your agility for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Defense Against Double Lapel Grab

An aggressor stands in front of you and grabs both of your lapels at chest level. This dominating grip gives the aggressor significant control over your upper body, and is common in street self-defense situations. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to defend against the double…

Turtle

The turtle is a position that occurs typically when an untrained fighter tries to disengage themselves from a fight in a passive manner, or when someone is under extreme pressure in a fight. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates the key points of controlling an opponent in…

Defense To Shoulder Grab

The shoulder grab is a hostile gesture that is commonly used by physical aggressors to intimate and threaten their targets. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a defense to the shoulder grab, which is used when the aggressor straightens out their arm in resistance to…

Breakfall: Seated

The ability to safely bring your body to the ground is a critical skill for any bjj practitioner. Learning to breakfall from various positions not only increases self-confidence, but is a useful life skill for reducing the risk of injury. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion demonstrates the…

Back Control

Controlling the back is one of the most advantageous positions you can obtain in a fight. With back control, a smaller opponent can attack and defeat a larger opponent from a position where the opponent has very few attacking options. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro demonstrates the basics…

Breakfall: Standing

The ability to safely bring your body to the ground is a critical skill for any bjj practitioner. Learning to breakfall from various positions not only increases self-confidence, but is a useful life skill for reducing the risk of injury. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci…