Arm Bar From Guard

The “arm bar” is a straight arm lock that utilizes power in the hips and back muscles to apply pressure to the elbow joint of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply this versatile submission hold from the guard position.

Head Lock Escape To Roll Back

In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape, control the attacker’s back to take an advantageous position and finish the fight with a rear naked choke.

Tomoenage To Mount Position

Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a technique from guard which utilizes this momentum to flip an opponent over their head and onto their back. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to use tomoenage to sweep and take the mount position.

Ezekiel Choke

The ezekiel choke is a very strong submission technique utilizing the sleeve of your own gi jacket. The mechanical advantage offered by the sleeve allows this choke to be applied with great pressure while using minimal strength. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches the ezekiel choke from…

Arm Lock From Guard #2

The “arm bar” is a straight arm lock that utilizes power in the hips and back muscles to apply pressure to the elbow joint of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply this versatile submission hold from the guard position.

Head Lock Escape To Arm Bar

In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape this dangerous position, break the head lock and finish the fight with an arm bar.

Tomoenage

Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a technique from guard which utilizes this momentum to flip an opponent over their head and onto their back. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches a tomoenage drill to practice lifting the opponent into the air with…

Rear Naked Choke

The rear naked choke is one of the most effective techniques to subdue a powerful attacker in a real fight. Requiring minimal strength and applied from a position where the attacker can inflict minimal harm to you, the rear naked choke is a quintessential example of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique…

Break The Guard To Stand Up

It is difficult to attack a person who uses the guard position against you. Conversely, when an opponent holds you in their closed guard you must improve your position or else risk being swept or submitted. The first step to passing their guard is to break open their interlocked feet.…

Head Lock Escape To Takedown

In this head lock escape series, an attacker stands beside you and holds you in a headlock. BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how to defend against the choke, take the attacker to the ground and break the headlock.

Turtle Position Escape To Side Control

Learning to escape from potentially vulnerable positions gives a BJJ practitioner great confidence. One such position is when a person turtles up to avoid an attack. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape from turtle position and obtain side control.

Sliding Collar Choke

The sliding collar choke is an efficient gi choke using the opponent’s jacket collar. This choke can be used to great effect on its own or in combination with other choking techniques. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches the basic application of this choke from a kneeling…

Bull Fight Pass To Knee On Belly

When passing the guard it is important to control your opponent’s legs and hips to prevent them from regaining full guard. From a standing position in his opponent’s open guard, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches the bull fight guard pass as a method for clearing the opponents legs to…

Head Lock Escape To Turtle Position – Police Lock

In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape this dangerous position, break the head lock and subjugate the attacker with a police lock.

Turtle Position Escape Variation

Learning to escape from potentially vulnerable positions gives a BJJ practitioner great confidence. One such position is when a person turtles up to avoid an attack. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape from turtle position and take the opponent’s back.

The Guillotine Choke

The guillotine choke is a fundamental submission hold that is relatively easy to apply. Despite it’s apparent simplicity, a well-applied guillotine choke can finish opponents at any skill level. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches an arm-in version of the guillotine choke from the guard position.

Collar Choke From Close Guard

The collar choke involves manipulating the jacket or gi collar as a method for making an opponent submit. It will render a person unconscious if the choke is not released. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply the collar choke from the guard position.

Head Lock Escape With Police Lock

In this head lock escape series, an attacker stands beside you and holds you in a headlock. BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how to defend against incoming punches, break the head lock and subjugate the attacker with a police lock.

Amassa Pao Choke

The amassa pao choke is a simple choke using the gi collar. This thrusting choke is one of the few submission holds that can be accomplished while positioned inside your opponent’s guard. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches the amassa pao choke.

Under Arm Collar Choke

The under arm collar choke is another highly effective stranglehold, which is applied using the collar of the opponent’s gi or street clothes. Often catching an opponent by surprise, this choke may be applied to great effect before an opponent is fully aware of the danger. In this lesson, BJJ…

Defense Against Jab To Double Leg Takedown

Defend against an opponent intent on striking you by closing the distance. Closing the gap between you and your opponent makes it difficult for them to punch or kick you. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to block a punch from the opponent’s leading hand and attack their legs…

Lapel Choke From Side Control

The lapel choke is another gi submission that involves manipulating the jacket or gi to strangle and submit an opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to apply a lapel choke when the opponent turns away in an attempt to avoid side control.

Circling The Leg Drill

Developing an impassable guard takes time and practice. By drilling efficient movement of the hips and building dexterity with your legs, you will begin to react quickly and intelligently to your opponent’s attempts to pass your guard. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a useful drill for…

Front Lapel Stranglehold

The collar choke involves manipulating the jacket or gi collar as a method for making an opponent submit. It will render a person unconscious if the choke is not released. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Takeo Tani demonstrates how to apply the collar choke from the mount position.