Ultimate Fighting Techniques Volume 2: Fighting from the Bottom

Overview

This array of bottom-fighting strategies is specifically designed to not only protect practitioners from being hit in any situation, but also to help them defeat bigger, stronger opponents. Exclusively focusing on the bottom game—a position in which most fighters feel vulnerable—this resource teaches students of jiu-jitsu and mixed–martial arts fighting how to develop hidden strengths and exploit the advantages of this seemingly weak position. With details and important information never before shown outside the ...

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Overview

This array of bottom-fighting strategies is specifically designed to not only protect practitioners from being hit in any situation, but also to help them defeat bigger, stronger opponents. Exclusively focusing on the bottom game—a position in which most fighters feel vulnerable—this resource teaches students of jiu-jitsu and mixed–martial arts fighting how to develop hidden strengths and exploit the advantages of this seemingly weak position. With details and important information never before shown outside the Gracie family, the authors explore the techniques, tactics, and mindset necessary to win when fighting from the bottom—whether in an official sports jiu-jitsu competition or simply sparring with a partner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931229449
  • Publisher: Invisible Cities Press Llc
  • Publication date: 11/10/2006
  • Series: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 628,557
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Royce Gracie is the son of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grandmaster Helio Gracie. He lives in Los Angeles. Kid Peligro is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the winner of two World Masters titles. He is a columnist for Grappling and Gracie and the coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques, Submission Grappling Techniques, and Superfit. He lives in San Diego, California.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     9
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Philosophy     9
Fighting from the bottom: Strategy     11
Protect yourself at all times     12
Look for a comfortable position     13
Keep your wits     13
Learn when a position is lost     14
Learn when to retreat     15
Search for weaknesses in your opponent's position     15
Improve your position     16
Escape     17
Attack and submit     17
Positional Hierarchy     19
Meet the Team     20
Back Position     23
Back mount face down escape 1     24
Back mount face down escape 2     26
Back mount face down escape 3     28
Back mount face down escape 4     30
Back escape 1: Slide escape     32
Back escape 2     34
Back control 1: Opponent crosses his feet     36
Back control 2: Opponent tries for the rear naked choke     38
Back control 3: Opponent has a figure-4 body lock     40
Back escapes: Opponent drives you to the wrong side     42
Mounted Position     45
Mount posture     46
Mount escapes: Upa     48
Elbow escape     50
Mount escape: Bridge and push     54
Mount escape: Bridge and push to foot-lock     56
Elbow escape variation: Opponent side mounts     58
Mount escape: Twist     60
Mounted escape: Opponent hugs the neck     62
Mounted escape 2: Opponent's hands on the mat     64
Mounted choke defense: Grip variations     66
Mounted choke defense: Arm around the top     68
Key-lock defense: Block the hand     70
Key-lock defense: Opponent secures the lock     72
Mount defense: Punches     74
Sleeve choke (Ezequiel) defense     76
Amassa-pao (Thrusting choke defense)     78
Knuckle choke     80
Double attack defense     82
Mount arm-lock defense     86
Side Control     89
Side-control defensive posture correct and incorrect     90
Side control escape 1 and Drill     92
Side control escape 2     96
Side control escape 3     98
Side-control escape 4     100
Side control escape 5     102
Side control escape 6     104
Side control: Kimura defense      106
North-south escape 1     108
North-south escape 2     110
Side-control to mount defense 1     112
Side-control to mount defense 2: Back door escape     114
Side-control: Arm-lock defense     116
Side-control cross choke defense     118
Side control: Head and arm choke escape 1     120
Side control: Head and arm choke escape 2     122
Side-control MMA position 1: Opponent turns hips down     126
Side-control MMA position 2: Opponent turns hips up     128
Side-control MMA position 3: Opponent tries knee strikes     130
Knee on the stomach escape 1     132
Knee on the stomach escape 2     136
Knee on the stomach escape 3     138
Half Guard     141
Half-guard: Replace the guard or go to back     142
Half-guard: Sweep     146
Guard     149
Stand up in base     150
Rock and kick     152
Pulling guard from the clinch     155
Guard attack: Kimura     156
Guard attack: Guillotine     158
Guard: Cross-over sweep     160
Guard attack: Collar choke     162
Guard attack: Arm wrap lapel choke      164
Guard attack: Arm wrap choke to omoplata     168
Guard attack: Omoplata escape counter: Toe-hold     172
Guard attack: Omoplata escape counter: Biceps cutter     174
Guard attack: Opponent defends the omoplata: Triangle     176
Guard: Forearm on the throat counter 1 & 2     178
Guard: Forearm on the throat counter 3: Sweep     181
Guard: Arm lock from the guard     182
Guard: Arm lock from the guard: Variation     184
Guard attack: Arm-lock from the guard: Transition to Arm bar     186
Guard sequence: Arm-lock from the guard: Transition to Omoplata     188
Guard: Butterfly or sit-up guard     190
Guard: Butterfly guard to hook sweep     192
Guard: Butterfly guard to hook sweep: Variation     194
Guard: Butterfly guard hook sweep to taking the back     196
Guard: Butterfly guard sweep to calf cutter     198
Guard: Butterfly guard sweep to foot-lock or heel hook     200
Guard: Opponent stalls 1: Cervical lock     204
Guard: Opponent stalls 2: Sweep     206
Guard: Opponent stalls 3: Omoplata     208
Guard: Standing pass defense: Triangle     210
Guard: Standing pass defense: Triangle opponent hides the arm      212
Guard: Standing pass defense: Double ankle grab sweep     214
Guard: Standing pass defense: Double ankle grab sweep counter 1: Legs overhead sweep     216
Guard: Standing pass defense: Double ankle grab sweep counter 2: Overhead kick sweep     218
Guard: Standing pass defense: Overhead kick sweep variation     220
Guard: Standing pass defense: Toreana counter     222
Stand-up guard defense: Toreana counter 2: Open guard sweep     224
Guard: Standing pass defense: Toreana counter option: Triangle     228
Guard: Standing pass defense: Tripod sweep     230
Guard: Standing pass defense: Tripod sweep counter 1: Foot-lock     232
Guard: Standing pass defense: Tripod sweep counter 2: Sickle sweep     236
Guard: Standing pass defense: Take the back     238
Guard: Standing pass defense: Push and trip     240
Guard: Low passing defense: Loop choke     242
Guard: Low passing defense: Double underhooks counter: Shoulder lock     244
Guard: Low passing defense: Sweep     246
Guard: Low passing defense: Take the back     248
Guard: Low passing defense: Step over sweep     252
Guard defense: Scissors sweep     254
Scissors sweep opponent resists: Counter sweep     256
Thrusting choke defense     260
Guard pass: Double leg grab     262
Guard: Foot-lock defense 1     264
Guard foot-lock defense 2: Opponent closes his legs tight     268
Guard foot-lock defense 3: Heel-hook     270
Guard defense from punches: NHB     272
Guard defense from punches: NHB Opponent leans back     276
Guard defense from punches: NHB Opponent stands up     280
Guard defense: NHB Opponent springs and leans forward     281
Guard defense: NHB Opponent springs and leans forward 2     282
Guard: Knee-through pass defense     284
Guard: Stacking guard pass defense Step 1     288
Guard: Stacking guard pass defense Step 2     290
Guard: Stacking guard pass defense Step 3     292
Guard defense drill 1: Stacking guard standing     294
Guard defense drill 2: Stacking guard kneeling     296
Guard defense drill 3: Stacking guard more pressure     298
Guard defense drill 4: Leg swing and block     300
Guard defense drill 5: Stacking guard step 4 & Drill roll over and back     302
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