5 Submissions From Half Guard

Bottom half guard provides many submission and sweep opportunities. In this video, BJJ Champion Valdir Rodrigues from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 different submissions from the bottom half guard position.

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…

Kimura From Half Guard Variation

The Kimura lock is one of BJJ’s most popular submissions. It is a highly effective submission that can be secured using a wide range of setups from a variety of positions. In this video, BJJ Champion Gamal Hassan teaches a kimura from the half guard position.

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.

Butterfly Guard Sweep

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…

Choke From Open Guard

Playing the open guard from the bottom position opens up a variety of sweep and submission options.  The key to the open guard position is establishing strong grips in order to prevent the opponent from passing your guard.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato teaches a choke from…

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.…

Stand Up From Back Control

The back control position is one of the most dangerous positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If an opponent secures the back control position, it is critical that you have strong defense to submission attacks. In this video, you will learn a stand up escape from the back control position.

Butterfly Sweep With Both Hooks In

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…

Half Guard to Hook Sweep

The half guard is a useful transitional position used commonly to defend as well as attack. From the half guard position, the hook sweep enables the person on bottom to rotate their opponent onto their back and transition to a dominant across-side top position. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates.

Half Guard Sweep

The objective from the bottom position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to secure a submission or sweep the opponent off their base in order to secure top position. Depending upon how the opponent attacks and what guard you are playing, there are a large variety of sweeps that can be effectively…

3 Armbar Setups

ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 3 ways to set up an armbar.

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…

Arm Drag Drill

BJJ drills are one of the most important tools in developing skills. By simple repetition of BJJ’s fundamental movements you create habits and movement patterns that will enhance your game. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches the arm drag drill.

8 Essential BJJ Sweeps

From the bottom position in BJJ, the objective is to attack for submissions or sweep your opponent off their base.  Depending upon how your opponent attacks from the top, there are a wide range of sweeps that can be used effectively.  In this video, BJJ champions Marcos Ratinho and Thiago…

5 Sweeps From Closed Guard

The closed guard is one of the most popular and highly utilized guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s popularity is due to its versatility, there are plenty of submission and sweep opportunities available from this position, in addition to being a sound defensive position. In this video, 2x BJJ World Champion…

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…

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…

Butterfly Guard Pass

From the top position in BJJ, the objective is to pass the opponent’s guard into a more dominant position. Depending on which type of guard defense the opponent uses, there are a wide range of guard passing techniques that can be employed. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa…

Open Guard Pass

The objective from the top position is to pass the opponent’s guard into the side control or mount position. Once the guard is passed you can begin to work for submissions to finish the fight. In this video, you will learn how to pass an opponent’s open guard.

BJJ Drill Series

In order to truly master a technique requires time and repetition.  No one becomes a master the first time they are taught a new technique.  Only through hours and hours of focused practice and drilling can one truly master a technique.  The fastest way to mastery is through drilling the…

Arm Bar Speed Drill

Speed drills are one of the most effective tools for taking your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game to the next level. They focus on high repetition drilling of fundamental movements, and they will greatly increase your reflexes, speed, and fluidity. In this video, you will learn a speed drill that focuses on…

5 Submissions From Side Control

Side control is one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This advantageous position offers a variety of submission and transition opportunities. In this video BJJ World Championship Silver Medalist Thiago Kozama from the EVOLVE Fight Team teaches 5 different methods to submit an opponent from side control.

Spider Guard To Scissor Sweep

The spider guard allows great control of your opponent’s arms and opens up many opportunities to sweep. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how to sweep a kneeling opponent with the scissors sweep from spider guard and take the mount position.