Compensating for Strength is the second app in the How to Defeat the Bigger Stronger Opponent series which features BJJ world champion Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting from Grapplearts.com.
The focus of this app is exactly that: compensating for strength when you’re outgunned, outsized and overpowered by a much larger opponent. The techniques have been specifically chosen because they work on people much stronger than you.
Larger grapplers often just use their their strength, size and weight advantages to overpower you. It’s very frustrating to get pinned and smothered by a less skilful opponent whose only advantage is having 10, 20 or 50 pounds of additional muscle.
Big guys have much stronger upper bodies, which is why they can just ‘bench press’ his way out of a bad position. But if you try this then not only will it be ineffective but it will leave your arms limp, drained, and feeling completely powerless.
Plus it’s scary when big guys don’t know how to control their strength and weight, and have no clue how to train with smaller people. Injuries are the bane of training, and are often caused by Sasquatch-like grapplers who go totally ‘agro’ when their egos are threatened.
In this series of apps you’ll have two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts show you the techniques and strategies to defeat even the biggest, strongest, scariest attackers on the ground. Crazy speed, flexibility, or athleticism are NOT required; the emphasis is on staying safe and preventing injuries at all times.
Emily is a multiple time BJJ world champion, both with and without the gi. She has taught and worked with thousands of grapplers of all levels.
Emily faces people bigger than her on the mats every single day, and she’s learned that the single-most important thing you can do to stop a larger opponent from rag dolling you all over the mat is to control the grips.
First you’ll learn the guard sweep system Emily uses when she’s on the bottom.
The reality is that against a bigger opponent you WILL end up on the bottom at some point. But with the techniques on this app you’ll be able to defend yourself, sweep your opponent and get to the top.
We also cover what to do if your first attack doesn’t succeed, because you don’t want to be left without a plan.
The next section covers guard passing. You’ll learn how to cut through the guard of much larger opponent like a hot knife through butter. These techniques are proven to work at an elite level because stop you from being manhandled, stalled out, and/or submitted as you pass.
Finally we cover pin escapes.
You’ll learn the right techniques and strategies to use if you find yourself pinned on the bottom. You may be temporarily down but definitely not out; these are the best ways to survive the smother, escape the pin, and get back into the game!
Learning how to make space and get things moving again when someone is 100% determined to pin you flat to the mat is the ‘secret sauce’ that allows smaller, weaker grapplers to stay in the game when they’re wrestling with a big hormone-endowed Sasquatch.
Every technique is taught with an emphasis on safety. As a smaller grappler you have to be careful not to get injured inadvertently when your bigger partner moves explodes in an unpredictable attempt to blast your technique.
- 2 hours and 24 minutes of solid, filler-free, video instruction
- The sole focus of this instructional app is to give you the techniques and strategies that work best in a grappling situation against opponents much larger, stronger and heavier than yourself
- All the footage has been professionally filmed and edited for maximum ease of learning
- The app includes complete menus for easy navigation
- You can create a list of your favorite techniques and drills using the one-click ‘favorite’ button
- The app is designed to download to your phone or iPad; an internet connection is NOT required to view the videos
- The same app plays on both your phone and your tablet, so you don’t need to buy different versions for each type of device
- BONUS: ‘The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’ book for free!
Below is a small selection of videos that you will get when you purchase the Compensating for Strength app for your phone or tablet.
Escaping Sidemount Against a Bigger Opponent
Using ‘Transitional Escapes’ to Get Out of Pins
How to Use the Seated Guard to Sweep a Bigger, Stronger Opponent
1) Compensating for Strength
2) Intro to the Seated Guard
3) Knee Push Sweep
4) Butterfly Sweep
5) Butterfly Sweep with Head Control
6) Butterfly Sweep with Knee Push
7) Single Leg X Guard
8) Intro and Shin-to-Shin Entry
9) Butterfly Sweep Entry
10) Side to Side Finish
11) Heel Grab Finish
12) Dealing with Grips
13) Transition from Single Leg X Guard to Regular X Guard
14) Intro to the X Guard and X Guard Details
15) Stand-up Finish
16) Backtrip Finish
17) Intro to the Half Guard
18) Taking the Back
19) Leg Grab Sweep
20) Roll-Under Sweep
21) The ‘Vomit’ Sweep
22) Guard Passing
23) Strategies and Tactics
24) Explosive stand-up
25) Standing Step Pass
26) Leg Drag & Hip Trap
27) Over-Under Pass
28) Transitional Escapes
29) Pin Escapes Intro
30) Block and Elbow Wedge
31) Multiple Bridging
32) Side to Side Bridging
33) Transitional Mount Escapes
34) Improving the Elbow-Knee Escape
35) Leg Trap Mount Escape