If you can't handle real violence from the feet, your Jiu-Jitsu is useless!
What good is your Jiu-Jitsu if you can't handle real violence?
Do you feel relaxed and confident your Jiu-Jitsu will keep you safe when someone intends to do you serious violent harm? From the feet? Sadly, many people believe self-defense in Jiu-Jitsu is kind of a joke and just go through the motions because they have to.
But if you believe that, the joke is on you! Because a deep knowledge of self-defense is actually what makes someone worthy of their black belt, and it's also the "missing piece" for most Jiu-Jitsu practitioners to become complete and effective martial artists in any context, especially in MMA and self-defense situations where strikes are involved.
38 High Definition Videos Reveal The Self-Defense Details Rickson Gracie Tested Me On To Earn My Black Belt.
→ I hope you never have to use Jiu-Jitsu to defend yourself from real violence. However, if you ever do, every violent encounter you will ever face is going to start from the feet. So if you want your Jiu-Jitsu to be effective in a self-defense context, or MMA or any type of fighting outside of grappling, your knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu needs to start from the feet.
→ In fact, that is what Rickson tested me on for my black belt, was my level of knowledge of self-defense from the feet. “A black belt”, he told me, “must know all the self-defense so he can teach and empower others.” And he was absolutely right because I saw it night after night as a bouncer and later a doorman at some of the hottest nightclubs in Los Angeles for 15 years.
→ You see, in that environment, you almost never want to go to the ground, because there are broken bottles and glasses all over the floor. Plus, it's such a chaotic environment, with so many people, you never know who is on your side or who might be trying to hurt you. So if you end up on the ground with someone, you may be getting kicked, stomped, sucker-punched, blindsided, or getting large shards of glass stuck into your body.
→ On the other hand, by knowing the stand-up self-defense techniques, I had the option to choose whether I wanted to finish the fight from the feet or take the fight to the ground. Most of the time I was able to subdue and control someone on the feet and remove them without anyone getting hurt. And it was my knowledge and training in self-defense that helped me to be able to stay safe in an environment where I was constantly exposed to danger.
→ And this gave me the confidence to deal with people in an extremely humane way, even when the level of aggression escalated. Plus, when you understand the self-defense curriculum and the hidden details that actually make it effective and not just something to snicker at in class as you go through the motions, your standup game for competition and every other aspect of Jiu-Jitsu will skyrocket.
Skill Level: Basic - Advanced
What Will I Learn?
✓ How to finish the fight before it even hits the ground.
✓ The hidden details to the infamous "Jacare" wrist lock that will take the fight out of anyone quickly.
✓ How people put themselves in way more danger than they need to be before things escalate… and how to avoid this mistake.
✓ Why the headbutt is one of the most dangerous weapons in fighting, and what to do to prevent getting taken out by a headbutt you can’t react to!
✓ How low kicks are so dangerous they can end fights, and how to deal with them effectively so you can completely neutralize this threat. (Hint: If you remember the fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, you can actually generate enough focused force to snap someone’s shin in half if you check a kick properly! Here are the details to make it work for you.)
✓ And so much more!