HOW TO MAINTAIN, RECOVER, AND FINALLY STOP YOUR GUARD FROM GETTING PASSED
If your guard keeps getting passed like a hot knife through butter, then Guard Recovery Fundamentals is for you!
The first 10 lessons are about how to maintain and recover your guard in a self-defense scenario. This is the foundation for the whole course, and it was passed directly to me by my coach, Fabricio Werdum.
I'm very proud to be teaching these drills because there are not many people in the BJJ community who are aware of them.
Also, if you have wife and kids that don't train Jiu Jitsu, then this is the perfect introduction to the art. Not to mention that these a real life-saving skills!
We will then move to sport Jiu Jitsu and talk about the main differences between the two, especially regarding the distance management and controls.
You will learn how to establish safe grips, build a safe guard, and when necessary recover against the most common guard passes, like the knee slice, leg drag, over under, long step, double unders, and stack pass.
Last but not least we will go over the Cocoon position, which is the foundation for an impenetrable defense.
When things go wrong and your guard gets passed, the Cocoon will keep you safe until the opportunity to recover your guard arises, so you can start playing your game again.
Most of the escapes originating from the Cocoon will go through the turtle position, so the final part of the series will cover in-depth that aspect of the game.
Professor Gustavo is a 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt under the great Fabricio Werdum, and was the Head Instructor at Fabricio's gym for many years, located in Venice, CA.
Training among the best for over 2 decades, Gustavo brings an unique approach to his teaching style, a perfect balance between theory and practice, accumulated over hundreds of tournaments matches. All killer, no filler.
13. Establishing Grips - Double Sleeve Control