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First Principles Escapes: Headlocks, Side Control & North South by Stephen Whittier

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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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Stephen Whittier

Professional Fighter

Learn to escape difficult positions like side control, north/south, side control, crossfaces, and much more in this SIX PART masterclass on escapes!

  • Utilize escapes that work both in Gi and No-Gi.
  • Discover hidden details that are often overlooked that make a major difference in your ability to positions like head/arm control and crossface/underhook.
  • Learn “the principles of escapes” that apply across the spectrum of grappling and will allow rapid skill acquisition.
  • Turn the tables on the opposition with clear-cut escapes that ANYONE can use!
  • Stephen Whittier Adds Another Must-Have Instructional To His Collection With First Principles Escapes!

Course Content

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Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Intro 0
Escapes. Core principles 1:02
80/20 principle 2:49
Key postures 8:32
Stages of Escapes 13:25
Headlock Escapes. Starting posture 16:51
Leg over 28:55
Leg over the head 32:25

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Side control. Arm positions 0
Optimal arm position on bottom 8:47
Connected bridge 15:59
Escape from 1 arm over, 1 arm blocking near hip 22:01
Iron pillow overview 28:40
Iron pillow defending posture 40:35
Iron pillow defending mount 45:39
Iron pillow defense vs back step 47:46
Iron pillow details getting to knees 54:56
Iron Pillow Universal Sprawl 1:10:49

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Escapes when opponent sits towards legs 0
High on chest 5:40
Blocking mount with hook 9:02
Taking back vs shin across 15:57
Escaping cross face/underhook 20:02
Details on the bridge 30:07
Escapes when they smash your underhook 41:38
Variation 2 47:22
Variation 3 52:50
Relieving cross face pressure 55:36

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Cross face underhook/arm outside. Connection without sidearm 0
Using the Kinetic chain 7:59
Preventing mount and pulling guard 15:18
Bridge to re-pummel underhook 19:40
Options for an injured neck 21:43
Countering sit out towards head 27:18
Defense when they smash your outside arm 37:58

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Cross face with diaper check. Reverse triangle 0
Archimedes pendulum 2:48
Defending cross face when on your side 5:05
Escaping cross face underhook with near arm killed 12:06
Cross face/underhook when opponent is low 14:41
Escaping with traditional forklift position 20:05
Head and arm escapes. Bridge and roll 23:48
Bridge to pull arm out 28:48
Soul stealer defense 30:49

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Iron pillow facing away. Posture details 0
Running Man Escape 5:29
Back door escape Variation 1 7:44
Back door escape Variation 2 11:50
Triceps hook to knees escape 12:50
Switching sides with iron pillow 15:13
Preventing the mount 18:27
Defense when opponent pulls you up 21:54
North south escapes. Both arms under 24:39
Over under 28:53
Double under 31:23
Hydraulic to guard pull 32:54
Counter the back-take from north south 36:07
Outro 38:36

Learn to escape difficult positions like side control, north/south, side control, crossfaces, and much more in this SIX PART masterclass on escapes!

     

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    What Will You Learn?

    In an ideal world we never get put into bad positions and all we do is snag submission after submission. Sadly that isn’t a reality for ANYONE who does Jiu-Jitsu! The reality is no matter who you are, you will face adversity on the mat and end up in bad positions.


    Thankfully, 4th degree black belt Stephen Whittier is here to break down a complete system of escapes for some of the most common scenarios in combat. In his latest SIX PART series, Stephen looks to give you clear-cut pathways of escape from the bottom against a wide range of controls. You will learn how to dismantle positions like side control and north/south as well as their numerous variations.

    Whittier takes each scenario and explains multiple phases of escape including some key preemptive measures that may help you avoid the position entirely! Knowing is half the battle and Stephen makes sure that you learn much more than JUST an escape. Dive deep into granular details that are often overlooked in the essential world of escapes. You don’t have to be strong or explosive, instead you just have to learn Wittier-approved techniques!

    Further your knowledge of escapes by exploring variations of control that more advanced practitioners use to hold down their opponents. As you advance in the world of Jiu-Jitsu you will encounter more sophisticated methods of control that can sometimes be constantly changing. Stephen looks to put you back in control of the action by chaining escapes together in a way that is hard to keep up with and even harder to stop!

    So, What Exactly Do You Get?

    PART 1

  • INTRO
  • ESCAPES

  • CORE PRINCIPLES
  • 80/20 PRINCIPLE
  • KEY POSTURES
  • STAGES OF ESCAPES
  • HEADLOCK ESCAPES

  • STARTING POSTURE
  • LEG OVER
  • LEG OVER THE HEAD
  • PART 2

    SIDE CONTROL

    ARM POSITIONS

  • OPTIMAL ARM POSITION ON BOTTOM
  • CONNECTED BRIDGE
  • ESCAPE FROM 1 ARM OVER, 1 ARM BLOCKING NEAR HIP

  • IRON PILLOW OVERVIEW
  • IRON PILLOW DEFENDING POSTURE
  • IRON PILLOW DEFENDING MOUNT
  • IRON PILLOW DEFENSE VS BACK STEP
  • IRON PILLOW DETAILS GETTING TO KNEES
  • IRON PILLOW UNIVERSAL SPRAWL
  • PART 3

    ESCAPES WHEN OPPONENT SITS TOWARDS LEGS

  • HIGH ON CHEST
  • BLOCKING MOUNT WITH HOOK
  • TAKING BACK VS SHIN ACROSS
  • ESCAPING CROSS FACE/UNDERHOOK

  • DETAILS ON THE BRIDGE
  • ESCAPES WHEN THEY SMASH YOUR UNDERHOOK
  • VARIATION 2
  • VARIATION 3
  • RELIEVING CROSS FACE PRESSURE
  • PART 4

    CROSS FACE UNDERHOOK/ARM OUTSIDE

  • CONNECTION WITHOUT SIDEARM
  • USING THE KINETIC CHAIN
  • PREVENTING MOUNT AND PULLING GUARD
  • BRIDGE TO RE-PUMMEL UNDERHOOK
  • OPTIONS FOR AN INJURED NECK
  • COUNTERING SIT OUT TOWARDS HEAD
  • DEFENSE WHEN THEY SMASH YOUR OUTSIDE ARM
  • PART 5

    CROSS FACE WITH DIAPER CHECK

  • REVERSE TRIANGLE
  • ARCHIMEDES PENDULUM
  • DEFENDING CROSS FACE WHEN ON YOUR SIDE

  • ESCAPING CROSS FACE UNDERHOOK WITH NEAR ARM KILLED
  • CROSS FACE/UNDERHOOK WHEN OPPONENT IS LOW

    ESCAPING WITH TRADITIONAL FORKLIFT POSITION

    HEAD AND ARM ESCAPES

  • BRIDGE AND ROLL
  • BRIDGE TO PULL ARM OUT
  • SOUL STEALER DEFENSE
  • PART 6

    IRON PILLOW FACING AWAY

  • POSTURE DETAILS
  • RUNNING MAN ESCAPE
  • BACK DOOR ESCAPE VARIATION 1
  • BACK DOOR ESCAPE VARIATION 2
  • TRICEPS HOOK TO KNEES ESCAPE
  • SWITCHING SIDES WITH IRON PILLOW
  • PREVENTING THE MOUNT
  • DEFENSE WHEN OPPONENT PULLS YOU UP
  • NORTH SOUTH ESCAPES

  • BOTH ARMS UNDER
  • OVER UNDER
  • DOUBLE UNDER
  • HYDRAULIC TO GUARD PULL
  • COUNTER THE BACK-TAKE FROM NORTH SOUTH
  • OUTRO
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