ESSENTIAL DRILLS AND SECRET GRIPFIGHTING TECHNIQUES TO DEFEAT BIGGER, STRONGER OPPONENTS This is the first of 5 apps in which Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting share with you the secrets to defeating bigger, stronger opponents on the ground using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The most important thing you can do to stop a larger opponent from rag dolling you is to control the grips. That's why Emily and Stephan teach you how to use defensive gripfighting to completely shut down your opponent's sweeps, submissions and throws. And how to use offensive gripfighting to control the pace of the match and set up your own attacks. The techniques taught in this app apply both to standing work and on the ground. This means once you learn a technique you can use it in both contexts. But in Volume One Emily and Stephan ALSO share their collection of must-know, must-do grappling drills. These sports-specific drills will strengthen your body, prepare you for training, and prevent injuries. Most importantly these drills allow you to easily perform lots of repetitions in an easy and efficient manner. Repetition leads to mastery. With these drills you'll have a ton of reps under your belt in no time. 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, so they can just 'bench press' their way out of bad positions. But if you try this 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 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's taught and worked with thousands of grapplers of all levels. Stephan Kesting is a BJJ black belt with more than 30 years of Martial Arts experience and is the founder Grapplearts.com. FEATURES ~ 1 hour and 39 minutes of solid, filler-free, video instruction ~ Professionally filmed and edited ~ Complete menus for easy navigation ~ Create a list of your favourite techniques and drills using our one-click 'favourite' feature ~ Download the entire app to your phone or iPad; an internet connection is NOT required to view the videos ~ BONUS: 'The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu' book for free! INDEX 1) Intro to Defeating Bigger Opponents 2) Why You Should Drill 3) Fundamental Drills 4) Breakfalls 5) Technical stand-up 6) Forward Breakfall 7) Backward Roll 8) Shrimping 9) Leg Circles 10) Leg Triangles 11) Grappler's Lifts 12) Advanced Drills 13) Scoot Forward 14) Scoot Backward 15) Shrimping Forward 16) Four Point Rotation 17) Kickouts 18) Spidermans 19) Jumping Lunges 20) Partner Drills 21) Leg Switching on Hips 22) Wheelbarrow Forwards 23) Crab Walk 24) Granby Roll 25) Leap Frogs 26) Drag with Sleeves 27) Bear Walk 28) Butterfly Lifts 29) Jumping Guard Sit Ups 30) Hook Walk 31) Guard Pop-ups 32) Introduction to Gripfighting 33) Four Fingers In 34) Pistol Grip 35) Lapel and Sleeve 36) Common Mistakes 37) Guidelines 38) Stripping Sleeve Grips 39) Stripping Lapel Grips 40) Stripping Elbow Grips 41) Stripping Over the Shoulder Grips 42) Stripping Grips on the Ground 43) Stripping Leg Grips 44) Demo & Summary 45) No Gi Grip Fighting
I bought the whole set. Emily and Stephan rock! Easy to follow. Very informative and well done.
Purchased App and now I cannot open it with my ipad through App Store, videos, photo gallery, and no icon appears on home screen.
Both Kwok and Kesting are great at getting their point across in a clear manner. Excellent video and audio quality. I wish I had these basics explained to me when I first started, it would have saved me a lot of time.
Kwok and Kesting are among the best BJJ communicators and they work together well on this App. The content is about half drills and is more important for people lacking a qualified instructor. The remainder is grip fighting. It's not the sexiest topic but Kwok explains the importance clearly. A good app but more drills than I would like.