Safe Clinch From Cruzado Tani Oshi

BJJ is one of the world’s most effective disciplines for self defense.  Although it is not comprehensive, there are many great techniques from BJJ that can cross over into real world self defense.  In this video, BJJ No-Gi World Champion Takeo Tani teaches a self defense technique adapted from BJJ.

Safe Clinch From Cruzado Tani Otoshi

Defend against an attacker 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 No Gi World Champion Takeo Tani teaches how to block a punch from the opponent’s strong hand, close the…

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…

Double Leg Takedown With Gi Grips

An opponent may attempt to restrict your movement by gripping your clothing or gi. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to set-up the double leg takedown when starting from the sleeve and lapel gi grips.

Escape From Bear Hug

In this lesson, an attacker stands behind you and grips you in a bear hug. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to quickly escape this dangerous position and throw your attacker to the ground.

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.

Osotogari

An important skill which gives you a great advantage in a fight is the ability to take your opponent down to the ground and land yourself in a good position on top. Osotogari is an outside leg sweep that allows you to throw your opponent to their back while maintaining…

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.

Single Leg Takedown

An important skill which gives you great advantage in a fight is the ability to take your opponent down to the ground and land yourself in a good position on top. The single leg takedown is an effective way to methodically capture control of the opponent’s leg and take them…

Standing Guillotine Escape To North-South Position

The guillotine choke is when an opponent pulls your head down and grabs around your neck. It is a common move among street fighters and seasoned grapplers alike. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to escape the standing guillotine choke by taking the attacker to the…

Standing Rear Choke Defense

In this lesson, an attacker stands behind you and grabs you in a rear choke hold. BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to defend against the choke, escape the disadvantageous position and throw the attacker to the ground.

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.

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…

Defense Against Standing Rear Choke

An attacker stands behind you and grabs you in a rear choke hold. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Takeo Tani teaches an efficient method to defend against this dangerous choke and apply a forward throw to force the opponent out of their advantageous position behind you.

Defense Against Standing Side Headlock

An attacker stands beside you and holds you in a headlock. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to maintain proper posture to control your opponent, defend the headlock and throw the attacker to the ground.