Choke From Side Control

Side control is a dominant position in BJJ.  Once you have secured side control, you can begin to attack for submissions or try to advance your position into full mount.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Teco Shinzato teaches a choke from side control.

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…

Arm Bar 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…

Wrist Lock

Wrist locks are a joint lock submission that can be applied from a variety of positions.  Although they are not the highest percentage submission in BJJ, they are nonetheless effective when used correctly.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a wrist lock submission from side control.

Baseball Choke From Side Control

Side control is a dominant top position in BJJ. Once you have secured side control, you can begin to attack for a variety of submissions. In this video, BJJ Champion Gamal Hassan teaches a baseball choke from side control.

X Guard Sweep To Side Control

The X guard is one of BJJ’s highly effective guard positions. From the X guard position, you can defend against your opponent’s guard passes and work for sweeps. In this video, BJJ Champion Gamal Hassan teaches an X guard sweep to side control.

Half Guard Pass To Side Control

From the half guard, the primary ojective is to advance your position into side control. Once you have secured side control you can begin to work for submissions. In this video, BJJ Champion Gamal Hassan teaches a half guard pass to side control.

Juji Gatame 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, you will begin to recognize more submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Silver Medalist Almiro Barros…

Arm Bar From Side Control Variation 2

The armbar is one of the quintessential submission holds in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner is able to attack for the armbar from a wide range of positions using a diverse range of setups. In this video, you will learn an armbar attack from the side control…

Triangle Choke From Side Control

The triangle choke is one of the most devastating submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It can be secured using a wide range of setups from various positions. In this video, you will learn a triangle choke submission from the side control position.

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…

Taking The Back From Side Control

Back control is one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. By repeatedly drilling transitions to back control from various positions, you will increase your ability to seize brief moments of opportunity in sparring or in a fight to take your opponent’s back. In this video, BJJ World Champion…

Flow Drill: Omoplata, Side Control, Mount

Learning to skillfully counter your opponent’s movement is a critical aspect of BJJ. Applying counters effectively with proper timing will improve your efficiency, enable you to survive dangerous submission attacks and escape disadvantageous positions. Understanding the counter to a technique will also strength your own ability to apply that technique,…

Arm Bar From Side Control Variation

From the top position in side control, there are many submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, you will begin to recognize more submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates…

Side Control Escape To Take the Back

From bottom position in side control, you must focus on defending submissions and also work towards improving your position. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for escaping side control to take your opponent’s back.

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…

Paper Cut Choke 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 a variety positional advances and submission techniques, in order to constantly keep your opponent on the defensive. In this video, BJJ World Champion…

Armbar 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 a variety positional advances and submission techniques, in order to constantly keep your opponent on the defensive. In this video, BJJ World Champion…

From Side Control To Mount Hip Switching Method

Advancing from one position to a better position is a central theme in BJJ. However, these transitions are also opportunities for your opponent to escape your control. Maintaining control of the opponent while improving your position requires carefully applied technique. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates the…

From Side Control To Mount Knee Slide Method

Advancing from one position to a better position is a central theme in BJJ, however these transitions are also opportunities for your opponent to escape your control. Maintaining control of the opponent while improving your position requires carefully applied technique. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates the…

Knee Bar From Side Control

Many opportunities for submissions become available when you control your opponent from a dominant position. This is particularly true when the opponent tries to escape your control or block your attempts at improving your position. From side control, the person on bottom will commonly position their leg in such a…

Lapel Choke From Side Control

From the top position in side control, there are a wide array of submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, you will begin to see more submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion…

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,…