Beginner's Essentials

Beginner's Essentials

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Beginner's Essentials
  • Beginner Essentials: Simple Choke from the back part 3

    Matt Darcy shows how to transition to the high corner bow and arrow choke using knee pillow.

  • Beginner Essentials: Simple Choke from the back part 1

    Matt Darcy shows the essential 3 part back attack that everyone should start when attacking from the back with the gi on.

  • Beginner Essentials: Simple Choke from the back part 2

    Matt Darcy show how to keep the choke on when an opponent gets over bottom leg.

  • Fundamentals - Crossing the Centerline from Knee on Belly

    Matt Darcy teaches important steps to cross the centerline in knee on belly. This could be to switch sides or knee on belly to mount.

  • Beginner Essentials - Gift Wrap Back Take

    Starting in the mounted position Matt Darcy explains the transition to the knee pillow position when the partner turns to their side. From here he blocks the elbow with his chest so they cannot turn back to their back. He then gains wrist control, pulling the arm around their head. Rotating fro...

  • Armbar Defense Fundamentals

    Matt Darcy goes over the fundamental steps to defending the armbar.

  • Triangle Defense Fundamentals

    Matt Darcy shows a fundamental triangle defense. Immediately when the triangle is attempted he makes his knee and elbow connection with strong posture. Two hands come up to the knee and driving upward to break the triangle. He then drives his knee over this opponents leg to prevent another trian...

  • Transition To Mount From Side Control And Finishing With The Cross Choke

    Matt Darcy shows how to transition to mount from side control then goes over the cross choke with a fine tooth comb to make sure every attempt is a high percentage finish.

  • Post And Hook Single Leg To Double Leg TakeDown

    Matt Darcy shows the post and hook single leg and the reasoning for which hand he uses to post on his opponent. He then demonstrates a double leg to use when the single leg takedown gives you trouble.

  • 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