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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.…

5 Solo Guard Recovery Drills

Keeping an opponent inside your guard limits their offensive capability, and prevents them from advancing to a more dominant position. Meanwhile you can look for opportunities to sweep or submit them. In this video, BJJ World Champion Silver Medalist Almiro Barros from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 solo guard…

Spider Guard To Spring Sweep

The spider guard not only provides excellent control of your opponent’s arms but also affords great freedom of movement in your hips. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches how use hip movement in the spider guard to swing beneath a standing opponent and execute the…

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…

5 Solo Warm Up Drills For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ Champion Fabio Da Mata from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 5 drills that you can do alone to warm up and increase your agility for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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…

Kimura

The Kimura is one of the most effective armlock submissions in BJJ.  You can attack for the Kimura from the standing position, top position, and bottom position.  Mastery of the Kimura will elevate your BJJ submission game to the next level.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches…

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.

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.

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.

Hip Escape Drill Backward Forward

Effectively managing the distance between you and your opponent is a central concept in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a hip escape drill that is useful as a warm-up and will train the essential hip movements that are commonly used in BJJ to create…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.