Essential Guard (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

Overview

The nuances of the guard, the most important position in jiu-jitsu, are covered in this instructional guide that teaches practitioners how to put up an impenetrable defense to any opponent. Showing how a myriad of techniques originate in the guard, including sweeps, reversals, and submissions, these drills demonstrate how small changes in hip position and weight distribution can make the difference between success and failure in submission combat. Extraordinarily detailed with tips from leading black belts and ...

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Overview

The nuances of the guard, the most important position in jiu-jitsu, are covered in this instructional guide that teaches practitioners how to put up an impenetrable defense to any opponent. Showing how a myriad of techniques originate in the guard, including sweeps, reversals, and submissions, these drills demonstrate how small changes in hip position and weight distribution can make the difference between success and failure in submission combat. Extraordinarily detailed with tips from leading black belts and down-to-earth advice on what to think about during a match, this guide is instructive reading for even advanced belts seeking to refine their game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931229418
  • Publisher: Invisible Cities Press Llc
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,268,735
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Kid Peligro is a columnist for Grappling and Gracie, the author of The Gracie Way, and the coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques, Championship Grappling Techniques, From First Down to Touchdown, Submission Grappling Techniques, and Superfit. He is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the winner of two World Masters titles. He lives in San Diego, California. Rodrigo Medeiros is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and winner of the first place prize at the 2001 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
What is the guard? 1
Why a book about the guard? 3
Why learn to fight from the bottom? 3
Why learn the basics of the guard? 4
Guard Essentials 5
Understanding when a position is lost 5
Understanding what control is and who has it 5
Understanding hip movement 6
The Three Keys 7
How do the keys work? 8
Developing your understanding and ability to use the keys 10
How do you improve your guard? 11
The Closed Guard 12
Breaking the opponent's posture 13
Keeping your opponent close 14
Closed guard attacking stances and grips 16
The Open Guard 18
The Half-Guard 24
Meet the Team 26
Essential Guard Techniques 29
Drills 30
1 Hip escape 32
2 Turning to all fours, or the turtle position 34
3 The square drill 36
4 Arm-drag drill 38
5 Compass drill 40
6 Triangle drill 42
7 Partner drill: Overhead guard replacement 1 43
8 Partner drill: Overhead guard replacement 2 44
9 Partner drill: Taking the back 45
10 Partner drill: Hip escape out 46
11 Partner drill: Hip escape in 47
12 Partner drill: Guard replacement with elbow push 48
13 Partner drill: Butterfly lift 50
14 Partner drill: Hip escape to arm-lock 1 52
15 Partner drill: Hip escape to arm-lock 2 54
16 Partner drill: Leg swing to arm-bar 56
17 Partner drill: Leg swing trapping the shoulders 58
18 Partner drill: Arm-lock from the guard 59
Techniques: Replacing the Guard 60
19 Classic stacking guard pass replacement: One leg underhook 62
20 Stacking guard pass double underhook 1 64
21 Stacking guard pass double underhook 2 66
22 Stacking guard pass double underhook 3 68
23 Half-guard replacement 1 70
24 Half-guard replacement 2 72
25 Half-guard replacement 3 74
26 Side control guard replacement 1: Hook method 76
27 Side control guard replacement 2: Hip escape method 78
28 Side control guard replacement 3: Hip escape method variation 80
29 Knee on stomach guard replacement 1: Hip escape 82
30 Knee on stomach guard replacement 2: Bump 84
31 Mounted position guard replacement 1: Hip escape method 86
32 Mounted position guard replacement 2: Elbow escape method 88
33 Mounted position guard replacement 3: Bump up method 90
Replacing the Open Guard 92
34 Replacing the guard from the open guard 1 94
35 Replacing the guard from the open guard 2 95
36 Replacing the guard from the open guard 3 96
37 Replacing the guard from the open guard 4 98
38 Replacing the guard from the turtle position 1 100
39 Replacing the guard from the turtle position 2 101
Closed Guard Techniques 103
Breaking the Posture 104
40 Breaking the posture: Opponent is too tight and closes up 106
41 Breaking the posture: Opponent has neutral posture with the arm posted forward 107
42 Breaking the posture: Opponent closes his elbows and legs trapping the hips 1 108
43 Breaking the posture: Opponent closes his elbows and legs trapping the hips 2 109
44 Breaking the posture: Opponent closes his elbows and legs trapping the hips 3 110
45 Breaking the posture: Opponent closes his elbows and legs trapping the hips 4 111
Closed Guard Attacks 112
46 Closed guard sweeps: Opponent closes his elbows inside your legs 114
47 Closed guard attack: Wrist lock 115
48 Closed guard attack: Wrist lock to choke 116
49 Closed guard attack: Cross collar choke 118
50 Closed guard attack: Arm lock 122
51 Closed guard attack: Triangle 126
52 Closed guard attack: Triangle variation: Pushing the arm in 130
53 Closed guard attack: Omoplata, or shoulder lock 132
54 Closed guard attacks: Kimura 134
55 Closed guard attack: Cross over sweep 136
56 Closed guard attack: Guillotine 138
57 Closed guard attack: Key-lock 140
58 Closed guard attack: Opponent defends the cross choke 142
59 Closed guard attack: Scissor sweep 146
60 Closed guard attack: Ezequiel choke 148
Closed Guard Attack Combinations 150
61 Closed guard attack combination: Choke to arm lock 152
62 Closed guard attack combination: Arm-lock to triangle 154
63 Closed guard attack combination: Triangle to omoplata 155
64 Closed guard attack combination: Omoplata to the triangle 156
65 Closed guard attack combination: Scissor sweep & choke 158
66 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap attack: choke 160
67 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap attack: arm bar 162
68 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap to omoplata 163
69 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap to key-lock (Americana) 164
70 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap to triangle 165
71 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap to arm-lock opposite arm 166
72 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap attack alternative & sweep 1 168
73 Closed guard attack: Arm-wrap attack alternative & sweep 2 170
74 Closed guard sweep: Ankle grab sweep 172
75 Closed guard sweep: Ankle grab to arm-lock 174
76 Closed guard sweep: Ankle grab to overhead sweep 175
77 Closed guard sweep: Leg trap 176
78 Closed guard attack combination: Windmill sweep 178
79 Closed guard attack combination: Windmill sweep to arm-lock 180
80 Closed guard attack combination: Windmill sweep to roll over 181
81 Closed guard attack combination: Windmill sweep to triangle 182
82 Closed guard attack combination: Windmill sweep to key-lock (Americana) 184
83 Closed guard attack combination: Windmill sweep to arm-lock 185
Open Guard Techniques 187
Traditional Open Guard 188
84 Open guard tripod push-pull sweep 190
85 Open guard tripod sickle sweep 192
86 Open guard attack: Triangle 194
87 Open guard attack: Arm-lock 196
88 Open guard attack: Omoplata 197
Spider Guard 198
89 Spider guard: Leg trap defense 1 200
90 Spider guard: Leg trap defense 2: loop choke 202
91 Spider guard: Leg trap defense 3 204
92 Spider guard sweep 206
93 Spider guard sweep to sickle sweep 208
94 Spider guard sweep: Low pass 210
95 Spider guard sweep: Low pass opponent grabs around the neck 211
96 Spider guard low pass counter: Taking the back 212
97 Spider guard low pass counter: Taking the back option sweep 213
Butterfly Guard 214
98 Butterfly guard sweep 216
99 Butterfly guard sweep: Opponent counters with open knee 220
100 Butterfly guard sweep: Opponent counters with open leg 222
101 Butterfly guard sweep: Taking the back 224
102 Butterfly guard sweep: Taking the back to arm bar 226
103 Butterfly guard sweep: Taking the back to sweep 228
104 Butterfly guard sweep: Alternative grip 230
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