Next Edge Academy

Head Positioning

From Outside
  • Keep your head on the opposite side of the choking side.
From Inside
  • Head positioning from the bottom is not super important. Try to Get your head on the opposite side of the choking hand.

Leg Positioning

From Outside
  • Depending on the variation but mostly your legs will be around the hips
  • Your feet should be inside their legs not crossed. Heels pulling back slightly.
From Inside
  • You should have your feet together for the most part working as one unit. Trying to pummel inside their feet with your knees.


From Top
  • Seatbelt
  • Double Lapel Control
  • Double Wrist Control
  • Danaher Series
    • Direct Same Side Control
  • Direct Cross Side Control
  • Indirect Same Side Control
  • Indirect Cross Side Control
  • Estima Back Control (Next Edge Only name)
  • Arm Trap – In a seatbelt position with your opponent’s arm trapped. You should trap the one on the same side as your over arm.
From Bottom
  • Normally don’t grip. Create the movement with your hips and trap their arms with your arms and hands.
Grip Breaks From Top
From Bottom


From Outside
  • Be Super tight and control the hips
From Inside
  • You want to create a lot of space.

Opponents Submission Setups

From Opponent on Inside
  • Toe Hold on one of your inside feet
  • Ankle lock if feet are crossed

Weight Analysis

From the Outside
  • Your weight needs to be on your butt for the most part or on a side
  • Do not allow your opponent to separate from you.
  • Stay with the chest on their back
From Inside
  • Your weight will be on the mat but you can manipulate it by getting off to the side and using your hips to escape

Ideal Body Type

  • Works for all body types

Leverage Points

From Outside
  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Head
  • Wrists
From Inside
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Knees

Pro Grappler to Review

  • Marcelo Garcia