MAKE IT HARDER FOR
TO PIERCE THROUGH
By exploring the setups and principles of submissions from all angles
Submissions are the name of the game.
And we all want to be the hammer instead of the nail. No one wants to tap over and over again within minutes. It’s demoralizing, but it happens all the times, especially when you’re first getting started.
That’s what happened to me.
Back then, I used to roll with one of the brown belts at the gym, and he had an absolutely NASTY ezekiel choke. He could hit it anywhere, even places that you wouldn’t expect. And there were some rolls where he would catch me so many times that I would lose count. Hell, I might even have blocked out the memory for my own emotional well-being.
It was rough.
Nowadays though, one of the submissions that I understand best IS the ezekiel choke. I’ve invested countless hours into refining the choke, and I’ve experienced all kinds of resistance on the mat. Thus, I understand at a deep level what makes the choke work and what factors can neutralize or eliminate the threat.
And for that reason, I can’t remember how long it’s been since anyone has caught me with it.
Oh, they’ve tried.
It mattered not though.
I recognize the signs of the threat in its infancy, and I know exactly how to stop things from progressing further.
That didn’t come drilling escapes though.
It came from understanding all the elements of the threat and what has to happen for it to work. And that’s exactly what this course is about.
The focus is all on submission principles and setups. One by one, brick by brick, each will be broken down with specific lessons for preventing the submission and escaping from the situation.
It’s a different approach…
- Every week, specific submission transitions will broken down with a focus on the principles behind what is being accomplished and tips for how to kill the threat. (The production schedule is strict, and at the very least, one additional lesson will be added on a weekly basis.)
- On an ongoing basis, little written lessons that focus on principle will be sent out through email. (All with the focus on increasing your understanding submissions at a deep level and giving you an intuitive sense of what you should do to escape.)
- You will get access to an exclusive group that focus on troubleshooting the problems you run into on the mat. (Only technical problems though, I don’t do relationship advice.)
And here’s a small taste of what you’ll learn inside:
A stupid little trick that will not only kill the ezekiel in its tracks but also make it easier for you to escape mount. (I regret putting it on the tape because even I would be forced to bail on the submission.)
Exactly how to structurally weaken the over under position and prevent the kneebar from being unleashed on you. (These are crucial principles that will expand in your game if you understand them and apply them elsewhere.)
How people make themselves vulnerable to the triangle like lambs to the slaughter and what you can do to avoid it. (It’s one of those bad habits that absolutely have to be destroyed. )
The one grip that you can never be complacent about in closed guard. (Being anal retentive about addressing this grip early gives you an aura of power when it comes to attacking the closed guard.)
One of the easiest transitional escapes from the omoplata. (But only if you work on it, and systematically improve your timing and execution.)
The triangle escape that used to serve me well broken down in a situation where it almost must be used. (The situation dictates the response.)
A stoopid simple way to untangle yourself from an ankle lock. (Not only will it help you escape the leglock but often it also puts you in great position to pass the guard.)
One of the worst ways to get caught in the triangle and exactly what you can do to stop the threat early. (Most triangle escapes WILL NOT work if you’re caught in this particular setup.)
The specific angles you have to create to untangle yourself from a bow and arrow choke threat. (Man, this has saved me so many times in recent years.)
How to avoid the backstep to leg lace doom in the half gyard. (I’ve been frustrating people left and right with it.)
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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.