Getting Started

In this video, MMA Champion Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson of the Evolve Fight Team provides an introduction on getting started at Evolve University.

Guillotine Choke

The guillotine choke is a very effective and high percentage submission. The choke is applied by using the arms to encircle the opponent’s neck. In this video, Submission Grappling World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches the guillotine choke.

Side Control To Mount Transition

From the side control position, you can begin to work for submissions or advance to the mount position. If you are able to secure the mount, there are a wide range of effective submissions you can attack for. In this video, BJJ Champion Gamal Hassan teaches a side control to…

Triangle Choke From Guard

From the guard position there are a wide range of submissions that can be applied. The triangle choke is one of the most effective. The triangle choke is applied by encircling the opponent’s neck and arm with both legs in a form similar to the shape of a triangle. In…

3 Armbar Setups

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

Single Leg Defense

Takedowns are a critical skill set in every submission grappler’s arsenal. In addition to offensive takedowns, you must also be able to defend against takedowns. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Ataides teaches defense to the single leg takedown.

Arm Bar From Closed Guard

From the closed guard position there are a wide range of submission attacks and sweeps. The arm bar is one of the most effective submissions. In this video, Submission Grappling World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches an arm bar from closed guard.

Shinya Aoki: Osotogari

In this video, ONE FC World Champion Shinya Aoki demonstrates the Osotogari takedown.

Passing The Butterfly Guard

The first objective from the top position is to pass the opponent’s guard into a dominant position. The butterfly guard can be one of the trickiest guards to pass. In this video, BJJ Champion Almiro Barros teaches how to pass the butterfly guard.

Taking The Back From Top Half Guard

The first objective from the top position is to pass the opponent’s guard into a dominant position. From top half guard you can advance to side control, mount, or back control. In this video, BJJ Champion Almiro Barros teaches how to take the back from top half guard.

Side Control To Mount & Armbar Transition

From the side control position, you can begin to work for submissions or advance to the mount position. If you are able to secure the mount, there are a wide range of effective submissions you can attack for. In this video, BJJ Champion Gamal Hassan teaches a side control to…

MMA FIGHT BREAKDOWN: Alex Silva’s Armbar Submission

BJJ World Champion Alex Silva from the EVOLVE Fight Team breaks down how he finished Peng Xue Wen in his MMA bout at ONE: Edge of Greatness.

FIGHT BREAKDOWN: Alex Silva’s Armbar Submission

BJJ World Champion Alex Silva from the EVOLVE Fight Team breaks down how he finished Stefer Rahardian at ONE: Dreams of Gold with an armbar submission!

Shinya Aoki: Back Control Neck Crank

In this video, ONE FC World Champion Shinya Aoki demonstrates a neck crank submission from back control.

Full Guard To Back Control Transition

From the full guard position you can work for submissions and sweeps. You must also defend against the opponent’s guard passes. There are also techniques to take the opponent’s back. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Ataides teaches a transition from full guard to back control.

Closed Guard To Back Control Transition

From the closed guard position there are a wide range of submission attacks and sweeps. There are also techniques to transition to back control from the closed guard. In this video, Submission Grappling World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a closed guard to back control transition.

Taking The Back From Turtle Position

The turtle position is a dominant position in grappling from which there are many options to attack. One of the most effective attacks from turtle position is to take the opponent’s back. In this video, BJJ Champion Almiro Barros teaches how to take the back from turtle position.

3 Ways To Escape The Triangle Lock

The triangle lock is one of the most popular and commonly used submission attacks.  If you are training in submission grappling then it is inevitable that you will find yourself defending against a triangle lock.  You must be able to not only attack offensively for triangle locks, but also be…

Turtle Position To Crucifix Choke

From the top position in MMA, the objective is to mix in ground and pound attacks with submissions. You can also work to advance your position. In this video, Heath Sims teaches a crucifix choke from the turtle position.

Single Leg Defense Variation

Takedowns and takedown defense are critical skill sets in submission grappling. By controlling takedowns, you are able to determine whether you will attack from the top or bottom position.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Herbert Burns teaches a highly effective defense against the single leg takedown.

5 Submissions From Back Control

Back control is a dominant position from which a fight can be quickly finished.  If you are able to secure the back control position in MMA, it is critical that you attack for a fight ending submission.  In this video, ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki teaches 5 of his…