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…
Guard Pass Variation
When passing the guard it is important to control an 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 a variation of the bull fight guard pass as a method for obtaining side…
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…
5 Sweeps From Deep Half Guard
BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 Sweeps From Deep Half Guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!
Guard Pass With Double Underhooks
Another important skill for passing guard is stacking your opponent to prevent them from attacking or defending. From a kneeling position, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a guard pass technique using double underhooks to stack and control the opponent while moving into side control.
Double Leg Sweep To Armbar
Using the guard to unbalance an opponent not only creates opportunities to sweep, but also helps set-up submission holds. A more seasoned fighter will often attempt to block your sweep by posting with an arm or leg, which may present the right opportunity for you to attack with a submission.…
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…
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.
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.
7 Drills To Improve Guard
The development of a strong guard is a skill that will serve you well in BJJ. The guard is a defensive position that is played from the bottom. With a strong guard, you can completely shut down an opponent’s offensive attacks. It will give you the confidence to play the…
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 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…
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…
Half Guard Pass Knee Slide
Once you have secured the half guard position on your opponent the next objective is to pass the guard and secure side control. The transition from half guard to side control can be one of the biggest and most difficult challenges a BJJ practitioner faces. In this video, you will…
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.
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…
How To Do An Armbar From Butterfly Guard
BJJ Champion Gamal Hassan from the Evolve Fight Team demonstrates how to do an armbar from butterfly guard.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.