Armlock From Side Control

Side control is a dominant position in BJJ.  The objective from side control is to work for submission attacks and/or advance into the full mount position.  Depending on how your opponent defends from bottom, there are a wide range of submission attacks that can be used.  In this video, BJJ…

Americana From Side Control

From the top position in side control, there are many submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, your ability to anticipate your opponent’s movement will increase, allowing you to create and capitalize on more submission opportunities. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira…

Kimura From Side Control

From the top position in side control, you have many clear advantages over your opponent. One such advantage is the ability to continually pressurize your opponent with positional advances and submission techniques, in order to constantly keep your opponent on the defensive. In this video, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva…

Attack From The Mount: Armbar

As you and your partner improve in BJJ, it will become increasingly necessary to attack with submissions in a combination sequence in order to submit your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a transition from the americana arm lock to the arm bar.

Defense To Shoulder Grab

The shoulder grab is a hostile gesture that is commonly used by physical aggressors to intimate and threaten their targets. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a defense to the shoulder grab, which is used when the aggressor straightens out their arm in resistance to…

Kimura From North South Position

The “kimura” is a powerful bent arm lock that puts pressure on the elbow and shoulder joints of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates how to apply this versatile submission hold from the north south position.

Pressing Arm Lock From Side Control

Another method for attacking the elbow joint is to immobilize the wrist and press down on the elbow with both hands. This straight arm lock can be applied from various positions, and it works best when the opponent’s arm is in a vulnerable position across your shoulder. In this lesson,…