Please work on understanding all the concepts and then pick only 3 of each to work on (3 Entries, 3 Escapes and 3 Submissions)
- READ THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE STARTING CLASS
- Day 1 – Concepts/Entries (Read the Concepts – Do 1 Entry. Watch the full video before class)
- Day 2 – Entries/Escapes (Re-Do the Entry – Pick 3 Kesa Escapes. Watch the full video before class)
- Day 3 – Escapes/ Submissions (Re-Watch the Kesa Escapes – Pick 3 Kesa Submissions. Watch the full video before class)
- Day 4 – Submissions/ Combos (Re-Watch the Kesa Submissions Pick 3 Kesa Combos. Watch the full video before class)
- Day 5 – Submission Combos/ Review (Re-Watch the Mount Submissions Pick 3 Kesa Combos. Watch the full video before class)
- Day 6 – Create 3 full sequences from each category
- Takedown – Side Control – Kesa – Submission
- Kesa Escape – Top – Submit
This is a standard position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu where you are on your feet off to the side. You hip may also be on the ground. with your butt on your heels. Your chest is perpendicular to your opponent’s chest. The arm Closest to their head is under their head with your Pulling up with the near side and pushing down on the far shoulder..
- Knee pointed 45 degrees
- Hips Up
- Don’t cross the center line of their chest
- Underhook the far arm
- Control their hips with your elbow
- Your weight should be on your opponent’s chest
- Overhook with the near arm and pulling up on your opponent’s arm
- Be on your side
- Try to escape your trapped elbow asap
- Pummel for the underhook
- Keep your arms tight
- Don’t overextend your arms
- Frame on their shoulder
- Use your head to pummel under their head
- Top Butterfly to Kesa
- Top Guard to Kesa
- Top Spider Guard to Kesa
- Top De La Riva to Kesa
- Top Leg Lasso to Kesa
- Top X Guard to Kesa
Transitions From (Escapes)
- Push the face away
- Leg traps the head
- Hook the leg
- Gi collar extension
- Far Side Americana
- Suzuki Armbar
- Head and Arm Choke
- Neck crank
- Americana – Suzuki Armbar – Kimura
- Head positioning – Keep your head just above their chest on the near of their face. If you bring your head too far away from your feet you make yourself lighter and they can push it away. Be a small tight mass. Try to turn their head to look away from you. Keep your head on the same side as the hips.
- Head positioning from the bottom is super important. Try to not let them get ahold of your head.
- Your feet should alternate between driving off your toes and toes flat on the mat.
- Have your leg bent at a 45 degree angle. If your knees are on the mat you don’t have power. If your legs are straight up they can take your back.
- You should have your feet together for the most part working as one unit. Usually, the furthest one from them will be knee bent up with that foot on the mat and the closest one down waiting to go into guard.
- Farside Underhook and Tricep Sleeve Grip
- Around the Head and Tricep Sleeve Grip
- Normally don’t grip. Create the movement with your hips and control their arms and shoulder with your arms and hands. Frame with your top hand on the shoulder or ideally across the face. Your near arm should have your elbow tight to your ribs.
- Be Super tight and control the hips and head. Don’t Squeeze as much as you are just framing. Put your far shoulder into their sternum without committing your weight over the centerline.
- You want to create a lot of space.
Opponents Submission Setups
From Opponent on Bottom
From the Top
- Your weight needs to be on them and off butt for the most part.
- Do not allow your opponent to separate from you.
- Stay with your ribs on their chest
- Your weight will be on the mat but you can manipulate it by getting off to your side and using your hips to escape.
Ideal Body Type
Works for all body types
Pro Grappler to Review
- Ronda Rousey