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Roger Gracie Shows Incredible Details For Side Control

Side control is a terrible place to be in Jiu-Jitsu especially if you have Roger Gracie on top of you…. Roger gave details to a classic submission, with the refinement that only the Jiu-Jitsu...

Josh Barnett Demonstrates The Most Painful No-Gi Side Control

Many Jiujiteiros think that transitioning from a “normal” Side Control to Kesa Gatame means to simply “throw” their arm around the opponent’s head. However, if you do...

Roger Gracie Shows How To Force Opponents Into Side Control (From Turtle)

Side control is a terrible place to be in Jiu-Jitsu especially if you have Roger Gracie on top of you…. Details… There’s simply never enough of them! Each and every little tidbit can help...

Erik Paulson Shows A Unique Kneebar Setup From Side Control

Yes, Leg Lock setups can be complicated. Really complicated, with multiple steps that have to be on spot if the submission is to work. However, you can choose the setups that aren’t as...

Braulio Estima Shows A Sneaky Triangle Choke from Bottom Side Control

Playing defense in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is most commonly associated with evading submissons and escaping bad positions. However, just because you’re defending yourself doesn’t mean you...

Side Smash Your Way To Side Control With This Easy Pass

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...

Roy Dean Demonstrates The Classic Side Control Escape

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...

Want To Make Your Training Partners’ Life Miserable? Good – Go For Shoulder 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...

Your Training Partners Will Love The “Leg Nelson” Technique… Or Maybe Not

Kesa-Gatame aka scarf hold in grappling terms, is categorized as a side control hold. Kesa-Gatame occurs naturally with many Judo throws where tori wraps an arm around uke’s waist, if tori...

This Toehold From Side Control Is Super Cool – And Super Effective

Isn’t it the case that when you’re in Side Control, that your training partners often defend by pushing you away from them? Especially if you go for the Crossface. Well, when they push...

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...