It took me quite a while into being a whiter belt to realize the importance of grips, I would just let my opponent have any grips they want and am up getting wept or choked. Then while watching high level grapplers roll, I realized that one guy REALLY wanted grips while the other guy REALLY didn’t want him to have them.
That being said this video from a Judo Olympian sheds light on how to get the job done.
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Here are 5 of my personal favorite CHAIN Takedowns! Takedowns can be like a chess game where you can plan two to three steps ahead. When you attempt a takedown, your opponent will defend, when he does, he may be opening himself up for another takedown. So you want to attack in combinations (AKA chain-takedowns) with different angles and weapons!
A simple 3-step throw and takedown plan for BJJ competition with the gi. If you want an overview of what BJJ is all about (and how to learn it quickly) then check out the free checklist at http://www.grapplearts.com/book
Jake and I did a great Butterfly Guard setup from Full Guard. This video was recorded while in Costa Rica during the Pura Vida BJJ and Surfing Retreat.
This video was for Jake’s daughter Sage who trains Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and has been wanting to work on sweeps.
So I went through one of my favorite no gi sweeps in BJJ as a White Belt. This is the same setup that helped me ease into doing Butterfly Guard Sweeps and attacks as a White and Blue Belt.
The setup that I show can also be used as an effective posture breaking option. Especially in no gi grappling where people will just tuck their body on top very tight and prevent someone moving inside the Guard.
I hope this Full Guard setup to a Butterfly Guard sweep helps you with your Brazilian Jiujitsu.
These are three of my favorite Mount Escapes! They work really well for me and I hope you can use them in your arsenal as well🤙
The first escape is useful if your opponent is low on the mount. Meaning they are closer to your hips than up under the arms.
The second is useful if your opponent is low on the mount or mid way.
The last Escape is for an opponent with a high mount. If you can get their arm trapped with your head and shoulder it makes for an easy escape. Be aware of the Armbar do not try and raise up right away after you hit it. Walk all the way around and bury down into the chest.
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