Category: Training

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Combatives Curriculum being taught in Utah

Class 1

Techniques: Trap and Roll Escape – Mount Leg Hook Takedown

Class 2

Techniques: Americana Armlock – Mount Clinch (Aggressive Opponent)

Class 3

Techniques: Positional Control – Mount Body Fold Takedown

Class 4

Techniques: Take the Back + R.N.C. – Mount Clinch (Conservative Opponent)

Class 5

Techniques: Punch Block Series – Guard Guillotine Choke (Standing)

Class 6

Techniques: Straight Armlock – Mount  Guillotine Defense

Class 7

Techniques: Triangle – Guard Haymaker Punch Defense

Class 8

Techniques: Elevator Sweep – Guard Rear Takedown

Class 9

Techniques: Elbow Escape – Mount Pull Guard

Class 10

Techniques: Positional Control – Side Mount Double Leg Takedown (Aggressive)

Class 11

Techniques: Headlock Counters – Mount Standing Headlock Defense

Class 12

Techniques: Headlock Escape 1 – Side Mount Standing Armlock

Class 13

Techniques: Straight Armlock – Guard Clinch (Aggressive Opponent)

Class 14

Techniques: Double Ankle Sweep – Guard Guillotine Choke (Guard Pull)

Class 15

Techniques: Headlock Escape 2 – Side Mount Clinch (Conservative Opponent)

Class 16

Techniques: Shrimp Escape – Side Mount Body Fold Takedown

Class 17

Techniques: Kimura – Guard Leg Hook Takedown

Class 18

Techniques: Punch Block Series (5) – Guard Haymaker Punch Defense

Class 19

Techniques: Hook Sweep – Guard Guillotine Defense

Class 20

Techniques: Take the Back – Guard  Standing Headlock Defense

Class 21

Techniques: Elbow Escape – Side Mount Pull Guard

Class 22

Techniques: Twisting Arm Control – Mount Rear Takedown

Class 23

Techniques: Double Underhook Pass – Guard  Double Leg Takedown (Conservative)

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16 WEEK BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CURRICULUM

WEEK 1

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

1. The Active Guard

a)      Head off the mat

b)      Hand in cross collar and hand on sleeve

c)      Two hand on Sleeve (Drill Passing hands off right and left)

d)      Baseball bat grip

e)      Cross Collar Choke (GI)

2.      Arm lock

a)      Basic from the guard (Hand in X Collar GI / Elbow and Wrist Grip No GI)

b)      Basic from hand on bicep’s

 

WEEK 2

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

  • Triangle Choke
  1. Basic attack from Arm Bar escape (Arm Pulled Out)
  2. Basic from Attack initiation (Two leg Set Up)
  3. Omoplata (Arm Wrap Defense from Triangle Choke)

 

WEEK 3

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

  • Attacks From The guard
  1. Kimura Shoulder Lock
  2. Corner Sweep
  3. Post, Up and Over Sweep
  4. Guillotine

WEEK 4

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

  • Sweeps from the Guard
  1. Scissor Sweep
  2. Push Sweep
  3. Pendulum Sweep
  4. Arm-lock From Pendulum Sweep

 

WEEK 5

STARTING POSITION: From Inside the Guard

  • Passing the Guard
  1. Helio Pass
  2. Knee over Pass
  3. Inside Knee Pass

 

WEEK 6

STARTING POSITION: From Inside the Guard

  • Standing Guard Passes
  1. Smash Pass
  2. Standing Pass
  3. Standing Knee over pass
  4. Defending the Stack
  5. Achieves Foot Lock

 

Week 7

STARTING POSITION: Side Control

  • Cross Body Position and Mount From Cross Body

1.          Cross Body

a)         Elbow on ear, Hand under Hip and Chest on chest.

b)         If turns into you shift hip push back with arm under neck then reposition.

2.          Bottom Position

a)         Leg up foot on knee, Under hook and Arm across hip.

3.      Knee Across and over Mount

4.      Foot Grab Across Mount

5.      Knee pull down leg hook Mount

 

WEEK 8

STARTING POSITION: Side Control  / Ciem Kilos

•     Cross Body Attacks

  1. Kimura (Same Side, Opposite Side)
  2. Arm Lock
  3. Americana
  4. Neck Crank
  5. Taking the Back (From Neck crank position Mata Leao)

 

WEEK 9

STARTING POSITION: In Side Control

  • Cross Body Escape
  1. Push and Pull Sweep
  2. Turn to Knees
  3. Turn to knees to leg grab Takedown
  4. Destroying the Base

 

WEEK 10

STARTING POSITION: The Mount

  • Maintain the Mount
  1. Superman
  2. Swim Through
  3. Hook and Base
  4. Scoop Wrist from Leg push

 

  • Attacks from The Mount
  1. Arm Lock
  2. Push Over Arm Lock
  3. Americana from Mount

 

WEEK 11

STARTING POSITION:  The Mount

  • Attacks from The Mount
  1. Technical Mount
  2. Gift Wrap to “Nut cracker choke”
  3. Shoulder lock w/ transition to Arm lock

 

WEEK 12

STARTING POSITION:  Being Mounted

  • Escaping The Mount
  1. Bridge and Roll (From Choke From Guard)
  2. Trap and Roll (Arm Under Neck or Umpa)
  3. Elbow Escape

a)      Side Leg Scoop

b)      Grape Vine Escape

c)      Legs Locked Under Butt

 

WEEK 13

Position Back Mount

  • Taking the Back
  1. Take back from under-hook sweep from guard
  2. Take Back from Opponent trying to sit up to Mata Leão
  3. Take back From Turtle to Mata Leão (Cross Wrist Grab and Knee in opposite hip)

 

WEEK 14

STARTING POSITION: The Back Mount

  • Back Attacks
  1. Arm Bar (When Opponent is Pulling your hands down defending Mata Leão)
  2. Triangle Choke (Use when Opponent tries to slide out)
  3. Don’t Lock your Legs

 

WEEK 15

STARTING POSITION:  Back Mounted

  • Back Escapes
  1. Push Back Escape  (If being choked turn towards arm)
  2. Back Escape to Corner
  3. Face Down Escape (To half guard then full guard)

 

WEEK 16

STARTING POSITION:  Turtle

  • Escape from Turtle
  1. Roll under to Guard
  2. Back Attack Defense from Turtle (Leg Out)
  3. Sit out Escape from Top North South (Take his back and set Mata Leão)
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Updated Basic Jiu-Jitsu Curriculem

WEEK 1

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

  • GUARD
  1. 1.      The Active Guard

a)      Head off the mat

b)      Hand in cross collar and hand on sleeve

c)      Two hand on Sleeve (Drill Passing hands off right and left)

d)      Baseball bat grip

e)      Cross Collar Choke (GI)

  1. 2.      Arm lock

a)      Basic from the guard (Hand in X Collar GI / Elbow and Wrist Grip No GI)

b)      Basic from hand on bicep’s

WEEK 2

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

  • Triangle Choke
  1. 1.      Basic attack from Arm Bar escape (Arm Pulled Out)
  2. 2.      Basic from Attack initiation (Two leg Set Up)
  3. 3.      Omoplata (Arm Wrap Defense from Triangle Choke)

WEEK 3

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

  • Kimura and Sweep from Kimura Attack
  1. 1.      Kimura Shoulder Lock
  2. 2.      Corner Sweep
  3. 3.      Post, Up and Over Sweep
  4. 4.      Guillotine

WEEK 4

STARTING POSITION: The Guard

  • Sweeps from the Guard
  1. 1.      Scissor Sweep
  2. 2.      Push Sweep
  3. 3.      Pendulum Sweep
  4. 4.      Armlock From Pendulum Sweep

 

 

 

WEEK 5

STARTING POSITION: From Inside the Guard

  • Passing the Guard
  1. 1.      Helio Pass
  2. 2.      Knee over Pass
  3. 3.      Inside Knee Pass

WEEK 6

STARTING POSITION: From Inside the Guard

  • Standing Guard Passes
  1. 1.      Smash Pass
  2. 2.      Standing Pass
  3. 3.      Standing Knee over pass
  4. 4.      Defending the Stack
  5. 5.      Achieves Foot Lock

Week 7

STARTING POSITION: Side Control

  • Cross Body Position and Mount From Cross Body
  1. Positions

                           I.          Top Position

a)      Elbow on ear, Hand under Hip and Chest on chest.

b)      If turns into you shift hip push back with arm under neck then reposition.

                           I.          Bottom Position

a)      Leg up foot on knee, Underhook and Arm across hip.

  1. 2.      Knee Across and over Mount
  2. 3.      Shoulder Knee Smash Mount   
  3. 4.      Knee pull down leg hook Mount

WEEK 8

STARTING POSITION: Side Control

•     Cross Body Attacks

  1. 1.      Kimura

a)      Same Side

b)      Opposite Side

  1. 2.      Arm Lock
  2. 3.      Americana
  3. 4.      Neck Crank
  4. 5.      Taking the Back (From Neck crank position Mata Leao)

WEEK 9

STARTING POSITION: In Side Control

  • Cross Body Escape
  1. 1.      Push and Pull Sweep
  2. 2.      Turn to Knees
  3. 3.      Turn to knees to leg grab Takedown
  4. 4.      Destroying the Base

 

WEEK 10

STARTING POSITION: The Mount

  • Maintain The Mount

a)      Superman

b)      Swim Through

c)      Hook and Base

d)      Scoop Wrist from Leg push

  • Attacks from The Mount
  1. 1.                Arm Lock
  2. 2.                Push Over Arm Lock
  3. 3.                Americana from Mount

WEEK 11

•     Attacks from The Mount

  1. 1.      Technical Mount
  2. 2.      Gift Wrap
  3. 3.      Shoulder lock w/ transition to Arm lock

WEEK 12

  • Escaping The Mount

 

  1. 1.      Bridge and Roll (From Choke From Guard)
  2. 2.      Trap and Roll (Arm Under Neck or Umpa)
  3. 3.      Elbow Escape

a)      Side Leg Scoop

b)      Grape Vine Escape

c)      Legs Locked Under Butt

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Triangle From Full Mount

  1. Get a very high mount with your knees under his arm pits if possible.
  2. Wrap up an arm with an overhook and slide your knee  towards his head on the same side.
  3. Get wrist control of the other arm and push it to the matt.
  4. Sneak your other leg up and over the opposite arm.
  5. Pull body towards you with overhook and while maintaining wrist control, slide leg under head and cinching the choke.

This is a nice “baiting” move to get it started easily (untried):

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Tip for Triange Choke – Keep from Getting Stacked

Simple tip:  If your opponent is about to stack you, start walking back on your shoulders.  This will flatten him out and synch the choke.

You must do this BEFORE he has you stacked.

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Tips for Turtle Guard

Hidden Valley’s easily recover guard:

  1. Extend leg straight out that is closest to your opponent.
  2. Sit on top of your other leg and rotate into your opponent.
  3. Keep your head and neck arched back and protected from Darce’s and Guillotines.

To easily take top side side mount:

  1. When opponent is on your side, take the knee closest to him and put it on the side of him facing your feet.
  2. Sit up and rotate your body towards him – take your arm closest to him and rotating it towards your knee.
  3. This will put him on his back and you on his side.
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Control in Jiu-Jitsu, Judo or Mixed Martial Arts

If you are new to Martial arts or an old pro there are a few fundamental principals we may not always remember. These principals are essential to wining a confrontation against a bigger and stronger opponent or longevity in the Combative Arts. Now with a smaller weaker opponent a swift push may suffice. The principals are patients, control and opportunity. When engaging in a bout or in a self defense situation he who keeps his cool is the one who dictates the pace and position of the fight. Then of course when you add control to the scenario you limit your attackers options. Now opportunity rears its evil head. Now that your controlling your assailant and limiting his options your patients is working against him as he looks for ways of attacking. Your attacker will expose himself just like a sacrificial Lamb you assailant turns from attacker into a victim as you take the submission. Be patient, use control and capitalize on the opportunity. Be technical and train smart.

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4/25/11 Monday evening Jiu-Jitsu/Judo Class

We had a great class on Monday. We worked on Kimura ( Reverse Ude-Garami ) from the guard. We then transitioned into the Guillotine choke from the defense from the Kimura. We then worked on the obvious the defense from  Guillotine.

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Judo or Jiu-Jitsu

I have always contemplated the real differences between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kodokan Judo. We know they are very similar yet so different  just like many things are. I had never been able answer this question until one of the best seminars I ever attended with Master Sylvio Behring and Grand master Alvaro Barreto.  Master Sylvio answered my question by saying ” There are 3 things that make Jiu-Jitsu different from Judo”

1. Rules of the sports.

2. Use of the guard.

3. Grand Master Helio Gracie.

I am grateful for the wisdom and linage I follow through my Masters Alvaro Barreto, Joao Barreto and Sylvio Behring.

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Master Jigoro Kanos Rules for Effective Training

Have no falsehood in mind.
• Reluctance or deceit are not conducive to the inner harmony required by Judo and Jiu-Jitsu practice.

Do not lose self-confidence.
• Learn to act wholeheartedly, without hesitation. Show reverence toward the practice of Judo and Jiu-jitsu, by keeping your mind in it.

Keep your balance.
• The center of gravity follows the movement of the body. The center of gravity is the most important element in maintaining stability. If it is lost, the body is naturally unbalanced. Thus, fix your mind so that your body is always in balance.

Utilize your strength efficiently.
• Minimize the use of strength with the quickest movement of body. Acknowledge that what is called stillness and motion is nothing but an endlessly repeated process.
Don’t discontinue training.

• Mastery of Judo and Jiu-Jitsu cannot be accomplished in a short time. Since skills depend on mental and physical application, constant training is essential.

Keep yourself humble.
• If you become self-centered, you will build a wall around yourself and lose your freedom. If you can humble yourself in preparation for an event you will surely be better able to judge and understand it. In a match, you will be able to detect the weak point of your opponent and easily put him/her under control.

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