This Top Secret Seminar Footage May Be the Best Yet
“In 2019 I recorded 187 videos over the course of 5 days in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The footage recorded during those 5 days may be the most game-changing footage I've ever recorded.
Imagine you knew things even the higher belts at your gym did not.
And imagine this knowledge gave you such a dramatic advantage that your training partners were either visibly confused, or simply amazed, at how fast you've transformed as a fighter, as they ask you to teach them "how in the world are you doing that?!"
That's what this seminar was all about.
“If you take the time to master these escapes, and understand why they work, it won’t be long before you can’t remember the last time anyone caught you in an armlock.
You’ll be out of there before anyone knows what happened, like Houdini, and it will feel easy, because you'll be using leverage instead of strength.”
Here's a small preview of what you will learn:
- How to use isolated positional training - which we used to do at Rickson's all the time - to teach your brain to think differently about Jiu-Jitsu. Some say that this alone is worth the price of admission, because it is the beginning of being able to "see the Matrix" in Jiu-Jitsu and notice and fix mistakes as they arise.
- The brain dead simple movement you can use to turn your opponents' best defense while mounted, that I still teach religiously - keeping his elbows down - into a critical mistake that gives you anything you want to finish the fight - arms, neck, you name it. (Anybody can do this and it works on everyone, no matter how strong or skilled).
- The one-two shutdown for the Ezekiel choke from mount - once you learn how to use this kickstand and hip drop combination, you will never be bridged while you're finishing the Ezekiel again!
- 3 options to shut down the elbow escape from Mount, one of which is almost as invisible as it is frustrating (the reason number 2 works so well will have you totally rethinking your understanding of how the body connects!)
- One of the most shocking examples of how muscles can only be strong in one direction at a time - and how easy it is to escape situations you normally feel impossibly stuck in - once you 'get this'.
Have you heard about how elephants are trained with chains around their legs when they're young, so that they don't even try to escape their chains, or even just thin ropes as adults, even though they are physically strong enough?
At that point, it is not a physical restraint, but a psychological restraint they are submitting to,
Well, you will be amazed when you discover all the places there isn't actually anyone keeping you stuck except yourself. (And you'll have more fun than you ever imagined on the mats when you begin learning to simply escape at will).
- The effective way to protect yourself from punches from the mount - that takes real guts to learn because you've got to TRUST the technique, but is the most sure bet you have in the worst position to find yourself in a fight.
- What you need to understand about why escapes work in the first place - that will make whatever posts your opponent is using arbitrary.
- How to use your legs so your opponent can't bridge you while you're finishing the cross collar choke from mount (this one technique will increase your ability to finish the choke 10 fold immediately).
And all that just in the first couple videos on Day 1.
There are 5 days of footage total, including 187 videos that cover so many more hidden details that lead to unbelievable power in a fight.
Techniques covered in these videos include:
- Intro - Using Positional Training to Identify Mistakes
- How to deal with someone who is keeping their elbows down and blocking your knees when you are mounted
- How to create a stable position to avoid being bridged when going for the Ezekiel choke or hammer fist choke from the mount
- Options to shut down or counter the elbow escape or shrimp
- Dealing with someone stronger pinning your wrist down from mount
- How to start on the bottom of the mount with punches or in a fight
- Dealing with an opponent who is holding from the mount with one arm under the head and the other posted out
- Being prepared to deal with the bridge when attacking the cross collar choke from the mount
- Transitioning back to the mount when the opponent gets both arms under the leg to throw you off
- Dealing with someone bumping and pushing your hips off from mount
- Using the elbow to wedge under the wrist when attacking the Americana from the mount
- Preventing getting bridged off when attacking the Americana from the mount
- Switching sides with the bridge escape when they drop their hip to counter
- How to get your leg flat to the ground when the opponent starts with their feet underneath
- Making the opponent fall back and sit from Side Mount by pushing the knee out
- Making the opponent sit and fall back from S mount
- How to deal with someone attacking your neck without having to bring your arms up from mount
- Details to develop the Hammerfist Choke (if it's not working for you yet, you need to see this ONE detail that changes everything).
- More details on the Side mount and S-Mount escape
- Turning your foot to the ground to get your knee under the leg for the elbow escape
- Deciding how to use the elbow escape based on your body type
- Attacking the Americana from the mount without getting their arm to the ground
- The Cross Collar Choke
- Mastering the squeeze for the cross collar choke
- Pulling the opponent in when doing the cross collar choke
- Pulling the opponent in when doing the cross collar choke Q&A
- Push pull choke
- Applying the squeeze with the over hand grip on the Cross Collar choke
- Applying the squeeze with the over hand grip on the Cross Collar choke Q&A
- Understanding the angles of attack for the cross collar choke and establishing the first grip from closed guard
- Understanding the angles of attack for the cross collar choke and establishing the first grip from closed guard Q&A
- Combining the cross collar choke and the arm bar from the guard
- Combining the cross collar choke and the arm bar from the guard Q&A
- The Cross collar choke from the mount
- The Cross collar choke from the mount Q&A
- Cross collar choke with the over hand grip from the mount
- Cross collar choke with the over hand grip from the mount Q&A
- Attacking the cross collar choke from the mount using both angles
- Countering some of the defenses to the cross collar choke
- Combining the cross collar choke and arm bar from the mount
- Combining the cross collar choke and arm bar from the mount Q&A
- Roger Gracie cross collar attack from mount
- Roger Gracie cross collar attack from mount Q&A
- Freeing your head from a bottom cross side head and arm grab
- Escaping the cross side position when the opponent has both arms under control and dropping their hip
- Switching the hip from cross side head and arm control to prevent guard recovery and set up mount and how to transition to scarf hold
- Learning how to push and pull with the legs from cross side to increase your weight and control your opponent
- Keeping your weight on your opponent from cross side to prevent them getting away and learning to control by shifting your weight
- Why its important to be able to learn to move with your opponent instead of being stiff, mastering the basics
- Switching your base to avoid getting pushed back, how to create a game for yourself and implementing weight distribution into your training
- Understanding how to use a bump with the hips to create space
- Learning to relax and stay loose to avoid being pushed and moved by your opponent
- Understanding the importance of the under hook for cross side control
- Using the bump with the back door escape
- Using bumps to help you free your arm when the person on top is plucking the elbow
- Hand placement from cross side to prevent getting caught in half guard and countering to mount
- Using the backdoor escape against cross side head and arm control'
- Lifting the elbow for the backdoor escape instead of stretching the arm
- Going belly down and back to your knees from cross side and preventing the opponent from running to your back
- Bumping the opponent onto the hip and rolling them over from cross side
- Training how to bait the guard recovery then countering and mounting
- Learning how to bump into the connection to create space
- What to do when the opponent tries to push you off the cross side position
- How to kill the hand on the hip when the opponent tries to stop you from passing the guard
- Cross side escape, using the under hook to stay on your side and prevent from getting flattened out
- Cross side escape, using the under hook to stay on your side and prevent from getting flattened out Q&A
- Preventing the opponent from pummeling back in for the under hook
- Preventing the opponent from pummeling back in for the under hook Q&A
- How to clear the grip when your opponent is grabbing your leg for control
- Cross side escapes when strikes are involved
- Knowing when to get back to your knees
- What to do when the opponent uses two hands to pluck the elbow
- How to use the legs to help you escape the back position
- Learning how to identify problems and addressing the issue - how to mount when they block the knee
- Using a kickstand to be able to fall away from the choking arm when the opponent has the seat belt grip
- Learning to use your legs to help turn your hip even when they try to block you
- Attacking the neck, going over and around their defense
- Learning the details of the bow and arrow choke from the back
- Bow and arrow choke Q&A and digging in the hands to get the grip
- The importance of stretching your head back to defend the choke and how it helps you escape
- Using the legs to control your opponent and prevent them from getting to the side
- Getting to a safe and comfortable position when you get flattened out belly down with someone on your back
- Using your legs to control from the back and understanding what your opponent wants to do to stop them
- Attacking the foot lock when someone has you in a body triangle from the back
- Dealing with the person sitting with forward posture when you take their back
- Placing your foot on the ground to be able to move your hip
- Playing around and learning to defend the triple threat position
- Going in Depth on the RNC aka Rear Naked Choke
- Going in-depth on the Rear Naked Choke Q&A
- Testing the Rear Naked Choke with the hands in for defense
- Hand placement on the back of the head and more RNC Q&A
- Going in-depth on The Triangle choke
- Going in-depth on The Triangle choke Q&A
- The North-South Choke
- The North-South Choke Q&A
- The Guillotine
- The Guillotine Q&A
- Creating space to get the grip from the feet when the opponent clinches
- The Concept for Passing Guard
- Understanding Weight Distribution when Passing Guard
- Understanding Weight Distribution when Passing Guard Q&A
- The importance of using your weight and angles and not using grips when learning to pass guard
- Learning to use your weight and angles on the legs to collapse the frames and soaking up space
- Soaking up space
- Understanding how weight distribution creates connection
- Changing the angles at the point of connection to kill the frame
- Using the knee cut pass when your opponent tries to recover guard and jamming the ankle to prevent guard recovery
- Cutting the angle and trapping the head when passing guard to prevent recovery
- Learning to use the arms and body to clear the feet on the biceps for spider guard
- Learning to use the arms and body to clear the feet on the biceps for spider guard Q&A
- Using the concept of passing to deal with different variations of guard
- Using the sumo squat to engage against sitting guard
- Using the sumo squat to engage against sitting guard Q&A
- Learning the skill of guard passing and getting worse before you get better
- Controlling the angle and learning to pull your shoulder back to get back to your knees from the cross side
- Pulling your shoulder back to be able to get back to your knees Q&A
- Learning the defense for the back triangle
- Arm inside guillotine from the guard
- Self Defense - Standing surprise shoulder check into RN
- Keeping Jiu-Jitsu practical, training without using grips
- Why training Judo is not ideal for self defense
- Dealing with someone starting in combat base position
- Strategy from turtle position