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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by WarriorMonk7, Feb 4, 2018.
The old Cesar Gracie sets are pretty good too
Nice!! Thank you!!!
Have you tried it?
The videos are very long, sadly.
Renzo Gracie has an online course that has a new technique every day of the week and covers a theme, like mount week, or defending the pass. Good stuff. Like 10 bucks a month or pay for whole year. Also has takedowns, self defense, diet, mindset, no gi stuff and in the future hell have mma stuff too I guess. Good shit. I have a subscription and man it doesnt disappoint. Its alot of basics so far(just started in November 2017) but I have a feeling he cover advanced stuff as it evolves. Highly recommended.
They are long for a reason. I've had a GU account for like 3+ years.
Interesting. Would you say the Mullins set is good for comp-focused guys? And is it more of a white/blue belt set or will intermediate/experienced guys benefit as well?
i'll give u a little story if you don't mind
After like 15 years off and starting the Gi for the first time, I started with an article by Kesting called "16 moves ever white belt should know"
I already knew many of the moves, but even then there were some really good tweaks. The day before each class I would lean a move and then try it out. When I got to move 3, the next day I went against a 22 year 6' 4" 220 LBS beast who had ripped me to pieces the last time we met (i am 47 years old and weigh 170 lb). I held him in the whizzer triangle, where he barley escaped with his life. He that "WTF just happened" look on his face after.
I then got the entire set that move 3 came from (the Brandon set) and learned all the grip fighting setups and triangle follow ups, from the bottom game / guard piece. In the next month I tapped numerous blue belts, a couple of purple belts, and even a brown belt with that series of grips to triangle. I also used the grip/ sweeps to win a competition.
Mind you I was still a white belt for all of this (albeit a very "sneaky" white belt. For example , I now have been back only just over a year but thanks to prior experience and really hard work, I am a hair away from getting my purple belt). And I cant get those guys nearly as much anymore, now that they have seen what I was doing.
I do a shit load of Kesting instructionals. So far since I have come back, I have covered the butterfly/X dvd, half guard dvd, single leg x master class, 7 days to better sweeps, Deephalf from his black belt class, the road map, sub, sub defense ap, sweep app, etc.
The most immediately applicable stuff with the least amount of debugging, came from the Brandon Bigger stronger set, specifically the bottom game/guard dvd.
I have heard podcasts where Kesting himself says that Brandon changed his way he looks at grappling and teaching.
Brandon' philosophy is to respond or launch something and then based on the reaction of the opponent "take what my opponent gives me"
Its counter to re counter strategy that converts really fast.
So yeah sorry for the rant, Brandon is a comp focused guy and his stuff is great.
If you want to derisk, just buy the bottom game app for your phone or tablette, rather than the entire DVD set. It will be like 20 bucks
Oh and @Stephan Kesting
Sometimes they take long to explain something that others can explain in like 5 minutes. But the quality is good.
Too long, but maybe I need to look into it again. = (
Kesting's stuff looks really good. I am going to look into it. I like his analytical approach and he explains things very well. And he doesn't have broken English with a Brazilian accent.
Was it the best resource you used to improve your BJJ game?
Will check it out! Thanks!! = )
Next to going to class, I'd say so.
How Does That Takedown Work? Was That From His Vale Tudo Series?
Yes its on his first tape/first series, I tried to find the clip where he teaches it but its not online. You can see it here however.
- Get both underhooks / close grip
- Pressure head against one side of his body, say his left shoulder/pec
- hook your leg around his opposite leg, say his right leg
- Pressure his shoulder/chest, pull leg, pull grip at his lower back
- BOOM, feeling a 1990s Brazilian boss-man as you beat down a karatake
He fights just like his instructionals.
What a classic!
"he is moving towards a finishing hold!"
It's a book but Saulo's Jiu Jitsu University is gold.
I think his site has the sections for each film up now ( I could be wrong).