A (Respectful) Breakdown of the Gracie Breakdown: Active Shooter

Many know that we spend a lot of time researching and teaching on surviving active killer events. Recently, the group from Gracie Breakdown did a video on the recent Nashville shooting at the Waffle House. My initial reaction was scathing. The video angered me for several reasons. I immediately decided I was going to do…

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Fingertip (S-Grip) and Corkscrew Finish for Triangle

I have short legs… can you tell? Finishing triangles is not my thing. In this video, I walk through two tricks to finishing that triangle when you don’t quite have the full figure four position. I filmed this video three years ago and I still use these tricks today!  

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Unedited Class: Gun Defense from Front

I let the camera run in one of our upper level classes the other day when we were discussing gun from the front. This hasn’t been edited or tweaked outside of getting rid of 40 minutes of B-roll fighting. This is how we train. This is how I teach. This shows the way I usually…

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Ashi and Single Leg X Sweeps to Ankle Lock

Taking a look at a few simple leg sweeps from basic Ashi that turn into easy straight ankle setups. Understanding how to transition from different leg tie ups can be crucial in dominating the position. Play around with these and have a little fun!  

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2-on-1 to Single Leg

  In this video we’re looking at a very simple single leg entry from the 2-on-1 position. This is a position we work a lot in many of our programs. You can coupe this entry with any variation of single leg takedowns. Here we just finish things off with a simple pivot and dump. Give…

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Controlling the Head in Turtle

Taking a look at the basic concept of truly controlling the head when on top of a player in turtle. Whether you’re utilizing this for wrestling, bjj, or self defense. When on top of a person like this, you want to truly smash their head and face into the ground. Using the hands or hips,…

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Clinch and Knees Flow Drill

In this video we’re discussing the need to adapt in dynamic clinch situations. All too often, we tend to obsess over a specific position and when we can no longer hold that spot, we are not ready to transition to another. We’re looking at a start from a common grab you find in most KM…

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Wrestling Flow Drills

We’ve been working through a lot of different flow drills in our program to help link certain positions and movements together and allow a continuous flow of training with no breaking away or resetting. This allows you to amass a significant amount of reps in a shorter period of time and efficiently train. Of course,…

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Chokes w/ Hood

We’re taking a look at using the hood to apply a few practical and simple chokes. Keep in mind, the skills and ability to wrestle and control become a big part in firmly hitting any choke. But in the event you are up against someone with a hood or jacket, you can use it as…

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Aftermath: Physical/Medical

photo credit: Jeff Bauman Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor (http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/boston-marathon-bomb-victim-jeff-3417146)   *The following is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Unfortunately, the situation doesn’t end simply when the bad guy is taken down and the good guys show up. The following days, weeks, months, and years may be riddled with physical…

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