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(tranquil music) (high spirited music) – My name is Roy Dean, I’m
a second degree black belt. I’ve been training BJJ about 14 years. And other forms of Jiu Jitsu for a total of maybe 22 years of training. Jiu Jitsu has changed my life. It’s empowered me, and I’ve been able to help others discover this art. So I’m really grateful for that. The benefits are multifaceted. They run deep, but I think people just gain a greater sense of confidence. Not only what they can do on the mat, but how they can leverage that in other aspects of their lives. So it’s very transformative. – My name is TJ Brodeur. I’m a Purple Belt under Roy Dean. I’ve been training
about seven years total. Pretty much off and on though. I used to train pretty thorough — consistently for about three years and then had to take some breaks, so starting out, I’m at
that period right now where I think I just
need to stick with it. I’m trying to get back into it. You know, I always hear from Black Belts, the best thing to do is just not quit. So, you know, I’m going through some of those plateaus where
it’s having guys pass me up who are junior to me and I’m
dealing with that right now. But Jiu Jitsu is one of those things that’s just part of my life
and gonna keep doing it. – [Voiceover] What is it about Jiu Jitsu, you think, that really hooked you? – The reality of it, I was an
aikido guy for a long time. And uh, there was a lot of fantasy. I don’t mean to bag on aikido,
’cause it’s a great art, and I actually have been able to apply some of my aikido since
I’ve started training, but it’s one of those things where there’s a lot of hypotheticals when you do aikido. And the first experience
to jiu jitsu, it was real. You know, I don’t, I could have fantasies about myself all I wanted, but when you get on the
mat, all that goes away. and it’s just your skill, and that’s the thing that really addicted me to it. And the application, I’ve been
in the military for awhile as a reserve guy and being able to — It gives you a sense of confidence and a physical ability
that I think carries over into a lot of different disciplines. – My name’s Andrew, I’m a
Purple Belt under Roy Dean. I’ve been training for about eight years. – [Voiceover] So what has
jiu jitsu done for you? – Jiu jitsu’s been a lot
of different things to me. It’s helped me keep fit. It’s helped me keep
flexible as I get older. It’s also been really important
in terms of rehabilitation for a number of injuries
that I’ve had over the years. Back and shoulder surgery. It’s made a real big
difference in my ability to get back to full function
since having those surgeries. I turned 40 last year
and I’ve noticed some big changes in my body
as I’ve gotten older. And so jiu jitsu’s helped
me maintain flexibility, maintain strength and
just overall fitness. – My name’s Byron Higinbotham. I’m a Purple Belt under Roy Dean. Been trained in the martial arts half my life now, eighteen years. And I started out in taekwondo,
and then shifted to MMA, and then no gi, submission grappling. In 2010, I hooked up with Roy Dean and started my journey in the gi. Got my Blue Belt and then my Purple Belt. – [Voiceover] So what hooked you about jiu jitsu in the first place? How has it changed you? – Yeah, starting in a
taekwondo background, it was very boxed in. You had your techniques that you would learn for your next rank. And I got really frustrated
and tired of that. Started submission grappling
and then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Roy Dean and I loved how fluid and just non-boxed in it was. It was great, every match was different, and I was able to take the knowledge that I would learn from techniques and then develop wisdom
out of that knowledge. Knowledge is the… knowing how to do something mechanically. Wisdom is the application
of that knowledge. And so I love finding wisdom on the mat. – My name’s Peter Hulce. I’m a Purple Belt. And I’ve been training for about three and a half year with the gi. I did no gi for about
two years before that. – [Voiceover] Since you’ve
been doing jiu jitsu, how have you seen it benefit you, like in other ways as well? – It’s improved my
overall strength a bunch. Certain muscles and stuff, you
can only get with jiu jitsu. Improved my flexibility and coordination. Just being able to think and
go from one thing to another. – [Voiceover] What about off the mat? How has it helped you
in those kind of ways? – Uhm… – [Voiceover] Getting more chicks? – No. (laughing) – Being able to… Your confidence and push through things and be tough about stuff
and not give up so easily. – My name’s Brendan Bigos and I’ve been training for five years. I’m a Purple Belt under Roy Dean. – [Voiceover] So, when did
you first discover jiu jitsu? – Actually I moved out here
and I’d been training in Maine with a guy named Aaron Blake
for like a couple months and I was gonna move out here. Actually just packed everything up and was moving out here cross country. Quit my job and was coming out to Bend and there are two guys
in town and I asked him and he said “Oh, you gotta go see Roy.” He actually knew him, so came out first day I moved into town, the first thing I did was sign up here. So, that was it, I knew to keep myself out of trouble, so this was a good idea. – [Voiceover] How was it — what is it about it that hooked you? – For me it’s a… It’s like a direct feedback
loop for any attitudes I have. So basically anytime I run
into an issue on the mat, like I gotta look somewhere
else in my life off the mat whereas that
kinda manifesting itself. And then I’m either
hanging onto something. I’m not moving onto the
next thing in my life, or the next position. So it’s pretty good feedback
loop in terms of that. And then I think it’s really cool, I mean, I work with younger adults
who are kinda struggling with anxiety and depression. And one of the things I see with them is they’re super insulated
from their environment. A lot of kids play video games. A lot of kids don’t have like a real cause and effect in their life. So when they get into
situations like school, they go to college, they go away, they get totally overwhelmed, I think jiu jitsu’s a way that, you know, you have that real direct feedback loop. Anything you’re doing, just immediately you get cause and effect, so your good decisions pay off
and your bad decisions, you gotta deal with those immediately. So, it’s a real good learning experience. – My name’s Paul Moresi. I’ve been training for about eight years now under Ralph Gracie. Brown Belt. And just pretty much been
training for about eight years. – [Voiceover] How has it helped you, like not just on the
mat, but outside the mat? You know, Jiu Jitsu in general. – So, it’s helped me
out big time actually, ’cause I used to party a lot and that’s why Ralph gave
me the name Crazy Paul is ’cause I was always doing crazy stuff. Partying and all the stuff like that. And racing motocross and all this stuff. And then I found jiu jitsu and it really pulled my
life together for me. It really helped me out and from there, it’s just been ongoing, you know, ongoing battle with trying
to learn, and learn, and learn, and learn with jiu jitsu. – [Roy] Peter and Roy. So I’d like to welcome everybody to Pure Rolling, with commentary. This is the first match, myself and Peter. So, Peter is actually Byron
Higinbotham’s student. And he’s a little bit
of a jiu jitsu phenom. 17 years old. He’s been training since
he was quite a bit younger. And as soon as he turned 16 he got his Blue Belt and a year later I gave him his Purple Belt. I couldn’t hold him back. He was just too good. So you can see, I’m gonna
repeat moves in slow motion. The best action, the critical action. Where there are transitions
and things of note. I’m gonna be slowing down
and doing commentary. So Peter just turned the corner. I’m pushing on his arm. He steps up, possibly to do an armlock, and that’s when I turn the corner, and then start navigating
around his guard. So step up there. Push that foot down. Kinda reverse knee on belly to a spin. He’s hip to it. Pushes my weight off of him. Keeps my weight off of
him, that’s the key. That’s how you don’t get pinned, you gotta keep the weight off of you. Then I turn the corner for clock choke. And I have his arm, or
he’s holding onto the leg. Roll him back. Little bit of deep half, so this is good. Now I roll back to get to a
bit of a crucifix position. I feel like his head’s gonna pop out. So I roll back, and he stuffs my leg in
between his two legs. That’s good, that’s good. Okay, so now, grabbing my belt. He is a big fan of grabbing the belt. And if you haven’t keyed
in on using that as a handhold, man you’re missing out. Okay, so, boom, little bit of a tripod sweep there. Fake low. Switch it up. I didn’t have his other sleeve, so he was able to catch his balance. Now, he would like to hop over… Oh, goes to a two on one with his legs. And now this sweep, or I
want to sweep him to my left. It’s a shin sweep, very
similar to a flower sweep, but his balance was too good. Nicely rooted, Peter. Passes the guard. As soon as he passes the
guard, I turn the corner again. Now he is in position for a clock choke. Good stuff. Okay, now look at his hips. Look how he pushes those hips forward. Scoots around to North
South, I turn the corner. You see movement patterns and sequences repeated
over and over again. He goes for a clock choke. I feel he’s gonna roll,
so I just roll with it. Put my body weight on top of him. Put my back on top of his chest. Okay, I want to avoid that second leg. Avoid that second leg. I don’t want to get caught in those legs. He follows through the
back and check this out. So I use my elbow to block that. Turn over, he’s still attached. Okay, then I use my left
hand to pull on the head. Pulling on the head when
people have your back is one of my favorites. One of my go tos. Okay, so I’m able to pull him off. I go double under. He gets his, his hooks. And I just start working. I’m still not warm. To be honest, it takes about two rounds for me to get warm these days. And that’s just life. So Peter is, he’s really
difficult to submit. So I push on his arm, just
trying to get something going. He rolls out. I look for a little bit of a… I want a choke, but he
blocks access to the collar. So now here I am, in guard. I’m gonna start to turn it
up, just a little bit more. So note how I’m gripping his elbow there, that’s how you index. Camarillo style, that’s how
you index where the arm is. Shoot for a triangle. He’s ducking his head, but I’m persistent. See how I gather… Now check this out. So I cross collar grab. Shoot my legs up. As if I’m going for an armlock. He pulls that arm out. Okay. but I’m still
hunting for the triangle. I’m still — look at my left knee. I gather his head, I hunt for it, I pull in and then I
get my crossed ankles. Okay, he sits down. No problem, no problem. I don’t have– uh oh! I’m in trouble, I’m in trouble there. So that knee bar, check it out. As I come of it, he could
get a knee bar right there. I twist. Roll up. And luckily I’m safe. So, I need to get out of this. I need to get out of this 50-50 position. So I just push down on both legs. Clear it. Okay, knee on belly. Oh, to Americana Peter
is just about impossible. He, he uses his flexibility. And where normal people would tap, he just… He does not, he does not. Ok, so he rolls in. And I had… I was looking for that arm wrap. As he comes up, there it is. I’m gonna pop that off. Then I need to beat him to the other side. Mmhmm, ’cause I want back access. Okay… Sure would be nice if
I can get an armlock. So I switch to the other side ’cause he was blocking on that side. Step over. Being able to switch from
one arm to the other is… It’s like guard passing. You go left, they block you, you go right. Really improves the chances that you’re gonna get the technique
that you’re going for. Again, indexing that elbow, okay. Super good base by Peter here. Just really comfortable, relaxed. Mmmm, please pass to my right. So I can do that choke. Please pass to my right. I got a baseball bat choke set up here, but he’s not buying it. Oop, almost had a triangle. Alright, now I’m kinda forcing it, I’m forcing that triangle. Stuff it, pull the head down. His fist is still trapped in there. I don’t mind! It’s cool. That’s what I’m working with. Okay, so then he hides his arm and I sweep him to the left. He pulls out his hand. Mmhmm. And then I roll up. A rare kimura. Course he’s not going 100 percent either. You know, this is just nice
little flowing warm up roll. And you can do that — You can’t do that with everybody, but you can definitely do it with Peter. Peter’s, Peter’s really good. Mmmm, nice guard pass.
(beep) Yeah, a lot of talent right there. (beep) – [Roy] Awesome. – [Roy] TJ and Byron. Alright, TJ pulls guard. Again, early rounds. Warming up. Two guys trying to get
their groove going here. Push on the head. Man it took me a long time. Mr. Harris used to tell
me to push on the head. And I heard it, but I
wasn’t really listening. Now it’s one of the best places to push. For sure. Okay, so, nice low stance by Byron. TJ in white. (beep)
TJ is also kind of my perennial uke in my DVDs. All right, TJ goes for a knee bar. Not super aggressively. And they kinda roll out. Nice collar grip by TJ. Comes up to get a little bit deeper. Comes up to get a little bit deeper. And, all right, this is kind of cool. He tries to backstep. Byron tries to backstep. TJ ends up, watch this. Byron goes further out to avoid the sweep when TJ followed him. So sometimes when you’re getting swept if you land where they
want you to, you get swept. Sometimes if you add to
that just a little bit, then you are controlling the distance. Nice little backstep. Okay, push down on the leg. Backstep, as soon as he turns a corner, boom, take him out. All right. Stabilizing position. Byron’s looking for collar choke. Classic combo. Collar choke into the armlock. TJ rolls up with it. We all know this sequence, slide that up. Pretty good. Byron could’ve had more weight on him, but these guys are just warming up. Shoots for the triangle, TJ blocks that. TJ pulls guard again. Byron’s a bit of a physical specimen. It can be intimidating to try to bulldoze someone over like that. Ah, look at the way Byron
is angling his hips. Look at that, look at that. Escapes that first leg. Alright… Now TJ… Wow, nice backstep. Yes, TJ to the back, to
the back, to the back. To the back, keep riding it up. Little bit of a missed opportunity there. He could’ve been more aggressive about it, but you know. Now look at the way
Byron circle his foot in against the bicep,
that’s really excellent. Close guard. Okay. Oh, excellent TJ! Backstep, catch his balance. Comes around, comes around. He needs to poke with that
knee a little bit more to beat Byron’s knee and get
the knee on belly position. So, kind of probing and being aggressive with your knee is useful. TJ’s hips are little high for that. He attacks for the knee bar. We’ve had subsequent discussions in reviewing this about you gotta make it happen. I mean, it’s one thing to go for it, but it’s another thing to go for it with the intent that this is going to, this is gonna happen, and
being aggressive about getting your hip low enough
to get that knee bar. X-pass here. That signals that Byron is warm. Goes to the mount. Again, wants that armlock. Oh, but then switches to a triangle. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Pulls down the head. Switches — oh, thought about omoplata. Okay, check this out. He recrosses his ankles
so that he’ll be able to access the triangle more easily. He pulls down on the
head, he’s tightening it. TJ moved his arm. Byron went for omoplata. Okay, now TJ’s feeling
it a little bit more too. Uh huh, boom, nice! A little flying triangle there with Byron’s arm out of the way. He should… armlock, armlock, armlock. Turn the corner. TJ coulda gotten that. It’s possible. And that was an excellent
block and sweep right there. Excellent block and sweep. So reverse knee on belly, backstep, TJ gets his knee in that space. Use it to off balance Byron. Comes up, he’s in a triangle, he knows that as he’s coming into position and then, ooh, good posture. Lot of good posture going on here. Pull on that collar, he’s
pulling on that collar. Wise move on Byron’s part,
switching to omoplata. TJ’s hip to it. Goes over, beats him to the punch. Sometimes when they’re
trying to take you someplace why not get there a little bit early. Their timing’s off, out spin the move. As Mark Laimon once said. Okay, so, little inverted guard. Trying to gather that far sleeve. Snap on the triangle. Mmm, mmm, check this out. Boom. What a great sequence. Okay, from close guard… Open. Hit that sweep. TJ immediately — he doesn’t
wait for things to settle, he’s already moving into position. Then, so is Byron. Break off that grip, break that grip! Okay, little bit of z-guard. Mmhmm, mmhmm. Another x-pass, just beating the knee. Did you see that? Just beating the knee,
that’s the, that’s the key. Guard passing is all about
getting past their knees. Not just their legs. Ah, what a great roll. Fantastic. Byron’s about 220 for those interested. Alright, go for that choke. Or switch to armlock, what’s
going on, oh TJ turns back in. Nice, nice. Mmmmm, the sweep! Off balancing people so
they pull that arm out and catch their balance. That’s… It’s a great way to get into a triangle. And TJ, TJ knows it though. So he kept his arm in just enough. Alright, here we go. Yeah, go for that. Go for that foot lock. Takes him over, nice
push on the knee there. (beep) – [Voiceover] Very nice. – Thanks, Byron. – [Roy] Good first roll. (beep) (beep) – [Voiceover] Very nice. – [TJ] Thanks, Byron. – [Roy] Brendan and Andrew. Alright Brendan on the
left, Andrew on the right. Brendan’s one of my good friends. Fresh Purple Belt. He had a pretty heroic and
epic Purple Belt demonstration, which you can see on disk three. Andrew is relatively new to the academy. Trained down in Florida. Came to us as a Purple Belt. Great guy, Doctor. Wrote a book called “The Program.” Check it out on Amazon. (beep) Really good at half guard. Strong guy, probably the most, one of the most muscular individuals I’ve ever met in my life. Ooh, nice backstep. So check it out, boom, push down on the leg, backstep, It’s all about timing. So, now he has essentially passed. There’s a chance for a
reverse triangle there. Small chance, but he’s
kind of pinning that shin. So… Andrew’s definitely very strong. And if you note, this
isn’t nearly as flowing as maybe some of the other matches. Okay, and he loves that lapel grip. Where you pull out the tail… And use it to your advantage. Okay, so kesa gatame. In judo, he’d definitely be winning. In jiu jitsu, he’s also winning. So, you don’t want to get here. This is where you don’t
want to be with Andrew. Incredibly tough. Incredibly difficult to escape from here. Possible, but still
really really difficult. So Andrew’s… Note how he’s grabbing his thigh there. I tend to prefer that
grip as well with kesa. Maybe able to push that elbow over, get head and arm choke. But not yet, so… Here we go, Andrew’s gonna… He’s about to put a
little more pressure on and get serious, so… Scoots his hip out which allows — Ah, see right there, right there. That’s what he wanted. Mmhmm, let’s take… Push down on the wrist. The circle becomes straight. Bottom leg catches. And also pull up on the head. That pulling up on the head
really tightens things. Get a little armlock,
shoulder lock action. Alright. Let’s keep it flowing. Let’s keep it going you guys. Okay, full guard. Little bit of an overhook. And Brendan has a slow choke that he works from there that’s pretty good. It’s better if has the uh… It’s a little bit better
if he has the arm. Mmhmm. Andrew’s just fricken strong. Which is good, and he has
good technique as well which makes it even more nightmarish. And I wanted tough guys. I wanted a bunch of tough guys. All interacting with each other for this, for this project. No beginner Blue Belts. Okay, so his whole goal, he’s just gotta get over that
ankle, over that ankle. Okay, oh, and an excellent turn by Andrew. So he pushes that down and then changes the angle so he can get ahead of that knee. Again, it’s about getting
ahead of the knee. You can move as much as you want, as long as you end up in the right place. Mmhmm, scooting back. Brendan’s blocking his hip. He goes to the mount, but Brendan controlled
the distance pretty well. And then back to that
tail being pulled up. You can use it as an anchor, you can use it as a way to get into… Oh, cover shot right here, cover shot. You can use it as a way to — There’s a step over choke that I love to do from that position. Mmmm, yeah. Backstep, nice. He gets his shin and knee on that, on Brendan’s right thigh. Boom, backstep. Anchor it, comes around the corner. Okay, blocks that hip. Really good positioning, really
good positioning by Andrew. Knee on belly. Knee on belly. Being scrappy. Brendan’s being scrappy. He’s not just taking it. Working to off balance. And Andrew goes for
positional dominance now. Andrew moves enough. I think by training at my
academy, he’s going to… you know, be able to open up more. We have very flowing technical sequences. And I think it’s, it would
be a perfect compliment to the already good game that he has. Alright. So, I think Brendan should be, should have been looking for an underhook a little bit earlier, even now he could be searching for that under– Yes! Well done, it’s like he heard me. Yes, yes, yeah. Combine that underhook with
a, like a constant bump. Oh, good. Good use of your legs there. So he goes knee on belly. And is searching for that hand off for the, for that tail. Mmm, gets it in front. Okay. Now double lapel control from Brendan. He’s looking for full guard. Just to be able to grab something. Look, look at that, look at that chest. Look at his chest, ridiculous. Okay… So, the likelihood of a choke is not good. So Brendan should be looking for sweeps. The exposures aren’t gonna come unless you take the balance. (beep) Good work, good work. Not as flowing, but nice first round. (beep) – [Voiceover] Ah, nice. Good job, Brendan. – [Roy] Roy and TJ. I pull guard. TJ passes. You know, right into an armlock now. I block it, futz with it. See how I get my shin underneath his knee. But he’s not bothered, he’s getting swept, but he’s feeding the collar. He’s feeding the collar. He’s got his priorities straight. Feed that collar, feed that collar. I duck my head. But then, once he gets his shoulder in, Mmmm, it’s really all over for me. At that point, he’s got the choke. He grips my knee, boom, and then cuts perpendicular. He gets… gets a really nice choke. So, if my head is down, I’m okay, But as soon as he drops his shoulder, turns my head, little
shoulder of justice there. My sweeps are relatively ineffective. Okay, then he tries going to mount, and I’m attempting to get him in half guard here, but he’s not bothered. He’s got the critical component. He has the choke. He grips my knee. Slides up with his right leg. And frees his left leg, boom. And voila, no escape. Excellent. Alright, well done, TJ. Now let’s see what else we can do. Okay, so he wants to
go for an x-pass here. He wants to go for an x-pass. I catch him a little bit. Go half guard. Mmm and then use a sweep. I’ve been using that half
guard sweep quite often. So… I get half guard. Come to my elbow. Boom, turn the corner. I had control of his foot. Press his knee down, watch how I’m controlling his foot with my knee there. And then just barely cut across. Barely cut across passing his guard. Okay, mmm, he replaces guard. Now this is, this is a pass that I kind of came up with. Just use my shin to
pressure down on his legs. I pin them both and I want
him to reach up with his arm. I want — boom, and
expose for the armlock. So, I don’t have the armlock, he turns. Nice little backstep. I try taking the back. Now he’s blocking with his hand, but I’m not concerned. I just feed a little
bit lower on the collar. Try to go perpendicular. Now sometimes you can get guys and they just choke
themselves on that hand. So there I go armlock position,
then I go to triangle. He still has his hand in there. Triangle’s a little bit loose. Little bit loose. So, trying to feed for armlock. Bent armlock, straight armlock. Can’t get it with triangled legs. So, I end up switching… into just a regular old armlock. Which is, sometimes the
classics work the best. Little spider guard action. Four fingers in the cuff,
man, that’s the grip. That’s the, that’s the grip. I’m trying to lift him on… Had my left foot — I had it under his shin trying to lift
him into a triangle. Here I am trying it again,
but he’s too well balanced. So boom, he steps around. Getting ready for some kind of x-pass. Well, there I am again,
reaching with my foot. Reaching with my foot. Trying to get under that
shin, trying to lift him. Okay, so I just… I worked that sweep the last time. Probably not gonna work this time. Inverted, oh, nice, TJ! But again, his hip is
too high when he lands. If he had been able to spin and drop his hip at the same time, he would’ve been able
to get that knee bar. Definitely. With the commitment that he had. Now I think I have a knee bar, but I’m a little bit high. I actually thought I had that. But I’m a little bit high. So — mmm! Move on to the next thing, okay, shin up. Push down on the foot. I’m just, just wanna skate by. Skate by. Drive that knee through. Lift on, yes. Lift on the arm kesa. Not exactly Andrew here, but I’m pulling. I’m anchored to his upper body. See how I get my hand under that tricep. Boom, head forward, gather,
pull back with my elbow. Gather his wrist, now he’s
doubly locked in kesa gatame. Grab my own thigh. And here we go. Here we go. So I just use that as a step over. And he blocks. If I can triangle his head and his arm, that’s really good. Isolates that other far
arm, but he’s hip to it. Okay, again, backstep,
over — oop, omoplata. Omoplata, omoplata. Gathering the head, gathering the head, gathering the head. Boom, finish with the armlock. So backstep. He goes belly down. Step over into omoplata. Not a perfect angle to finish it. So I pull that arm and then with my right knee I gather his head. I look for it, I try pulling it, I try and gather it. I pull it up one more time. As soon as I feel like
I have a good grasp, then boom, a triangle armlock. Okay, I like the aggression
all the way up to mount. Hmm, but I have my knee up. Here we go. One of my favorite passes. Boom, just like that. Ok, as soon as I push down on the cuff… As soon as I’m over that knee… Boom, backstep, come around to the side. I use that all the time, all the time. Gather that tail. Really into those tail chokes. Especially a step over choke. And yeah, see I want — I wanna kill his arm with my knees and, but he knows what’s going on, so he doesn’t allow it. Keep trying to pressure,
trying to pressure. Stepping around. Oh, right now, he went to his knees. What am I doing? I want a D’arce
(beep) Oop, but it’s too late. Well done. (beep) – [TJ] Thank you, Roy. – [Roy] Thank you. Peter and Andrew. Ok, Peter on the left,
Andrew on the right. Two tough Purple Belts. Huge weight difference, but… Peter’s pretty scrappy. Peter is pretty darn scrappy. So… Check this out! Tries to get around, goes to the left. Boom, goes to the right,
gets stuck in half guard. Look at the monkey toes and feet of Peter. Very grippy with his feet. Boom, elbow across the face. That happens. Not something, not
something that I celebrate, but it is, it happens when
you need to get around somebody’s guard, on
accident, occasionally. Big backstep there. Nice half guard pass of Andrew’s. Quite adept at that. And then also notice how he continues to block that hip with his hand. It’s not enough to just hold the position, but he’s blocking. Coming around. Nice overlapping pressures
(beep) on his part, trying to gather the head. Peter’s keeping his head really low. Mmhmm, okay, so… Again, let’s take that tail. Start working it out,
start working it out. Andrew’s considering going over to mount. And then, Peter is able
to replace guard here and it starts with… It starts with getting
underneath with his wrist. Then he gets the underhook. Then Andrew goes to his knees and Peter’s able to… He’s able to go back to full guard. But it really started with
getting the underhook. So what might be a positional battle of getting back to guard, you think is about your legs, it’s really about a hand battle. Getting your wrist under his wrist, so you can get the underhook and, you know, the battles start early. Ok, now, Andrew diving that knee through. All he has to do is get over that heel, he does, but Peter is super flexible. And so he’s not quite able to… Alright now, he gathers… Andrew gathers that cuff. He’s coming around. Peter has that other leg in front of him. He’s pulling himself around and then Peter gets that darn bottom knee through. So, again a little bit
of a stalemate here. Still can’t pass the guard. Good attempt though and
nice guard recovery as well. Now, a full guard. And Peter goes to the belt. Again he likes that belt grip. This is really good on Andrew’s part. So, look at how he holds his tail. Binding his upper body. Pushes down on the knee,
gets his knee over. Yeah, and then kind of turns the corner with his upper body, so the guard pass has begun. Oh… What I really love about
being able to open up, you know, for those tail chokes, is that it’s something to do, you’re in that position. It’s something to do. You can start them
thinking about an attack. You can begin an attack. You can… It’s just one more thing to occupy and distract your opponent. Okay, there he finally
passed off that tail. Now he’s anchored up top. Boom, backstep, excellent, excellent. Okay, so, backstep. Feeling with the knee. Peter starts looking for that underhook, but, ah, see Andrew, see how he has his hand flat on the mat,
right next to his hips? That is what you need to do to really insure that you have positional control. Okay, Andrew’s starting
to breathe a little bit here because he
made everything kinda — Now look at this. A normal person would… Might get caught in an Americana, But Peter is able to straighten
his arm above his head and you just can’t Americana
him from that position. Little bump, little bump. Trying to go North
South, take that kimura. A lot of options in heading over to the other side for Andrew. Pushes on the head. Trying to do that arm switch. Peter’s scrappy and manages to go back to being in side control. However, that’s better than north south. And now Peter has a trick up
his sleeve with that tail. He wants to threaten something. Not quite yet, but that’s gonna come in handy in a little bit. Alright, so kazure kesa
gatame, kazure is modified. Kesa gatame would just be scarf
hold with the head and arm. And then if you’re under
the shoulders, kazure kesa. Check this out, check
out what Peter’s doing, now see he wants that… We’re gonna do that sequence again. So a little bridge, a little
bridge, get the knee in there. Create just enough space. And then look at Peter’s
right hand feeding up. He wants that baseball bat choke, he wants that baseball bat choke. Of course Andrew is
intelligent and very aware, so he actually tries to
armlock that extended arm. Manages to solidify the position. And steps over, now check
this out, boom, boom! Peter is able to cross, so
pulls that bottom that leg through, kick it — kick both
legs, shooting both legs, that’s really how you get
triangles, it’s not like you put your legs up there,
you shoot the legs through. Okay, now Andrew has his hand in. But is kind of in that no man’s land where you’re like, is it really
serving me just having this fist in there, so he says no. Now Andrew has been in many,
many a triangle in his time, so his posture is excellent,
his awareness is excellent. He knows how to keep the
partner from getting that angle. Okay, but this is, there’s a great shot. So Andrew has great posture,
Peter needs to either come up to him or bring Andrew down to be able to mess with the posture and be able to constrict the space, create
a noose with his legs. He let go, recrosses, and
is trying to get that angle. He’s trying to get that angle. Now he pulls down the head which is good. But then Peter crosses
with that other leg, his right leg, kind of
omoplata-ish, and that was the downfall of that technique. He shouldn’t have done that. So check this out. Andrew grips, turns the corner. Pushes away… Hangs out, takes side
control until the legs clear. Note how he’s gripping his hips as well. The bottom of his pants. He will hold that body
position, then square up. Okay, that’s good. And again, that americana
is very tempting, but almost impossible to get on Peter. (beep)
– Oh, and a little Americana from the bottom himself, okay, nice match. (beep) – [Andrew] Nice,good work, awesome. – [Roy] Roy and Byron. Now this was, I knew this was gonna be a very exciting and tough fight, so Byron is about to stand up, not
very difficult for him. Pretty strong, nice
counterbalance on his part. And I look for that outside
leg, trying to do this Victor Estima armlock
that he’s well known for. So he picks me up, hold onto the cuff, it’d be great if I could have
the elbow, but that’s cool. And then I’m reaching, I’m
reaching, I wanna get that outside leg, it’s possible,
he can go for a sweep there. Try to keep my knees
tight so my hips don’t sag too much, he pulls out and
then I pull his leg forward, maybe I should be grabbing
his belt as he goes for a knee bar, now I
need to come up with him. Okay, now he doesn’t have the angle for a knee bar anymore, I’m
on top, his legs are crossed. (beep) It’s just about me being able to escape my leg from that position at this point. Okay, and he sets his hands so if I pass to the left, he’s got
a baseball bat choke. So what am I gonna do? Let’s see… No need to rush. I have top position. I’m able to use my weight. I’m working on his arm,
I’m working on his arm. Okay, so he tries sweeping me. Switch to his pant cuff. All right, so as soon as
he gets that underhook, I grab the pant cuff, backstep, and then I steer him back into position,
that’s really important. Passing his guard, okay
he’s got the underhook. I’m holding on, holding on, get my knee. Good knee in the up
position, just to block him from being able to regain guard. Limb entanglement, limb entanglement. He sweeps me over, sweeps me over, uses his feet to push, push me over. Tries going for a knee bar, it’s not quite the right angle for a knee
bar, but close enough. Close enough, he goes for a toehold and that’s, and there we go. So, nice move. Okay, foot on bicep. A little spider guard action, he’s breaking my grips very nicely. And tries to, try to
jump over my guard here, but I follow, boom, I
follow with, and then go right into a, I attack
for kimura, so as soon as he comes up, I grab for his arm and then circle out to a guillotine. And it’s not quite on. It’s more like a ten finger guillotine. The kimura/guillotine combo is money. Gi, no gi, it’s still a legitimate threat if you have to react to it. Okay, so now I’m back in close guard. So what’s going on
here, I want to bait him into opening his ankles
by giving him an armlock. Which he does, I come out
and then he gathers… He gathers for omaplata,
and he’s got my leg, so he’s got a pretty good position here. He’s got all that stuff pretty tight. Now I just need to be calm. It’s not so bad right
now, use my knee, okay, and I circle my knee over, kill that arm, the one that’s gripping the belt. He’s out to kill the arm. Okay, and he wants to go into a roll. That’s cool, see I’m gonna
step in front of his arm, or behind his arm depending
on how you look at it. Now I have my own omaplata, he rolls out. Okay, now I need to pass the guard, I try passing the guard, he escapes. Scoop, little elbow across
the face, sorry about that. Comes out, oh, he does
sit out, I step over. Go back to guard… triangle. So there, I managed to get behind his arm. We have omaplata, he’s like,
“Eh, should have known.” He rolls forward, that’s
cool, my knee’s up. Start to go around, he shoots
for a triangle, I go around. Nice sprawl there on my part. Try going around his legs. He counters, I scoop at his
thighs, sorry about the elbow. Turn the corner, he rolls. I need to stay ahead of him,
I need to stay ahead of him. Okay, guillotine, he does a sit out. Step over with that leg and it just feels right to sit back to the triangle since there’s one in and one out, and since I worked hard for that,
I’m not gonna give it up. Okay, cinch it up, cinch it up, boom. No thinking, just reacting at that point. So I’d like to be able to do
a throw — ah, nope, nope. I’ll get that on him
later, not this round. Just a little something,
and then, you know, sprawling like this and just getting head and arm control, kind of a snap down, that is underutilized. It’s actually much less
vulnerable than a double leg or many other kinds of take downs, so I’m just sprawling the guy. I try turning him over, it’s
difficult via video to be able to see the amount of
pressure that I’m generating. Or the amount of pressure
that he’s generating, but trust me when I say that this is, I’m pretty serious here. It’s considerable. So now I have him out. Boom! He was already under that leg, so let me try to get into him out of triangle. He pins his head against the
— oh, I gotta steer him back, I gotta steer him back,
okay, this is about control. And he turns so far in that I say, “Eh…” Let me try to go to mount,
I need to anchor myself. Anchor myself here, so I scoop him up. Boom, step around. He’s got my arm, I’m not
gonna let him have that arm. I hurt that arm a little while ago, I’m not gonna let him have that arm. As soon as he lets go, wham! Right into the armlock. So I’m passing guard, he
dives for that kimura. Beat him, that’s where
he wanted to take me, that’s where I go, I go
a little bit farther, now I’m set up for am armlock counter. He’s holding on, he’s trying
to get his legs in there. All I have to do is just
not let those legs come up. And again, going to knee on belly here. He eventually releases, as
he turns I spin into the armlock position, there
was really no thought, just the feeling of an opportunity. There we go. What a beast. – [Roy] Thank you. – [Roy] Peter and TJ. This is a pretty good match. We don’t start from our feet. Just as a note, we’re only
doing five minute rounds here, so I wanted to get the action
as BJJ specific as possible. Now that right there,
see TJ needs to block his hip a little bit better,
Peter’s hip, he would have solidified that knee slide guard pass. We’ve talked about it since and that completely
(beep) tightened up his game,
and isn’t it interesting that something like that, just
one small detail about where you place your hand can
make such a big difference. Okay, so Peter keeps going up the collar, up the collar, up the collar, nice. TJ gets that knee over. Let’s see, a little more head control, TJ, a little more head control,
should wanna smash that. Although he needs to be
wary with that single grip of Peter’s about the… Everyone wants a baseball
bat choke these days. There we go, that was a
nice knee bar transition. It is not impossible to, it’s better if you have your ankles crossed. It’s not impossible to
just squeeze your knees together and hit the knee bar, but… Foot lock, TJ went for a foot
lock, Peter responds in kind. Dueling foot locks, kind
of a dangerous position to be in unless you really
know what you’re doing. Now look how insistent
Peter is with getting that leg, clearing — he
wants to go to a two on one, two of his legs against
one of TJ’s, he reaches, he reaches, he reaches,
and just kind of, the toes are still in there, but
it’s close enough, boom. Again, grabbing the belt. And then he can kind of perch up, he can come to that
low squatting position. Now here’s an interesting moment. TJ is gonna try to go to the back here, he’s gonna be looking for a triangle, and he’s gonna try to go to the back. Come up, as he comes down,
man it would have been perfect if he could have
used his right foot, right foot to go under
Peter’s knee and sweep him. So sometimes you use that
momentum of rocking back. You come up for something,
and then you rock back. Now Peter clears that grip with his shin. Excellent, he’s got the underhook. And that’s kind of a
disadvantage for TJ because he would actually prefer
to have the underhook in this position, that way he’d be able to pull a more effective half guard. Yeah, maybe if TJ gets his
left foot underneath to lift. Sweeps are really what you want. Alright, now Peter is
gonna use a technique that I picked up from another Black
Belt in Southern California. Like pushing that collar
in from the guard to make him open up, make
him open their legs. Like, he really got, that
was full extension, full body weight just punching,
punching, and TJ’s like oop, oop, he’s not freaking
out, but he knows, okay, I gotta do something, I
have to open my guard, I have to open my guard to
push him away to relieve that pressure cause it
was a legitimate threat. So then boom, little bit of a sweep, excellent, TJ, excellent. 50-50 position, inside heel hook position. With Peter, now TJ can
go for a toe hold here if he chose to, and Peter’s
going for a toe hold too. Could have been dueling toe holds just like it was dueling foot locks earlier. So a little hip action, raise a hip, pass it over, 50-50 position. If TJ were aggressive in this moment, he could be going for a toe hold. He’s got his legs, he’s gonna get his legs all crossed up here, Peter
goes for the toe hold. And TJ’s just kind of
seeing what’s happening. Not very worried by his expression, but then, hey, that’s actually on. Yeah, that was good. Okay, let’s see what’s going on. With shooting for triangles,
and that’s what Peter wants. Yeah, Peter has cleaned up
in both adult men divisions for gi and no gi — ooh,
excellent pass, excellent pass. Boom, little bit of an x-pass there. Going around, he’s got that
knee on belly position. What’s he gonna do with it? Step over to North South position, boom. Work that — if he can just
get that hand transition a little bit quicker before
Peter has a chance to regrip anything, keeping
that high, but Peter was able to grip his hands in this case and then reverse the position. Okay, now, once he let go, TJ’s heel goes right behind Peter’s knee,
he throws his hips forward. Check this out, maximum
leverage is achieved, when that heel is right behind the knee. Hips go forward, possible knee bar there, especially if Peter anchors
by grabbing TJ’s belt. He peels that foot off, and then he’s gonna come up into half guard. Peter stays super, super
calm while he’s rolling. Nothing freaks him out, even when he’s in not a great position,
he’ll still do it. TJ’s thinking, “Okay man,
how can I access the back? “How can I lift and access the back?” Boom, back step, step over. I love that position,
what Peter’s doing now is what I call a low
mount where you basically hook his legs, sprawl
out on him, you can triangle your legs, people
are doing this in MMA now when they put the opponent against the cage and then hook their legs. During that moment though,
TJ creates a little bit of space and avoids the mount. Wow, nice, now TJ’s up. Peter’s looking for a
little bit of tail magic. Excellent, excellent, good
pressure, good head pressure, good chest pressure,
clearing right to mount. So look at that chest pressure. Turning his head, good. Okay, high mount. TJ should be inserting
his hands for a choke although, hey, that was totally great. Pushing down on one arm makes the other arm vulnerable, usually that
second arm wants to come in to the rescue and defend that first arm. Went for an arm lock, but…
(beep) That was a nice match. (beep) – [Voiceover] Nice, good work. – [Roy] Byron and Andrew. Now these two had never met, so this is much more
like a competition match. Byron has a school in Medford, Oregon which is Southern Oregon. And Andrew is relatively
new to our school, so they’ve never met on the mat before, and we have been anticipating
this for some time. Both are very athletic,
very strong, clever. We knew it was gonna be a good match. So Byron steps around,
he wants the two on one. (beep) Andrew’s still looking to get back to half guard which he’s quite good at. And he loves to feed that
tail, loves to feed it. So there we are, we’re getting a little bit closer to guard, half guard. And Byron is back at it again. So this, pretty conservative there. Andrew’s trying to go for
my sweep, a shin sweep, but you have to wait
until the person comes into you with their weight,
they have to give it to you, and you have
to time it just right, so now he’s pressing his
hips forward, forward. Andrew looking for grips. That kind of pressure that
Byron is putting forward with his hips, that’s what
I wanna see for brown belt. Yeah, it’s good to be
able to curl your body and bend, but also
being able to press with your hips is critical,
and you can negate a lot of attacks just by being able
to throw your hips forward. And he needs to do something
to be able to shake that, so hopefully he uses his knee here and… Oh, Andrew actually gave up that bicep control with his foot. Okay, now they’re a
little bit more relaxed. The ogres have calmed. So Byron is looking to get over that foot. Okay… Breaking grips is not
always easy in Jiu Jitsu. This is a case in point, okay, now back to a little bit of that
z-guard half guard game. Again, going back to feeding the tail. Here we go, here we go. And that, my friends, was it. That was the move right there. Okay, so he gets over
the knee, remember what I said about the knee is really
the key to guard passing. Byron keeps really low, cuts
an angle, and then anchoring on the collar, pulls
himself past the guard. Subtle, non-acrobatic, took a lot of good pressure and confidence. Now that he has it — okay, Andrew’s just waiting to explode,
no need to do that right now, make it difficult to mount. Okay, so when you want to escape, the time to not do it is when they have the pressure on
you, the time to do it is when they relieve the pressure because they’re looking to move. So he’s transitioning right now, and this is probably when
Andrew — yeah, Andrew starts curling in, wants to make his move. Tough angle on Byron’s
wrist, he can take it. He wants this, he wants
to keep that pressure on. With that angle, it’s
difficult to get the choke. Possible, but very very difficult. So a little bit of knee on belly action. Or actually it’s — yeah, a little bit of knee on belly action,
keep pressuring in. And this kind of conservative grinding match is another part of jiu jitsu. My academy has a very
flowing style, but hey, this is life, this entire project is just a bunch of tough, skilled guys getting together and training. And sometimes you tap,
and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes they’re exciting,
and sometimes they’re… Not as exciting, not as much movement, but if you know what to look
for, you can appreciate it. Jiu Jitsu’s an acquired taste. So here we are, Andrew
may be looking for an underhook, and Byron is
looking to pass that off, oh he did, he passed it
off, he had passed it off, he wants to get a choke,
he wants to get a choke. Andrew starts coming up,
looking to regain half guard. And Byron will have none of it. Now it’s not on perfectly,
he actually wants to pull that arm across,
some people call that a Terminator Choke,
pull that arm across. And then put his chest on top of the elbow, but Andrew’s too wise. Oh he wants it, he wants that choke. He’s gotten pretty good at it. And no dice. Okay, so now he’s trying
to get his, just take the regular old collar and hit a choke, but again, it’s not, it’s not quite there and you really have to get it on. A guy like Andrew,
he’ll just flex his neck and kind of break your grip, so… Byron is just on the hunt, he’s close enough, he’s close enough… (beep) Oh, no tap, just positional dominance, Byron would have won that one. (beep) Paul and Roy. So I wanted to bring Paul into the mix. Paul came to me as a Brown
Belt under Ralph Gracie and he’s been a great part of the academy, really contributed a lot. He’s been a Brown Belt
for about three years at this time, and I think he’s ready. I think he’s ready for that next level, but it’s not up to me to decide, that’s up to his instructor, and I think it’s
(beep) coming soon, anyways, great guy, really good game, a little bit
more methodical with a deadly close guard,
so anyways, he worked security and was out kind
of late the night before, but I wanted to include
him in the mix here. So now check this out, I got this sweep on TJ earlier, but wasn’t
able to get it with Paul, now what’s the difference, okay, so Paul back steps, he’ll step
over, I go for a half guard sweep, TJ was on his knee
when I got that sweep. Paul remains on his foot and his hips are a little bit too far away, I can’t really grab his hips, so as
I come up on my elbow, I just, I just don’t have the angle. I have to go back down
and then spin underneath. Even though I had that belt grip, so boom. I end up coming up, not too bad. And what I want to avoid
is his close guard. He’s got a deadly close guard, and a whole sequence that he does from it, so I’m doing everything I can. Let’s see, he wants to
go to close guard — nope, I’m gonna dive my arm right under, uh uh, I’m not going to his close guard. I’m being a little methodical here. A little back step, oooh, check it out. He keeps the weight off of him. This is great, so look
at how he grabs my knee, stays round, and then dumps
me over to the other side. Note: he doesn’t bridge into it, he keeps his back round
as he dumps me off. So that was awesome, okay,
so now I need to pass. He’s got a nice collar
grip, I got my knee up. I’ll be trying to step
over, he knows that. We’ve rolled many many times. Boom, trying to step over, he turns. Don’t quite make it through, going for the double under, going for the double under. It didn’t work. Okay, now he hooks, see
how he hooks my foot? It makes me wanna turn,
and then bam, to the back. I wanted to free that leg. I turn, boom, he’s got my back. Now he’s gonna stay tight,
this is a good move. Look how he moves his knee up here. He takes a big step, gets
that knee high so he can have good access to the
back on the next roll. So that was, that was good. Then he’s just gonna work his choke. He’s got that, probe
the legs a little bit. And it’s good. Now he goes back, I just step over. Step past his guard, oooh, there we go. Okay, now we’ll have a
little cat and mouse. So sometimes Paul will play defensive, specially with lower rank guys and just let them attack the back. So he’s been working on his back defenses over the last couple months. And sometimes he’ll do that with me which makes me work, really work. You can positionally
dominate somebody, but it’s not as satisfying unless
you tap them, right? It’s not as satisfying, so here I think I might transition to mount. No, I want the back, that’s what I want. So I’m either gonna get
the choke or the arm lock, I want the choke or the arm lock. I only have a certain amount
of time for that, so… Okay, I’m looking to free my leg. It would really help
if I could free my leg. He’s got his hand in there, and I do have the collar, okay now switch the target. I’m going for the arm,
so one thing at a time. Clear that leg over, armlock position. Armlock position, he’s
gonna drop his elbow, and I wanna switch, I wanna transition to that other arm, I want
his — oooh,oh, woah. So I want either to
switch to that arm lock or hit the triangle, he knows that, that’s his move too,
and then he spins out. Good, okay, so he takes top. Boom, but I wanna finish. Okay, I wanna pass the guard here, I’m getting more intent passing the guard, so go to this low position,
we’ve been here many times. Try stepping over, and his control… Was not that strong at
my cuff, my right cuff. So boom, I blow past the guard there, he turns, turns again, I really weight him heavily, I don’t want him to go all the way over again, so that’s how you kind of put
the brakes on somebody. Check the time, I’m like
okay, what do I got here? Boom, yeah, block that, block that with my leg, block his arm that
he’s blocking me with. And now… Now can I go into a reverse triangle? Now pulling up on that elbow– (beep)
Ahhh! Now I’m on the hunt. Awesome. (beep) [Roy] Nice Paul, thank you. Byron and Brendan. Both of these guys are great athletes. But each one is on a different scale. Brendan pulls half guard, and we’ll see where he goes from here. With the belt grip, there it is again. If you haven’t tried
it, you’re missing out. All right, so Byron stands up, shakes, that’s the key to opening the guard from when you’re
standing, you gotta shake. It’s not just enough to stand. That was a really nice
pass, so a little bit of an x-pass, but finish
in a leg drag position. Get that underhook…
(beep) And pretty styling, pretty styling. Ah, but Brendan has a trick too. So he gets that overhook, and then goes into what he calls a slow choke. And it doesn’t come on right away, but if you hang out in it long enough… You might go to sleep. Chokes like that require
confidence, you know. You have to have successfully executed that before, and then you have faith that it’s gonna work
out, and if it doesn’t work out, then you have something else. Okay, quarter guard, little
bit of that foot still there. Foot drag mount escape,
Blue Belt requirements. Just needs to get over that knee. Hmmm, that would have
been easier if it hadn’t just been his foot involved, and Byron assists him nobly into that
transition to the back. That’s a good thing,
Byron is experimental, he tries things out,
hey, if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work, but
new movement patterns, he also teaches parkour at his school. It’s a pretty fascinating place. Really good, all his
students are really good. Okay, and back to half. Oh, tried it again, but didn’t have it. Different position, all right, now — and Brendan is a really
smart guy and he knows, “Oh, I have to use this, I
have to use this opportunity.” He rolled, look at his belt grip there, that’s extremely valuable. So he’s gonna move so the legs aren’t an issue, come up, press his hips forward, and then
just surf Byron’s body. Surf it down, take side control. Hold onto that belt as
long as you can, as long as it’s serving you, and then
get away from the legs. Byron’s trying to gather. Gather a foot, go back to guard. Nice, beautiful transition by Brendan. Blocks on that side
when he feels him coming up to his knees, spin to the other side. Now good, great anticipation, good movement,
hard to stop this though. Byron grabs the belt and gives a nice big bridge, perfect angle. Big bridge, ooooh, and
now he’s on top again. All right, so working from the guard, working from the guard. The overhook, overhook works really well in no gi as well, all right, see it? Slow choke, slow choke. He’s got the overhook,
he’s got that other lapel. He’s got a pretty deep grip on the back of Byron’s gi. Uh huh, uh huh, pushing
on the head, excellent work there by Brendan,
pushing on the head. Then transition into the elbow like that. And the fight is all — oh, oh, oh. That was a near pass. Brendan got that in, beautiful sweep, beautiful sweep, so check out… He opens the ankles, he pushes down. Byron’s goal is to get past the knee, he wants to get past that knee, pushes on the knee, but he gets caught with that extra hook, so Brendan lifts him, he’s heavy. He lifts as much as he can, then he transitions to a
push, lifting, pushing. Takes him over, during that transition, Byron manages to get his shin underneath Brendan’s knee, so he wasn’t quite able to execute that
choke, but remember that lifting to pushing, that’s pretty good. Alright, now Byron’s getting past. Look at that, look at that shin action. Nice sprawl by Byron,
knee on belly position. Pushes down, check this out, boom. Okay, pushes, slides the shin over, lifts at the wrist, and now he’s in a perfect position to
transition into an armlock. And he wants to go, Brendan knows this. Look at that, he wants to go, but Brendan’s keeping his elbow down, that’s why Byron’s lifting on the elbow because he wants to be able to get both his ankles over Brendan’s head. It doesn’t have to be a… It doesn’t have to be a
perpendicular arm lock, two ankles over the
head, boom, there it was. So many entries into the
armlock, that’s one of them. Cartwheel guard pass, again,
experimental, that’s great. He moves so well for a guy his size. Nice, nice, and he got him with a choke. – [Voiceover] Tap! (laughing) – [Byron] Oh, that was awesome. – [Roy] TJ and Andrew. – [Brendan] That’s all from jazzercising. – [Roy] Brendan making a little joke about where Andrew got his muscles. So good posture on TJ’s part, check out this pull though from Andrew, he kind of, sometimes you just have to wait for you moment to yank him down. And then Andrew is going across and his left hand is kind
of occupying the lat. (beep)
That is really powerful grip whether you get in the armpit or just reach around to the lat. Good way of breaking
posture, keeping him down. TJ blocking that bicep until he could get to good posture, okay, note how he’s not even looking at Andrew. Patient, whatever Andrew wants, TJ’s not gonna let him have it, oh you want the tail, no,
you’re not gonna have it. Okay, TJ initiated, he had good leverage there, right elbow in the hip of Andrew. And Andrew concedes that and goes to first guard, then half guard. And that lapel, he wants that lapel. So he’s working hard, right now it’s a little, it’s a little
short, so he’s gonna repull… Tug that out. Pass it off, pass it off. That’s the critical hand
switch, he needed that. Now that he has that hand switch, TJ’s working a choke. He’s trying to apply it, but then Andrew’s just waiting for his moment. He has the knee grabbed,
he’s got his tail grip. Boom, right into a sweep. So check that out, right into the sweep. As soon as he comes up,
he initiates the pass by grabbing the knees, he really should go North South, he should continue that pass a little bit
more, but Andrew is content just taking on half guard there. TJ should be pushing at the shoulder. It’s a little late to push on the head, but he’s trying to occupy that wrist and possibly get a kimura. Just looking at the target that’s available to him, that’s
what you gotta do. Say, “What’s in front of
me, okay, I’ll attack this.” All right, and Andrew being patient, TJ being patient, blocking the crossface, blocking the crossface, number one priority. Arm goes across, look at how TJ just kind of flows with that. And he blocks, number one priority is blocking the crossface, then Andrew goes to the other side, so he loves this position, he’s waiting to pull that top leg away, back step with his right leg and take side control. TJ’s just, he’s kind of waiting for the move, waiting for the next move. The weight is on him, so it doesn’t make a lot of sense for him to struggle and burn a lot of energy. Here we go, it’s coming. Andrew wants his shin in front — yeah, there we go, that’s it. Backstep, then he’ll switch his grip. Right hand will grab the bottom pant leg. And secure his position, okay. Knee right against that hip, indexing it. Solid, three points. If you’re into points. Okay, should be familiar now. Andrew is going for… Kesa, North South, oh excellent, excellent use of his foot, right, he doesn’t want to obligate his hands to free his leg, so he inserts the instep of his right foot. Keeps going North South,
keeps going North South until TJ can’t hold onto it anymore. Frees his left knee right
there, and holds position. Now he’s almost North South, he might want to work for a kimura, might want to continue feeding that lapel which is kind of a standard M.O. Difficult to see from this angle. Switching again, oh, oh, excellent job. A little off balance in that hip movement, lifting on that thigh. Not all side mount
escapes are bridging up, sometimes it’s a bridge
and then just supporting their weight while you
move underneath them. Many ways to skin a cat. Okay, so TJ attempted a hit bump there and got pushed down. Andrew’s push is pretty strong. Pretty, pretty strong. Sometimes when you feel how resolute people are in their grip, or the direction of their pressure, it can break you, but the key is just keep probing, just keep moving, keep trying things. So TJ’s working his shins up a little bit. Mmmhm, mmmhm, now as he came up look at how Andrew keeps
him down with that lapel. With the tail of his gi,
keeps him from coming down. Back to close guard, okay, TJ’s doing all the right things, you know. He’s tried to switch his position, he goes for the hip bump, hip bump I feel is kind of an
underutilized maneuver. Extremely powerful, and if you have the right timing, it changes
everything very rapidly. He wants that arm, Andrew could tell. So look at this, he goes for the arm, Andrew yanks it back, boom, but that’s the exposure for the triangle, so pulling on that collar, trying
to cross his ankles. Andrew gets his hand back in, kind of a no man’s land, do I pull it out, do I push it back in? Two hands on one leg, was able to break open the triangle, wasn’t fully locked with the ankles. So now Andrew wants to just pull himself through, knee slice guard pass. Kind of crushes TJ’s
top leg with his body. Surfs past, and now he’s
past the guard again. So Andrew doesn’t vary
from his game that much. In this particular roll, pass the guard. Side control, work the tail.
(beep) – [Voiceover] Nice job. – [Roy] Stick with what
you’re good at is a good plan. (beep) – [Voiceover] Nice job, nice. – [Roy] Andrew and Roy. Here we go, last match. It’s been a good day. Andrew pulls guard, classy move. He’s such a strong top player. So I had my shin up, and then I just dove my right shin over his leg. Now here’s the good
part, windshield wiper, and then just surf over, so I move my left leg out, then windshield wiper so he can’t trap it
again, bring my knee up, surf my hip down, pass
the guard, pass the guard. And block off the space,
there’s pressure there. You can’t see it, but I gotta be serious, like, the match with
Byron, and this match, I need to be serious cause I can’t make any mistakes with…
(beep) With these two gentlemen,
they’re just too powerful. So I’m doing something a
little different there, I grab his belt and I just go basically up his sternum to the side of the head. With my forearm, just
keeping that pressure on, I want to keep that pressure on. Pushes on my tricep, I think about going for a knee bar, oh, but no. He’s coming around, deep collar grip. So, like sweeping… So I get my leg up and over, so he knows, he knows triangle’s coming, he knows triangle’s
coming, grip his tricep, grip his knee, and then
when the time is right, he shifts forward just a little bit. I pull him up, over, and hit my sweep, so actually I’m gripping his collar here. Pulling him forward with my shin. Sweep, okay, and then I’m not able to get a mounted triangle,
but — so I focus all my effort on pulling that elbow up. I gotta — all my effort,
martial all my forces to get that elbow up,
okay, now legs are crossed. And I’m making some serious adjustments. I wanna really tighten that noose, really tighten that noose. Boom. Awesome, so I’m pulling up on the elbow. When they keep their
arms in, you gotta pull up on that elbow, two hands on the elbow. He comes to his knees and I’m able to just get my legs crossed. Now as he rights himself on both knees, continue to switch my
legs to make that tighter. Elevate my hips, pull his arm across. I have two hands obligated, but I’m good enough with my legs to be able to complete the triangle
without grabbing my shin. Okay… So half guard, oh he wants it, he wants that tail out,
he wants that’s tail. So a little crossface,
try to keep him flat. He wants that tail, so
I’m gonna grab his tail. And then I use my knee
on his ribs and sternum. I need to ground him, I can’t, I have to take this seriously, so I’m driving with my knee, my shin, right into those ribs pulling myself past, now my leg is still trapped. My right leg is still
trapped in this half guard, but I’m walking, I’m walking his arm up. Consistent pressure, consistent pressure, a little higher, a little higher. I use my other foot to press on his thigh. Come up, and then take mount. It takes a little bit, takes a little bit. There we go, cupping with my feet. Use my left instep to press off the hip. Two feet on his hips, pressure down. Keeping that pressure, I would love to be able to get to a
head and arm, but no. Just that little interruption in my downward force, in my pressure, allows him to bring his elbow back in, so he’s bridging, I’m working
to get my arm back up. And he’s doing the foot
drag mount escape which is awesome, so I need to
pay attention to that. I have that tail of his gi,
what am I gonna do with it? Okay, so move my shin over that arm. Grip that tail. Threaten omoplata just enough so that I can get into a triangle position, so slide my shin over, oops, sorry about the knee to the face. He bridges up, he wants to get that sweep, that’s okay as long as I position myself during
that transitional phase as he comes up, if I can improve my position that’s even better, so… A little pressure with my thigh on one side of his head like an omoplata, and then I go back to triangle
position, so here I am. And that’s tight, that’s real tight. A lot of pressure, a lot of pressure with my knee elevating my hips, I need to get that arm to the other side. He’s pretty good at blocking triangles, so this is a serious challenge for me. But once I start getting it over, I move, I move into position,
I’m not trying to pull him. Okay, that’s close enough. So two on one on his arm, cuff grip. Tighten my legs, I move
my hip, I move my hip, I gotta get that elbow
past my center line. That’s what I want, okay, that is about as tight as I’m gonna get. Shift my hip one more time. And then pull down on his head. I love that, I love that method for tightening the triangle with… Where you go over your
shin with the Gable grip. Spider guard, boom, clear
that with your hips. That’s really, when I look at the — a Purple Belt’s going for Brown Belt, when you tap into this, being able to throw your hips forward and being able to clear obstacles and push with your hips in that way, that opens up — it’s like a backstep, it opens up a lot of movement possibilities. I’m past his guard, feed
that tail, feed that tail. Feed that tail. And then I’m working
my hand in for a choke. He’s bundled, he’s got a thick neck. It’s tough, it’s tough at the moment. But then just a little bit of… Just a little bit of lift with
his chin, just a little bit. I wasn’t going across his jaw, I’m just waiting for the
moment where he lifts. Right there! Twist, and then get the choke. Okay, I pull guard with
about 30 seconds left. Spider guard. So when shooting for the triangle, you don’t always have to have the same order of operations and you can, you can shoot as if you’re going for an omoplata, so that rear leg will bump him, and then that takes the pressure off the spider guard leg. And now Andrew’s pretty hip to my triangles at this point, lifts me up, turns a corner, passes
my guard, I spin over. I try to roll him, but he’s too heavy. (beep) Too well weighted. Thank you Andrew, great match. – [Voiceover] 30 seconds, 30 seconds. (beep) – [Voiceover] Nice job, guys. – [Voiceover] Yeah, how were your rolls? Who’d you go up against,
and how’d they all turn out? – I think I went with
pretty much everybody. Though there’s a saying that the best plans don’t survive the first
five seconds of combat, right, so that’s how today was obviously. You ask me what my game was, and I said on top, and you didn’t get to see any of that, so, you know, that’s pretty much, that’s the cool thing about this art, you can go into it with a plan, and you try
to implement your plan, sometimes it doesn’t work and you just deal with, so that’s, you know, one of the reasons I like having a couple things you can go to, and usually when something’s not working I go back to guard which is my sort of mainstay. Everybody felt awesome, I’m one of those weird guys that really appreciates somebody beating me, especially like a kid like Peter who, I haven’t rolled with him
since he was a white belt, and it was a big surprise, you know, he’s really strong, he very’s flexible, and I expected that, but his presence and his posture and his presence in the techniques and his follow through. I mean he grabbed me with a toe hold at one point and it was, you know, he got a hold of and
I said it’s not there, and he just kind of inched it out and I realized he did have
it, and that was cool. I actually really appreciated that. So it’s always fun, I like everybody had a different kind of game. You know, I hope Andrew doesn’t kill me, but you know, Andrew’s an ogre, and it’s kind of a cool — kind of deal with that kind of game as well. You can’t always go
with the flowy guys, you had to adjust your game for whatever’s happening, so
yeah, I had a good time. – [Voiceover] Tell us about your rolls. – It’s good, good stuff, I had four different rolls, I started with TJ, and then Roy, and then Brendan and Andrew. Good stuff, everyone has a different game, and I love figuring people out, you know, figuring out their
strengths, their weaknesses, and then trying to capitalize on that. It’s, I love the environment
here, being competitive, but friendly, you know. Brendan at the end there caught me
with that whatever choke from me picking him up,
and that was awesome. You know, I don’t mind tapping, especially when it’s
something really cool. So I had a great time today. – [Voiceover] How was it today? – It was great. I don’t normally train here,
I’m from Southern Oregon, so any time coming up here it’s great. Getting different people to roll with instead of the normal three
or four guys I roll with, so everyone’s different and… – [Voiceover] How many
people did you roll with? Which guys did you roll with (mumble)? – Mr. Roy at the beginning which was the flow roll warm up, and then I went with Andrew, and then TJ, and everyone really good, enjoyed it. – Went really well, you know, regardless of the outcome, every time I roll I learn something new. Everybody has a different game, there’s so many different moves and styles in Jiu-Jitsu, it’s such a huge sport. It’s a lot like real life, you know, you’ll be in situations where you’re presented with things that are unfamiliar and you just, you have no choice but to react to them. Sometimes the outcome’s
good, and sometimes it’s not, but either way,
I always learn something from it, so a lot of
fun today, good cardio. – [Voiceover] You started
off on top, you know, playing exactly how you did at the beginning, but then
you just switched to guard. – [Andrew] Right, yeah, sometimes, I mean that’s a weak point in my game is my bottom game for sure, and so you know, the only way
to get better at your weak points is to work on them, so I like to, put myself in bad situations sometimes because, like I said before, you just, you’re forced to adapt to that, so it’s the only way you improve. And I’m slowly, slowly improving. – Great roll with Andrew, always a bit of a problem there for me,
so a lot of learning there. Got to roll with Byron, haven’t roll with him probably in about a year or so, super athletic, really fun, he’s always changing, very good athlete for his size, so it’s a great challenge, and then kind of picked me up there at the end and I got lucky, I had to throw something in there at the end, and I got lucky and just kind of threw
that little choke on and was able to put it, so
that was a happy ending for me. – And so it went well, it was a good roll. Everybody’s progressing, doing awesome. It’s good to see everybody
just accelerating in the sport, you know, it’s awesome to see just everybody’s absorbing all the information that
they’re learning and everything like that, so it’s really
awesome to see that. – [Voiceover] How did it all plan out? – I think it went really well, you know, diverse body types,
different skill levels, but everybody’s, everybody’s at that level where everybody’s dangerous, everybody has a game, everybody has their favorite submissions and, you know, you submit some people, you get submitted. It’s training, it’s rolling, it’s why we like to do it, it’s
the teeth in the art. It’s what makes you feel alive. And to do it with a great bunch of guys that you’ve sweat with before… There’s a safety in it and a danger, you know, play and war, it’s all intermixed, and to be able to channel that and combine it into this format, it’s something really unique and I feel lucky that I have such great people that I can train
with and they train me. So it’s a two way street. – [Voiceover] So you kind of talk about how everyone started off slow, then you got more into it. – [Roy] Yeah, so the first, and it’s generally understood, like the first round is kind of a flow, get the blood going, you know, kind of get your
body rhythms all aligned. And then afterwards,
you know, it escalates little by little, and
sometimes you have to… You can’t think, you just react, you just make it happen,
and that non-thinking in action, is something
rare, something addictive, and you can only get pushed there by people that are bumping up against your skill level, and they bring you to the — they elevate you through the challenge that they pose on the mat, and that’s what the art’s all about.

96 thoughts on “Jiu Jitsu Explained | Pure Rolling | Full Movie | ROYDEAN

  1. I cannot express enough how much I love this video. Thank you so much for making this. It has been a huge inspiration and I have learned a lot watching it. I even like to fall asleep to it- your voice is incredibly soothing!!!

  2. Sensei Dean, these videos where you explain the details that are taking place in real time are so educational, they have helped my game in a big way. You should definitely post more like this.

  3. Roy, I just have to tell you that I keep coming back to this video as a reference all the time, especially to look at the transitions. I've probably watched it 30 times. I'm a 1 stripe blue belt. Thank you… your passion is obvious.

  4. Easiest to follow and understand instruction I've foudn on YouTube.  Strictly supplemental, but really great stuff.  You have a great voice, too lol

  5. I'd love to get into the grappling arts (judo/jujitsu), I have a black belt in Taekwondo, but I either don't have the money or the time.

  6. This is the most detailed and exciting video I have watched ever. I enjoyed it and learned a lot. Keep up the great work Professor Roy. Oss

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  11. Maybe it was apparent bc they were back to back, but Roy and Andrew seem to do a few minor details very similarly. The kesa gatame sequence, the lapel grab from side control for control.

  12. I can watch this all night. I am a one stripe purple belt so seeing other purple belts roll while slowing down the pace to allow for comments is gold for me. I see many things I do as well that work but equally see things I things I try but fail. Excellent video, thank you sir.

  13. Excellent documentary. I watched it and took notes. Admit that you love “tail” techniques. All your students use it and so do you 😂. I can’t lie, it’s a great way to control.

  14. It's like you're there live rolling and learning new techniques! It's a group private with you and your academy. Thank you for the lessons! Truly priceless!

  15. Hi Roy – you should know that this is the best bjj video that I have ever seen. I hope you start doing videos like this again.

  16. truly amazing and a breath of fresh air, I went thru a few years of looking for a school to study where I live and it turned into a nightmare, I have recently found my home to train Jiu Jitsu and am so thankful. It is amazing how many bullshit schools are out there, anyone new to it, best advice I can give is take several classes without signing a contract. Find a teacher that has a passion for the art and leaves his/her ego at the door. This video is a reflection of what Jiu Jitsu is all about, Mad respect for Roy Dean, I also love his "love for Jiu Jitsu" video; super professional and he put it together himself. Much love

  17. There was something satisfying about watching that, the calm commentary while watching the rolling at slower speed….educational and really entertaining, especially those flowing rolls,,,beautiful!

  18. TJ's dragon tail was perfectly timed! This is SUCH a great video! Great job to all! Roy, your commentary is PRICELESS! Peace n Love from the MA community! Ooss!

  19. If the commentary were worth something he would charge for it, instead of giving his options away for free.

    Go play with yourself instead, I am not the product anymore.

  20. I'v been training consistently for about 8 months now and all of Roy's videos are educational for me but this one has helped me to improve my game so much. I think i have watched it more than 30 times since i found it a few months ago. The commentary is freaking excellent and the way the flow of the students and Roy himself has helped me so much. I love how smooth they flow and transition from move to move while maintaining in tune with themselves and their opponents all while keeping their movements silky smooth. Great stuff Coach Dean.

  21. Thanks so much for this video!!!!! It's really going to help me roll better as a beginner!!!! 🤙🤙🤙!!! OSS!!!!

  22. I've been involved in mma for 14 years as well as was an instructor…Roy Dean was someone who I've looked up to throughout the ranks acquired in my endeavors. This man is clean/precise/methodical and full of experience. Most respect to Rot Dean!🙏🥋

  23. Its rare to get to roll with someone like that. Everyone thinks their in a world championship when they roll in class.

  24. I hate the cliche about training Jiu Jitsu to become a better person, and how it's changed lives yada yada…I kind of trained so that I could kick people's asses if I had to. I started with boxing when I was like 13, and Jiu Jitsu when I was 26, I'm 37 now and like the second dude at the start of the video, I've trained off an on for 10 years and have seen folks earn their black belt that started a year or more after me, so that sucks lol. I will say that I prefer no gi and kind of don't place much emphasis on belts…if you know your shit you know your shit plain and simple. Now I want to continue training so that I can teach my kids to defend themselves. I will say that training build confidence in not fearing anyone no matter how big or small…given I'm not going to be going around picking fights with dudes that are 6'6 280lb, but if I have to fight then I feel confident enough that I won't just get ran through.

  25. Thank for your this! It aligned with many of my own personal observation and experiences – can totally relate! Cheers.

  26. This is INVALUABLE! You could get months of lessons worth of knowledge in just a few mins/ couple of hours!!!

  27. I just found this video. As a mid to high level Blue belt, I really needed to hear this commentary. I enjoyed this a lot. I will be looking to see if Prof. Dean has more videos like this. Thank you for making this content. By the way, your mats look amazing!

  28. Holy shit I love Jiu Jitsu. Such a beautiful sport/art/process/lifestyle. Much respect and thanks for posting this.

  29. Love how Roy looks at his own jiujitsu as a tool with strengths and weaknesses that he must improve and not letting his ego take over and gallivant around trying to be better than others always talking about himself, he sees his own weaknesses and compliments others strengths its so good to see a true martial artist.

  30. Funny thing, I'm a small new white belt… And the best move I parked from this is from the giant… The lapel tail behind the back grip! That gives you awesome control, even against bigger people.

  31. Wow! Best jiu jitsu instructional by far. Just amazing how I picked up so many tweaks to up my game than by his video. He commentary is like ten private lessons.

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