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New Jean Jacques Machado Grappling DVDs Coming Soon! Set Will Feature Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed-Martial Arts Techniques!

Based on their acclaimed best-selling book of the same name, Jean Jacques Machado and Jay Zeballos’ highly anticipated three-DVD set, The Grappler’s Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques, serves as a martial arts multimedia companion wherein the two Brazilian jiu-jitsu masters demonstrate takedowns, chokes, holds and submissions in living color and in exhaustive detail. Filmed at the Jean Jacques Machado Academy in Los Angeles, this set will offer multi-angle coverage (front, three-quarters and overhead) of each technique with step-by-step instructions, contextual explanations for each technique’s application, and an optional on-screen subtitle track with page-specific book references for an even deeper learning experience!

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Jean Jacques Machado and Jay Zeballos’ Upcoming Three-Disc Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu DVD Set Demonstrates Techniques Found in The Grappler’s Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques Book


Special features in this set will include the following:

Jean Jacques Machado and Jay Zeballos demonstrate a Brazilian jiu-jitsu takedown.

Techniques featured in this set will include (but certainly will not be limited to) the following:

  • Closed Guard to Back Control
  • Gi Choke Using Sleeve Control
  • Omo Plata Reversal When Opponent Posts One Leg
  • Guard Pass Defense to Brabo Choke
  • Arm Drag to Back Control to Rear-Naked Choke
  • Progressive Attacks From Leg-on-Shoulder Closed Guard
  • Double-Underhook Pass to Crucifix
  • Leg Sweep Butterfly-Guard Pass
  • Side-Control Escape Counter to Armbar
  • Tripod Choke
  • Anaconda Choke From Turtle Top
  • Jumping to Closed Guard
  • Butterfly Guard
  • Arm Trap to Shoulder Lock to Strikes
  • Reversal From Closed Guard
  • Standing Guard Break With Pass
  • Triangle Choke From Open Guard

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If you’re interested in these upcoming DVDs, the book on which they are based is available in our online store! World-renowned teacher Jean Jacques Machado highlights the secrets behind gi and no-gi techniques for martial artists of all levels to successfully transition between styles.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Jean Jacques Machado Shows You Two Finishes From the Mount in New BJJ Video!

In this exclusive martial arts video filmed at Black Belt, former national and international grappling tournament champion 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 effective finishes from the mount.

Jean Jacques Machado’s legendary skills in Brazilian jiu-jitsu recently garnered him a coveted red-and-black-striped belt from Brazilian jiu-jitsu icon Rickson Gracie. Machado was also recently inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as its 2011 Instructor of the Year.

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Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2 Author Jean Jacques Machado Shows You Two Finishes From the Mount


“The idea in jiu-jitsu is to get into positions [and] learn how your opponent react[s],” Machado explains. “And [depending] on his reaction, I would choose a technique I want [to use] to finish him.”

With Grappler’s Handbook co-author Jay Zeballos, Machado then moves into demonstrating two finishes from the mount position. His left hand grips the left side of Zeballos’ collar, with his own right hand stabilizing for balance. Zeballos turns to the left in reaction to Machado’s mat-slap noise feint, playing straight into Machado’s collar grip. Machado takes advantage of the exposed right side of the collar and moves to grip it at the shoulder with his right hand, with the palm facing down. With both sides of the gi collar cross-gripped, Machado moves his elbows close to his chest and drops his head, squeezing to complete the choke.


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For the second finishing option, Machado and Zeballos start from the same position. This time, Zeballos turns away from the same collar attack while gripping Machado’s left arm. This attempt to defend the hold on his collar exposes his own left arm at the elbow. Machado takes advantage by sliding his right knee past Zeballos’ lifted shoulder. This positions Machado’s hips behind the trapped elbow. Machado wedges his left foot under Zeballos’ right shoulder and leans forward, placing his right arm on Zeballos’ right shoulder for support. He then releases his grip on Zeballos’ collar and raises his left arm to hook Zeballos’ left arm. The armbar sets in as Machado sits back.

To learn more about these and other Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques for grappling, submission fighting and mixed martial arts, be sure to check out the two books by Jean Jacques Machado and Jay Zeballos: The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques and The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense. Both are available in our online store.…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Jean Jacques Machado Shows You Two Escapes From Side Control

Jean Jacques Machado is a former national and international grappling tournament competitor whose legendary skills in Brazilian jiu-jitsu recently garnered him a coveted red-and-black-striped belt from BJJ icon Rickson Gracie, not to mention an induction into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as its 2011 Instructor of the Year. In this exclusive video filmed at Black Belt magazine, the seventh-degree black belt and author of two best-selling books, The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 1: Gi and No-Gi Techniques and The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense, demonstrates and explains two escapes from side control.

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Seventh-Degree Black Belt Jean Jacques Machado Shows You Two Ways to Escape From Side Control


As Jean Jacques Machado explains in the video, it is important to get out from under the opponent when he’s got you in side control. “Common position here, I’m defending,” he says, setting up the technique demonstration wherein he gets his knee out from under his opponent (in this case, Grappler’s Handbook co-author Jay Zeballos) and sets up a situation in which it would be “natural [for him] to push my leg and pass my guard.”


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Nick Diaz, Renato Magno, Mac Danzig and others demonstrate their
Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques in exclusive videos and DVD excerpts!


And, of course, there’s a catch (or, in this case, a hook) as Zeballos attempts to pass Machado’s guard. Machado pushes his opponent’s left leg out from under him and hooks his arm, destabilizing his center of gravity. During this elegant escape, Machado’s entire body axis changes so that Zeballos is beautifully flipped onto his back. Machado then circles around to establish his own side control, thus turning the tables in his favor.

For the second escape, Machado explains how “you can also go for what we call a ‘crucifix.'” With Zeballos in side control once again, Machado proceeds to get his right knee up and to push Zeballos away with his left knee. This time, though, Machado inserts his right leg under Zeballos’ left arm and hooks under it while pulling himself under Zeballos to catch that same left arm with both legs as he brings them around to roll Zeballos onto his back. Machado hooks Zeballos’ right arm with his own, and Zeballos lands perpendicular on top of Machado with arms extended, forming an image reminiscent of a crucifix. Machado then gets his left arm under Zeballos’ chin to press the choke and finish the submission. …

Reverse the Flow of Any BJJ Match With Jean Jacques Machado’s Defensive Tactics

Jean Jacques Machado has won every major Brazilian jiu-jitsu title in Brazil. Renowned for his grappling skills, the world-champion BJJ instructor shares his winning strategies with you in his new book, The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense, available today!

The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2 teaches you how to defend against the most dangerous submission tactics and strengthen your attack strategy. Learn how to execute defensive strategies and BJJ techniques to ensure escape with color photo  sequences and detailed instructions.

“Jean Jacques goes over a variety of different options on how to properly defend yourself from submissions, back control, the guard, amongst other common positions you may find yourself when getting dominated by your opponent.”

—Monta Wiley, USCombatSports.com

The Grappler’s Handbook Vol. 2: Tactics for Defense includes subsections for easier referencing and sidebars illustrating proper and improper postures on the mat while performing these techniques.

“In this book, you won’t find any tricky or advanced ways to protecting yourself. However, you will be enlightened on some basic fundamental techniques that will help you easily learn, retain and apply the moves highlighted in this book in your training.”

—Monta Wiley, USCombatSports.com

Learn how to tune in and anticipate your opponent’s next moves and defend yourself against them before he even has the chance to try.

With Machado by your side, you’ll have the confidence to escape any BJJ position or submission!

About the Authors:

Born in Rio de Janiero, Jean Jacques Machado captured every major Brazilian jiu-jitsu title in his home country before moving to the United States. Upon arriving, Machado dominated the local and international tournament circuit, eventually winning the prestigious Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship. Today, Machado is one of the most admired and respected grappling instructors in the world.

Co-author Jay Zeballos is a Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2009 gold-medalist black belt under Machado. He has been training with him for more than a decade.…

Richard Bustillo’s JKD Techniques: Clinch Counter

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Whether it’s a flat tire on the freeway or a bully in the hallway, we all find ourselves in dangerous situations from time to time. Even if you’re the world’s greatest striker, you may end up getting caught in your opponent’s clinch. Fortunately, we’ve got jeet kune do master Richard Bustillo to help you escape.

“Normally, you don’t want to get into a grappling situation on the street, but if you’re in this position, you can execute a technique such as this one,” he says. “It’s still risky because the energy can change at anytime. You have to be able to adapt and possibly switch to some other technique. You should always have options.”

Jeet Kune Do Technique: Clinch Counter

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Cup your right hand around the back of his neck, and rest your left hand on his right arm. “Your left hand shoves his right elbow across the front of his throat,” Bustillo says. “You then step to his right and bend your right arm to lock his right arm between his neck and your shoulder.”


For more techniques and training advice from Richard Bustillo, check out The Ultimate Guide to Jeet Kune Do.


Next, place your left hand on top of his head and lock your right hand onto your left biceps. That completes the figure-4 lock that constricts the flow of blood to his brain. “You can submit him from this position using the carotid choke, or you can add a knee thrust to the solar plexus,” Bustillo says. “The knee strike takes away his balance and shocks his system. It lets you choke him more easily. If you try to go right to the choke, a lot of times he can defend himself or counter it, so you may have to take those options away by shocking his system.

Richard Bustillo’s JKD Techniques Series

Part One: Hammerfist Combo
Part Three: Kick Interception

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