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How To Escape The Worst Position in MMA: Side Control Crucifix

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist in...

3 Escapes From The Side Control In BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

You Need To Learn All Of These Submissions From Side Control

So you’ve finally passed the opponent’s guard and now you’re in Side Control. Great! Now all that is left to do is attack and get a submission out of it. However, sometimes it can...

Braulio Estima Shows How To Hit A Triangle Choke – From Bottom Side Control

The best kind of submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are, often times, the ones your opponents expect least. And, well, if you can effectively set up and apply a submission from a position...

Here’s A Super Simple Way To Escape Side Control (Before They Have It)

If you’re playing the Open Guard game and your opponent is getting past your legs, well, you’re in grave danger of getting your guard passed. And of them ending up in Side Control…...

This Is A Super Easy Way To Escape An Imminent Pass To Side Control

Let’s say you’re playing from bottom and your opponent is really good at guard passing… As a matter of fact, they’re so good that they’ve managed to pass your legs...

John Danaher Shows A Powerful Way To Frame In Side Control

Frames are extremely important when it comes to defending yourself from inferior positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if the opponent manages to get rid of them, they’ll have access to your...

Josh Barnett Has The Most Painful No-Gi Side Control Setup (You’ve Got To Learn It)

The Side Control is a dominant position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Though, all things considered, it isn’t nearly as dominant as having someone’s back. Or as having them in a Mount…...

Here Is How To Do The Perfect Kimura From Side Control

Side Control can be a weird position sometimes. Like, you’re for sure in a more dominant position than your opponent is, but oftentimes you just can’t seem to get a submission from there...

Rayron Gracie Shows A Great Way To Escape Side Control (& Take The Back)

Getting stuck in Side Control is no fun… Especially against someone who knows what they’re doing and especially if you’re pinned down in the gi. Luckily however, there are some...

Bernardo Faria Shows How To Utilize Terrifying Pressure From Side Control

So you’ve finally passed the opponent’s guard and you’re now in Side Control – well done! However, now is not the time to celebrate. Instead, you need to focus on setting up...

Gordon Ryan Reveals Details To Escaping From Mount, Side Control, & North South

Oh yeah, indeed… Escaping from pinning positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never going to be easy. Especially if you’re pinned by someone who knows what they’re doing (and if they...

These Side Control Details Make An Insane Difference

Side Control… Simple position, right? Well, maybe. But there are a lot of details that you have to get right to make it work for you. Especially against people who’ve been training for a...

John Danaher Shows The Perfect Attack From Side Control

Ever experienced that brain freeze moment when you (finally) pass to Side Control? It’s almost as if you don’t know what you’re supposed to do from there, even though you’ve...

Rayron Gracie Has A Unique Side Control Hook Sweep

You still don’t know how to do the Butterfly Hook Sweep? Well, that’s alright – as long as you’re keen on learning it! Have you had enough with complicated techniques which have a seemingly...

Rayron Gracie Shows A Super Cool Side Control Escape (Flip Your Opponent)

Staying safe and getting out of Side Control is a huge challenge for any beginner and a must-have skill in order to really master BJJ. When you’re significantly outweighed by your opponent,...

Rare Video: Rickson Gracie How to Escape Tight Side Control When Your Opponent is Not Giving You Any Space

Side control is one of those positions that is just plain horrible. Our opponent can mount attacks, we can’t, they can stall and rest, we’re carrying all of their weight, and they torque their...

This Is How To Create Tremendous Pressure From Side Control

Side Control is one of those positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that you’ll find yourself in most often; both when it comes to offense and defense alike. Therefore, it pays to learn, drill, and...

Owen Livesey Shows How To Use The Side Smash Side Control

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

Bruno Bastos Has a Slick Half Guard To Side Control Transition

Half guard is a fundamental position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, providing control over an opponent from the bottom and creating opportunities for sweeps and submissions. When an opponent passes one leg...

Can’t Pass To Side Control Because Of The Leg Frame? Do This

Leo Vieira’s 50/50 Arm Guard Passing System is a unique approach to passing the 50/50 arm guard position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). The 50/50 arm guard is one of the most common and...

Even White Belts Can Use This Side Control Escape Technique

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is no...

Xande Ribeiro Shows How To Escape Side Control

Staying safe and getting out of Side Control is a huge challenge for any beginner and a must-have skill in order to really master BJJ. When you’re significantly outweighed by your opponent,...

Vitor Shaolin Shows A Great Cross Guard To Side Control Setup

The Open Guard offers you so much choice for setting up your attacking game! There are a number of ways to set up offense from here, and if you haven’t read our two articles about the Collar...