Week 14 – Headlocks and Sidemount

This week at Gracie Barra we are defending headlocks in our fundamentals class. These classic situations can occur during a confrontation. Know how to protect yourself. In the sport jiu-jitsu portion of the class we are escaping sidemount and working half-guard sweeps. We are also working guard retention, a staple in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

SELF-DEFENSE- Escaping from Ground Headlock to
Turtle Position + Inversion + Technical
Mount Technical Mount + Straight Armbar

  1. Escape Sidemount Control +
    Recovering Half Guard
  2. Half Guard Sweep Using the Underhook
    and Controlling the Opponent’s Foot

Headlock Escape Taking the Back +
Shoulder Lock


1.Escape From Sidemount
Anticipating the Guard Pass + Elbow
Control + Recovering The Guard

  1. Escape from Sidemount Anticipating the
  2. Guard Pass + Inversion with the Hand on the Belt

In the advanced classes, we learn judo hand and hip throws. Additionally, come learn side control sweeps and submissions.

In the Gracie Barra Kids program, we are also working on headlock defense and side mount escapes. The word of the week is Leadership: Leaders motivate, influence, innovate, coach, and make decisions. Be a leader this week.

We look forward to seeing you in class.