Valley Drop from 2-on-1 to Ashi

Taking a look at a very simple Valley Drop I hit a lot from the Russian Arm or 2-on-1 position (which we are big on in our self defense programs here at Endeavor). When I am in the midst of my leg lock days, I use this takedown to setup the Ashi positions. Both are…

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Sensitivity Drill for Arm Drags, Head Clears,and Duck Unders

When introducing dynamic movements and concepts, we want to make sure we build progressions for the student (or ourselves) so that we can build towards hitting them in real time. All too often we have a tendency to drill the movement from a technical standpoint, then go straight to trying to hit it full speed,…

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Pushes, Pulls, Pivots, and the Path of Least Resistance!

In fighting, there are two general energies: pushing and pulling. In this video we’re looking at a basic concept of pivoting based off the pressure you’re getting from the attacker. Relatively simple concept but that can be used in so many situations. Check it out. Enjoy!

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Forcing the Over and Under Hook

Understanding the basics of grappling is very important in a wholistic approach to self defense. All too often systems get caught up in one control position. This is a very simple simple drill you can add in to help students gain a sensitivity for controlling from an underhook or overhook position beginning in the basic…

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Kimura Setup from Knee on Belly

Taking a look at a Kimura set up from our knee on belly series. More particularly on creating pressure/pain in the arm when they are defending to separate the limb from the body and get the finish. Enjoy!  

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Mitt Work – Clearing Hands for Elbows

In this video we’re taking a look at a few mitt drills you can add in with students to begin to learn the concept of clearing hands out of your way and sliding elbows into small and temporary openings. To really bring this concept home, it’s best to drill with a high gear helmet (see…

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Knee on Belly: Armbar and Back Take

I LOVE knee on belly! In this video we take a look at two simple concepts/techniques that can be a staple in in your KOB Game! Play with this arm bar set up, and the back take the next time you’re crushing the lungs of your enemies and see how you like them! *excus  

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Mitt Work – Outside Shoulder/Center Chest Feed

Taking a look at a few tactile drills for mitts. Specifically feeding cross body shoulder and center chest. These are meant to build certain reactions in the fighter to respond to the contact and body movement of the pad holder. There’s a thousand ways you can build mitt work, this is just a look a…

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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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