February 24, 2013

On Tap This Week in Jiu-Jitsu! 2/25 ~ 3/2

Beginners Six Month and Under

~Monday through Thursday at 6pm, Monday and Friday at 10am

In the Foundations class this week we will be further working from our guard. While trapped in your guard opponents often that if they drive their weight forward, they can submit you with their body weight. This is not true. Because they are inside your legs, their weight is distributed in so many different places, that it is very easy to survive the pressure. Any time a larger opponent is driving all their weight forward from within your guard, there is a good chance that you can sweep them. This week’s lesson you will learn two variations of the Elevator Sweep.

Intermediate Six Months to One Year

~ Monday Through Thursday 6pm

If there is one technique that defined my blue belt years it was the far side armbar. Once establishing the underhook from the side mount you can use the far side armbar  in combination with the Americana armlock to submit opponents of all sizes and skill levels. The secret to the success of this technique is in the surprise element and landing position of your hips.

Advanced One Year Plus

~ Monday and Wednesday at 7pm, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am

In side mount, your number one objective is to control the opponent. Once you establish that control, you can advance position or achieve the submission. If you seek to finish from the side mount you need to learn my all-time favorite side mount submission sequence – “Time Out!” I will start by showing you how to establish and keep the “time out! control”. Then I will teach the three most effective outside attack options from there. If you master this lesson I guarantee your side mount submission game will never be the same! This is my favorite side mount submission series because once TimeOut! is established it’s nearly a guaranteed victory; if not by submission then by total exhaustion and complete demoralization.

See you on the mats!

~ Jeff