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Discover How To Take Control Of A Match And Pull Your Opponent Into Your Game From The Moment The Referee Says “Combate”!
The moment my opponent attempted a foot sweep in the early seconds of the match, I knew he was better at takedowns than me. Although my opponent didn’t score the takedown, his timing was fantastic and he forced me to scramble to avoid giving up the points.
It was the semi-finals of the Europeans, so the slightest mistake could’ve cost me the shot as the gold.
Rather than butt heads with a superior takedown player, I switched strategy and pulled him straight into my guard game. From my guard, I was able to tie him up in knots and secure the victory despite being nearly knocked unconscious partway through the match.
If I’d continued with my initial takedown game plan, I probably would’ve been tossed on my head, lost the fight, and my chance at European gold. That’s how important starting a fight can be, particularly when you and your opponents skill-levels are similar.
If you start the right way, you can put your opponent under pressure and be ahead before they know what’s happening. On the other hand, if you start the wrong way, a Jiu Jitsu match can be a miserable, uphill battle, and end in crushing defeat.
This understanding of how to start a match is something Chelsea and I regularly teach and it’s a big part of why our students do so well in competitions. But before we get into that you might be wondering who we are and why you might want to listen to us…
Why Should You Listen To Us?
We are Tom Barlow and Chelsea Leah, and Escapology BJJ is our brainchild. Both of us have competed at the highest levels of BJJ (including Worlds, Polaris, ADCC, Five Grappling, Metamoris, and more) and highly sort after BJJ instructors.
After settling in the U.K. at the end of 2017, we quickly grew our academy to nearly 200 members, started sharing our ideas through Escapology Online.
One of the things we quickly become known for was the success our students had in competition. It was very rare for a member of our team not to enter a competition and medal.
A big part of that success was due to our students understanding the standing portion of Jiu Jitsu. They knew when they should pull guard, when they should hit a takedown, and most importantly the best ways to do either.
Starting a BJJ match is an often neglected…
Unfortunately (and thankfully for our students), how to start a match is an often a very neglected area of Jiu Jitsu instruction.
So we decided to do something about it. A short while ago, Chels and I taught an open seminar covering the three scenarios you’ll encounter at the start of a match, plus the best way you can use each to your advantage.
We didn’t expect this seminar to popular despite it being such an important area of Jiu Jitsu. After all, starting a match isn’t really ‘sexy’ Jiu Jitsu, but how wrong we were lol…
The seminar sold out super quickly and we were still getting messages asking to register up to the day of the seminar.
Rather than cram more people onto already busy mats, we decided to make the footage available to anyone who wants it via Escapology Online. We’d like to offer you the chance to master this essential area of Jiu Jitsu too…
Introducing How To Start A Fight!
What does the seminar cover?
So what does the seminar cover? Good question! The simple answer is sooooo much technical and strategic info on starting a match the right way. Broadly speaking the seminar is broken down into three sections.
- The gripping strategies and the best takedowns for BJJ.
- Guard pulling including the correct mechanics for pulling guard and why you need to know the double pull
- Strategy and covers when you should pull guard, how to cheekily sneak two points, and what to do when it all goes wrong.
More specifically, here are some main techniques and concepts you’ll discover:
- Gripping strategy to set up your takedowns and defend your opponents.
- Three best takedowns for BJJ and how to connect them.
- The connection between takedowns, sweeps, and guard retention – this idea alone might change how you view playing guard.
- Q&A answering specific questions about how and when to play the takedown game.
- The correct way to pull guard – this is essential to being an effective guard player and often done wrong.
- Why closed guard is one of the best guards to play and how to set it up.
- The first open guard you should learn and why.
- How to use takedowns to set up your guard pull.
- Guard pulling Q&A answering specific questions about getting to your guard safely and effectively.
- The stances that make it obvious if your opponent is going to pull or shoot – understand this and you can decide where to play.
- How to pull your opponent into your game and make them pay instantly.
- Why the double pull is an essential position to master regardless of whether you play guard or not.
- Setting up the pass against a guard puller.
Obviously, that’s a very brief outline and there’s a lot more covered in the is 70+ minutes of footage. Here’s a quick sample:
So what’s the cost?
So you’re probably wondering just how much this all costs. That’s a great question… there isn’t really anything like this on the market. Most instructionals focus on either takedowns or guard play rather than how they connect together and use them to your advantage.
The closest similar instructional I’ve found costs $97 (~£70+). However, because this is a seminar recording, you won’t have to pay anywhere near $97…
(That’s about $37)
All you need to do is click the button below, and complete your information. As soon as you’ve done that and you’ll get instant access to all the videos.
If you want to learn the best way to handle the standing part of a Jiu Jitsu match, this is for you.
Here’s how to get How To Start A Fight today?
Here’s how to get the blueprint now:
- Click the button below.
- You’ll be taken to the secure checkout page, where you create your account and complete your payment
- The moment you click “BUY NOW” button, you’ll be redirected to the instructional and have access to all the content.
- You’ll receive two emails: a receipt confirming your purchase and a special message from me.
Click the button below and get instant access to the How To Start A Fight for only £27