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.

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…

Defense Against Amassa Pao

Learn to defend against the amassa pao choke without having to open your guard. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches how to properly turn away from the choke and remove the pressure from your neck while in the closed guard position.

Collar Choke From Full Mount Position

The collar choke can be applied from multiple positions. As you will see, this choke works well as a direct attack or in combination with the arm bar. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates the collar choke from the full mount position.

Elbow Escape From Side Control – Mount

The elbow escape is one of the most important moves from the bottom position. By using efficient movement of the hips in coordination with the arms, it can be used many ways to escape an opponent’s hold and improve your position. From the bottom in side control, BJJ World Champion…

Pendulum Sweep

From the guard position, skillful movement of the hips can be used effectively to generate momentum and unbalance your opponent, allowing you to sweep. By sweeping your opponent to their back and improving your position you increase the number of attacks available to you and decrease the number of options…

Defense Against Double Ankle Grab Sweep

From a top position, it is important that you prevent your opponent from sweeping you to your back, as being swept will reduce your positional advantage over your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Takeo Tani teaches a defense against the double ankle grab sweep.

Defense Against Two Handed Front Choke

The two-handed front choke is a common street attack among unskilled aggressors. The technique can be intimidating, however the escape is relatively simple. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches a defense against a two handed front choke.

Elbow Escape From Side Control

The elbow escape is one of the most important moves from the bottom position. By using efficient movement of the hips in coordination with the arms, it can be used many ways to escape an opponent’s hold and improve your position. From the bottom in side control, BJJ World Champion…

Defense Against Single Hand Lapel Grip

Learn to defend against a standing attacker who grips your jacket with one hand. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros teaches how to counter this aggressive behaviour by moving to the attacker’s back and applying a police lock.

Double Attack From Full Mount Position

When attacking the neck with the collar choke from the full mount position, the person on bottom is forced to either submit or defend the choke with their hands. This creates the opportunity for an arm bar attack. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to use…

Elbow Escape

The elbow escape is one of the most important moves from the bottom position. By using efficient movement of the hips in coordination with the arms, it can be used many ways to escape an opponent’s hold and improve your position. From the bottom in mount, BJJ World Champion Leandro…

Scissor Sweep Variation

Using the guard to unbalance an opponent can create opportunities to sweep them onto their back. A more seasoned fighter may attempt to block your sweep by posting with an arm or leg. From the scissor sweep position in the open guard, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches a variation…

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.

Passing The Guard Scissor Step

When passing the guard it is important to methodically control an opponent’s legs and hips to prevent them from regaining full guard. The scissor step technique allows you to maintain control over these key areas as you progress from within your opponent’s guard to a well established side control position.…

Elevator Sweep

Using the guard to unbalance an opponent can create opportunities to sweep them onto their back. From the scissors sweep position in the open guard, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to use the elevator sweep to obtain the mount 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…

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.

Passing The Half Guard Sit Back

As you and your training partners improve at both passing guard and retaining guard, you will increasingly find yourself in the half-guard position. From top position in half guard there are submissions that can be attempted, however the better option is usually to pass the half guard into side control…

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.

Spider Guard Drill

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 attack very difficult for your opponent. In this lesson BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a…

Defense Against The Front Bear Hug

An attacker grips you around the chest in a front bear hug. In this vulnerable clinch situation, it is important to create space between you and the attacker to escape their positional advantage over you. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches how to defend against the front…

Passing The Guard Underhook

Another important skill for passing guard is stacking your opponent. Used well in combination with the scissor step technique, the passing the guard underhook technique allows you to maintain control by stacking your opponent as you progress from inside the guard to a well established side control position. In this…

Escape From Side Control – Leg Over

The elbow escape from bottom position can create many opportunities to gain the upper hand in a fight as grapplers scramble and transition from one position to the next. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches an escape from side control. The leg over position allows great control…