Blog Posts - Teaching Guard



20/07/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Tripod Sweep

Teaching #531Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/07/2016You can set up the tripod sweep in lots of ways. I went for the simple option of hooking their leg, using that to pull yourself in towards them and grab their other leg wi...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

20/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Deep de la Riva X Guard Sweep (strong side)

Teaching #532Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/07/2016A photo posted by Artemis BJJ (@artemisbjj) on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:02am PDTAs Ana was coming for a seminar on Sunday, I wanted to run the class through her deep de la Riva...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

22/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Deep de la Riva X Guard Sweep (weak side)

Teaching #533Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 22/07/2016A photo posted by Artemis BJJ (@artemisbjj) on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:02am PDTAgain, starting from a double sleeve grip with both feet on the hips, shift towards the leg which...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

25/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Tripod Sweep

Teaching #534Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 25/07/2016You can set up the tripod sweep in lots of ways. I usually teaching this from the simple option of hooking behind both their knees, using that to pull yourself in towards...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

04/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Pass (Adamson variation into mount)

Teaching #524Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 04/07/2016A photo posted by Artemis BJJ (@artemisbjj) on Jul 6, 2016 at 4:19am PDTGet in tight from open guard into a passing crouch, pressing your shin into the back of their leg.
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

06/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Pass (Standard variation into side control)

Teaching #526Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 06/07/2016With the knee cut pass, the basic idea is to step between their legs in open guard, with one leg on the outside. Of course, most people aren't going to just let you cut ac...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

08/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Bullfighter Pass (Pin the Legs)

Teaching #527Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 08/07/2016To pass the open guard, it is advisable to grip on the inside of both their knees for control (though not everyone would agree on that: others suggest gripping lower on th...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

11/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Counter (Bump)

Teaching #528Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 11/07/2016The knee cut is among the most common passes in jiu jitsu, so it's useful to have some ways to counter. A simple approach is to knock them off balance. They want their bal...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

13/07/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Double Ankle Grab Sweep

Teaching #529Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 13/07/2016The situation for this is that they have stood up in your closed guard. As they stand up, if you've got a grip on their collar or head, maintain it in order to keep their...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

13/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Counter (Turn)

Teaching #530Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 13/07/2016Another option for countering the knee cut is to establish some grips. Grab their same side knee, gripping their collar with your opposite hand. Shrimp in towards the far...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

29/01/2016 - Teaching | Closed Guard | Handstand Sweep

Teaching #457Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 29/01/2016A good follow up to the double ankle grab sweep is another option that works off wrapping an ankle. This one is normally known as the 'handstand sweep', though invariably...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 1, 2016

27/01/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Kneeling Break & Single Underhook Pass

Teaching #455Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 27/01/2016There are three main ways of opening the guard. The most reliable is standing up, bringing gravity to bear on them, though this has the disadvantage of leaving you more vu...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 29, 2016

27/01/2016 - Teaching | Closed Guard | Double Ankle Grab Sweep

Teaching #456Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 27/01/2016The situation for this is that they have stood up in your closed guard. As they stand up, if you've got a grip on their collar or head, maintain it in order to keep their...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 29, 2016

25/01/2016 - Teaching | Closed Guard | Kneeling Break & Single Underhook Pass

Teaching #454Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 25/01/2016There are three main ways of opening the guard. The most reliable is standing up, bringing gravity to bear on them, though this has the disadvantage of leaving you more vu...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 28, 2016

20/01/2016 - Teaching | Closed Guard | Preparing the Pass

Teaching #452Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/01/2016First thing I wanted to cover was posture. Stay upright, with your head up. Curving your back slightly, arching it like a cat (so, convex rather than concave), can help to...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 22, 2016

13/01/2016 - Teaching | Closed Guard | Cross Choke (Palm Up Palm Up)

Teaching #449Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 13/01/2016A photo posted by Artemis BJJ (@artemisbjj) on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:35pm PSTThe classic cross choke from guard starts with a grip on their opposite collar, up high past thei...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 15, 2016

25/02/2015 - Teaching | Half Guard | Knee Shield (Back Take)

Teaching #285Artemis BJJ (MyGym/Bristol Sports Centre), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 25/02/2015A simple method for taking the back from the Caio Terra style high knee shield starts with your frame. Put your knee up by their chest, buttressed by your ar...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 8, 2015

26/02/2015 - Teaching | Half Guard | Passing Knee Shield

Teaching #286Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 26/02/2015First off, if their knee shield is high on your chest, it will be more difficult to push down. You can try shoving it down with your hands, but that not only exposes you to...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 8, 2015

25/02/2015 - Teaching | Women's Class | Triangle Choke

Teaching #284Artemis BJJ (MyGym/Bristol Sports Centre), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 23/02/2015There are lots of ways to set up the triangle, which is one of the fundamental submissions in BJJ. The name comes from the 'triangle' shape you form with you...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 4, 2015

23/02/2015 - Teaching | Half Guard | Knee Shield (Maintaining)

Teaching #283Artemis BJJ (MyGym/Bristol Sports Centre), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 23/02/2015Having covered the orthodox approach to half guard, today I moved on to the knee shield, position also commonly known as z-guard. Using your knee, you can ma...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 25, 2015


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