By learning a whole system of offense
that flows from one attack to the next seamlessly
While attending the Mundials for the first time ever, I watched a teammate of mine devastate all of her competition using the same exact attack. They saw it coming.
It didn’t matter.
Their coaches warned them.
It didn’t matter.
They felt the set up.
It DIDN’T matter.
No one could stop her from playing her game. And every match flowed almost exactly the same. She pulled them into closed guard. Then the off balancing began.
Little shifts, pulls and bumps to upset base and create opportunity, and then the strike. She would immobilize one arm and escape her hips to the side, exposing the arm to attack.
Get this though.
She wouldn’t go for the armbar. No. The attack wasn’t that simple. Instead she would sit up to her elbow and reach around the back with her other arm to grab her opponent’s collar around the neck.
And in that moment, the trap was set.
Her opponents were left with a dreadful choice. Tap to the choke or give the back. And even back then you did NOT want her on your back (I know this from personal experience). She was even more lethal there than in closed guard. And trying to escape was like trying to get a monkey off your back. She stuck to you like glue, and the attacks were endless.
When the dust cleared, she become the first World Champion to ever be produced by my academy. That, however, was not the extent of her accomplishments.
So if you didn’t know who Rachel Demara was, now you have a small clue.
And one of the best things I ever learned from her was the system she used to run through all of her opponents back then. But I just couldn’t be satisfied with it. I had to make it even more devastating. I changed the grip, added more attacks, and created a monstrosity.
I call it Deathlock Annihilation.
The One Grip to
Rule Them All
When I was a white belt, I learned the armbar with the traditional tricep and wrist grip. But I ran into a problem early on.
It just didn’t work.
Don’t get me wrong. The technique is legit, and you learn many critical lessons from drilling it in that form. But the threat is too easy to recognize.
Once you put your hands in position, you’re shouting in no uncertain terms that you want that arm and you plan to break it. That moment also just happens to be when you also have the least control of the arm in the transition.
So the battle gets fierce. Often, the arm is lost.
And look, I refuse to accept that. If I want that arm, I’m going to take it. And woe unto anyone who would seek to stop me. The key is to establish so much control that even if the threat is recognized, it won’t matter.
That’s what you will learn in this course.
And once you get good at setting up the grip, SO MUCH offense will just flow for you.
And guess what?
In this course, you’ll learn the whole system.
And some of the lessons inside include:
An ever so small adjustment to the armbar finish that will make it almost impossible to stack you on your head. (Once I learned it, my attack was forever changed. )
A drill that will help you refine and improve the tightness of your armbar transition. (It’s one of the first drills I teach now because it focuses almost like a laser on one of the most common reasons that armbars are lost.)
Of course, the deathlock awaits, and all the offense that flows from it. (So far, I haven’t another grip in closed guard that completely locks down an opponent like it.)
One of the sneakiest wristlocks in the game. (Opponents definitely won’t see it coming unless they’ve already suffered its power.)
Powerful details on transitioning to high guard and locking it tight. (Once there, a smorgasbord of attacks awaits.)
Tips for making the reverse armbar vicious like a woman scorned. (Hell hath no fury.)
A unruly variation of the choke that Rachel Demara has used terrorize people in closed guard for years. (I just had to add my slight spin to it.)
The most important adjustment that should be made to the pendulum sweep to make it flow smoothly. (It’s such a small thing, but it’s important.)
But hang on… we’re still not done.
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Unlimited updates at no additional cost. (Whenever I discover an improvement that can be made to the system or a hole that has to be addressed, I’ll improve the course.)
Access to my knowledge directly through email or the book of faces. (There are of course limits to this but I give priority to course students.)
Unexpected bonuses and discounts. (If I ever feel like doing something special, you’d have clear priority.)
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The Lair of Dastardly
Also all course students receive access to an exclusive place, where interactive troubleshooting happens. You can bring all the issues you experience on the mat there, and all kinds of wild and crazy brainstorming sessions will commence.