Blog Posts - Women's Class



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

27/07/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Americana from Side Control

Teaching #535Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 27/07/2016I see the americana as the classic submission from side control: I'm fond of that technique, as it is one over which you can exert lots of control. However, it does have a...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

06/07/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Heel Drag Escape from Mount

Teaching #525Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 06/07/2016The elbow escape is related to my personal favourite mount escape, the heel drag. The heel drag is also quite simple, which is another reason I like it so much. You're in...
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

03/02/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Side Control To Mount

Teaching #459Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 03/02/2016There are two main methods I use for transitioning from side control to mount. The first method involves reverse scarfhold, where you switch your hips into a scarf hold po...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 17, 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

20/01/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Side Control Escape to Guard

Teaching #451Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/01/2016First thing to note is that they will want to kill your near arm. This is bad for you, because it means you can't stop them shifting up towards your head. From there, they...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 22, 2016

13/01/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Standing Break

Teaching #448Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 13/01/2016For the standing guard break, start by shoving their sleeve/wrist into their belt knot/belly button. With your other hand, push into their sternum (as always, be aware thi...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 14, 2016

04/03/2015 - Teaching | Women's Class | Standing Guard Break & Leg Pin Pass

Teaching #288Artemis BJJ (MyGym), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 04/03/2015For the standing guard break, start by shoving their sleeve/wrist into their belt knot/belly button. With your other hand, push into their sternum, but be careful you aren't tempt...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 10, 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

18/02/2015 - Teaching | Women's Class | Armbar from Guard

Teaching #280Artemis BJJ (MyGym/Bristol Sports Centre), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 18/02/2015For this fundamental attack from the guard, you first need to isolate their arm. Easiest way to do that is to grab their wrist with your same side hand, then...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 22, 2015

07/01/2015 - Women's Class in the Media | Teaching | Women's Class | Upa Escape

Teaching #256Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 07/01/2015The GrappleThon for this year is one I've been wanting to do for a long time, as in 2015 we're supporting Equality Now. I've had a direct debit with that cha...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 8, 2015

17/12/2014 - Teaching | Xmas Women's Class | Half Guard (Bottom)

Teaching #250Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 17/12/2014It's my 250th class as an instructor, and even more exciting, IT'S CHRISTMAS! I almost have the requisite Noddy sideburns to pull that off, if not the impres...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 18, 2014

10/12/2014 - Teaching | Women's Class | Half-Guard Pressure Pass

Teaching #246Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 10/12/2014On top of half guard, your opening goal is to get them flat on the mat: there are passes you can do while they are on their side, but generally speaking it i...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 13, 2014

03/12/2014 - Teaching | Women's Class | Maintaining Side Control

Teaching #242Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 03/12/2014The topic for tonight was maintaining side control. I kicked off with the conceptual framework John described to me in Texas, which I've mentioned before: th...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 4, 2014

11/05/2014 - Women's Class at Artemis BJJ (Upa Escape from Mount)

Teaching #152Artemis BJJ (Longwell Green), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 11/05/2014Encouraging more women into BJJ has been a major goal of mine for many years, but today could be the start of my first real chance to do something direct about it, as opp...
by Slidey's Training Log on May 13, 2014


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