This is the first of 5 apps in which Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting share with you the secrets to defeating bigger, stronger opponents on the ground using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The single-most important thing you can do to stop a larger opponent from rag dolling you all over the mat is to control the grips.
That's why Emily and Stephan teach you how to use defensive gripfighting to completely shut down your opponent's sweeps, submissions and throws. And how to use offensive gripfighting to control the pace of the match and set up your own attacks.
The gripfighting techniques taught in this app apply both to standing work and on the ground. This means once you learn a technique you can use it in both contexts.
In this app Emily and Stephan ALSO share their collection of must-know, must-do grappling drills.
These sports-specific drills will strengthen your body, prepare you for training, and prevent injuries. Most importantly these drills allow you to easily perform lots of repetitions in an easy and efficient manner. Repetition leads to mastery. With these drills you'll have a ton of reps under your belt in no time.
Larger grapplers often just use their their strength, size and weight advantages to overpower you. It's very frustrating to get pinned and smothered by a less skilful opponent whose only advantage is having 10 (or 50) lbs of additional muscle.
Big guys often just 'bench press' their way out of bad positions. If you try this not only will it be ineffective but it will leave your arms limp, drained, and feeling completely powerless.
Plus it's scary when big guys don't know how to control their strength and weight, and have no clue how to train with smaller people. Injuries are often caused by Sasquatch-like grapplers who go totally 'agro' when their egos are threatened.
In this series of apps you'll have two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts show you the techniques and strategies to defeat even the biggest, strongest, scariest attackers on the ground. Crazy speed, flexibility, or athleticism are NOT required; the emphasis is on staying safe and preventing injuries at all times.
Emily is a multiple time BJJ world champion, both with and without the gi. She's taught and worked with thousands of grapplers of all levels.
Stephan Kesting is a BJJ black belt who has been training in the martial arts for over 30 years and is the founder Grapplearts.com.
~ 1 hour and 39 minutes of solid, filler-free, video instruction
~ Professionally filmed and edited
~ Complete menus for easy navigation
~ Create a list of your favourite techniques and drills using our one-click 'favourite' feature
~ Download the entire app to your phone or iPad; an internet connection is NOT required to view the videos
~ BONUS: 'The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu' book for free!
1) Intro to Defeating Bigger Opponents
2) Why You Should Drill
3) Fundamental Drills
5) Technical stand-up
6) Forward Breakfall
7) Backward Roll
9) Leg Circles
10) Leg Triangles
11) Grappler's Lifts
12) Advanced Drills
13) Scoot Forward
14) Scoot Backward
15) Shrimping Forward
16) Four Point Rotation
19) Jumping Lunges
20) Partner Drills
21) Leg Switching on Hips
22) Wheelbarrow Forwards
23) Crab Walk
24) Granby Roll
25) Leap Frogs
26) Drag with Sleeves
27) Bear Walk
28) Butterfly Lifts
29) Jumping Guard Sit Ups
30) Hook Walk
31) Guard Pop-ups
32) Introduction to Gripfighting
33) Four Fingers In
34) Pistol Grip
35) Lapel and Sleeve
36) Common Mistakes
38) Stripping Sleeve Grips
39) Stripping Lapel Grips
40) Stripping Elbow Grips
41) Stripping Over the Shoulder Grips
42) Stripping Grips on the Ground
43) Stripping Leg Grips
44) Demo & Summary
45) No Gi Grip Fighting