Blue Belt Stripe 3: Chapter 2: Side Mount

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Chapter 2 of the Blue Belt Stripe 3 Course features eight 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 eight 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 (8)

Lesson 9: Split Control (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls)

If your opponent gets an underhook from the bottom of side mount, they can quickly escape by shrimping to guard or turning to their knees. In this lesson you will learn a powerful new control syst...

Lesson 10: High-low Escape Counters (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls)

The high-low guard recovery is one of the most common escapes from side mount, because it’s the fastest way to get both legs in the fight from the bottom. In this lesson, we discuss the three most ...

Lesson 11: Back Door Escape (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes)

From the bottom of side mount, your top priority is punch protection and submission awareness. Once those two are covered, it’s time to escape. The more skilled your training partner is, the more d...

Lesson 12: Knee on Stomach Escapes (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes)

Knee on Stomach is one of the most demoralizing positions in jiu-jitsu. Besides the fact that you can’t escape, the unique sensation of having your opponent’s full body weight driving into your abd...

Lesson 13: Outside Arm Attacks (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions)

You can never have too many submission options in your arsenal. Although you’ve already learned several chokes and armlocks from side mount, in this lesson you will learn four outside arm attacks t...

Lesson 14: D’Arce Chokes (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions)

The D’Arce Choke is quickly becoming one of the most popular chokes in jiu-jitsu. It’s easy to catch due to the fact that it can be applied any time someone tries an escape or takedown ...

Lesson 15: Armlock Counters (Ch2.4: Side Mount Submission Counters)

The best armlock defense is to use safe hand positioning to prevent them altogether. In cases where you get caught off guard and your arms are isolated away from your body, you’ll need to remain ca...

Lesson 16: D’arce Choke Counters (Ch2.4: Side Mount Submission Counters)

The first line of defense against this popular choke is to understand it. Now that you’ve learned the D’arce Choke, it’s time to discuss the specific hand-fighting tactics you can use to shut it do...