The Bigger, Stronger Opponent in No Gi…
This is the world’s first instructional video set designed to give you an edge over bigger, stronger opponents in no gi grappling.
We’ve all had it happen to us. Some lower level, less experienced grappler shows up for class, asks you to roll, and then winds up dominating and maybe even submitting you. How did this happen? Simply because they were bigger, stronger, heavier, and more powerful than you.
When this happens it’s hard to keep things in perspective. You might even feel like you’ve been wasting your years on the mat; “I should be better than that” you say to yourself.
Anyway, it’s incredibly frustrating when the only reason you tap out to somebody is because he’s a lot bigger than you or spends all his free time lifting weights in the gym…
And without the gi the bigger, stronger opponent has an even greater advantage. Without the lapels and cuffs to help you manage his weight and prevent his control over you the larger grappler usually finds it easier to use size and strength to force his way past the defenses your defenses, apply his superior weight, and crush you.
Or when you’re passing the guard you DON’T have the cuffs on his pants to kill the movement and strength of his powerful legs…
Without the gi the smaller, weaker person is at a huge disadvantage.
But things don’t need to be this way. There is hope in no gi, even if you’re fighting a person significantly bigger than yourself.
You just have to know what to do…
How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent in No Gi is a 5 DVD set featuring the no gi techniques, strategies and tactics of multiple-time world champion Emily Kwok working together with Stephan Kesting of Grapplearts.com.
In this instructional set you’ll learn:
- The single-most important thing you need to do before even thinking about taking an opponent down,
- The best ‘natural handles’ that stake your opponent to the ground, limit his mobility, and make it MUCH easier for you to pass his guard in no gi grappling,
- How to make yourself feel much heavier on your opponent WITHOUT the risk of ending up on the bottom after one of those ‘clutch and roll’ maneuvers that big guys are so fond of,
- Tips, tweaks and tricks to finish the rear naked choke (even on a much bigger, fully resisting opponent),
- The key to avoiding the feeling of being totally lost, not knowing what to do as soon as the gi comes off,
- Step-by-step instructions to take your no gi rear mount to the next level,
- Three common guard breaking mistake that allow your opponents to destroy your posture and dominate the match,
- How to ‘gang up’ on your opponent so that even if he’s bigger and stronger than you you can still control him and prevent him from controlling you,
- Simple techniques to demystify the takedown boogie man. Get the match to the ground on your terms, even if you’re not a natural wrestler and are severely lacking in the explosive athleticism department,
- Emily’s two favorite techniques for escaping the mount position in no gi that work even against barrel-chested opponents 50 lbs heavier than you
- Three seldom taught adjustments to stabilize the mount position in no gi, even on a significantly larger opponent,
- The exact adjustments you need to make to prevent your opponent from settling his weight on top of you in half guard (by not getting flattened out you stay mobile and preserve the ability to get back to a more advantageous position),
- The best way to block your opponent from getting his grips when you’re turtled. And exactly how to safely get back to a good position after that,
- The three best ways to open the closed guard of a bigger opponent in no gi that also set you up for the most successful guard passes possible,
- The key adjustments that makes finishing the head and arm choke AND the north-south choke much easier,
- An easy tweak that keeps you from getting swept in your opponent’s half guard,
- Getting the underhook is one of the keys to passing the half guard in no gi. Here are four details that allow you to dominate the battle for the underhook in no gi grappling,
- A simple drill that makes attacking with the powerful single leg X Guard position easy and instinctive,
- There’s a lot more to controlling side mount than simply locking your hands together and squeezing as hard as you can. Learn the subtle adjustments that control your opponent without tiring yourself out, while also leaving you in a position to launch your own submission attacks,
- The key to controlling your opponent regardless of whether you’re holding him in side mount, full mount or rear mount,
- A drill to make your transitions smooth and instinctive, so that you’ll always have good options in a scramble,
- How to prevent your opponent from escaping during transitions,
- Have you given up on the mount? Here are 3 of Emily’s sneakiest techniques to get to the mount position that actually use your opponent’s size and reactions against him,
- Techniques and strategies that’ll make your guard so aggressive that you take control of the pace and the outcome of the match right from the word ‘go’,
- Think that the double leg underhook pass is only a ‘big guy’ move? Think again! With Emily’s tweaks and details you’ll be able to use it on a larger opponent, even using his own reactions against him, making this guard pass easier than ever,
- A masterclass on sinking and finishing the head and arm choke in no gi, even against bigger stronger opponents,
- How to open even the most stubborn of closed guards, regardless of how strong and muscular your opponent’s legs are,
- How to safely pull guard against a superior standup wrestler in such a way that his reactions set up and actually help your own sweeps and attacks,
- Have you ever been frustrated when you swept an opponent only to have him scramble away? Here’s an easy answer to stop that from happening in the future…
- How to keep your posture in the guard of a bigger opponent, even when he’s determined to break you down with brute force and prevent you from passing,
- The seven must-know grips for no gi grappling, and when to use them!
- How to blend your gi and no gi grappling so that you’re not wasting your training time developing two entirely different games,
- Simple low-risk and high-reward takedowns you can use even if you’re intimidated by the whole concept of standup wrestling and takedowns,
- How to shut down your opponent’s ability to move in the half guard and then cut through his legs to side control, even when you don’t have gi handles to control your opponent with,
- A super-cool trick to achieve rear mount, even if your opponent is 100% focused on blocking your hooks from getting in,
- A secret for applying chokes that actually circumvents your opponent’s defenses much better than simply trying to slam the choke on quickly,
- A step-by-step formula for shutting down your opponent’s deep half guard position, and then getting to a dominant position of your own,
- A gameplan for guard sweeps, including sure-fire strategies and combinations for when your initial sweep doesn’t work,
- Tired of forgetting techniques you’ve just learned? Here’s how to remember techniques and avoid being overwhelmed by the too-much-information syndrome,
- A little known adjustment of your leg position that makes escaping from the mount of a bigger person much easier…
- Practical real life advice on using your partner’s momentum and natural reactions against him so that you’re not straining against his dead weight,
- Looking to take the back of a bigger, stronger opponent? Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to get to rear mount (and how to prevent him from escaping while you’re getting there),
- Simple adjustments that deny your opponent his big guy ‘bench press’ defenses,
- And much more!