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 5 - Basic Uchikomi Footwork

Travis Stevens Judo 5 - Basic Uchikomi Footwork

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Travis breaks down the basic footwork of the uchikomi, which is used to close the distance so he can throw his opponent. Starting square to his opponent, Travis makes his traditional grips and begins and presses down. He steps his right foot forward and across, as he now lifts his grips up. Now he back steps his left foot, centered with his opponent's feet, and lands it on the ball of his foot. Here he is ready to continue with his forward throws. For the more advanced variation, Travis teaches how to utilize this footwork while walking.

Travis Stevens Judo 4 - Basic Foot Sweep Takedown

Travis Stevens Judo 4 - Basic Foot Sweep Takedown

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Starting with his traditional defensive grips, Travis pushes sweeps his foot to his opponent's foot, placing his foot on top rather than using ankle to ankle. After he lifts her foot off the ground, he switches to offensive grips, pushing down and away, as he hops on one foot until his opponent goes down.

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.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 10 - Side Control Escape to Guillotine

Leticia Ribeiro Series 10 - Side Control Escape to Guillotine

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From the bottom in side control, Leticia places one forearm across her opponent's neck and the other across her hips. She bridges and escapes her hips, before moving her top elbow under the armpit and her other hand inside the hip. She pushes off, using the leverage top spin out and come to the top, immediately setting up a guillotine lock, where she can try to choke or set up other attacks.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 9 - Clock Choke Variation from Turtle

Leticia Ribeiro Series 9 - Clock Choke Variation from Turtle

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With her opponent in turtle, Leticia reaches over her back and makes a grip on the cross lapel, keeping her elbow tight the hip. She shifts her weight and pulls her opponent to her, before grabbing the near arm to block her from posting. Now Leticia reaches to make a choking grip on the collar and reestablishes a good grip on the cross lapel. She drops her weight forward, placing her hip on top of the shoulder and her head to the mat. She can finish the clock choke here, but she prefers to jump over to the other side, forcing her opponent to roll with her, and she finishes the choke while on her opponent's back.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 8 - De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

Leticia Ribeiro Series 8 - De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

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From the De La Riva guard, with a sleeve and ankle grip, Leticia kicks the far knee away, forcing her opponent to lose balance and post with her hand. She brings her De La Riva hook around to the inside of the leg and makes an X-guard hook. With her bottom leg, Leticia pushes the shin as she pulls the sleeve down, sweeping her opponent and coming to the top.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 7 - Knee Slice Pass

Leticia Ribeiro Series 7 - Knee Slice Pass

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Leticia's opponent is on her back playing an open guard, so Leticia lowers her level, grabs the pants at the inside of the knee and places her hand on the other hip. She drops her level even more, keeping her elbow connected to her body and her hip, not allowing her opponent to place the knee shield. She slides her hand from the hip to underhook the arm, as her other hand slides over the other arm and grabs the triceps. Now she drops her shoulder and places her head on the side of her opponent's head. From here, she pulls both elbows and slides her knee until her leg is free from the guard. To finish the pass, she connects her hip to her opponent's hip, walks the legs back and establishes side control.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 6 - Single Leg Takedown

Leticia Ribeiro Series 6 - Single Leg Takedown

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From standing up, Leticia makes the collar and sleeve grips on her opponent. She pushes the shoulder with the collar grip and grabs the leg she wants to attack, picking it up and pinching it between her own legs. With her arm wrapped around the leg, Leticia grabs her own collar, and brings the leg to the outside of her body. No she pulls down on the collar and lifts up the leg to take her opponent down and establish top control.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 5 - Grip Fighting

Leticia Ribeiro Series 5 - Grip Fighting

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Breaking down her stand up game, Leticia shows the basics of grip fighting. First she makes sure to keep good posture with her knees slightly bent. When her opponent reaches to make a collar grip, she swats the hand and makes a sleeve grip if possible. Then her other hand reaches for the collar. If her opponent makes a collar grip, Leticia grabs the sleeve with both hands, pinches the wrist and pulls the grip off. If her opponent makes a sleeve grip, Leticia either circles her hand to break it, or pulls her arm hard and fast, away from her opponent.