Sunday, December 25, 2011

38 Closed Guard BJJ Combos

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tip From Terrence

While passing guard, control their legs!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

More Tips to Improving My Game

Thumb in first Front Choke (Opponent is in your guard):
  • Start with cross-face arm, thumb in first and goes all the way to the back of opponent's collar.
  • Opposite first grabs opposite collar about halfway down.
  • The key to this choke is to flair out the elbow with the thumb in and pull down on the fist halfway down.
  • This choke works slowly, so be patient and doesn't give up and readjust.
Positional Training - Back:
  • The interesting thing I learned was that Brian turtles up to defend this position.
  • When a person turtles and does this, I must follow them and replace my hooks.
Positional Training - Mount:
  • Base out with my knees more.
  • Apply more body pressure.
Positional Training - Side Control:
  • From Top -
    • Control your opponent's elbow so they can't bridge.
  • From Bottom -
    • Fist/Wrist under opponent's armpit and elbow to their throat.
    Positional Training - Deep Half Guard:
    •   From top - 
      • Needs to apply heavy pressure on the knee near opponent's head.
      • The opposite leg needs to stretch out to avoid opponent from grabbing for a sweep.
      • Body needs to be heavy and close to avoid X-Guard.
      • Attack the far arm. (Kimura, straight arm bar laying down, straight arm bar against my shouder).
    • From bottom - 
      • The legs need to wrap high around opponent's knee to prevent them from advancing to mount.
      • Should grab leg in the guard to sweep.
      • Transition to X-Guard.
    Think about turning in for a single leg takedown; the options are there.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Improvement Tips

    From Brian:
    • Sit up when someone has both your legs and planning to pass.
    • Keep body low, apply body pressure, and get ready to ride opponent with feet on hip.
    • Use forearm pressure to apply mounted front choke.
    From Ryan:
    • Keep body tight and close to opponent when trying to advance position.
    • Stand up and keep elbows tucked when trying to pass guard.