Escaping Mount The Upa is your friend. One of many, for sure, but when someone is sitting on you and threatening your well being, the Upa should be your BFF.
If an attack from side control isn’t happening, it means that the person on offense should be considering transitioning to a better position for more attack opportunities, or the person on defense should be using the successful defensive position to launch their escape.
This class covers the fundamental closed guard break and a scissor sweep that takes advantage of it. Done correctly, they are both difficult to prevent, but everything has to go smoothly for each one to succeed.
Triangles have a way of surprising you. You think you’re going to set up a pass, and all of a sudden you realize your opponent swung his leg over your arm and you are in the middle of a triangle attack. Good habits and recognizing what stage of the attack you are in are the […]
It’s a little known fact that 64.5% of white belts get submitted by the armbar 52.8% more than any other submission. 91.3% of the reason is they posture up. There’s no reason to play the mostly made up odds. Learn how to escape like a champ.
Although the omoplata might not come up as much as triangles and armbars (even though it should), you still need to have a good set of answers to this attack.
Having someone on your back pretty much defines failure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In competition, you’ve probably given up a lot of points by this time. In sparring, you’ve miscalculated and are now in the worst possible position. Is this the time to explode and violently escape? No. Now is the time to make sure […]