Beginner Class: Headlock and Kesa Gatame Escapes

 

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In this new video for beginners Adem Redzovic of Chicago Jiu Jitsu walks us through week 8 of his CORE Program. Included are:

Headlock Escape #1 – Take The Back
Headlock Escape #2 – Reverse Position
Kesa Gatame Escape

 

 

(Bonus Video) While you are at it you should check out this video from Adem. It is literally one of the videos that has helped my open guard game the most.

 

 

 

Rory MacDonald Flying Leg Scissor Against JT Torres

 

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Who: Rory MacDonald vs JT Torres
What: Flying Leg Scissor
Where: Southern California, Metamoris 5
When: November 22, 2014

 

Around 13 minutes into Rory MacDonald and JT Torres‘ Metamoris match, Rory went for an attack/sweep that we do not often see in competition Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: the Flying Leg Scissor. The sweep was enough to set a world champion Jiu Jitsu competitor like JT down on his butt, but what furthered my interest was Jeff Glover‘s repetitiously stating that it was a “dangerous move”.

 

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In the clip below Anderson Silva is submitted by Ryo Chonan at PRIDE: SHOCKWAVE 2004 with a Flying Leg Scissor Heel Hook. If you can submit one of the greatest fighters of all time with it, it can be considered a dangerous move indeed.

 

 

Since the Flying Leg Scissor is a dangerous technique and everyone likes a little bit of danger, let’s take a look at the technique in detail. Who can break it down better than Rener and Ryron Gracie? I recommend watching the entire clip below, but if you want to skip to the Flying Leg Scissor Breakdown fast forward to the 11:00 minute mark or just click here.

 

 

Also check out this informative breakdown of the technique!

 

Hope you enjoyed the read.

 

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This New Choke Is Seriously Nasty!

 

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For this week’s #TechniqueTuesday check out this insane choke by Mike Bidwell of BJJafter40.com! This choke works like a Baseball Bat Choke except without the gi.

 

Mike dubbed this the “GI JOE With KUNG FU GRIP Choke” because of the manner in which you place your hands in order to perform the maneuver. G.I. JOE toys from the 70’s and 80’s were notorious for possessing this patented grip.

 

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Check out Mr. Bidwell demonstrating the technique below!

 

 

Below is an instructional on how to perform this technique!

 

 

Mike Bidwell is a BJJ Black belt by day and aspiring Ninja by night.  Mike is a Black Belt under Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance).  Mike competes regularly in the masters divisions and also runs the popular www.BJJAfter40.com website.  In addition, Mike’s 8-year old daughter Valencia runs the www.TheGiProject.com website where she collects and sends new and used gi’s to “at risk” and underprivileged kids throughout the world so they can participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

 

WBBJJ Private Lessons #6 – Michael Hillebrand

 

PRIVATELESSONS

 

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In the past you have seen our “Private Sessions” interviews, where we get to know various BJJ players. Now we will also be doing “Private Lessons” (you see what we did there?) videos featuring some of our favorite Jiu Jitsu personalities.

 

For this sixth installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Michael Hillebrand of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. In this video Michael (with Denny Prokopos) teaches us the Von Flue Choke! This choke is named after Jason Von Flue, who used this technique to counter Alex Karalexis’ Guillotine Choke, in 2006 at UFC Ultimate Fight Night 3.

 

 

Thank you Michael Hillebrand for the technique!

 

Connect with Michael on your favorite social media sites:

Facebook = http://www.facebook.com/michael.hillebrand.77

Instagram = @Michael_Hillebrand

Twitter = @mikenunja

 

If you would like to film a Private Lessons video for us, or know someone you would like to see do a Private Lessons video. Please contact us!

 

WBBJJ Private Lessons #5 – Coach George McGinnis

 

PRIVATELESSONS

 

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In the past you have seen our “Private Sessions” interviews, where we get to know various BJJ players. Now we will also be doing “Private Lessons” (you see what we did there?) videos featuring some of our favorite Jiu Jitsu personalities.

 

For our fourth installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Coach George McGinnis! Coach George is a friend and frequent guest instructor at my academy (Tony). In this video George teaches us the fundamental Americana or Paintbrush from Side Control. Included are lots of details that perhaps you have not seen before and can put to use! Enjoy! Oss!

 

 

Thank you Coach George for the technique!

 

If you would like to film a Private Lessons video for us, or know someone you would like to see do a Private Lessons video, please contact us!

 

WBBJJ Private Lessons #4 – Rodrigo Pagani

 

PRIVATELESSONS

 

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In the past you have seen our “Private Sessions” interviews, where we get to know various BJJ players. Now we will also be doing “Private Lessons” (you see what we did there?) videos featuring some of our favorite Jiu Jitsu personalities.

 

For our fourth installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Rodrigo Pagani! Rodrigo has been a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt for 13 years and is currently the Director of Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Brazil. He is a 3X World Masters Champion and a 4X Brasiliero Champion. In this video Rodrigo teaches us the details behind his famed “Curu Curu” Guard (named from a childhood toy) and also a sweep from that position.

 

 

Thank you Professor Pagani for the technique!

 

Connect with Rodrigo Pagani via Facebook.

 

If you would like to film a Private Lessons video for us, or know someone you would like to see do a Private Lessons video, please contact us!

 

WBBJJ Private Lessons #3 – Nathan Mendelsohn

 

PRIVATELESSONS

 

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In the past you have seen our “Private Sessions” interviews, where we get to know various BJJ players. Now we will also be doing “Private Lessons” (you see what we did there?) videos featuring some of our favorite Jiu Jitsu personalities.

 

For our third installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Nathan Mendelsohn! Nathan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt competitor and instructor under the Master Claudio Franca Coalition 95 Team. He was our seventh Private Sessions interviewee. In this video Nathan teaches us how to break open the Spider Guard and pass to Side Control using the Leg Drag.

 

 

Thank you Nathan Mendelsohn for the technique!

 

Connect with Nathan Mendelsohn on your favorite social media sites:

Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/nathan.mendelsohn.10

Instagram = @nathanmendelsohnbjj

 

If you would like to film a Private Lessons video for us, or know someone you would like to see do a Private Lessons video, please contact us!

 

WBBJJ Private Lessons #2 – Keith Owen

 

PRIVATELESSONS

 

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In the past you have seen our “Private Sessions” interviews, where we get to know various BJJ players. Now we will also be doing “Private Lessons” (you see what we did there?) videos featuring some of our favorite Jiu Jitsu personalities.

 

For our second installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Professor Keith Owen! Keith is a well known black belt under 8th Degree Coral Belt, Master Pedro Sauer. His videos on YouTube have always been among our favorites. He explains techniques with tremendous detail and is always sure to invoke a philosophical twist. He was our tenth Private Sessions interviewee. In this video Professor Owen teaches us the intricacies of the “UPA”, or the “Bridge from the Mount”!

 

 

Thank you Professor Owen for the technique!

 

Connect with Keith Owen on your favorite social media sites:

Facebook  = www.facebook.com/keithrowen

Instagram = @keithrowen

Twitter = @keithowen

Watch his Technique and BJJ philosophy videos here.

Check out his web page here.

 

If you would like to film a Private Lessons video for us, or know someone you would like to see do a Private Lessons video, please contact us!