I learned this at my first seminar with Pedro Sauer. I’ve used it a lot over the years. It’s best to not get your neck wrapped but if the choke is coming this is a nice surprise.

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How Elite Wrestlers defend the Guillotine for BJJ or MMA as instructed by Lyubo Kumbarov, former 4 x Bulgarian National Champion and Wrestling coach at Roger Gracie Academy HQ in London make this a must watch video on the Warrior Collective.

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The most common “grappling” move among untrained people in street fights is the headlock. While it is typically an unskilled behavior, it can still be dangerous and result in damage if not efficiently and technically addressed. In this video, I show the most common types of headlocks on the ground along with efficient and relatively […]

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Robson Moura demonstrates a nice omoplata escape, using the feet and moving to a crucifix type position to finish with a submission.

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The Estima Lock is a very effective foot lock (toe hold to be precise) developed by Victor Estima. It can be scary to be on the receiving end of this submission as the torque can come on very fast. In this video, Budo Jake teaches how to go with the torque and use an inversion […]

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The best way to defend a toehold is like most things in Jiu-Jitsu – don’t get into that trouble in the first place. But of course, it’s going to happen. And particularly with something like a toehold which is really an opportunistic attack. So having some counters to this attack sure is helpful. Take a […]

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Here are a couple of defenses from a surprise attack in the form of a rear choke grab. This video covers not just specific techniques of how to defend the two most common energies of a rear choke, but also how best to determine the energy. Once the intention of the attacker’s energy is determined, […]

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