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Ageless Jiu Jitsu: Winning When You're Older Or Less Athletic - Top Game Gi by John Danaher

Utilize the over/under, double under, knee cut, and long step pass alongside systematic half guard passing to defeat even the most sophisticated guard players!

  • John is one of the world’s premier coaches in Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling and now you can watch him break down the realities of the sport for aging athletes and how you can best adapt!
  • Develop a go-to standing system with John’s strategies on obtaining precise grips, creating kuzushi, and executing a variety of time-tested takedowns.
  • Stay ahead of tricky guard players with a complete guard passing system that utilizes high-percentage guard passes that ANYONE can use.
  • Make pinning a hidden weapon in your arsenal and discover unique ways to maintain stability while generating immense pressure against explosive opponents!
  • Every series and move is optimized and explained with the older grappler in mind, giving you the tools necessary to be successful without speed or flexibility.
  • Know More. Win More.

Course Content

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Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Introduction 0
Attaining Top Position: The Standing Game for Older/Less Athletic Athletes - Winning the Grip Fight: Same Side Grips (Ai-Yotsu) 3:23
Dealing With a Very Strong Power Hand 17:52
First Attack: Snap Down - Gi Snap Downs are Very Different From No-Gi 25:13
Snap Down Part 2: Different Stances 30:17
2nd Attack: Ankle Pick - Outside Ankle Pick 36:46
Inside Ankle Pick 44:22
Different Grips For Ankle Picks 48:17
3rd Attack: Knee Pick - Inside Knee Pick 55:56
4th Attack: Collar Drag 1:00:49
Winning the Grip Fight: Opposite Side Grips (Kenka-Yotsu) 1:08:48
The Use of Our 4 Takedowns From Kenka-Yotsu 1:18:30

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Top Game For Older and Less Athletic Players: Guard Passing - The Best Guard Passes For The Unathletic 0
1st Method: Over Under Guard Pass 5:43
The Single Biggest Problem Associated With Over Under Guard Passing & a Solution 17:35
2nd Method Of Guard Passing Double Under 24:03
Passing in 2 Directions With Double Unders 31:01
Using the Plow Position During Double Under Passing 40:45
3rd Method Of Guard Passing: Long Step Passing - Advantages of Long Step Guard Passing 50:53
The 2 Major Gripping Methods of Long Step Guard Passing 56:40
The 3 Step Method of Long Step Passing 1:01:18
Different Finishes to the Long Step Guard Pass - Leg Drag Finish 1:08:06
Switching to an Inside Leg Pant Grip 1:12:55
Walk Around the Head to Take the Back 1:16:26

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Applications of Long Step Against a Supine Opponent - From Reverse De La Riva/Split Squat Position 0
From Lasso Hook 3:36
From De La Riva 8:59
Applications Against a Seated Opponent: Scapula Grips - Classic Seated Butterfly 11:17
My Favorite Application of a Long Step Pass: Switching Grips 18:27
Long Step From a Scoop Grip 22:15
Scapula Grips Against Supine Opponents 25:38
4th Method of Guard Passing: Knee Cut - The Great Advantage of Knee Cut Guard Passing 35:24
Knee Cut Pass From Sleeve Lapel Grips 40:49
Countering a Knee Shield 45:48
Application Against a Seated Opponent 49:08
The Most Important Conceptual Advice I Can Give You With Regards to Guard Passing 51:39
Cross Grip Knee Cuts 1:01:56
Overcoming Extreme Rresistance 3 1:11:55

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The King of Knee Cut Grips: Far Side Underhook - Far Side Hand Post 0
Near Side Head Post 8:42
Passing a Seated Guard With Underhooks 14:41
Switching Grips 16:59
5th Method of Guard Passing: Half Guard Passing - Why I Believe Half Guard Passing is the Best Method for Older & Less Athletic Students 24:00
The Most Notable Differences Between Gi and No-Gi Half Guard Passing 28:45
The Best Starting Position For Half Guard Passing 34:09
The Key to Success When Passing Half Guard: Freeing the Knee 42:19
The 4 Key Knee and Body Positions That Will Enable You To Pass the Toughest Guards 49:17
The Single Biggest Problem You Will Face Passing Half Guard: The Knee Shield 54:32

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Practical Applications of Half Guard Passing - Half Kata Gatame Guard Pass 0
Lapel Cross Face 6:04
Half Guard Passing With Far Side & Near Side Headblock 16:33
Double Underhooks 24:19
Nearside Underhook 30:28
Passing In 3 Directions 35:56
When You Can't Get an Underhook 44:12
Reverse Half Guard 51:52
Passing Half guard From the Sit Through 1:00:03
Lapel Kimura 1:06:58
Winning Guard Passing Tactics for Older and Less Athletic Players 1:18:50

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Pinning - Side Pins: Stability Movement and Control 0
Mount Stability 20:25
Transition From Side Pin to Knee on Belly 29:53
Transition From side Pin To Mount 33:43
Transition From Side To Rear Mount 49:34
Stabilizing the Rear Mount Position 56:17
Top Turtle Game - Lapel Tight Waist Breakdown 1:02:26
Power Half Nelson 1:08:24
Breaking Your Opponent Down to Two Hips 1:11:33
Claw Breakdown 1:14:37
Breaking Your Opponent Down to His Back 1:16:45

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Submissions - The Collar is King 0
The 3 Most Important Gi Strangles That You Must Master 7:02
Sliding Collar Strangle (Okuri Eri Jime) - Mechanics and Variations 13:57
Entry to Finish - Belly Up 26:35
Entry to Finish - Belly Down 32:42
Strangling Without Hooks: The Clock Strangle 39:23
Strangling Without Hooks: The Crucifix 53:54
Cross Collar Strangle (Juji Jime) - Mechanics and Variations 58:21
Mounted Cross Collar 1:07:38
Side Cross Collar Strangle (Kata Juji Jime) 1:19:13
Cross Collar From Turtle Top: Sitting Kata Juji Jime 1:27:05
Part 2: The Hamstring Variation 1:33:01

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Cross Collar Strangle While Guard Passing - The Classic Method 0
The Baseball Variation 9:24
The Ezekiel Strangle (Sode Guruma) - Back Ezekiel 14:53
Front Ezekiel 29:48
Extracurricular: Two Great Submissions For The Oldest & Most Unathletic Guys In the Room - Side Skirt Strangle 38:31
Figure 4 Ude Gatame 48:45

Utilize the over/under, double under, knee cut, and long step pass alongside systematic half guard passing to defeat even the most sophisticated guard players!

  • John is one of the world’s premier coaches in Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling and now you can watch him break down the realities of the sport for aging athletes and how you can best adapt!
  • Develop a go-to standing system with John’s strategies on obtaining precise grips, creating kuzushi, and executing a variety of time-tested takedowns.
  • Stay ahead of tricky guard players with a complete guard passing system that utilizes high-percentage guard passes that ANYONE can use.
  • Make pinning a hidden weapon in your arsenal and discover unique ways to maintain stability while generating immense pressure against explosive opponents!
  • Every series and move is optimized and explained with the older grappler in mind, giving you the tools necessary to be successful without speed or flexibility.
  • Know More. Win More.

Course Content

Expand All Sections

Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Introduction 0
Attaining Top Position: The Standing Game for Older/Less Athletic Athletes - Winning the Grip Fight: Same Side Grips (Ai-Yotsu) 3:23
Dealing With a Very Strong Power Hand 17:52
First Attack: Snap Down - Gi Snap Downs are Very Different From No-Gi 25:13
Snap Down Part 2: Different Stances 30:17
2nd Attack: Ankle Pick - Outside Ankle Pick 36:46
Inside Ankle Pick 44:22
Different Grips For Ankle Picks 48:17
3rd Attack: Knee Pick - Inside Knee Pick 55:56
4th Attack: Collar Drag 1:00:49
Winning the Grip Fight: Opposite Side Grips (Kenka-Yotsu) 1:08:48
The Use of Our 4 Takedowns From Kenka-Yotsu 1:18:30

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Top Game For Older and Less Athletic Players: Guard Passing - The Best Guard Passes For The Unathletic 0
1st Method: Over Under Guard Pass 5:43
The Single Biggest Problem Associated With Over Under Guard Passing & a Solution 17:35
2nd Method Of Guard Passing Double Under 24:03
Passing in 2 Directions With Double Unders 31:01
Using the Plow Position During Double Under Passing 40:45
3rd Method Of Guard Passing: Long Step Passing - Advantages of Long Step Guard Passing 50:53
The 2 Major Gripping Methods of Long Step Guard Passing 56:40
The 3 Step Method of Long Step Passing 1:01:18
Different Finishes to the Long Step Guard Pass - Leg Drag Finish 1:08:06
Switching to an Inside Leg Pant Grip 1:12:55
Walk Around the Head to Take the Back 1:16:26

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Applications of Long Step Against a Supine Opponent - From Reverse De La Riva/Split Squat Position 0
From Lasso Hook 3:36
From De La Riva 8:59
Applications Against a Seated Opponent: Scapula Grips - Classic Seated Butterfly 11:17
My Favorite Application of a Long Step Pass: Switching Grips 18:27
Long Step From a Scoop Grip 22:15
Scapula Grips Against Supine Opponents 25:38
4th Method of Guard Passing: Knee Cut - The Great Advantage of Knee Cut Guard Passing 35:24
Knee Cut Pass From Sleeve Lapel Grips 40:49
Countering a Knee Shield 45:48
Application Against a Seated Opponent 49:08
The Most Important Conceptual Advice I Can Give You With Regards to Guard Passing 51:39
Cross Grip Knee Cuts 1:01:56
Overcoming Extreme Rresistance 3 1:11:55

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The King of Knee Cut Grips: Far Side Underhook - Far Side Hand Post 0
Near Side Head Post 8:42
Passing a Seated Guard With Underhooks 14:41
Switching Grips 16:59
5th Method of Guard Passing: Half Guard Passing - Why I Believe Half Guard Passing is the Best Method for Older & Less Athletic Students 24:00
The Most Notable Differences Between Gi and No-Gi Half Guard Passing 28:45
The Best Starting Position For Half Guard Passing 34:09
The Key to Success When Passing Half Guard: Freeing the Knee 42:19
The 4 Key Knee and Body Positions That Will Enable You To Pass the Toughest Guards 49:17
The Single Biggest Problem You Will Face Passing Half Guard: The Knee Shield 54:32

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Practical Applications of Half Guard Passing - Half Kata Gatame Guard Pass 0
Lapel Cross Face 6:04
Half Guard Passing With Far Side & Near Side Headblock 16:33
Double Underhooks 24:19
Nearside Underhook 30:28
Passing In 3 Directions 35:56
When You Can't Get an Underhook 44:12
Reverse Half Guard 51:52
Passing Half guard From the Sit Through 1:00:03
Lapel Kimura 1:06:58
Winning Guard Passing Tactics for Older and Less Athletic Players 1:18:50

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Pinning - Side Pins: Stability Movement and Control 0
Mount Stability 20:25
Transition From Side Pin to Knee on Belly 29:53
Transition From side Pin To Mount 33:43
Transition From Side To Rear Mount 49:34
Stabilizing the Rear Mount Position 56:17
Top Turtle Game - Lapel Tight Waist Breakdown 1:02:26
Power Half Nelson 1:08:24
Breaking Your Opponent Down to Two Hips 1:11:33
Claw Breakdown 1:14:37
Breaking Your Opponent Down to His Back 1:16:45

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Submissions - The Collar is King 0
The 3 Most Important Gi Strangles That You Must Master 7:02
Sliding Collar Strangle (Okuri Eri Jime) - Mechanics and Variations 13:57
Entry to Finish - Belly Up 26:35
Entry to Finish - Belly Down 32:42
Strangling Without Hooks: The Clock Strangle 39:23
Strangling Without Hooks: The Crucifix 53:54
Cross Collar Strangle (Juji Jime) - Mechanics and Variations 58:21
Mounted Cross Collar 1:07:38
Side Cross Collar Strangle (Kata Juji Jime) 1:19:13
Cross Collar From Turtle Top: Sitting Kata Juji Jime 1:27:05
Part 2: The Hamstring Variation 1:33:01

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Cross Collar Strangle While Guard Passing - The Classic Method 0
The Baseball Variation 9:24
The Ezekiel Strangle (Sode Guruma) - Back Ezekiel 14:53
Front Ezekiel 29:48
Extracurricular: Two Great Submissions For The Oldest & Most Unathletic Guys In the Room - Side Skirt Strangle 38:31
Figure 4 Ude Gatame 48:45

Stay Competitive With - And Even Dominate - Younger, Faster Athletes With The Help Of The World’s Most Sought After Jiu-Jitsu Coach, Professor John Danaher, As He Shows You His Formula For Success For The Gi Top Game As An Older Grappler!

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What Will You Learn?

The Ageless Jiu-Jitsu series looks to provide an in-depth guide for older and less athletic grapplers looking to stay competitive with their younger counterparts. Ageless Jiu-Jitsu Top Game Gi is focused around high-percentage techniques spanning a complete top-game. Learn precise techniques and concepts from standing, passing, pinning, taking the back, obtaining submissions, and more! Each technique is perfectly adapted to give older or less athletic practitioners the advantage every time they step onto the mat.

With over ten hours of content spanning 8 volumes John leaves no stone unturned when it comes to dominating from the top. The series starts with a unique look at fighting in the standing position. What is usually seen as an extreme disadvantage for older less athletic practitioners, John transforms into an area where they can thrive. Through a battle-tested system of grip fighting tactics, off-balancing techniques, tips on timing, and a series of easy to execute takedowns, your standing skills will receive a massive upgrade!

Since you’ll be landing more takedowns than ever, you’ll need a go-to passing system! Thankfully, John provides a complete blueprint on high-percentage guard passes that will be able to defeat even the trickiest guard players. Learn to utilize the over/under, double under, knee cut, and long step passes in a way that doesn't require you to be overly athletic or strong. John also explores the art of forcing and passing half guard, one of the most effective passing strategies for older grapplers!

Continue through the anthology of top game techniques with a complete guide on pinning. Master the art of pinning with concepts on maintaining stability, grip/wedge variations, transitioning to more dominant positions, and more! Make athletic opponents overwhelmed and tired as you work towards John’s favorite Gi-based submissions for older grapplers. Drastically increase your finish rate, regardless of opponent, with John’s insanely detailed breakdowns of the sliding collar, cross collar, Ezekiel choke, and variations of each!

So whether you're a beginner looking to develop a strong foundational top game or an older/less athletic practitioner looking to refresh your skills, "Ageless Jiu Jitsu: Top Game Gi" is the ultimate tool for taking your game to the next level. Don't miss your chance to learn from one of the greatest BJJ coaches of all time!

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