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  • Day 1  Concepts (Read the Concepts – Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 2 – Transitions To (Review the 3 Variations and Pick 3 Transitions. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 3 – Transitions from/Sweeps (Re-Watch the Transition Videos and Pick 3 Sweeps. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 4 – Sweeps/Passes (Re-Watch the Sweeps Videos and Pick 3 Passes. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 5 – Passes/Submissions (Re-Watch the Passes Counters Videos and Pick 2 Submissions. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 6 – Submissions (Re-Watch the Submission Videos. Watch the full video before class)
  • Day 7 – Review – (Go overall 3 Variations, Transitions, Sweeps, Passes, Submissions, and Combos)
  • Day 8 – Create 3 full sequences from each category
    • Guard Pull – Leg Lasso Guard – Top – Submit
    • Takedown – Pass the LassoGuard  – Submit
    • Takedown – Top Lasso Guard  – Submission from Standing


Day 1

Position Description 

A guard primarily used in gi, using your leg to wrap around the arm of your opponent. 


From Top

  • Don’t Allow them to keep grips
  • Use your knees inside their knees to break grips
  • Circle your hand from the inside out to break the grip on the leg lasso side

From Bottom

  • Establish Grips
  • Keep opponents trapped hand on your hip
  • Don’t allow your opponent to get the trapped hand outside
  • Make your opponent step forward to grab the pants
  • Bring your foot from the outside in to wrap around your opponent’s arm
  • Never extend both legs
  • Get them off balance
  • Don’t Allow them to grip the leg before a leg lasso is created
  • Try to bring their belly button towards your belly button

 Additional Information

Head Positioning

From Top

  • Keep your Head up
  • Don’t allow them to grab your head 

From Bottom

  • Not super important from the bottom, but some people will say to pull your head to the mat and bring your shoulders down and lock them into the mat.

Leg Positioning

From Top

  • Keep your legs bent in a squat position

From Bottom

  • Position your leg in one of three distances
    • Shallow – around the bicep
    • Medium – around the shoulder
    • Deep – over the back
  • Non-leg lassoed foot on the biceps, hips, chest, knees, ankles


From Top

  • Free the leg lasso arm
  • Control the pants at the knees

From Bottom

  • Grip the Sleeve, Collar, Sleeve or Pants
  • On the leg, lasso side grip the sleeve and put your knuckles to your thigh to prevent them from circling the hand
  • Grips are
    • Shallow
    • Medium
    • Deep

Grip Breaks

From Top

  • Circle Hand out
  • Pull hand to center then Circle hand out
  • Punch fist to the mat then circle hand out


From Top

  • Don’t allow your weight to come forward 
  • Don’t walk around to the non-leg lasso side unless you have broken the leg lasso grip
  • When passing choose to stay super tight or super long

From Bottom

  • Pull them in close to you on the non-leg lasso side before the sweep

Opponents Submission Setups

From Opponent on Top

  • None

Weight Analysis

From the Top

  • Keep your Balance and weight low
  • Back Straight
  • Don’t bring your weight forward

From Bottom

  • Keep their weight moving
  • Try to bring their belly button to your belly button
Ideal Body Type

  • Longer Legs for Bottom

Leverage Points

From Top

  • Knees
  • Pant legs 

From Bottom

  • Sleeves
  • Collar
  • Pant Legs
  • Belt
Pro Grappler to Review

  • Gregor Gracie