Saddle Up! We will be bouncing back from Thanksgiving and starting December off with some techniques from Lasso and Spider Guard! Both of these Guard variations require specific grips and control of our opponents posture and balance to open up sweep and submission opportunities. Click here to … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of November 28, 2022
This week is a short one as we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, but we'll still have enough time to cover all of our Lesson Plans this week! We'll begin on Monday by finishing up our Armlock from Guard series. In this Lesson Plan, we'll introduce the Defense and Escape to this … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of November 21, 2022
Huge staples of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on the way next week! We will begin back in the standing position to address pulling to Closed Guard. This is one of the most effective and efficient ways to get to an offensive position quickly, so we'll cover all the details in depth. If our opponent resists, … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of November 14, 2022
Last weekend, CTA Irving sent a small group of competitors to the Comerica Center in Frisco for our last tournament of the year and all of them performed magnificently! We had 1 youth and 5 adults students competing and each of them carried a personal story going into their matches. For some, it … [Read more...] about Our Stars were Shining at the JJWL Texas Open!
Our Lesson Plans this week continue from the Half Guard position. Dealing with a mobile opponent can make it very difficult to pass their Guard, so that's where opening up our own hips comes into play. Once in this position, it makes it far easier to pass with options either to Side Control or … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of November 7, 2022
Happy Halloween! We're starting the week with costumes and candy, but filling it with Guard Passes and ending it with the Jiu-Jitsu World League tournament. Our focus lately has been on controlling our opponent's hips and restricting their mobility in order to pass guard, and we'll be using those … [Read more...] about Lesson Plans – Week of October 31, 2022