Wednesday, 21 October 2009

BJJ - Technique(s) of the month - October 2009

Hi Guys,

Welcome to the 1st BJJ training video to be posted on a monthly basis. There is a lot of instructional information out there now in the form of you tube, dvds, books etc.

The purpose of these videos is to help supplement the training that I am giving to those who I train with. It is not about posting the 'latest' technique out there because there are much better places than here to find them.

My goal is to see all round improvement for my student, friends and training partners as well as myself and that means sharing what you have in an unselfish way.

Whilst I hope the video speaks for itself, this is what I cover:


Only one grip is covered here from the guard position. Here, my right hand has the deep cross collar control, whilst my left hand controls their left facing arm at the tricep. Using this grip I perform the following


  1. Simple/scissors sweep
  2. Arm bar
  3. X choke with over grip - palm facing down
  4. Failed or fake simple sweep attack into arm bar
  5. Failed or fake arm bar attack into X choke with over grip

Feel free as always to comment, and thanks to Steve for taking time 'out of the dark' to help me demo. Also to Top Osteopath Savash Mustafa for holding the cam :)

'Intelligent combat'


Hutch said...

Guro David, thanks for switching me on to your blog. Lot's of excellent material and the videos are especially really excellent resources.

Best wishes,


David Onuma - Combined Fighting Systems said...

Cheers. Lot more to come

slideyfoot said...

Thanks for putting up a great video: very clear teaching style. I look forward to giving this a go in sparring!

David Onuma - Combined Fighting Systems said...

Thanks SD - let me know how it goes, I have to confess it's really working well for me at the moment