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Please work on understanding all the concepts and then pick only 3 of each to work on (3 Sweeps, 3 Passes and 3 Submissions)

  • Day 1 Concepts/Variations (Read the Concepts – Pick 3 Variations. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 2Sweeps (Review the 3 variations and Pick 3 Sweeps. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 3Passes (Re-Watch the Sweep Videos and Pick 3 Passes. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 4 Submissions (Re-Watch the Passes Counters Videos and Pick 3 Submissions. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 5 Combos (Re-Watch the Submission Videos and Pick 3 Combos. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 6 Review – (Go over all 3 Variations, Sweeps, Passes, Pass Counters, Submissions and Combos)
  • Day 7Sequences – Create 3 full sequences from each category
    • Guard Pull – Sweep – Top – Submit
    • Takedown – Pass the Half Guard – Submit
    • Half Guard Pull – Half Guard Submission
    • Takedown – Top Half Guard Submission



From Top

  • Don’t allow your opponent to get head control

  • Keep good posture

  • You should be able to look at the ceiling and the floor
  • Keep your hands on your opponent unless you are passing with your arms out for base.
  • You Should be trying to get your opponent’s hips flat
    • Get Underhook (High against Non-Z Guard) Get them flat on the mat

  • Low around the Belly against Z Guard) Get them tilted

  • You should be looking for the underhook with the trapped side

  • Watch the Non-Trapped Knee it needs to be back

  • Alternate Position – Shoulder pressure on the face and shift the belly button in, Stay on your toes         

  • Alternate Position – Reverse Kesa with opponent arm High – Keep your head low under the armpit Control the Belt
  • If he has underhook Remove the Post arm by posting under it and push them down
  • Almost always rewind the hips after the pass

From Bottom


Long Range

  • Chest bigger and maximum distance between your head and their arm to  make them reach
  • Create angles off to the side – This is often called not staying “Flat”  – NEVER on your back – Always on your side
  • Bottom Knee Up so it block your opponent’s non-trapped knee
  • Top Knee in Shoulder and Pec
  • Top Toes on the bottom foot

Medium Range

  • Head tight to the underhook side with top of the head up to the ceiling
  • Head and hip on the same side
  • Use Knee pummeling to get inside the Underhook if your opponent has an underhook
  • Frame bottom hand on the bicep or on the mat
  • Cross lapel grip – Top arm goes thumb up with arm inside opponents far collar

Short Range

  • Top ear to their belly button
  • Trap with outside leg to pull inside leg out to full guard
  • Underhook arm holds the hip tight
  • Hide your head by playing tight