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Advanced Basics by Firas Zahabi


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Designed For All Levels - Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced fighter, this course will change your game.
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Firas Zahabi

Professional Fighter
Add Some Advanced Flare To Your Fundamentals And Give Your Basic Submission Arsenal an Upgrade with Tristar Gym Head Trainer, Firas Zahabi
  • A Black Belt under John Danaher, Firas Zahabi is one of the top coaches on the planet and has been integral in the rise of some of combats’ most successful athletes like Georges St. Pierre, Oliver Taza, and Ethan Crelinsten
  • Let Zahabi help you tweak your basics to help you become a more efficient bottom player
  • Explore a library of BJJ’s most high percentage submissions and accompanying techniques with must-know details from one of the most sought after trainers in the country
  • Utilize a detailed overview of the hip heist sweep so you can use this classic maneuver to set up dozens of reliable attacks and seamless combinations
  • Combine the hip heist sweep and pendulum sweep with the armbar, triangle, omoplata, guillotine, and the kimura to add multiple dangerous combinations to your closed guard toolbox
  • Whether you're a beginner looking for high level instruction and some guidance on the fundamentals or a veteran of the mats, Zahabi will help you see the basics in a whole new light                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Course Content

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Volume 1

Armbar 0
Triangle 13:41
Omoplata 28:55

Volume 2

Kimura 0
Guillotine 6:44
Pendulum 15:51
Hip-Heist Sweep 24:35
Combinations 29:34
Outro 31:24


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In this video you will learn:

  • Armbar from the Guard

  • When to Armbar 

  • How to climb your legs correctly over your opponent's back

  • Getting legs perpendicular 

  • Trapping and driving against the shoulder

  • Creating powerful rotation 

  • Proper breaking position

  • The Clamp Guard to Triangle

  • How to get your opponent's hands to the mat

  • Clamp Guard transition

  • Trapping the arm effortlessly 

  • The Key to the Triangle transitions (never have your triangle stuffed again)

  • Closing an air tight Triangle 

  • The Omoplata

  • When to go for Omoplata

  • Creating an unbreakable barrier that allows for Omoplata transition

  • Sweeping from Omoplata

  • Pinning from Omoplata Sweep

  • Kimura from Closed Guard

  • Trapping the arm

  • Proper hip position

  • Proper breaking mechanics

  • Guillotine Choke (details here alone are worth the entire price you pay!)

  • How to get into Guillotine

  • Key hip position

  • Key leg position

  • Chin Strap grip

  • Key shoulder position

  • Understanding common Guillotine mistakes and how to avoid them 

  • Correct position of the legs that make all the difference

  • Pendulum Sweep 

  • The Keys to make the Pendulum Sweep Powerful

  • How to transition to mount

  • Correct angle of sweep

  • How to pivot correctly

  • Hip-Heist Sweep

  • When to Hip-Heist Sweep

  • Key Hip position 

  • Key angle of attack

  • Why you should not try to lift you opponent 

  • What really makes the sweep work

  • Coach also teaches you how to combine these maneuvers together