the seminar that changed everything
Open Guard Mastery
What did Matt Thornton, founder of Straight Blast Gym, have to say about Open Guard Mastery?
"As always, amazing (day) today with coach Henry Akins. Every time I train with him my understanding of how Jiu-Jitsu works is revised and improved.
Today’s open guard material will change and advance everything we do, from our foundations curriculum to our MMA program.
There is no Jiu-Jitsu quite like Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu."
These 56 videos give you the sort of effectiveness that inspires legends.
→ This teaching footage (recorded live) goes so far beyond what was covered in the Open Guard Defense course you won't believe it. It's not just that we go more in depth either, but you see first hand how to train all of these concepts and details against resistance so that you can apply these skills effectively in any situation from day one, and it will only get better over time.
→ I have changed my approach to teaching Jiu-Jitsu over the past couple years and Open Guard Mastery is a prime example. It's one thing to know how Hidden Jiu-Jitsu works. It is another thing entirely to make your skills effective against full resistance from a skilled opponent, and that is what this new content is aimed at, bridging the gap between theory and application as fast as possible to create masters of the art.
→ Open Guard Mastery will change your life forever as a Jiu-Jitsu fighter!
Skill Level: Basic - Advanced
What Will I Learn?
✓ How to move in the open guard so you can hit your opponent, but they can not hit you. There is a mantra I want you to repeat to yourself as you're learning this. "Can they touch my face?" If they can, you need to move. I will show you exactly how to move to maintain dominance constantly.
✓ How to use your weight and connection to shut down whatever they're trying to do. There are some small adjustments you can make so leg attacks are impossible to pull off against you, sweeps are easy to set up, and there is simply no way for them the pass your guard, even though they will swear it looks like they have everything they need.
✓ The infamous two legs out or two legs in rule, how to apply it, and why it works so well.
✓ The secret games your mind plays with you that makes you think you're stuck when you're not. You will be amazed how impossible things can feel and it's just a trick of the mind. I'll show you how to test your assumptions and use logic to set yourself free.
✓ And so much more! See below for full video list: