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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Closed Guard

The closed guard is perhaps the most basic guard, but it is also one of the most important. With your feet hooked behind an opponent’s back, the closed guard offers substantial control over an opponent’s movement, providing you with the opportunity to use a wide range of submission holds, while…