Beginner's Essentials

Beginner's Essentials

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Beginner's Essentials
  • Mount Escape - Foot Scrape To Half Guard - Keep The Momentum

    Using the foot scrape to escape from mount to half guard, Matt Darcy urges his student to keep that momentum going to get to their strongest position to get the finish.

  • Troubleshooting The Triangle - Part 2

    Matt Darcy shows another troubleshoot adjustment to finish the triangle called the “Scape and Chop.” Using his forearm he scrapes his opponents head into the inside of his knee and then finishes off an space that might be left with a few chopping motions with his leg.

  • Troubleshooting the Triangle - Part 1

    Every body is different. Therefore, triangles might be harder to get on some body types than others. Here Matt Darcy goes over some key details that can help you finish triangle chokes when short legs or broad shoulders are an issue by aligning the knees in the same direction and using a press a...

  • Triangle Fundamentals In Detail - Part 1

    In this segment Matt Darcy shows in detail how to shoot for effective triangles.

  • Triangle Fundamentals In Detail - Part 2

    After shooting for the triangle Matt Darcy goes over the standard operating procedure when finishing the choke. Connecting two limbs, whether it’s legs crossed or a hand on your shin, helps maintain the partner’s broken posture. Also, by keeping active pointed toes helps the success rate of tria...

  • Fundamentals - Scissor Sweep from Closed Guard

    By threatening the cross choke opportunity opens up for the scissor sweep. The threat of submission from closed guard keeps you two steps ahead of your opponent because before they can address opening the guard, the choke has to be defended first.

  • Traditional Cross Choke, Sling Shot Cross Choke

    Matt Darcy shows the traditional cross choke. Also incorporates the sling shot, clubbing the head and bypassing the hand defenses for a baseball bat style grip.

  • Closed Guard Arm Bar With Juji Gatame Roll Option

    Matt Darcy shows a basic arm bar setup from closed guard adding the juji-gatame roll when your opponent uses the stacking defense.

  • Knee Scrape Back Take With Simple Collar Choke Finish

    Chris Fletcher shows the simple collar choke finish after taking the back from the turtle position using the knee scrape

  • Beginner's Essentials - Jiu-Jitsu 101

    Date: 4/18/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Class: Fundamentals
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

    Matt Darcy teaches an essential beginners drill. Jiu-Jitsu 101 teaches how to escape mount, break the closed guard, pass the guard and transition form side control to mount. This is a cyclica...

  • Beginner's Essentials: Simple Back Choke System Part 1

    Matt Darcy shows a basic back choke system using the collars. This is one of the building blocks for the Iron Maiden Back Control System.

    Date: 6/25/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials: Simple Back Choke System Part 2

    Matt Darcy teaches part 2 of the simple back choke system. He uses the knee pillow and belt line hook to make the choke even worse when his opponent tries to escape.

    Date: 6/25/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials - Tradition Closed Guard Cross Choke

    Matt Darcy show how to do a traditional closed guard cross choke.

    Date: 6/3/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials - Slingshot Cross Choke from Closed Guard

    Matt Darcy shows his favorite cross choke variation from closed guard.

    Date: 6/3/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Basic Closed Guard Pull to Pendulum Sweep Part 2

    Matt Darcy shows how to go back to the pendulum sweep when the opponent defends the armbar.

    Date: 5/20/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Basic Closed Guard Pull to Pendulum Sweep

    Matt Darcy shows how to do a basic closed guard pull and get right on the attack with a pendulum sweep.

    Date: 5/20/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Basic Closed Guard Pull to Pendulum Sweep Armbar Part 1

    Matt Darcy shows how to do a basic closed guard pull to pendulum sweep armbar when your opponent defends the sweep.

    Date: 5/20/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner Essentials - Closed Guard Armbar Defense and Counter

    Matt Darcy teaches a basic way to defend and counter the closed guard armbar.

    Date: 5/1/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials - Leg Control "Toreando" Pass Variation

    Matt Darcy teaches a super fundamental way to do the "Toreando" or Bull Fighter pass.

    Date: 3/26/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials - Basic Straight Ankle Lock

    Matt Darcy teaches the traditional straight ankle lock.

    Date: 1/23/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials - Simple Choke from the Back

    Matt Darcy shows how to do the most basic choke form the back and the start of many back attack systems including Iron Maiden and Hidden Collar.

    Date: 1/7/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Turtle Guard - Recover Closed Guard and Triangle Choke

    Matt Darcy shows how you can recover closed guard or a slick triangle choke when your opponent bases away from the Judo Reversal Roll

    Date: 1/7/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials - Concept Breakdown - Back Step to 3/4 Mount

    Matt Darcy teaches passing concepts using the back step pass and links it to a 3/4 mount entrance.

    Date: 12/5/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Beginner's Essentials - Concept Breakdown - Knee Cut Pass

    Matt Darcy breaks down passing concepts using the fundamental knee cut pass.

    Date: 12/5/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose