Blue Belt Stripe 1: Chapter 3: Guard

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Chapter 3 of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course features 13 lessons which are broken down into six sections: Guard Controls, Guard Passes, Guard Submission Counters, Guard Submissions, Guard Sweeps and Sport Guards. 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 thirteen 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 (13)

Lesson 17: Posture Prevention (Ch3.1: Guard Controls)

Anytime a skilled opponent lands in your guard, they will want to establish posture. In a sportive setting solid posture prevents many submissions and creates guard pass opportunities, and in a str...

Lesson 18: Pass Prevention (Ch3.1: Guard Controls)

The Double Underhook Guard Pass is the first closed guard pass you learned and therefore the first guard pass you must learn how to neutralize. In this lesson we discuss how to prevent the opponent...

Lesson 19: Knee Split Pass (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)

In a street fight, passing the guard is a relatively simple process since you can use strikes to open the guard and then go straight to the Double Underhook Pass covered in Lesson 36 of the Gracie ...

Lesson 20: Standing Pass (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)

If you have trouble passing your opponent’s guard from a kneeling position, you can use these standing guard passes to get the job done. By standing up in your opponent’s guard, you put more gravit...

Lesson 21: Triangle Choke (Ch3.3: Guard Submission Counters)

The best Triangle Counter is to avoid getting caught. In this lesson, we will teach you how to use your knowledge of the Stage 1.5 Triangle Choke strategy to prevent it before it happens. First, w...

Lesson 22: Straight Armlock (Ch3.3: Guard Submission Counters)

The more effective you become at applying the Straight Armlock from the guard, the less likely you are to ever get caught in it. In this lesson you will learn two reliable emergency escapes you can...

Lesson 23: Kimura (Ch3.3: Guard Submission Counters)

Only if you learn the counters to a submission, can you become a master at its application. In this lesson you will learn the early, late and emergency escapes to the Kimura Armlock from the guard...

Lesson 24: Wrist Control Sequence (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions)

The guard submissions you learned in the Gracie Combatives course are designed to take advantage of the most likely behaviors that you are likely to experience against an unskilled larger opponent....

Lesson 25: Triple Threat (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions)

From the mount or from the guard, the primary offensive benefit of the gi is that it creates an array of cross choke opportunities for you. In this lesson, we will teach you a how the basic cross c...

Lesson 26: Scissor Sweep (Ch3.5: Guard Sweeps)

The sweeps you learned in the Gracie Combatives course were specifically designed to take advantage of the opponent’s off balance attack behavior to achieve the reversal. In this lesson, you will ...

Lesson 27: Cross Sweep (Ch3.5: Guard Sweeps)

In the Gracie Combatives course you learned the Hook Sweep from Stage 5. Sometimes, however, your opponent is standing over you, but is positioned in a way that prevents the Hook Sweep from being p...

Lesson 28: Butterfly Guard (Ch3.6: Sport Guards)

Although limited in street applicability, the Butterfly Guard is highly-effective in the sportive setting. If you find yourself underneath a larger opponent who is stubbornly based on their knees,...

Lesson 29: Spider Guard (Ch3.6: Sport Guards)

The Spider Guard is one of the original sport guards and still highly utilized in today’s jiu-jitsu tournaments. Although it is 100% sport, and relies entirely on the use of the gi, it effectively ...