Today is a big day! I'm releasing a brand new iPhone app EVERY DAY for the next five days.
The first app is Gripfighting and Essential BJJ Drills by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting.
If you have an Android device (or don't have a newfangled smart phone or tablet at all) you might still want to scroll to the bottom of this post. I've got some links to some brand new video previews below that'll be worth your while, even if you don't end up buying any apps at all!
Anyway, here's the plan. Five days. Five new apps.
These five apps are laser-focused on the topic of what to do when you're facing a bigger, stronger opponent on the mat.
Emily is a multiple time BJJ world champion, both with and without the gi. She has taught and worked with thousands of grapplers of all levels.
Emily faces people bigger than her on the mats every single day, and she's learned that 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 in this app we're going to 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.
These gripfighting techniques apply both to standing work and on the ground. This means once you learn a technique you can use it in both contexts.
First we cover the underlying strategies and tactics of gripfighting. The mindset that world class grapplers like Marcelo Garcia use every time they compete against quality opponents.
After we get the big picture out of the way we then take you through the actual, specific grips that work best against bigger opponents... and how to get them on opponents both while you're on your feet and also when you're on the ground.
Then we give you step-by-step instructions on how to get your opponent's grips off you (even if he's twice your size and has an iron vices instead of hands).
But in this first app we also share their collection of must-know, must-do grappling drills. Including both solo and two person 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, and if you use these drills you'll have a ton of reps under your belt in no time.
~ 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
P.S. Once again, the link to the brand new iPhone and iPad app is here: