Blue Belt Stripe 3: Chapter 3: Guard

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Chapter 3 of the Blue Belt Stripe 3 Course features twelve 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 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 17: Advanced Punch Block Series (Ch3.1: Guard Controls)

One of the most important lessons in the Gracie Combatives course is the Punch Block Series from the guard. Now it’s time to take your distance management skills to the next level. In this lesson, ...

Lesson 18: Arm Drags (Ch3.1: Guard Controls)

Your ability to execute many guard techniques is heavily influenced by your opponent’s physical attributes. The Arm Drag is highly effective against an opponent with an extreme weight advantage. B...

Lesson 19: Over-Under Pass (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)

The Over-Under Pass is a time-tested technique that works against opponents of all sizes and skill levels. The success of this pass rests in your ability to immobilize your opponent’s hips while re...

Lesson 20: Leg Drags (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)

Leg drags are amazing. By combining deceptive speed and immediate follow-up pressure, you can use leg drags to pass the most seasoned guards. We will begin by teaching you the most important princi...

Lesson 21: X-Guard Passes (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)

Now that you have spent several months utilizing the X-guard and its various sweeps, it’s time to learn how to exploit its weaknesses. First, you will learn the most reliable ways to free each of y...

Lesson 22: Guillotine Counters (Ch3.3: Guard Submission Counters)

As always, the best submission counter is to avoid getting caught to begin with! When it comes to Guillotines, your defensive strategy is largely contingent on the opponent’s leg and hand configura...

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

Once you understand the omoplata’s inner workings, it’s quite easy to defend against it. In this lesson, we will share the four most reliable omoplata counters based on your opponent’s tightness/co...

Lesson 24: Arm Crush (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions)

Traditionally, you can only apply a straight armlock if your hips are behind the elbow joint, but with the Arm Crush this rule doesn’t apply. This dynamic straight armlock generates incredible pres...

Lesson 25: Overhook Series (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions)

The Overhook Series is a classic attack system from the closed guard that has application from the mount as well. But unlike the mount, when working the overhook from the guard, you can incorporate...

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

When you originally learned the omoplata, we noted that the majority of your omoplata attempts would result in sweeps, rather than submissions. In this lesson, we take your omoplata capabilities to...

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

The Pendulum Sweep is one of the most reliable and beautiful sweeps in all of jiu-jitsu. It’s typically used from the closed guard position, and when applied correctly, it leaves your opponent feel...

Lesson 28: De La Riva Guard (Ch3.6: Sport Guards)

Developed by Ricardo De La Riva in the 1980s, the De La Riva Guard (DLR Guard) is a sport guard that is particularly effective for people with shorter legs. Although its street applicability is lim...