Blue Belt Stripe 4: Chapter 2: Side Mount

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Chapter 2 of the Blue Belt Stripe 4 Course features nine lessons which are broken down into four sections: Side Mount Controls, Side Mount Escapes, Side Mount Submissions, and Side Mount Submission Counters. 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 nine 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 (9)

Lesson 9: Back Door Control (2.1 Side Mount Controls)

The Back Door Escape is one of the most effective side mount escapes, especially without the gi. In this lesson, we will discuss the most important details to counter this powerful escape. We begin...

Lesson 10: Ultimate Underhooks (2.1 Side Mount Controls)

Many of our side mount attack systems, rely on the isolation of arms and the acquisition of underhooks. In this lesson, we will delve into the science of isolating your opponent’s arms using ...

Lesson 11: Cross Chest Counters (2.2 Side Mount Escapes)

Side mount is one of the most difficult positions from which to escape, especially against a larger opponent. Exploiting windows of opportunity often requires a quick, specific responses. The cross...

Lesson 12: Top Shoulder Roll (2.2 Side Mount Escapes)

The neck hug, or cross-face, is one of the most difficult side mount grips from which to escape. In this lesson, we will teach you the Top Shoulder Roll, an incredibly effective escape you can appl...

Lesson 13: Guillotine Mastery (2.3 Side Mount Submissions)

When you first learn the Guillotine, you force your opponent to protect their neck. When you master the Guillotine, you force your opponent to change how they grapple against you. In this lesson, w...

Lesson 14: Quickstep Armlocks (2.3 Side Mount Submissions)

Until now, most of our side mount submission systems were based on control. The Quickstep Armlocks introduce the element of speed to your arsenal vastly expanding the range of your attacks and your...

Lesson 15: Crucifix Counters (2.4 Side Mount Submission Counters)

The Crucifix position, or Split Control, is one of the most dangerous and demoralizing positions one can get trapped in. In the street, the implications are life threatening. In a grappling match, ...

Lesson 16: Safe Hug (2.4 Side Mount Submission Counters)

When it comes to submission counters, preemptive defenses are always better than emergency escapes. One defensive system that Ryron uses with incredible success is called the Safe Hug. Unlike the S...

Lesson 17: Quick Step Counters (2.4 Side Mount Submission Counters)

The best way to counter a submission is to prevent the set up. In this lesson, we will discuss the critical positioning concepts for neutralizing the Quickstep Armlock setups, and then we’ll ...