In this exclusive Brazilian jiu-jitsu video filmed at Black Belt, Jean Jacques Machado — former national and international grappling tournament champion, recent red-and-black-striped belt recipient (from Rickson Gracie), 2011 Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year, and author of the best-selling The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques and The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense — shows you two closed-guard submissions.


BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU VIDEO Grappler's Handbook Vol. 2 Author Jean Jacques Machado Shows You Two Submissions From the Closed Guard

From the closed guard, Machado controls his opponent by circling his right hand under the man's left arm and grabbing his wrist as he extends the arm. Machado turns to his right, opens his guard, puts both feet on the mat and rises onto his right elbow. At the same time, he wraps his left arm over the man's left arm and locks his left hand on top of his right wrist. Keeping the opponent's elbow close to his chest, Machado lies back. He turns his upper body toward his foe, forcing his wrist and elbow over his own back, thus completing the shoulder lock. For added control, Machado places his right leg across the man's back to prevent him from rolling forward to escape. As an alternative approach to fighting from the closed guard, Machado turns to his right as he opens his guard and puts his feet on the mat. He then maneuvers his torso up and to the right so he can wrap his left arm around the man's left shoulder. With the opponent's left arm secure, Machado drives his hips forward, forcing him onto his back. Machado releases his hold on the arm and settles into the mount position.

NEW JEAN JACQUES MACHADO BOOK! Jean Jacques Machado recently joined forces with Jay Zeballos to write The Grappler's Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense. It covers a variety of topics that pertain to submission fighting, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA, including defense from the bottom, head and neck protection, defense against back control and the intricacies of the guard. Rave reviews of the full-color, large format book are being posted all over the Web, confirming its status as a must-have for all grapplers! CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

If you liked the above video, then keep an eye out for the NEW companion-DVD set for Machado's acclaimed book The Grappler's Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques. This highly anticipated three-disc set will feature many of the book's techniques demonstrated with crisply edited three-angle coverage! Each DVD in the set will include an optional caption track detailing what pages in the book further discuss each on-screen technique and its application on the mat. Special features include a look at the making of the book, as well as Machado recalling the day Rickson Gracie awarded him the coveted red-and-black-striped belt. Much like its source book, this DVD set will be a must-have for all grapplers!

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