Armbar From Full Guard

The armbar is one of the most prolific submissions in BJJ.  It is a highly effective submission that can be applied from a wide range of positions.  The armbar is one of the first submissions that every BJJ practitioner should learn.  In this video, BJJ No-Gi World Champion Takeo Tani…

Butterfly Guard Basic Position

There are a wide range of guard positions that can be used from the bottom position in BJJ.  Each have their unique advantages and disadvantages.  Depending upon how your opponent attacks from the top, specific guards may be best suited to defend.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa…

Butterfly Guard (Basic Position)

The butterfly guard is one of the many guard options to be used from the bottom position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The butterfly guard is very effective in preventing an opponent from passing into a dominant position. It can also be used offensively to set up sweeps and submissions. In this…

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…

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…