Travis Stevens Judo 7 - Breaking Collar Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 7 - Breaking Collar Grips

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In the first method of breaking the collar grip, Travis is gripping the sleeve underneath and his other hand grabs the hand, palm to palm. He rolls the hand outward and pushes down and away to break the grip. The second way is to keep his collar grip, and grab the wrist from the outside with his C grip. He rolls the wrist in and pushes the arm across his body as he leans back. The third way is to make a cat paw grip with his cross arm, roll his shoulder back, and punch the grip away from his body.


Travis Stevens Judo 6 - Breaking Sleeve Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 6 - Breaking Sleeve Grips

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From 50/50 Judo, Travis wants to break his opponent's grip on his sleeve to free his hand. The first way he can do this is by pointing his thumb to his shoulder, rotating his elbow up and yanking his arm back. If this doesn't break the grip, Travis circles his hand to the outside and brings it back up on the inside to break the grip. The third way, again if the yanking doesn't work, Travis makes a C grip on top of the wrist, and pushes both arms down and away as he pulls his body back.

Travis Stevens Judo 3 - Walking, Spinning and Gripping Combinations

Travis Stevens Judo 3 - Walking, Spinning and Gripping Combinations

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Breaking down the common footwork in Judo, when Travis wants his opponent to step backwards, he makes his offensive grips to push his opponent and steps forward. When he wants her to step forward, he makes his defensive grips to pull and step backward. To force his opponent to spin, Travis steps forward to the sleeve grip side, while he pulls the collar grip and pushes the sleeve grip.

Travis Stevens Judo 2 - Offensive Grips VS. Defensive Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 2 - Offensive Grips VS. Defensive Grips

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When Travis is playing defense, the palm of his collar grip hand is facing down and pressed into his opponent's chest to keep her at bay. The palm of his sleeve grip hand is also facing down and away, keeping tension in her arm. When he is ready to attack, both gripping hands come up, as he pulls his opponent to him to load a throw.

Travis Stevens Judo 1 - Judo Collar and Sleeve Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 1 - Judo Collar and Sleeve Grips

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Travis Stevens, Olympic Judo Silver Medalist and BJJ Black Belt, teaches some Judo basics in this series, that can be applied for any Jiu-Jitsu artist. He begins with the basic grip differences between Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. For a Judo sleeve grip, Travis takes the slack from underneath the sleeve, and grabs it with his whole palm, giving him better control of the arm. For the collar grip, Travis reaches with his index finger pointing like a pistol and grabs with his three fingers. The top of his hand should be level to his opponent's chin. Next, he lifts the collar up and tilts his wrist so his pinky is on the chest.

Travis Stevens BJJ for Judo 9 - Grip Breaking

Travis Stevens BJJ for Judo 9 - Grip Breaking

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Travis' opponent has a grip on his lapel, so first Travis makes the same grip on his opponent's lapel. His other hand makes a C-grip, and he brings it up, grabbing his opponent's wrist from underneath. At the same time, Travis pulls back with his back, and brings the arm across his body before making a grip on his opponent's back. Now he has different foot sweep and takedown options from here.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 7 - Defending Grips

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 7 - Defending Grips

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Travis focuses on how to defend during the grip fight, stressing the importance of protecting your front foot side collar and sleeve. Travis does so by keeping his hand up to his chest while defending grips, and looking to catch his opponent's hand when he throws it in to make a grip. He also shows how blocking your opponent's shoulder, if he has your collar, can prevent the takedown.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 6 - Fundamentals of Grip Fighting

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 6 - Fundamentals of Grip Fighting

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Travis covers many topics in grip fighting, including how to grip against an opposite side opponent, how to determine what stance your opponent is, how to transition from sleeve to collar grips, and he shows a drill to practice setting up your grips.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 3 - Controlling the Sleeve Grip

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 3 - Controlling the Sleeve Grip

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Travis shows a really strong sleeve grip he uses to completely control his opponent's arm. Using the circling footwork previously shown, he closes the distance and grabs the top of his opponent's sleeve with his four fingers. Now he circles his arm around while wrapping the sleeve around his hand for a very strong grip. From here, Travis also shows how he can switch to a headlock grip to set up a seoi nage.

Inside The University 273 - Breaking Grips

Inside The University 273 - Breaking Grips

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Saulo goes over the most common grips during the standup fight and how to break them to gain the advantage on your opponent.

Inside The University 254 - Grip Fighting Basics

Inside The University 254 - Grip Fighting Basics

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Saulo shows some basic ways to break the grips during the stand up fight, how to defend from his opponent making grips on him, and what he likes to do after breaking the grips.

Inside The University 242 - Countering the Guard Jump 2

Inside The University 242 - Countering the Guard Jump 2

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Saulo continues to cover details on countering when your opponent tries to jump guard on you. He corrects some mistakes his students are making and emphasizes the importance of slamming your opponent to the ground and not letting him set up the guard he wants.

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