Back Step Against Single Leg X Guard

Back Step Against Single Leg X Guard

The Back Step is a fantastic pass to use against an opponent that is trying to get underneath you to play guard. This video covers the back step pass and a simple finish against the Single Leg X guard. Here’s exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – Single Leg X Drill 0:49 – Single Leg X Entry […]

3 High Percentage Submissions From Side Control

3 High Percentage Submissions From Side Control

When you find yourself in side control, your opponent’s far arm will probably be in one of three positions. This video covers three high percentage submissions based on the position of your opponent’s far arm. The nice thing about these attacks is you don’t give up position while trying to use them. Here is exactly […]

Lasso / Single Leg X Finishes

Lasso / Single Leg X Finishes

The Lasso / Single Leg X is a fantastic position to use to sweep your opponent. It has the added benefit of being a position that is hard to pressure out of, which makes it great for little people. I’ve also seen tall people have great success with the position because of how easily they […]

Reverse De La Worm Guard Back Attacks

Reverse De La Worm Guard Back Attacks

One of the best attacking options you have from the Reverse De La Worm Guard is to attack the back. Due to the lapel grip preventing your opponent from rotating freely, these back attacks can be very difficult to defend. This video covers three ways to attack the back from Reverse De La Worm guard. […]

Training Plan: [8-12’s] Spider Guard To Triangle To Arm Bar

Training Plan: [8-12's] Spider Guard To Triangle To Arm Bar

This week the 8-12’s are continuing to focus on Spider guard control and the Triangle / Arm bar connection. Here is the plan: – Warm Up (x10 per exercise) – 1 min x Spider guard side to side control – 2 min x Spider guard to triangle – 2 min x Spider guard to triangle […]

8-12s // Sprawled Out Double Leg

8-12s // Sprawled Out Double Leg

This plan focuses on finishing the double leg takedown after your opponent has sprawled. Here is exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – Warm Up Games 2:43 – Press Up Wrestling 3:58 – Double Leg Review 6:02 – Sprawled Out Double Leg 8:36 – Solo Drills Here is the training plan: Warm up (x10 per exercise) 10x […]

Narrated Rolling: Chels vs Steve (05.01.22)

Narrated Rolling: Chels vs Steve (05.01.22)

This is a breakdown of a roll between Chels and Steve. During this roll, Chels was demonstrating how to create layers of guard and prevent a larger opponent from squashing you.

Shin Trap Pass Combinations // Essentials

Shin Trap Pass Combinations // Essentials

In this video, Tom shares some a high percentage combination of passes from the shin trap pass position. Here’s exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – Side To Side Knee Slide Drill 0:56 – Shin Trap From Knee Slide 2:50 – Shin Trap To Torreando 5:17 – Shin Trap To Torreando To Leg Drag 7:17 – Shin […]

Underhook De La Riva To Waiter Roll // On The Mat

Underhook De La Riva To Waiter Roll // On The Mat

In this video, Tom takes you on the mat at Escapology during one of their Essentials classes. During the class, Tom shares thoughts and techniques using the Underhook De La Riva guard to transition to the waiter sweep and how to use the waiter roll (or face bolo) Here’s exactly what’s covered:

Using Turtle To Create Scrambles // Comp Class

USING THE TURTLE TO CREATE SCRAMBLES.001

In this video, Tom and Chelsea discuss how to use the turtle to create scrambles and avoid giving up position or points. Here’s exactly what’s covered: 00:00 – Warm up drills 01:03 – Using the turtle to create scrambles pt1 03:20 – Using the turtle to create Scrambles pt 2 06:12 – Student feedback 06:45 […]

Shin On Shin Single Leg

Shin On Shin Single Leg

Understanding how to play guard while sitting against a standing opponent is an important skill, particularly in No Gi grappling. The Shin on Shin Guard can be a highly effective way to play guard in this situation. This video covers how to use the shin on shi guard to transition to Single Leg X Guard […]

Connecting X Guard Far Sleeve and Back Sweep

Connecting X Guard Far Sleeve and Back Sweep

The X Guard is an excellent position to try to sweep your opponent from as you’re directly underneath their centre of balance. However, to be truly effective in this position you need to learn to connect techniques together. This video covers the connection between the Back Sweep and Far Sleeve Sweep in X Guard and […]

Match Breakdown: Joao Miyao vs Antonio Casarez (2019)

Match Breakdown: Joao Miyao vs Antonio Casarez (2019)

The Miyao’s are known to be among the best guard players in the world, and typically start a match by pulling guard. However, in recent month’s they’ve started to play more from the top and blend guard play with takedowns and passing. This is breakdown from the 2019 Orlando Open of a match between Joao […]

Lasso / Pant Grip Berimbolo

Lasso / Pant Grip Berimbolo

The Berimbolo from the Lasso / Pant Grip (aka Chelsea’s Guard) is an incredibly difficult technique to stop. Not only does this technique tie up your opponents arms and legs, it also allows you to put almost all your bodyweight into the sweep. The video below covers the entry to the Lasso / Pant grip […]

Double Under Pass Defence // Essentials

Double Under Pass Defence

Once you’re caught in the double under pass position, it is very difficult to defend. As a result, it’s important you defend the Double Under as soon as your opponent starts attacking. This video covers three different ways to defend the double under pass starting before your opponent sets up the position, and going through […]

Spider Guard Control Drills // Essentials

Training Plan: [Fundamentals] Spider Guard Control Drills

This week we’re continuing to focus on Spider Guard control. Here is this weeks Adults training plan: – Warm Up – 2 min x Spider Guard side to side drill – 2 min x Spider Guard side to side lasso drill – 2 min x Spider Guard stepping drill – 2 min x Spider Guard […]

5-7s // Judo Trip

5-7s // Judo Trip

This plan focuses on teaching the basic single leg takedown. Here is exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – 4 Warm up games 2:32 – Takedown Drills 5:48 – Judo Trip 8:48 – Solo Drills Here is the training plan: Warm Up (6 reps) Toe Touch Game (1 mins) Dot / Sock Game (1 mins) Wing Chun […]

Countering The Guard Pull With The Knee Slide // Essentials

Countering The Guard Pull With The Knee Slide // Essentials

In this video, Tom discusses who to counter an attempted guard pull and enter into the knee slide. Here’s exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – Pulling Collar & Sleeve 1:01 – Stripping Grip As They Pull 2:34 – Entry To Hip Knee Torreando 5:10 – Switching To Knee Slide

Lapel Shin On Shin Attacks

Lapel Shin On Shin Attacks

The Shin On Shin is a fantastic open guard position and a great way to counter the knee slide. However, there are times it can be useful to transition to other guards so you can continue attacking. This video covers the transition from Shin on Shin to Lapel De La Riva and several attacks from […]

Standing Sweep From X Guard

Standing Sweep From X Guard

One of the most common sweeps you’ll see from X Guard (particularly in No Gi) is the Standing Sweep. This can be a highly effective sweep providing you maintain good posture and distance control throughout the technique. This video covers two variations of the standing sweep plus what to do if you opponent pushes back […]

Shin Trap To Deadlift Pass

The Deadlift Pass is a fantastic pass that completely neutralises your opponents guard. On top of that, it can come as a complete surprise to an unsuspecting opponent. The only problem with this pass is won’t get the pass points, it does however, leave you in a very strong attacking position. This video covers the […]

Reverse De La Riva To Rafa Hook // Essentials

Reverse De La Riva To Rafa Hook // Essentials

In this video, Tom shares how to use the Reverse De La Spider Guard to off balance and wrestle up. Here’s exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – Side To Side Knee Slide Drill 0:40 – Side To Side Reverse De La Riva Drill 1:59 – Reverse De La Riva Back Sweep 3:35 – Reverse De La […]

The Lo Sweep // Essentials

In this video, Tom teaches “the Lo Sweep”. This spider guard variation was made famous by the great Leandro Lo and is an amazing way to attack your opponent. Here’s exactly what’s covered: 00:01 – Warm up drills 01:03 – Spider guard details 03:58 – Lo sweep details 06:16 – Lo sweep details and drill […]

Kimura Trap From Half Guard Top

Kimura Trap From Half Guard Top

If you’re fighting a skilled half guard player, they will more than likely continually try to get the underhook. Thankfully, the Kimura Trap offers you a way to defeat the underhook, pass half guard, and continue attacking. This video covers two ways to finish the Kimura Trap and how to set it up from the […]

Kiss Of The Tiger Drills

Kiss Of The Tiger Drills // Advanced

The Kiss Of The Tiger is a fantastic position to tie up your opponent from and restrict their movement. The position can also allow you to continue your attack if an opponent pulls up out of your submission or while attempting to pass your guard. The video below shows three drills to improve your entry […]

Arm Drag Closed Guard Flower Sweep

Arm Drag Closed Guard Flower Sweep

The Arm Drag is an excellent position to attack your opponent from when playing closed guard. Most people are aware of the back attack from this position, and will defend be looking to defend against it, however, this threat can be used to set up a numerous attacks. This video covers the set up for […]

5-7s // Slam The Door – Side Control – Back Pack

5-7's // Slam The Door - Side Control - Back Pack

This plan focuses on teaching the connection between the Slam The Door Pass to Side Control, and Side Control to the Back Pack. Here is exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – Monkey Tree Drill 2:40 – Back Pack 4:08 – Side Control To Back Pack 6:22 – Slam The Door To Side Control To Back Pack […]

5-7s // Guard Monster Arm Drag

5-7s - Guard Monster To Back

This plan focuses on teaching using the arm drag from guard monster to get to back pack and then using the rear naked choke. Here is exactly what’s covered: 0:00 – Ankle Grip Pull Ups 1:25 – Leg Lift Throw Down 2:20 – Koala Leg Drill 4:20 – Monkey Tree 5:30 – Crazy Horse 6:49 […]