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John Danaher Explains Why Side Control Is Such A Fantastic Position In BJJ

Side Control is, for many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students, their favorite position. And deservedly so, as it’s perhaps the safest one to hold and as it has a number of attacking options at its...

They’ll Never See It Coming: 2 Sneaky Attacks From Side Control

Side Control is all about establishing a superb amount of control and then going for your attacks. Moreover, it’s incredibly important that you learn how to be increasingly sneaky with your...

Andre Galvao Demonstrates An Easy Way To Recover Guard from Side Control

Getting stuck in Side Control isn’t fun. Especially if the opponent beat all your frames and now your arms are flared out all over the place; you can just feel that a submission or Mount...

This Subtle Grip Change Makes Your Side Control Pressure Much Heavier

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...

Try This Choke From Side Control (Following A Kimura Setup)

Is Side Control your favorite position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Do you enjoy setting up submissions from it… Especially the Kimura? If that’s the case, then you’re going to...

Opponent Frames in Side Control? Go For The Knee On Belly

How often have you found yourself in a situation where you finally pass the opponent’s guard, and you start going for the Side Control… Only to find yourself immobilized by their frames?...

Henry Akins Explains How To Make Your Side Control As Heavy As Possible

Passing someone’s guard is hard enough, so once you finally get to Side Control – you want to be able to hold it without using too much energy. For, if the opponent escapes this position...

Do Your Side Control Escapes Suck? These Details Change Everything

If you’re being honest with us, you’ll probably say that your Side Control Escapes could use some work… Or that, quite frankly, they kind of suck. And that’s fine – but...

Caught in a Top Side Control Guillotine Choke? Try This Last Resort Escape

So here’s the thing, and it’s quite embarrassing actually… You have top Side Control, which is fantastic. But somehow along the line, you managed to get caught in a Guillotine...

Try This Slick Armbar from Side Control Setup by Nicholas Meregali

Usually, when learning how to set up an Armbar from Side Control, you’re taught to pull your opponent towards you (by grabbing behind their shoulder); so as to expose them not just for Armbar,...

If Your Side Control Escapes Suck, Follow These Tips

So your Side Control escapes kinda suck, don’t they? Don’t worry – we’ve all been there at one point in time or another (sometimes more than once, especially as you climb...

Improve Your Side Control Defense With The “Iron Squirrel” Principle

Are you someone who tends to start panicking when people pass your guard and get you into Side Control… And kinda don’t know how to successfully defend and escape from the position? If...

The Most Painful No Gi Side Control by Josh Barnett

What’s the point of merely holding an advantageous position? Sure, you can use it to control your opponent, as well as to set up an eventual transition to another position or submission…...

Sneaky Mount Transition from Side Control by Pedro Sauer

Don’t you sometimes feel as if getting into Mount from Side Control is really difficult? That, no matter how you try to do it, your training partners are always one step ahead of you and are...

Easy Wrist Lock Setup From Side Control (When Opponent Frames)

Do you even Wrist Lock, bro? If not, then you should! It doesn’t matter if a lot of your training partners say that it’s a “dirty move” – it’s a technique that...

Learn The KNEE ON BELLY And Make Your Training Partners Suffer

The Knee On Belly is an extremely powerful position. Not just because of the control you gain over your opponent, but also because of something equally – and maybe even more –...

Punish Your Friends From Side Control – 10x Your Crossface Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your...

Making The Arm Drag Your Number One Move in BJJ

Arm drags serve a purpose beyond pulling an opponent’s arm. Where the arm goes, the body should follow. As seen in amateur wrestling, dragging the arm with deliberate intent at the desired...

GAME CHANGING Details For Your Side Control By Cyborg

Details… There’s simply never enough of them! Each and every little tidbit can help you improve your game by a substantial margin; and this is equally true for escapes, submissions and...

Game Changing Shoulder Pressure Tip from Side Control to Overwhelm Your Opponent

Shoulder pressure is a very important aspect of a successful Jiu Jitsu passing and submission game. In this video, the famed instructor Paul Schreiner shows how to correctly utilize the concept of...

Try These Three High Percentage Side Control Escapes, Right Now!

Side Control is one of those positions you might not feel too afraid of. „Sure, I’m in a defensive position, but it isn’t so bad“, you rationalize to yourself… As your opponent...

Become Better At Preventing And Escaping Side Control With Lachlan Giles

„Prevention should come before the cure.“ A saying which is true for many things, including BJJ; it’s better to prevent your opponents from gaining an advantageous position against you,...

Surprise Your Opponents With This Triangle Setup From Side Control

If you can surprise your opponents with a move they don’t really expect, then your chances of tapping them out increase by tenfold! One of those setups is a Triangle Choke from top Side...

“The Chiropractor” Submission Will Catch Everyone By Surprise

Leglocks will never stop being cool! There are so many variations to them, so many options, so many small details that make them awesome… But, what makes some of them even cooler than the...