So What's On This Series?
Dominate Off Your Back With Tom DeBlass
-Tom is a veteran coach, and he understands that any good lesson must begin by breaking down the basic approaches to the position he has developed over the years. Tom DeBlass’s closed guard is actually pretty unique, he’s been able to use it effectively even though he has shorter legs and is usually fighting heavier fighters. He gets this done with his own series of controls that he relies on, knowledge that he is excited to share with you. Once you have them broken down, and you are safe and in control, it’s time to start attacking with a beautiful overhook series that is sure to leave your training partners tapping, or an underhook series that is a surefire antidote for anyone who wants to hold tight and stall away the fight.
-This 4-volume instructional set has Tom’s best counters to all the most common closed guard passes you will come across. Ever find yourself getting stacked from guard, someone bigger and stronger leaning you up on your neck until you have no choice but to hold on for dear life or give up the position? You are far from alone, and now you can finally have an answer for next time. Even better, you’ll even learn the key details to finishing a submission lock once you get stacked. Those problems against the pressure fighters in your gym can be a thing of the past! What about someone sliding their knee into your guard, popping it open and leaving you playing catch-up? You are an adjustment away from taking your control back, and Tom is here to show you how.
-Closed guard doesn’t have to end when your opponent stands up off the mat. Especially in no gi, it’s really common to have the person on top trying to stand and posture their way to better position. Does that mean your offense has to end? No way! Just because you don’t have them broken down and in your domain doesn’t mean you don’t have options, which Tom demonstrates amply. He shows how he has turned this would-be bad position into an advantageous one, using the space and momentum to keep his opponent off-balance and struggling to keep up. Sure enough, the leg lock master also finds time to show off his best ashi garami entries from closed guard, a needed staple in the closed guard of any leg locker.