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Ukemi-Rolls & Falls


Rolls (Front/Back)                                          Falls (Back, Side, Front, Rolling)


Basic Movements/Positions


Base, Shrimp, Bridge, Bridge to Knees, Guard Replacement Roll (Granby Roll)

Transitions: take the mount from side(basic and sit out), Knee on the Belly from side

Mount control (swim, “spiderhands”, Modified mount, take the back, remount)

Guard control (Guard swim, Under/Over hooks, armdrag, take back, punch block series)

Side control (Standard, Kesa,100 Kilos,Reverse Kesa, Basic Knee on Belly, North South)

Clinch Control (Pummel)  Gripfighting (Hand/wrist control, armdrag, 2 on 1)

Back Control (Take the back from turtle, Hooks, Seatbelt, Side/side, Flattening out, Remount)


Self Defense


Standing up Properly with and without kick

Front Bear Hug (Arms Over)  into hip throw
Front Bear Hug (Arms Under) framing against face to push off

Double Leg Defense (Knee & Guillotine)

Standing Headlock (Bent Forward )-falling backward into L takedown

Standing Headlock (Bent Forward)-sitting down falling foward

Standing Headlock  with punches defense

Standing Guillotine- Classical reach over and buckle the knee takedown

Standing Guillotine- Bent over(sitting down and throwing over body)

Standing Rear Choke (Posture Broke Back)-taking backwards into trip

Standing Rear Choke(into shoulder throw)

Defense Against Right Hook(step in block,clinch, hip throw)

Defense Against Right Hook step in block into BODYFOLD takedown)

Defense Against Right Hook-ducking under to their back and do L sit takedown

Wrist Grab (Palm Up & Palm Down)
2 Handed Front Choke  (basic-dodging under arms and stepping back)

2 Handed Front Choke ( too strong for first one step in into hip Throw)

2 Handed Wrist Grab -base and pull out arm with other hand

Single Lapel Grab (To Back)finishing with shoulder lock from behind

Rear Bear Hug (Arms In)       -step behind to throw back

Rear Bear Hug (Arms Out)-drop to floor and pull leg up

1 Hand Throat Grab or chest push ( to standing Armlock in  base)

Guard Pull after a a clinch

Punch Block Series (defending punches from guard)

UPA with punches

Taking the Back from Guard- person has forearm against your throat





Mount Escapes




Upa (Hand on throat)

Upa (Arm Under Head or In Collar)

Shrimp/Elbow Escape

Foot Over/Foot Under Shrimp Escape

Knees In/Butterfly


Side Escapes



Go to Knees (takedown-or take back)

Bridge Over OPP side


Headlock Escapes(Ground)


Frame Escape (Leg Over)-Leg Choke

Hooks Escape

Frame Escape (Leg Over-guy to strong go to knees)

Bridge and Roll

Knee on the Belly


Basic Escape



Back Escape



The Basic    (you take them to non choking side)

Pass the Arm Over( they take you to choking side)

Opponents Feet Crossed



Submission (Escapes)


Guard Arm Bar (Stack)

Top Arm Bar (Hitchhiker escape)

Guard Guillotine



Guard Passes


Closed Guard


Double  Underhook

Single Under

Knee Slide Pass

How to open Guard  in sitting posture

How to open Guard by standing


Half Guard


Tripod (Mount and Side)

Reverse sit out Pass


Butterfly Guard

One Butterfly Pass





Scissor Sweep

Scissor W/Knee Push

Hip Heist


Butterfly/Hook (Elevator)


Guard-Opponent Stands


Double Ankle

Hook/Tripod Sweep

Sickle Sweep


Half Guard


Guard Replacement

Take The back from half Guard

Put in one hook butterfly sweep








Rear Takedown(Sit and Roll)

Osoto Gari

Body Fold

Single Leg (Run the Pipe)

Double Leg (Leg Trip/Cut the Corner)

Inside Leg Trip

Hip Toss

Arm Throw/ Seoi nage

Guard Pull/Sweep

Leg Hook Takedown






Collar Choke Palm Up/ Palm Up

Collar Choke Palm Up/ Palm Down



Arm Triangle





Transition from Armbar/Triangle/Omoplata






Standard Armbar

Collar Choke Palm Up/Palm Down


S-Mount to Armbar

Collar Choke Palm Up/ Palm Up

Arm Triangle



Side Control





Arm Triangle




Rear Naked Choke

Sliding Collar Choke

Single Wing Choke


Knee on the Belly


Basic around the world armbar