Blue Belt Stripe 2: Chapter 7: Standing

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Chapter 7 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features twelve lessons which are broken down into four sections: Front Attack Defenses, Rear Attack Defenses, Weapon Defenses and Clinch/Takedowns. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all twelve lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!


Chapter Lessons (12)

Lesson 49: Single-hand Collar Grabs (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses)

One of the most common methods of physical intimidation is to grab someone by the collar and threaten them. In this lesson, we will teach the defenses to the four most common single-hand collar gra...

Lesson 50: Front Chokes (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses)

An aggressor with a great size or strength advantage commonly uses the two-handed front choke. The escape is counterintuitive, but obvious and effective once you learn it. First, we’ll teach the st...

Lesson 51: Bear Hugs (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses)

If someone confronts you, keep sufficient distance to avoid punches or other unpredictable attacks. If they can establish a bear hug from the front, you must quickly neutralize their control and di...

Lesson 52: Bear Hug Over Arms (Ch7.2: Rear Attack Defenses)

Surprise attacks are the most challenging street fight scenarios and none are more surprising than attacks from the rear. In this lesson, we will teach you how to defend against a bear hug from th...

Lesson 53: Bear Hug Under Arms (Ch7.2: Rear Attack Defenses)

An attacker commonly uses a bear hug to pin your arms and prevent you from defending yourself against another attacker. When the attacker hugs under your arms, it’s more likely that their intentio...

Lesson 54: Long Range Club Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses)

In the Blue Belt Stripe 1 course, you learned to defend against a club attack from close range. If the attacker strikes from a greater distance, you need a different technique to deal with the gre...

Lesson 55: Underhand Knife Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses)

Edged weapon attacks are so quick that some victims fail to realize they have been cut or punctured even after receiving multiple wounds. In this lesson, we explain “pattern recognition” and how y...

Lesson 56: Tucked Gun Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses)

The most dangerous gun defense techniques are those that are attempted when the gun is beyond reach. In this lesson, we will address a scenario in which the bad guy has a gun tucked near his body a...

Lesson 57: Single Leg Takedowns (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)

The single leg takedown is one of the simplest and most effective takedowns against a larger opponent. The theory behind the single leg is that you are fighting half of your opponent’s weight, bala...

Lesson 58: Single Leg Counters (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)

As with the double leg takedown counter, the most important defensive measure against a single leg is the strong sprawl. If your opponent grabs one of your legs, you can still prevent them from fin...

Lesson 59: Over-Under Takedowns (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)

There is a 90% chance that the fight will end up on the ground, but there is a 100% chance that it will start standing. When you seek to clinch on an opponent who has some grappling knowledge, it m...

Lesson 60: Advanced Clinch Entries (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)

Every time your opponent attempts to punch you in the face, they enter your clinching range. The optimal clinch entry varies according to the type of punch. In this lesson, we will examine the thre...