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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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.