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The Pillars of Defense: Turtle & Front Headlock Escapes by Gordon Ryan

This is your chance to learn from 3-Time ADCC Champion Gordon Ryan as he shares all his secrets around escaping turtle and front headlocks
  • Gordon is one of the most detailed and thorough teachers in grappling, with incredible systematic attention to detail.
  • Use peak outs, 4 points, sitting to half guard, and more to get away from front.
  • Roll to guard and escape from turtle with Gordon’s tips for staying safe and preventing hooks so you can get away from their control while still staying safe from submission threats.
  • These are the same systems that Gordon uses to build his defensive skills as a foundation for his entire game.
  • Watch as Gordon rolls in the gym from these same positions and then breaks down the footage to explain the techniques in action.                                                                                                                              

Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction 0
Wrestling VS Jiu Jitsu 3:15
Overview 9:13
Front Headlock (Opponent's Hand Positions) 12:31
Opponent's Goals 17:57
Our Goals 22:58
Front Headlock - Locked Hands Hand Placement 28:06
Conservative Guillotine and Seated Kata Gatame Defense 33:04
Conservative Anaconda Defense 41:04
Conservative Darce Defense 45:47

Volume 2

Intro To Defending Go-Behinds 0
Partner Circles With No Wedges - Follow Them 5:38
No Wedges Access Legs 6:55
No Wedges Sit to Guard 11:40
No Wedges Shoulder Roll 14:00
Defending a Straight Knee Block 16:27
Defending a Cross Knee Block 21:58
Defending Arm Drags 27:57
Defending Misdirectional Throw-Bys 37:35

Volume 3

Sitting To Half Guard 0
Clearing Front Headlock With a 2 on 1 4:02
Clearing Front Headlock with Elbow Post 6:31
Arm Dragging From Attempted Anaconda 11:06
Building to a 4 Point 13:28
Ude Gaeshi 16:31
Comparing Locked VS Unlocked Hands in Front Headlock 21:14
Closing Out Front Headlock 23:30
Intro to Front Chest Lock 26:50
Basic Peak Out 31:50
Misdirectional Peak Out 37:26
Misdirectional Peak Out Sit to Half Guard 40:24
4 Point Peak Out 43:20
Comparing Chest Lock and Double Triceps 49:08
Closing Out Front headlock Variations 51:48

Volume 4

Intro to Escaping Turtle Position 0
Overview 2:23
Open VS Closed Turtle 6:28
Opponent's Goals 11:09
Our Goals 15:43
Technical Rule VS Tactical Rules 18:19
Hand Positions 21:57
Leg Positions 27:04
Kuzushi and Misdirection 32:25
Shoulder Roll VS Granby 34:50
When Not To Near Side Shoulder Roll 37:04
When To Near Side Shoulder Roll 43:15
Near Side Shoulder Roll Enter Triangle 55:14
Near Side Shoulder Roll Enter The Legs (Naive Opponent) 59:01
Near Side Shoulder Roll (Enter the Legs) 1:06:46
Escaping When Opponent Follows Shoulder Roll 1:11:28
Using Your Opponent's Claw to be Offensive 1:18:28
Law of the Locked Hands 1:24:20
2 on 1 Face Your Opponent 1:28:23
When to Not Far Side Shoulder Roll 1:34:36
When to Far Side Shoulder Roll 1:39:47
Escaping After Roll Through 1:50:48
Sitting to Half Guard 2:00:33
Closing Out Shoulder Rolls 2:04:11

Volume 5

Intro to Head First Stand-Ups 0
Referee VS Tripod 4:08
Inside Leg VS Outside Leg 15:24
Inside Leg Tripod Standup (Mechanics) 22:21
Outside Leg Tripod Standup (Mechanics) 25:47
Inside Leg Referee Standup (Mechanics) 28:37
Outside Leg Referee Standup (Mechanics) 31:50
Technical VS Tactical 33:19
When to Not Use Head First Standups 37:25
When to Use Head First Standups 43:59
Building to a 4 Point 48:19
When Not to 4 Point 55:19
When to 4 Point 57:57
4 Point VS Back Head and Arm 59:20
Options From 4 Point 1:03:07
Closing Out Standing Escapes 1:06:55
Connecting the Dots 1:09:00

Volume 6

Intro to Defending a Hook From Turtle 0
The Importance of Diagonal Control 4:07
Falling to a Hip to Avoid Diagonal Control 6:44
When Not To 4 Point Out 11:45
When to 4 Point out 14:52
Closing Out One Hook Escapes 21:05
Intro To Crucifix 23:16
Escaping a Front Leg Trap 27:53
Far Side Shoulder Roll VS Cruciffix 35:47
Basic Crucifix Escape Options 39:34
Outro 47:05

Volume 7

Rolling Reubin 0
Rolling Christos 5:09
Rolling Alex 9:56
Rolling Abdul 14:57
Rolling Placido 19:51

Volume 8

Rolling Commentary Reubin 0
Rolling Commentary Christos 14:24
Rolling Commentary Alex 25:37
Rolling Commentary Abdul 35:05
Rolling Commentary Placido 44:51

The Pillars of Defense: Turtle & Front Headlock Escapes by Gordon Ryan

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This is your chance to learn from 3-Time ADCC Champion Gordon Ryan as he shares all his secrets around escaping turtle and front headlocks
  • Gordon is one of the most detailed and thorough teachers in grappling, with incredible systematic attention to detail.
  • Use peak outs, 4 points, sitting to half guard, and more to get away from front.
  • Roll to guard and escape from turtle with Gordon’s tips for staying safe and preventing hooks so you can get away from their control while still staying safe from submission threats.
  • These are the same systems that Gordon uses to build his defensive skills as a foundation for his entire game.
  • Watch as Gordon rolls in the gym from these same positions and then breaks down the footage to explain the techniques in action.                                                                                                                              

Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction 0
Wrestling VS Jiu Jitsu 3:15
Overview 9:13
Front Headlock (Opponent's Hand Positions) 12:31
Opponent's Goals 17:57
Our Goals 22:58
Front Headlock - Locked Hands Hand Placement 28:06
Conservative Guillotine and Seated Kata Gatame Defense 33:04
Conservative Anaconda Defense 41:04
Conservative Darce Defense 45:47

Volume 2

Intro To Defending Go-Behinds 0
Partner Circles With No Wedges - Follow Them 5:38
No Wedges Access Legs 6:55
No Wedges Sit to Guard 11:40
No Wedges Shoulder Roll 14:00
Defending a Straight Knee Block 16:27
Defending a Cross Knee Block 21:58
Defending Arm Drags 27:57
Defending Misdirectional Throw-Bys 37:35

Volume 3

Sitting To Half Guard 0
Clearing Front Headlock With a 2 on 1 4:02
Clearing Front Headlock with Elbow Post 6:31
Arm Dragging From Attempted Anaconda 11:06
Building to a 4 Point 13:28
Ude Gaeshi 16:31
Comparing Locked VS Unlocked Hands in Front Headlock 21:14
Closing Out Front Headlock 23:30
Intro to Front Chest Lock 26:50
Basic Peak Out 31:50
Misdirectional Peak Out 37:26
Misdirectional Peak Out Sit to Half Guard 40:24
4 Point Peak Out 43:20
Comparing Chest Lock and Double Triceps 49:08
Closing Out Front headlock Variations 51:48

Volume 4

Intro to Escaping Turtle Position 0
Overview 2:23
Open VS Closed Turtle 6:28
Opponent's Goals 11:09
Our Goals 15:43
Technical Rule VS Tactical Rules 18:19
Hand Positions 21:57
Leg Positions 27:04
Kuzushi and Misdirection 32:25
Shoulder Roll VS Granby 34:50
When Not To Near Side Shoulder Roll 37:04
When To Near Side Shoulder Roll 43:15
Near Side Shoulder Roll Enter Triangle 55:14
Near Side Shoulder Roll Enter The Legs (Naive Opponent) 59:01
Near Side Shoulder Roll (Enter the Legs) 1:06:46
Escaping When Opponent Follows Shoulder Roll 1:11:28
Using Your Opponent's Claw to be Offensive 1:18:28
Law of the Locked Hands 1:24:20
2 on 1 Face Your Opponent 1:28:23
When to Not Far Side Shoulder Roll 1:34:36
When to Far Side Shoulder Roll 1:39:47
Escaping After Roll Through 1:50:48
Sitting to Half Guard 2:00:33
Closing Out Shoulder Rolls 2:04:11

Volume 5

Intro to Head First Stand-Ups 0
Referee VS Tripod 4:08
Inside Leg VS Outside Leg 15:24
Inside Leg Tripod Standup (Mechanics) 22:21
Outside Leg Tripod Standup (Mechanics) 25:47
Inside Leg Referee Standup (Mechanics) 28:37
Outside Leg Referee Standup (Mechanics) 31:50
Technical VS Tactical 33:19
When to Not Use Head First Standups 37:25
When to Use Head First Standups 43:59
Building to a 4 Point 48:19
When Not to 4 Point 55:19
When to 4 Point 57:57
4 Point VS Back Head and Arm 59:20
Options From 4 Point 1:03:07
Closing Out Standing Escapes 1:06:55
Connecting the Dots 1:09:00

Volume 6

Intro to Defending a Hook From Turtle 0
The Importance of Diagonal Control 4:07
Falling to a Hip to Avoid Diagonal Control 6:44
When Not To 4 Point Out 11:45
When to 4 Point out 14:52
Closing Out One Hook Escapes 21:05
Intro To Crucifix 23:16
Escaping a Front Leg Trap 27:53
Far Side Shoulder Roll VS Cruciffix 35:47
Basic Crucifix Escape Options 39:34
Outro 47:05

Volume 7

Rolling Reubin 0
Rolling Christos 5:09
Rolling Alex 9:56
Rolling Abdul 14:57
Rolling Placido 19:51

Volume 8

Rolling Commentary Reubin 0
Rolling Commentary Christos 14:24
Rolling Commentary Alex 25:37
Rolling Commentary Abdul 35:05
Rolling Commentary Placido 44:51

Build Your Game On A Strong Foundation Of Escapes With These Systems For Escaping Turtle Position And Front Headlocks With ADCC Champion & No-Gi Grappling Superstar Gordon “The King” Ryan

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What Will You Learn?

Learn all of the most effective systematic ways to escape from the turtle position and the front headlocks from the best no-gi grappler on Earth, Gordon “The King” Ryan. With hours of content on how you can clear hooks, prevent strangles, stop opponents who are getting behind you, and more on this 8-volume set.

Gordon Ryan is one of the best no-gi grapplers in history, and is still building his legacy with a path of submission success. With 3 ADCC World Championships & an IBJJF World No-Gi Championship, most focus on Gordon’s offense but he believes the true way to build your foundation is improvement on the ability to defend and escape. Now you can see how he approaches this important skill from these common no-gi positions.

Use shoulder rolls, stand ups, 4 point positions, and more to get out from turtle, as Gordon teaches you how to stay safe in what could be a dangerous position as you expose your back. Instead, see all the ways you can use these escapes to start setting up submission threats as you move back to guard and start launching your offense.

Work out of front headlocks with the confidence to not give up your neck or give up your back with Gordon’s advice. Use peek outs, guard pulls, rolls, and more as he explains how to defend yourself in this common problematic position without letting them attack with guillotines, darces, and more.

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1

  • INTRODUCTION
  • WRESTLING VS JIU JITSU
  • OVERVIEW
  • FRONT HEADLOCK (OPPONENT'S HAND POSITIONS)
  • OPPONENT'S GOALS
  • OUR GOALS
  • FRONT HEADLOCK - LOCKED HANDS HAND PLACEMENT
  • CONSERVATIVE GUILLOTINE AND SEATED KATA GATAME DEFENSE
  • CONSERVATIVE ANACONDA DEFENSE
  • CONSERVATIVE DARCE DEFENSE
  • PART 2

  • INTRO TO DEFENDING GO-BEHINDS
  • PARTNER CIRCLES WITH NO WEDGES - FOLLOW THEM
  • NO WEDGES ACCESS LEGS
  • NO WEDGES SIT TO GUARD
  • NO WEDGES SHOULDER ROLL
  • DEFENDING A STRAIGHT KNEE BLOCK
  • DEFENDING A CROSS KNEE BLOCK
  • DEFENDING ARM DRAGS
  • DEFENDING MISDIRECTIONAL THROW-BYS
  • PART 3

  • SITTING TO HALF GUARD
  • CLEARING FRONT HEADLOCK WITH A 2 ON 1
  • CLEARING FRONT HEADLOCK WITH ELBOW POST
  • ARM DRAGGING FROM ATTEMPTED ANACONDA
  • BUILDING TO A 4 POINT
  • UDE GAESHI
  • COMPARING LOCKED VS UNLOCKED HANDS IN FRONT HEADLOCK
  • CLOSING OUT FRONT HEADLOCK
  • INTRO TO FRONT CHEST LOCK
  • BASIC PEAK OUT
  • MISDIRECTIONAL PEAK OUT
  • MISDIRECTIONAL PEAK OUT SIT TO HALF GUARD
  • 4 POINT PEAK OUT
  • COMPARING CHEST LOCK AND DOUBLE TRICEPS
  • CLOSING OUT FRONT HEADLOCK VARIATIONS
  • PART 4

  • INTRO TO ESCAPING TURTLE POSITION
  • OVERVIEW
  • OPEN VS CLOSED TURTLE
  • OPPONENT'S GOALS
  • OUR GOALS
  • TECHNICAL RULE VS TACTICAL RULES
  • HAND POSITIONS
  • LEG POSITIONS
  • KUZUSHI AND MISDIRECTION
  • SHOULDER ROLL VS GRANBY
  • WHEN NOT TO NEAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL
  • WHEN TO NEAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL
  • NEAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL ENTER TRIANGLE
  • NEAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL ENTER THE LEGS (NAIVE OPPONENT)
  • NEAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL (ENTER THE LEGS)
  • ESCAPING WHEN OPPONENT FOLLOWS SHOULDER ROLL
  • USING YOUR OPPONENT'S CLAW TO BE OFFENSIVE
  • LAW OF THE LOCKED HANDS
  • 2 ON 1 FACE YOUR OPPONENT
  • WHEN TO NOT FAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL
  • WHEN TO FAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL
  • ESCAPING AFTER ROLL THROUGH
  • SITTING TO HALF GUARD
  • CLOSING OUT SHOULDER ROLLS
  • PART 5

  • INTRO TO HEAD FIRST STAND-UPS
  • REFEREE VS TRIPOD
  • INSIDE LEG VS OUTSIDE LEG
  • INSIDE LEG TRIPOD STANDUP (MECHANICS)
  • OUTSIDE LEG TRIPOD STANDUP (MECHANICS)
  • INSIDE LEG REFEREE STANDUP (MECHANICS)
  • OUTSIDE LEG REFEREE STANDUP (MECHANICS)
  • TECHNICAL VS TACTICAL
  • WHEN NOT TO USE HEAD FIRST STANDUPS
  • WHEN TO USE HEAD FIRST STANDUPS
  • BUILDING TO A 4 POINT
  • WHEN NOT TO 4 POINT
  • WHEN TO 4 POINT
  • 4 POINT VS BACK HEAD AND ARM
  • OPTIONS FROM 4 POINT
  • CLOSING OUT STANDING ESCAPES
  • CONNECTING THE DOTS
  • PART 6

  • INTRO TO DEFENDING A HOOK FROM TURTLE
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF DIAGONAL CONTROL
  • FALLING TO A HIP TO AVOID DIAGONAL CONTROL
  • WHEN NOT TO 4 POINT OUT
  • WHEN TO 4 POINT OUT
  • CLOSING OUT ONE HOOK ESCAPES
  • INTRO TO CRUCIFIX
  • ESCAPING A FRONT LEG TRAP
  • FAR SIDE SHOULDER ROLL VS CRUCIFIX
  • BASIC CRUCIFIX ESCAPE OPTIONS
  • OUTRO
  • PART 7

  • ROLLING REUBEN
  • ROLLING CHRISTOS
  • ROLLING ALEX
  • ROLLING ABDUL
  • ROLLING PLACIDO
  • PART 8

  • ROLLING COMMENTARY REUBEN
  • ROLLING COMMENTARY CHRISTOS
  • ROLLING COMMENTARY ALEX
  • ROLLING COMMENTARY ABDUL
  • ROLLING COMMENTARY PLACIDO
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