Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique Encyclopedia
Guard Techniques A. Closed Guard
- Armbar: Attack the opponent's arm by trapping it between your legs and extending your hips.
- Triangle Choke: Trap the opponent's arm and head between your legs, creating a choke with your legs and the opponent's shoulder.
- Kimura: Isolate and control the opponent's arm, bending it behind their back to apply pressure on the shoulder joint. B. Open Guard
- De La Riva Guard: Hook one leg around the opponent's leg while controlling their ankle or pants for various sweeps and submissions.
- Spider Guard: Control the opponent's sleeves while placing your feet on their biceps to create distance and set up sweeps or submissions.
- Butterfly Guard: Use your feet inside the opponent's thighs to elevate and sweep them or transition to other positions.
Top Position Techniques A. Side Control
- Americana: Control the opponent's arm, bending it at a right angle, and apply pressure to the elbow joint.
- Arm Triangle: Trap the opponent's arm and head using your arm and chest, applying pressure on their neck to choke.
- Knee-on-Belly: Place your knee on the opponent's torso to increase pressure and create openings for submissions or transitions. B. Mount
- Armbar: Isolate the opponent's arm and extend your hips to apply pressure on the elbow joint.
- Cross Collar Choke: Grip the opponent's collar with both hands and apply pressure on both sides of their neck to choke.
- Mounted Triangle: Transition one leg over the opponent's shoulder while trapping their arm, and secure the triangle choke. C. Back Control
- Rear Naked Choke: Wrap your arm around the opponent's neck, applying pressure on both sides of their neck to choke.
- Bow and Arrow Choke: Grip the opponent's collar and their leg, extending your legs to apply pressure on their neck to choke.
- Armbar: Secure the opponent's arm and extend your hips to apply pressure on the elbow joint.
Escapes and Reversals A. Guard Passes
- Torreando Pass: Control the opponent's legs and use lateral movement to pass their guard.
- Knee Slice Pass: Drive your knee through the opponent's guard, using pressure and control to pass.
- Stack Pass: Compress the opponent's legs towards their head and move around their guard. B. Sweeps
- Scissor Sweep: Use one leg to elevate the opponent while sweeping their base with your other leg.
- Hip Bump Sweep: Use your hips to off-balance the opponent while controlling their arm.
- Flower Sweep: Grip the opponent's arm and leg, using your legs to elevate and sweep them.
Leg Locks A. Ankle Locks
- Straight Ankle Lock: Control the opponent's leg and apply pressure on their Achilles tendon.
- Toe Hold: Grip the opponent's foot and twist it to apply pressure on the ankle joint. B. Knee Locks
- Kneebar: Control the opponent's leg and extend your hips to apply pressure on the knee joint.
- Heel Hook: Control the opponent's leg and apply torque on their knee joint by twisting their heel.