Gracie Barra Week 14 Headlocks and Sidemount

This week at Gracie Barra Chino Jiu-Jitsu we are defending headlocks in our fundamentals class. These classic situations can occur during a confrontation. Know how to protect yourself. In the sport jiu-jitsu portion of the class we are escaping sidemount and working half-guard sweeps. We are also working guard retention, a staple in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

CLASS A SELF-DEFENSE- Escaping from Ground Headlock to Turtle Position + Inversion + Technical Mount Technical Mount + Straight Armbar

1. Escape Sidemount Control + Recovering Half Guard

2. Half Guard Sweep Using the Underhook and Controlling the Opponent’s Foot

CLASS B SELF-DEFENSE Headlock Escape Taking the Back + Shoulder Lock


1.Escape From Sidemount Anticipating the Guard Pass + Elbow Control + Recovering The Guard

2. Escape from Sidemount Anticipating the Guard Pass + Inversion with the Hand on the Belt

In the advanced classes we learn judo hand and hip throws. In addition, come learn side control sweeps and submissions.

In the Gracie Barra Kids program we are also working headlock defense and side mount escapes. The word of the week is Leadership: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams

We look forward to seeing you in class.

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