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The Ultimate Takedown Series Volume 1: Gripping & Kuzushi by Travis Stevens

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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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Travis Stevens

Professional Fighter
Travis Stevens is one of the world’s best judoka and teachers, and now you can benefit from his lifetime of study with this 8-volume series
  • Learn everything you need to succeed with Travis Stevens’ guide to understanding takedowns and scoring with safe and effective technique
  • Use Travis’s battle-tested grip fighting sequences and breaks to dominate the setups and stay safe while you work for your own throws and shots
  • Practice the art of kuzushi and use these off balancing principles to keep your opponents guessing
  • See all the most effective ways to train and think about takedowns with Travis’s advice on mentality and drills for rapid skill development

Course Content

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Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
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Mindset of the Fighter - The Judo Player 0
The Wrestler 6:38
The Jiu Jitsu Player 17:34
How Understanding The Mentality of Sports Will Help You Not Only Learn Each Sport But it Will Help You Understand How to Apply it to Jiu Jitsu 34:33

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
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Understanding Kuzushi - Solo 0
4 Corners of Kuzushi 7:33
Pulling With the Wrist 20:26
The Curl 30:37
Rolling the Wrist 37:13
Using the Watch Kenka Yotsu Stance 44:35
Drills 48:33
Using Your Shoulders 55:07
Rhythm to Kuzushi for Effective Throws and Takedowns 1:02:59

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
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Drills to Practice Kuzushi - Drinking From the Cup 0
Stabbing to Pulling the Sleeve 3:16
Pulling the Back Leg Forward Using the Collar 6:30
Pulling the Back Leg Forward Using the Sleeve 11:10
Pulling the Sleeve and Collar Together 18:27
Snapping the Collar Forward Kenka Yotsu Stance 25:20
Snapping the Collar Backward Kenka Yotsu Stance 30:00
Pressing to Opening - Aiyotsu Stance 38:10
Circle Using the Sleeve Offensive RvR Steal the Sleeve 45:59
Practice Kuzushi From Left Hand Post 50:31
Pulls Down the Mat 52:58

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
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Snapping the Gi - Snapping vs Kuzushi 0
Snapping With the Hands 2:58
Moving to the Center and Snapping with the Right Hand 12:13
Snapping a Cross Grip - Aiyotsu Stance 16:39
Hanging Your Partner With the Collar 23:22
Snapping Double Sleeves to Off Balance Forward 28:20
Snapping Just the Wrist to Get a Reaction 31:28
Snap and Lock Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) 35:31

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
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Footwork To Great Angles of Off Balance - Maintain Foot Position When Moving 0
Basic Aiyotsu Stance (same side) Movement 8:58
Basic Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) Movement 16:33
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) Collar Hand on Top 23:54
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - Sweep the Front Leg to Open Opponent Up Then Move Backward 30:07
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - Snapping the Gi Moving to the Center to Pull Them Forward Creating Off Balance 35:54
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - Kosoto Gari Foot Tap to Get Them to Step Back Opening Up the Off Balance Square Stance 40:00
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Breaking Down the Post Circling to the Back 45:18
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Circle to the Left to Pull Your Partners Sleeve Grip Bringing Them to a Square Stance 50:26
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Pressure the Sleeve Down to Square Up So the Opponent Can't Move the Lead Leg 55:00
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sweep Inside the Front Leg to Make Them Go Square Then Move Backward to Create the Right Angle 57:53

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
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Important Grips to Know 0
a. Proper sleeve grip 0.02013888889
b. Cats paw grip 0.07430555556
c. Tricep grip 0.1784722222
d. C grip wrist control 0.2826388889
e. Two on one sleeve grip 0.4145833333
f. Russian Pull by 0.5395833333

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
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Grip Breaking - Grip Break Concepts 0
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sleeve Grip - Thumb up break 8:54
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sleeve Grip - Wrist Roll Break 11:51
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sleeve Grip - C Grip Top 14:46
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sleeve Grip - C Grip Bottom 19:47
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sleeve Grip - Elbow Strike - Cutting the Left Sleeve Free to Enter a Fireman’s 23:54
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sleeve Grip - Cutting the Grip - Finding the Right Angle and Which to Just Pull the Grip Free 26:59
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - Basic Two Hands 30:58
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - Basic One Hand - Tension in the Jacket Then Back up Using Your Body 34:32
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - Punch Off Sleeve Hand - Roll the Knuckles Then Punch it Up at a 45 Degree Angle While Circling Away 38:02
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - Punch Off Collar Hand 42:54
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - C Grip Roll 50:07
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - Dead Hang Break 56:09
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - Post to Post 1:02:04
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Collar Grip - Breaking a Post With a Cross Grip 1:07:09
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Sleeve Grip - Collar Grip 1:12:53
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - High Collar Break 1:18:34
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - Collar Breaks - Snapping 1:25:18
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - Collar Breaks - Heavy on Top Then Grab Your Own Collar and Rip it Free 1:31:43
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - Collar Breaks - Dealing With a Stiff Arm 1:36:23
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - High Collar Break - Pinch the Wrist Then Roll The Shoulder Over 1:40:27
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - Cutting a Grip - Using the Forearm to Pressure Opponents Collar Grip Off 1:49:51

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
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Grip Fighting Strategies - Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - What to Look Out For and What to Try to Accomplish 0
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - How to Win the Inside Position 15:45
Kenka Yotsu Stance (opposite side) - What to Do If You Can’t Win the Inside Position 20:33
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - What to Lookout for and What to Try to Accomplish 26:56
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - What If You Don't Feel Comfortable Putting 2 Hands on the Gi 38:07
Ai-yotsu Stance (same side) - Cross Gripping the Lead Sleeve to Create Off Balance 42:53
Don’t Feel Safe Standing 48:01
They Keep Breaking My Grips. What do I do? 55:45
Dealing With a Wrestler 1:01:33
Dealing With a Guard Puller 1:07:24
Dealing With a Staller (Stiff Arms) 1:13:28

Master The Standing Position For BJJ And Score With Confidence, Technique, & Strategy From Your Feet With Olympic Judo Medalist & BJJ Black Belt Travis Stevens’s Complete Blueprint To Takedowns For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

 

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What Will You Learn?

Across eight volumes, join Olympic medalist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Travis Stevens as he teaches how grapplers of any level can score takedowns and win on their feet with his Ultimate Takedown Series. See all the techniques, mindsets, and concepts that you’ll need to set up your takedowns and get to top position, even against talented BJJ practitioners.

Travis breaks down every area of takedown fighting that you will need to succeed, including gripping, footwork, kuzushi, and more. Across these 8-volumes, combine them together into one system for attacking safely in all the most effective ways for BJJ. With wrestling, judo, and jiu-jitsu concepts all mixed and explained, this course can be your guide to developing real skill on your feet.

Use Travis’s advice on gripping to totally dominate the setups and create your chances to get takedowns safely and reliably. Study each type of grip, how to use them, how to break bad grips off your gi, and more. Once you understand the individual grips, start combining them with Travis’s favorite and most effective grip fighting combinations that will give you real openings to start launching attacks.

Combine your grip fighting with kuzushi and footwork to move and flow like an experienced takedown artist. Use proper foot position, stance details, and important keys to the art of off balancing opponents (kuzushi), along with some of Travis’s favorite drills, for rapid skill development.

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

 

PART 1

MINDSET OF THE FIGHTER

  • THE JUDO PLAYER
  • THE WRESTLER
  • THE JIU JITSU PLAYER
  • HOW UNDERSTANDING THE MENTALITY OF SPORTS WILL HELP YOU NOT ONLY LEARN EACH SPORT BUT IT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO APPLY IT TO JIU JITSU
  • PART 2

    UNDERSTANDING KUZUSHI

  • USING YOUR OWN ENERGY FOR POWER
  • 4 CORNERS OF KOZUSHI
  • PULLING WITH THE WRIST
  • THE CURL
  • ROLLING THE WRIST
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE - USING THE WATCH
  • USING YOUR SHOULDERS
  • RHYTHM TO KUZUSHI FOR EFFECTIVE THROWS AND TAKEDOWNS
  • PART 3

    DRILLS TO PRACTICE KUZUSHI

  • DRINKING FROM THE CUP
  • AIYOTSU STANCE - STABBING TO PULLING THE SLEEVE
  • AIYOTSU STANCE - PULLING THE BACK LEG FORWARD USING THE COLLAR
  • AIYOTSU STANCE - PULLING THE BACK LEG FORWARD USING THE SLEEVE
  • PULLING THE SLEEVE AND COLLAR TOGETHER
  • SNAPPING THE COLLAR FORWARD KENKA YOTSU STANCE
  • SNAPPING THE COLLAR BACKWARD KENKA YOTSU STANCE
  • PRESSING THE OPENING - AIYOTSU STANCE
  • CIRCLE USING THE SLEEVE OFFENSIVE RVR STEAL THE SLEEVE
  • PRACTICE KUZUSHI FROM LEFT HAND POST
  • PULLS DOWN THE MAT
  • PART 4

    SNAPPING THE GI

  • SNAPPING VS KUZUSHI
  • SNAPPING WITH THE HANDS
  • MOVING TO THE CENTER AND SNAPPING WITH THE RIGHT HAND
  • SNAPPING A CROSS GRIP - AIYOTSU STANCE
  • HANGING YOUR PARTNER WITH THE COLLAR
  • SNAPPING DOUBLE SLEEVES TO OFF BALANCE FORWARD
  • SNAPPING JUST THE WRIST TO GET A REACTION
  • SNAP AND LOCK KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE)
  • PART 5

    FOOTWORK TO GREAT ANGLES OF OFF BALANCE

  • MAINTAIN FOOT POSITION WHEN MOVING
  • BASIC AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) MOVEMENT
  • BASIC KENKA YOTSU STANC (OPPOSITE SIDE) MOVEMENT
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) COLLAR HAND ON TOP
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - SWEEP THE FRONT LEG TO OPEN OPPONENT UP THEN MOVE BACKWARD
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - SNAPPING THE GI MOVING TO THE CENTER TO PULL THEM FORWARD CREATING OFF BALANCE
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - KOSOTO GARI FOOT TAP TO GET THEM TO STEP BACK OPENING UP THE OFF BALANCE SQUARE STANCE
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - BREAKING DOWN THE POST CIRCLING TO THE BACK
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - CIRCLE TO THE LEFT TO PULL YOUR PARTNERS SLEEVE GRIP BRINGING THEM TO A SQUARE STANCE
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - PRESSURE THE SLEEVE DOWN TO SQUARE UP SO THE OPPONENT CAN'T MOVE THE LEAD LEG
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - SWEEP INSIDE THE FRONT LEG TO MAKE THEM GO SQUARE THEN MOVE BACKWARD TO CREATE THE RIGHT ANGLE
  • PART 6

    IMPORTANT GRIPS TO KNOW

  • A. PROPER SLEEVE GRIP
  • B. CATS PAW GRIP
  • C. TRICEP GRIP
  • D. C GRIP WRIST CONTROL
  • E. TWO ON ONE SLEEVE GRIP
  • F. RUSSIAN PULL BY
  • PART 7

    GRIP BREAKING

  • GRIP BREAK CONCEPTS
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - SLEEVE GRIP - THUMB UP BREAK
  • AIYOTSU STANC (SAME SIDE) - SLEEVE GRIP - WRIST ROLL BREAK
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - SLEEVE GRIP - C GRIP TOP
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - SLEEVE GRIP - C GRIP BOTTOM
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - SLEEVE GRIP - ELBOW STRIKE - CUTTING THE LEFT SLEEVE FREE TO ENTER A FIREMAN'S
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - SLEEVE GRIP - CUTTING THE GRIP - FINDING THE RIGHT ANGLE AND WHICH TO JUST PULL THE GRIP FREE
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - BASIC TWO HANDS
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - BASIC ONE HAND - TENSION IN THE JACKET THEN BACK UP USING YOUR BODY
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - PUNCH OFF SLEEVE HAND - ROLL THE KNUCKLES THEN PUNCH IT UP AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE WHILE CIRCLING AWAY
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - PUNCH OFF COLLAR HAND
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - C GRIP ROLL
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - DEAD HANG BREAK
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - POST TO POST
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - COLLAR GRIP - BREAKING A POST WITH A CROSS GRIP
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) SLEEVE GRIP - COLLAR GRIP
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - HIGH COLLAR BREAK
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - COLLAR BREAKS - SNAPPING
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - COLLAR BREAKS - HEAVY ON TOP THEN GRAB YOUR OWN COLLAR AND RIP IT FREE
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - COLLAR BREAKS - DEALING WITH A STIFF ARM
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - HIGH COLLAR BREAK - PINCH THE WRIST THEN ROLL THE SHOULDER OVER
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - CUTTING A GRIP - USING THE FOREARM TO PRESSURE OPPONENTS COLLAR GRIP OFF
  • PART 8

    GRIP FIGHTING STRATEGIES

  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR AND WHAT TO TRY TO ACCOMPLISH
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - HOW TO WIN THE INSIDE POSITION
  • KENKA YOTSU STANCE (OPPOSITE SIDE) - WHAT TO DO IF YOU CAN'T WIN THE INSIDE POSITION
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - WHAT TO LOOKOUT FOR AND WHAT TO TRY TO ACCOMPLISH
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - WHAT IF YOU DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE PUTTING 2 HANDS ON THE GI
  • AIYOTSU STANCE (SAME SIDE) - CROSS GRIPPING THE LEAD SLEEVE TO CREATE OFF BALANCE
  • DON'T FEEL SAFE STANDING
  • THEY KEEP BREAKING MY GRIPS. WHAT DO I DO?
  • DEALING WITH A WRESTLER
  • DEALING WITH A GUARD PULLER
  • DEALING WITH A STALLER (STIFF ARMS)
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