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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…...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Make 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...

Jeff Glover Shows How To Use A Single Leg To Get Out Of Side Control

Staying safe and escaping the side control 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...

Armbar From Side Control: These Details Make All The Difference

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...

Shotgun & Reverse Armbars From Side Control – Here’s How To Set Them Up

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...

Ricardo Marques Shows A Swift Triangle Choke Setup From Side Control

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...

How To Transition To Mount From Side Control In BJJ?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...