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Zen Guide To Submission Grappling by Margot Ciccarelli

Innovative Unity BJJ Black Belt Margot Ciccarelli Details Her Battle-Tested No-Gi Game, Uncovering Her Favorite Guards, Sweeps, Submissions, Guard Retention, And MORE!
  • Margot is a black belt under Murillo Santana and has competed across the globe at the highest levels of the sport!
  • Dive into game-changing concepts that will prepare you for many modern aspects of Jiu-Jitsu including leg locks, dealing with mobile guard passers, and much more.
  • Explore the nature of imposing your game on opponents or waiting for the perfect opportunity to spring your attack.
  • Develop diverse attacking options from seated guard, Z-guard, De La Riva, and MORE!
  • Ciccarelli breaks down how she adapts her favorite Gi-based techniques to work in a No-Gi setting.
  • Punish standing opponents with endless entries into sophisticated guards and DEEP leg entanglements.
  • Upgrade Your No-Gi Game With Margot Ciccarelli And Her 4-Part Instructional Zen Guide To Submission Grappling!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Course Content

Volume 1

Intro 0
Concepts + Food For Thought - Observing Body Positioning - Body Architecture, Stance And Base 1:09
How The Fight Initiates 3:08
Why Does Double Guard Pull Occur? 4:03
Nature Of Imposing Or Waiting 5:19
Nature Of Hand Fighting And Connection 7:11

Volume 2

Seated - Foundational Ideas Of How To Engage With Your Partner In A Seated Position 0
Seated Guard De La Riva To Top Berimbolo Claw Finish Backtake 1:27
Seated Guard De La Rivato Top Berimbolo Redirected Back Take 8:54
Straight Ashigarami Transition To Cross Ashi Garami Inside Heel Hook 11:27
Cross Ashi Garami + Leg Positioning And Standard Heel Hook Finishing 16:17
Securing Secondary Leg - Movement Options From There 19:05
Cross Ashi Garami Leg Trap 24:33
Navigating Between Straight, Cross Ashi Garami And 50/50 29:51
50/50 To Kneebar 34:39
50/50 To Kneebar Part 2 37:19
50/50 To Kneebar Part 3 42:40
50/50 Transition To Backtake Ryan Hall 45:49
50/50 Escape To Leg Drag 48:11

Volume 3

Knees Down - Basic Butterfly Off Balances 0
2 On 1 Butterfly Backtake 6:09
Z Guard Configuration - Half Guard Berimbolo / G Roll Type Movement 8:15
Z Guard Half Butterfly Sweep To Kimura And Tarikoplata 11:51
Threading My Leg Through For Choibar 19:28
Reverse Z Opponent Pressures 22:31
Pass 24:52

Volume 4

Standing position - Foundational Ideas Of How To Engage With Your Partner In A Standing Position And Double Kouchi If Someone Stands In Square Stance 0
Approach Leg To Shin On Shin To Drag Into Dlr Or Into Shin On Shin To Enter Inside Space Position 4:40
DLR Knee Bump Ashi Off Balance 10:18
Underhook DLR Knee Bump Ashi Off Balance To Body K 12:23
K Guard To X Guard - > Reverse X Sweep To Heel Hook 16:14
Option 2 : Reverse X To Pass 19:32
Underhook DLR Partner Is One One Knee - > Hip Hook To Rolling Back Take 20:53
RDLR - > Kiss Of The Dragon Back Take If Standing 24:07
Hook Far Side Leg Variation 29:04
RDLR > Reverse X Leg Drag Is Knee Is Down 32:23
Outro 37:27

Zen Guide To Submission Grappling by Margot Ciccarelli

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Innovative Unity BJJ Black Belt Margot Ciccarelli Details Her Battle-Tested No-Gi Game, Uncovering Her Favorite Guards, Sweeps, Submissions, Guard Retention, And MORE!
  • Margot is a black belt under Murillo Santana and has competed across the globe at the highest levels of the sport!
  • Dive into game-changing concepts that will prepare you for many modern aspects of Jiu-Jitsu including leg locks, dealing with mobile guard passers, and much more.
  • Explore the nature of imposing your game on opponents or waiting for the perfect opportunity to spring your attack.
  • Develop diverse attacking options from seated guard, Z-guard, De La Riva, and MORE!
  • Ciccarelli breaks down how she adapts her favorite Gi-based techniques to work in a No-Gi setting.
  • Punish standing opponents with endless entries into sophisticated guards and DEEP leg entanglements.
  • Upgrade Your No-Gi Game With Margot Ciccarelli And Her 4-Part Instructional Zen Guide To Submission Grappling!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Course Content

Volume 1

Intro 0
Concepts + Food For Thought - Observing Body Positioning - Body Architecture, Stance And Base 1:09
How The Fight Initiates 3:08
Why Does Double Guard Pull Occur? 4:03
Nature Of Imposing Or Waiting 5:19
Nature Of Hand Fighting And Connection 7:11

Volume 2

Seated - Foundational Ideas Of How To Engage With Your Partner In A Seated Position 0
Seated Guard De La Riva To Top Berimbolo Claw Finish Backtake 1:27
Seated Guard De La Rivato Top Berimbolo Redirected Back Take 8:54
Straight Ashigarami Transition To Cross Ashi Garami Inside Heel Hook 11:27
Cross Ashi Garami + Leg Positioning And Standard Heel Hook Finishing 16:17
Securing Secondary Leg - Movement Options From There 19:05
Cross Ashi Garami Leg Trap 24:33
Navigating Between Straight, Cross Ashi Garami And 50/50 29:51
50/50 To Kneebar 34:39
50/50 To Kneebar Part 2 37:19
50/50 To Kneebar Part 3 42:40
50/50 Transition To Backtake Ryan Hall 45:49
50/50 Escape To Leg Drag 48:11

Volume 3

Knees Down - Basic Butterfly Off Balances 0
2 On 1 Butterfly Backtake 6:09
Z Guard Configuration - Half Guard Berimbolo / G Roll Type Movement 8:15
Z Guard Half Butterfly Sweep To Kimura And Tarikoplata 11:51
Threading My Leg Through For Choibar 19:28
Reverse Z Opponent Pressures 22:31
Pass 24:52

Volume 4

Standing position - Foundational Ideas Of How To Engage With Your Partner In A Standing Position And Double Kouchi If Someone Stands In Square Stance 0
Approach Leg To Shin On Shin To Drag Into Dlr Or Into Shin On Shin To Enter Inside Space Position 4:40
DLR Knee Bump Ashi Off Balance 10:18
Underhook DLR Knee Bump Ashi Off Balance To Body K 12:23
K Guard To X Guard - > Reverse X Sweep To Heel Hook 16:14
Option 2 : Reverse X To Pass 19:32
Underhook DLR Partner Is One One Knee - > Hip Hook To Rolling Back Take 20:53
RDLR - > Kiss Of The Dragon Back Take If Standing 24:07
Hook Far Side Leg Variation 29:04
RDLR > Reverse X Leg Drag Is Knee Is Down 32:23
Outro 37:27

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So, What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1

  • INTRO
  • CONCEPTS + FOOD FOR THOUGHT

  • OBSERVING BODY POSITIONING - BODY ARCHITECTURE, STANCE AND BASE
  • HOW TO FIGHT INITIATES
  • WHY DOES DOUBLE GUARD PULL OCCUR?
  • NATURE OF IMPOSING OR WAITING
  • NATURE OF HAND FIGHTING AND CONNECTION
  • PART 2

    SEATED

  • FOUNDATIONAL IDEAS OF HOW TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR PARTNER IN A SEATED POSITION
  • SEATED GUARD DE LA RIVA TO TOP BERIMBOLO CLAW FINISH BACKTAKE
  • SEATED GUARD DE LA RIVA TO TOP BERIMBOLO REDIRECTED BACK TAKE
  • STRAIGHT ASHIGARAMI TRANSITION TO CROSS ASHI GARAMI INSIDE HEEL HOOK
  • CROSS ASHI GARAMI + LEG POSITIONING AND STANDARD HEEL HOOK FINISHING
  • CROSS ASHI GARAMI LEG TRAP
  • NAVIGATING BETWEEN STRAIGHT, CROSS ASHI GARAMI AND 50/50
  • 50/50 TO KNEEBAR
  • 50/50 TO KNEEBAR PART 2
  • 50/50 TO KNEEBAR PART 3
  • 50/50 TRANSITION TO BACKTAKE RYAN HALL
  • 50/50 ESCAPE TO LEG DRAG
  • PART 3

    KNEES DOWN

  • BASIC BUTTERFLY OFF BALANCES
  • 2 ON 1 BUTTERFLY BACKTAKE
  • Z GUARD CONFIGURATION

  • HALF GUARD BERIMBOLO / G ROLL TYPE MOVEMENT
  • Z GUARD HALF BUTTERFLY SWEEP TO KIMURA AND TARIKOPLATA
  • THREADING MY LEG THROUGH FOR CHOIBAR
  • REVERSE Z OPPONENT PRESSURES
  • PASS
  • PART 4

    STANDING POSITION

  • FOUNDATIONAL IDEAS OF HOW TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR PARTNER IN A STANDING POSITION AND DOUBLE KOUCHI IF SOMEONE STANDS IN SQUARE STANCE
  • APPROACH LEG TO SHIN ON SHIN TO DRAG INTO DLR OR INTO SHIN ON SHIN TO ENTER INSIDE SPACE POSITION
  • DLR KNEE BUMP ASHI OFF BALANCE
  • UNDERHOOK DLR KNEE BUMP ASHI OFF BALANCE TO BODY K
  • K GUARD TO X GUARD - > REVERSE X SWEEP TO HEEL HOOK
  • OPTION 2 : REVERSE X TO PASS
  • UNDERHOOK DLR PARTNER IS ONE ONE KNEE - > HIP HOOK TO ROLLING BACK TAKE
  • RDLR - > KISS OF THE DRAGON BACK TAKE IF STANDING
  • HOOK FAR SIDE LEG VARIATION
  • RDLR > REVERSE X LEG DRAG IS KNEE IS DOWN
  • OUTRO
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