The reason I like this video so much is that there’s nothing complex here, just good solid technique. Closed guard is an iconic position of BJJ. The back take and the mount are arguably the two most dominant positions. In this video, you learn how to go from one to the other to the other in a simple and almost unstoppable sequence. The best part is that you can rely on the fact that it’s rock solid technique, because the instructor is Buchecha himself. It doesn’t come much better than this, so go drill it.
I really like the Ezekiel choke. It was one of the very first submissions I learned and I’ve written about it before. It’s a marvelous way to get your opponent to take a quick nap.
It’s such a simple choke but it works for me again and again and everyone should know how to do it.
I was surfing around on BJJ Heroes and found a cool page about it which had this awesome BJJ video vault video by Rafael Lovato Jr. The instruction is clear and concise and the instructor is a legend. What more could you ask for in a BJJ video.
Do you often get caught in the Americana shoulder lock? Have you been looking for an Americana escape that will solve this problem? Here are some escape options and also some things you should avoid doing.It’s one of the highest percentage submissions and is frequently used in pretty much every BJJ gym. If you’ve been rolling for any length of time, then you’ve definitely been caught in an Americana. While your opponent can get it from various positions, the most common one is from the mount so this video will show you various ways to escape the Americana from mount. It’s important to realise that when you’re trying to do an Americana escape, there are two natural responses that people do that actually cause them to get into more trouble. This video will show you how to avoid doing them and give you an understanding of the kind of movements that you should rather do.
It’s extremely frustrating getting caught in an Americana. It can be painful if you don’t tap in time. It’s also quite irritating when you’re a lightweight and you end up rolling a bigger guy who loves to use the Americana as his weight gives him a big advantage. Who better to teach us the Americana escape than Rener Gracie of Gracie Academy.
An Americana escape isn’t easy.
Once you understand what your opponent needs to achieve in order to get the submission, you can effectively counter against it. Escaping the Americana is definitely no walk in the park, especially if your opponent is skilled or strong but this video will give you the knowledge to get the upper hand and get the Americana escape . There’s no fancy stuff here but getting the small movements and timing right is not always easy and requires a lot of rolling to get right. As with everything in BJJ, time on the mat training these things is what will ultimately make the difference between getting caught or not.
What I love about the Ezekiel choke is that even in the unlikely event that he flips you, you can still get the choke, even off your back but the great thing is that you barely risk giving up position when you go for this choke. Check out the video here:
The mounted position is an extremely dominant position in BJJ and is even more powerful in MMA. Having lost one of my first MMA fights by not quickly escaping the mount, I can vouch for the fact that it is crucial to be able to effectively and efficiently escape the mount. This video by world renowned BJJ coach Roy Dean, will show you 5 great mount escapes that will give you the options you need.