Standing Palm To Palm Choke

When your opponent makes a bad takedown attempt, it is an excellent time for you to attack for submissions.  Failed takedowns often leave the opponent’s neck open for chokes.  In this video, ONE Championship Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki teaches the standing palm to palm choke.

Arm Triangle From Top Half Guard

From the top position in MMA, the objective is to mix in ground and pound attacks with submissions. From inside the opponent’s half guard, there are a number of highly effective submission attacks that can be used. In this video, UFC Lightweight World Champion Rafael dos Anjos teaches an arm triangle…

Arm Triangle Choke

From the top mount position, you can work to finish a fight via TKO or submission.  Depending upon how your opponent defends on bottom, you can transition among a wide range of attacks.  In this video, ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki teaches the arm triangle choke.

3 Butterfly Guard Passes

The butterfly guard entails the guard player placing their feet between the opponents legs and hooking the inside of the legs with their feet. With these hooks the guard player can try to disrupt the base of the guard player, and look for a variety of sweeps and submissions. In this…

Guillotine Choke Variation From Turtle Position

In order to be a complete MMA fighter, you must be able to transition fluidly among striking, wrestling, and submission attacks.  Once you have secured a dominant position on the ground, the next step is to attack for a fight ending submission.  Depending on which position of control you are…

Shinya Aoki: Back Control Neck Crank

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

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.

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.

Transition From Half Guard To Back Control

From the bottom half guard position, the objective is to prevent the opponent’s pass while also working to sweep the opponent or regain the full guard. There are also techniques to transition from half guard to back control. In this video, BJJ Champion Almiro Barros teaches a transition from half…

Mount To Back Control Transition

From the top mount position there are a wide range of submissions that can be utilized. In situations when the opponent has strong defense, it can be smart to transition to the back control position. From back control there are a wide range of additional submissions that you can attack…

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.

3 Ways To Defend Against Strikes With A Takedown

ONE Superstar and BJJ World Champion Alex Silva from the EVOLVE Fight Team demonstrates 3 ways to defend against strikes with a takedown.

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…

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…