We're going to continue working from the Guard position next week, but this time focusing on the Triangle Choke! This is one of the most famous submission techniques in all of Jiu-Jitsu, and our Lesson Plans will begin with an introduction to the basics on both offense and defense. Click here to … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of April 11, 2022
ALL ABOUT ARMBARS! This week we'll be discussing the intricacies of the armbar, specifically from the Guard position. We'll begin by learning the offensive side of the Submission, which explores how to break our opponent's posture and isolate their arm prior to seeking the tap. We'll also add in … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of April 4, 2022
It was an honor to have Professor Caio in town and on our mats, as he taught an amazing Guard Passing Seminar this past Saturday. We had nearly 50 practitioners of every belt level in attendance, all excited to learn the techniques that made Professor a 12-time World Champion. He discussed some … [Read more...] about Awesome Weekend at the Academy!
HUGE WEEK ON THE WAY! On the heels of Professor Caio's seminar, we will be reviewing the techniques he shares and addressing two different strategies from the Standing position in our Fundamentals classes this week. One of the most effective takedowns in Jiu-Jitsu is the Collar Drag. We'll start … [Read more...] about Lessons Plans – Week of March 28, 2022
The Guard is one of most dynamic positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and this week we'll begin with working on how to pass it! There are several different concepts at work when controlling our opponents' feet, hips and knees, so the we'll be sure to cover all those along the way. On Monday, … [Read more...] about Lessons Plans – Week of March 21, 2022
It's Spring Break for many, but we're just hitting our stride at CTA Irving! On Monday and Tuesday, we'll work on defensive posture from underneath the Mount position. Utilizing frames and escaping incrementally makes a huge difference in getting out of bad spots, and we'll talk about both in … [Read more...] about Lessons Plans – Week of March 14, 2022