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Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course   
  Chapter 1: Mount Full Chapter Price: $96.00  

Chapter 1 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features eight lessons which are broken down into four sections: Mount Controls, Mount Escapes, Mount Submission Counters and Mount Submissions. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all eight lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!

BBS2 Intro Class Lesson Price: free
In this intro class to Blue Belt Stripe 2, Ryron and Rener discuss Training Equipment, Recycling, Principle Ownership, and the Helio Gracie Mindset. Everything you need to know to start into BBS2. Once you watch the intro, it's time to get ready for Lesson 1 - Shadow Hooks!
  
Lesson 1: Shadow Hooks (Ch1.1: Mount Controls) Lesson Price: free
We specifically designed Super Hooks to maintain mount control on an opponent who is trying to push or roll you off of them. However, if you are mounted on a highly skilled opponent who can untangle your hooks, then you will need the Shadow Hooks. In this lesson you will learn the Standard Shadow Hooks to neutralize basic Elbow Escapes, and then we will teach you how to maintain control when things don’t go according to plan.
  
Lesson 2: Explosive Roll Counters (Ch1.1: Mount Controls) Lesson Price: $18.00
If mounted on an untrained opponent in a street fight, there is a 90% chance that he will turn his back and roll to his knees. If the opponent is much larger than you, it’s likely that their roll attempt will be so quick and explosive that the standard back mount transition you learned in Gracie Combatives won’t work. In this lesson, we teach you how to anticipate, prevent, and counter even the most explosive roll regardless of the opponent’s size, and we will also discuss what to do if the opponent grabs your shirt to prevent you from taking his back.
  
Lesson 3: Modified Mount Escapes (Ch1.2: Mount Escapes) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Elbow Escape is one of the simplest and most reliable escapes from the mount position, but it is easily nullified by a quick transition to the modified mount position. In this lesson we will teach you the two most effective modified mount escapes. Not only will these techniques ensure that you have a plan when your opponent counters your Elbow Escape, but they will also improve your modified mount by teaching you the move’s vulnerabilities.
  
Lesson 4: Hip Thrust Escape (Ch1.2: Mount Escapes) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Elbow Escape and the Trap and Roll Escape will enable you to escape from underneath most people when used in combination and with proper timing. Against more skilled opponents, these fundamental mount escapes may not work. In this lesson, we will teach you a quick, powerful technique called the Hip Thrust Mount Escape. It’s effective because it can be executed without warning giving your opponent no time to respond. First, we will teach you the standard variation, and then we will discuss critical combination concepts that will keep you ahead of the game even when your opponent neutralizes the initial escape attempt.
  
Lesson 5: Neck-hug Counters (Ch1.3: Mount Submission Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Neck-hug Sequence is one of the most reliable submission sequences from the mount. Learning how to defend against this devastating submission sequence will not only enhance your survival skills, but also greatly improve your offensive skills by exposing the weaknesses of the attacks. First, we will teach you the safest hand positioning, and then we will teach you a few emergency escapes.
  
Lesson 6: Cross Choke Counters (Ch1.3: Mount Submission Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
What made Grand Master Helio Gracie so special wasn’t his ability to dominate his opponents, but rather it was his ability to defend from any position. In this lesson, we will teach you the Cross Choke Counters from the bottom of the mount that have proven effective for over three generations. Although you must remember many details, once you internalize this defense system, you will be able to remain calm, neutralize attacks, and escape from cross choke artists of all skill levels.
  
Lesson 7: High Mount Armlock (Ch1.4: Mount Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
The High Mount Armlock is Ryron’s favorite submission from the mount. When used in combination with the Cross Choke Sequence, it’s virtually impossible to stop it. In this lesson, we will teach you the most reliable variations of the High Mount Armlock as well as several critical control and finishing concepts to close the deal after you spin. Perfecting these techniques, will not only take your armlock confidence through the roof, but also increase your chance of surviving Ryron’s mount attack by about 7%.
  
Lesson 8: Arm Triangle (Ch1.4: Mount Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Arm Triangle is one of the most common submissions in MMA because it is so easy to catch and doesn’t rely on the gi. In this lesson, we will teach you the three most reliable Arm Triangle setups as well as a series of different finishing options based on the length of your arms and/or the thickness of your opponent’s neck. The best part about adding this high-percentage submission to your mount attack arsenal is that your training partners will no longer be able to catch you by surprise.
  
  Chapter 2: Side Mount Full Chapter Price: $108.00  

Chapter 2 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features nine lessons which are broken down into four sections: Side Mount Controls, Side Mount Escapes, Side Mount Submissions and Side Mount Submission Counters. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all nine lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!

Lesson 9: Shrimp Escape Prevention (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls) Lesson Price: $18.00
As your opponent’s skill increases, so will the challenge of maintaining control and positional advantage. A skilled opponent’s most common escape from side mount is the Shrimp Escape. You know how to use positioning and the “Control Flow” to maintain the side mount, but sometimes an explosive and well-timed escape attempt can threaten your control. In this lesson, we will discuss four effective side mount recovery strategies to neutralize the Shrimp Escape.
  
Lesson 10: Mount Transitions (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls) Lesson Price: $18.00
Part of controlling the side mount is knowing precisely when and how to transition to the full mount. Timing and strategy are the keys to successful transition. If you rush to mount, you will almost certainly lose it all. Even if your timing is perfect, using the wrong strategy will make the transition more difficult. In this lesson, we will teach you our three favorite mount transitions for use against skilled opponents. We’ll show you the subtle, but essential details of each technique and explain when you should apply each of them.
  
Lesson 11: Headlock Escapes 3 & 4 (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes) Lesson Price: $18.00
In Gracie Combatives, you learned that headlocks are the untrained opponent’s most common form of street aggression. We taught you Headlock Escapes 1 and 2 which, when used in combination, will enable you to escape nearly all headlocks. However, you may find that an attacker with grappling experience can counter these escapes. In this lesson, we will teach you Headlock Escapes 3 and 4 for use against this type of opponent. First, we’ll discuss the key principles of each escape strategy, and then we’ll teach you several variations to counter your opponent’s attempts to prevent your escape.
  
Lesson 12: Turtle Get-up (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes) Lesson Price: $18.00
From the bottom of side mount, you’ve learned several safe, reliable escapes. If you can’t find an opening, the best option is to wait patiently until your opponent gives you one. But, if the building is on fire and you absolutely must escape, then use the Turtle Get-up. Even though it’s less energy efficient and more risky than the other escapes, the Turtle Get-up is very difficult to prevent and can quickly turn the tide in a fight. In this lesson, we’ll teach you the key details that enable the get-up, and then show you the three most reliable finishes from your knees.
  
Lesson 13: Split Series (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
In side mount, your foremost objective is to control your opponent. Once in control, you can advance your position or achieve the submission. If you seek to close the deal from the side mount, you’re in for a treat, because we will teach you Rener’s all-time favorite side mount submission sequence. We will start by showing you how to establish the “split control” also known as the “crucifix.” Then, we will teach the three most effective outside arm attack options from there. If you master this lesson, your side mount submission game will never be the same!
  
Lesson 14: Lapel Chokes (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
Training in the gi offers more attack options, but also requires greater awareness on defense. From the side mount, there are dozens of creative chokes that utilize the lapel of the gi and in this lesson we’ll teach you the top three. We’ll start with the simple variations of each choke, then we’ll teach you what to do when your opponent neutralizes those variations. Then, we’ll combine them in a Rapid Mastery Drill to create a dynamic attack sequence that will threaten training partners of all skill levels.
  
Lesson 15: Knee on Stomach (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
Although it feels relatively unstable when you first learn it, the knee on stomach position is a highly effective control method for use against skilled opponents, especially when they are fighting wildly to prevent you from achieving side mount or full mount. In this lesson we discuss a variety of chokes you can use to close the deal if your opponent is wearing a gi (or jacket on the streets). First, we’ll discuss some more advanced control principles and then we’ll discuss the most reliable chokes you can use once your opponent exhausts their escape attempts.
  
Lesson 16: Armlock Counters (Ch2.4: SM Submission Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
The best submission counter strategy is to assume a safe defensive position that blunts the opponent’s attacks. If, however, your opponent is able to isolate or underhook your arm you may need to resort to additional layers of defense to avoid the submission. In this lesson, we will teach you the most reliable defensive strategies for the Americana Armlock and the Elbow Cup Armbar, as well as some emergency escapes you can use if things go south.
  
Lesson 17: Lapel Choke Counters (Ch2.4: SM Submission Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
Understanding the lapel chokes from the side mount is the first step in surviving them. In this lesson, we’ll discuss in great detail the critical escape windows in each choke you’ve learned. As with any submission counter, the key is safe hand positioning. But, if you're caught, then you can rely on these sneaky escapes to save your neck!
  
  Chapter 3: Guard Full Chapter Price: $156.00  

Chapter 3 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features thirteen lessons which are broken down into six sections: Guard Controls, Guard Passes, Guard Submission Counters, Guard Submissions, Guard Sweeps and Sport Guards. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all thirteen lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!

Lesson 18: Hazel Counters (Ch3.1: Guard Controls) Lesson Price: $18.00
A wrestler’s solid base and strength can present a serious challenge. In this lesson, we will show you how to counter the wrestler’s five most common attack behaviors and take control of the fight.
  
Lesson 19: Open Guard Connections (Ch3.1: Guard Controls) Lesson Price: $18.00
If you’re stalled in the closed guard, you can shift to open guard to prevent the pass and create more opportunities. In this lesson, we will discuss the critical principles of connections, counter pressure, and distance management in open guard control and pass prevention. These techniques will enable you to more effectively prevent the pass, frustrate your opponent, and ultimately lead to sweeps and submissions. We will begin by sharing some useful advanced gi posture prevention secrets.
  
Lesson 20: Standing Knee Split (Ch3.2: Guard Passes) Lesson Price: $18.00
Kneeling guard passes are better for sweep prevention but leave you more exposed to submissions. Standing guard passes are better for submission prevention, but leave you more exposed to sweeps. In this lesson, we will teach you one of the most reliable standing guard passes in the gi. First, you’ll learn the standard variation of the standing knee split pass, and then we’ll teach you several options for dealing with your opponent’s countermeasures. Perfect this technique and it will become one of your go-to guard passes for years to come!
  
Lesson 21: Same Side Control (Ch3.2: Guard Passes) Lesson Price: $18.00
To master the guard, you must master the guard pass…and vice versa. A savvy jiu-jitsu practitioner can neutralize any single guard pass; but the combination of multiple guard passes are virtually unstoppable. In this lesson, we will introduce you to one of the most reliable open guard passing systems in the book, the Same Side Control Pass. First, you will learn three variations that rely on solid grips, precise angles, and unrelenting pressure, and then we will teach you how to combine them to overwhelm any opponent.
  
Lesson 22: Butterfly Guard (Ch3.2: Guard Passes) Lesson Price: $18.00
In the BBS1 course, you learned several sweeps from the Butterfly Guard, and now it’s time to learn the counters. First, you’ll learn how to establish base and maintain control over your opponent from the top of the Butterfly Guard, and then we will teach you several gi and no-gi strategies to pass on the strong or weak side. These techniques will improve your Butterfly Guard control/sweeps as much as it will help your passing game.
  
Lesson 23: Spider Guard (Ch3.2: Guard Passes) Lesson Price: $18.00
The spider guard is one of the most difficult guards to pass because it allows your opponent to control both of your arms. In this lesson, we will discuss five highly reliable spider guard passes that you can combine to defeat all of the most common spider guard controls. First, you will learn the passes individually, and then we will teach you how to combine them to create an unstoppable guard passing arsenal.
  
Lesson 24: Triangle Choke (Ch3.3: Guard Submissions Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
As your partners get better at applying Triangles Chokes, escape using the basic counters will become more difficult. In this lesson, we will teach you three highly reliable Triangle counters that you can combine to exploit any opening left by your opponent. First, we’ll show you a sneaky variation that uses incredible leverage to alleviate the pressure on your arteries, and then we’ll teach you two emergency escapes.
  
Lesson 25: Lapel Chokes (Ch3.3: Guard Submission Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
Anytime you’re training in a gi, you must be wary of lapel chokes. In this lesson, you will learn how to counter the BBS1 course guard lapel chokes. First, we’ll teach you how to defend your neck, and then we’ll show you several escapes from a full choke. Pay close attention, because these three slices may one day save your neck!
  
Lesson 26: Omoplata (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Omoplata is a classic jiu-jitsu submission that has been used for three generations against opponents of all sizes. Although the omoplata’s original application is as a shoulder lock, it is most commonly used as a sweep. In this lesson, we will teach you the basic application of this cool submission, and then we’ll discuss four variations you can use to overcome opponents of all skill levels.
  
Lesson 27: Triangle Mastery (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
You can learn the triangle choke in five minutes, but it takes five years to master it. The difference between a triangle master and a novice is in the philosophy of the choke. The triangle master focuses on preventing their opponent’s escape rather than rushing to finish the choke. In this lesson, you will learn four new triangle acquisition methods and several control measures that will allow you to seal the deal.
  
Lesson 28: Sit-up Sweep (Ch3.5: Guard Sweeps) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Sit-up Sweep is one of the most effective closed guard sweeps in jiu-jitsu. It’s easy to learn and 100% street applicable. In this lesson, we will teach you how to shoot the sweep directly, and then how to use it in combination with the Kimura and guillotine to create a triple threat attack that can catch even the most skilled opponents.
  
Lesson 29: Overhead Sweep (Ch3.5: Guard Sweeps) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Overhead Sweep is one of the coolest sweeps in jiu-jitsu. You lift your opponent over your head using both feet and then roll backwards into the mount position. In this lesson, we will teach you how to balance someone on your feet and then throw them over the top while maintaining the critical connection to their hips. Once you understand the sweep’s mechanics, we’ll show you three variations you can use against anyone!
  
Lesson 30: X-Guard (Ch3.6: Sport Guards) Lesson Price: $18.00
The X-guard is a very popular sport guard that can be used to destabilize and sweep much larger opponents. There are many ways to enter the X-guard and, once achieved, it gives you full control of your opponent’s weight distribution. In this lesson, we will introduce you the basic x-guard entry and control methods, and then teach you how to a) identify the weakness in your opponent’s base, and b) choose and apply the correct sweep to off balance them and take the top position. While these sweeps are very effective and will teach you critical concepts about balance manipulation, they are not “street safe” and could get you knocked out if tried in a real fight!
  
  Chapter 4: Half Guard Full Chapter Price: $48.00  

Chapter 4 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features four lessons which are broken down into two sections: Half Guard Bottom and Half Guard Top. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all four lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!

Lesson 31: Basic Sweep Chain (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom) Lesson Price: $18.00
In Gracie Combatives, you learned how to neutralize punches from the half guard using basic head control and punch-safe arm positioning. In the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course, you learned how to use the half guard to take the back and recompose the guard against a more experienced opponent. Now, you will learn to manipulate your opponent’s balance and reverse the fight with one of the most important half guard sweep chains. First, we’ll discuss the basic principles of the offensive half guard and the initial ankle pick sweep, then we’ll address what to do when the primary sweep is countered.
  
Lesson 32: Butterfly Half Guard (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom) Lesson Price: $18.00
You’ve learned to use the butterfly hook to recompose guard and to execute some basic elevator sweeps. Now, it’s time to take it to the next level. The butterfly half guard is a dynamic variation of the offensive half guard that will enable you to exploit the slightest instability in your opponent’s base. First, we will teach you the highest percentage butterfly half guard sweep, and then we’ll cover combinations you can use if your opponent counters the primary sweep.
  
Lesson 33: Tripod Pass Extras (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top) Lesson Price: $18.00
The tripod pass is one of the simplest and most reliable ways to pass the half guard. In this lesson, we will introduce two new variations of this powerful pass that you can use to neutralize the offensive half guard of the most skilled opponents. We will begin with what we call the “temple pass” and then we will show you how to use your opponent’s gi to create an “invisible underhook” so powerful that you’ll feel like you’re attacking them with three arms!
  
Lesson 34: Reverse Half Guard Pass (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top) Lesson Price: $18.00
If your opponent establishes the underhook from the bottom of the half guard, you can use the basic sitting half guard procedures to neutralize their sweeps and achieve the pass. If, however, they are able to achieve a deep underhook and sideways body posture, you won’t be able to execute the sitting half guard pass without risking their immediate escape. Instead, we will use the reverse half guard pass to immediately neutralize their body angle and underhook, while setting up a perfect opportunity to pass the half guard into side control.
  
  Chapter 5: Back Mount Full Chapter Price: $72.00  

Chapter 5 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features six lessons which are broken down into three sections: Back Mount Controls, Back Mount Submissions and Back Mount Submission Counters. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all six lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!

Lesson 35: Turtle Control (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls) Lesson Price: free
Neutralizing takedowns and preventing side mount escapes will commonly place you in the top of the turtle position. In this lesson, we will teach you how to make the most of the top turtle opportunities. First, we will teach you the essential angles and hip pressure, and then we will discuss a variety of turtle tips and hook penetration methods so you can close the deal when your opponent makes a mistake.
  
Lesson 36: Modified Back Mount (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls) Lesson Price: $18.00
Getting the back is one thing, keeping it is another. The most common back mount escape strategy you will encounter occurs when your opponent attempts to kill your bottom hook and get their hips to the ground. The modified back mount is specifically designed to nullify your opponent’s bottom hook removal attempt. In this lesson, you will learn the strong and weak side modified back mounts and how to transfer to a belly down back mount position if your opponent attempts to “turtle” to their knees.
  
Lesson 37: Reverse Triangle (Ch5.2: Back Mount Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
The triple threat position in the BBS1 course taught you how to attack the arm and the neck simultaneously in a powerful weak side attack combination. In this lesson, you will learn the third of the “triple threats”— the reverse triangle choke. First, we will teach you two “ultra isolation” methods using your legs to trap the opponent’s arm on the weak side, and then we’ll discuss when and how to bring the reverse triangle to the party. Enjoy!
  
Lesson 38: Clock Choke (Ch5.2: Back Mount Submissions) Lesson Price: $18.00
The clock choke is a powerful gi choke from the turtle position. This choke is most effective when used in combination with the turtle control strategies you learned in Lesson 35 as the fear of tips or hooks will cause your opponent to forget about defending their neck. First, you will learn the standard clock choke, and then we will teach you two variations to seal the deal if your opponent resists.
  
Lesson 39: Lapel Chokes (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
Having someone on your back is one of the worst places you can be in a fight. Now that you are very familiar with several back mount submissions, it’s time to improve your submission counters. In this lesson, we will discuss how to defend against chokes once your opponent has established grips on your lapels. First, you will learn the shotgun escape, and then we will teach you a cool four finger escape you can use to prevent your opponent from establishing the deep lapel grip. In our final slice, we will teach you the figure-four footlock that Grand Master Helio used to win one of his first vale tudo fights in Brazil!
  
Lesson 40: Turtle Escapes (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters) Lesson Price: $18.00
We’ve already discussed the dangers of relying on the turtle position in a street fight. Still, you could find yourself in the turtle after a failed takedown or side mount escape at which point you need to know how to move quickly and safely to a better position. In this lesson, we’ll teach you some of the most reliable transitions from the turtle position. We’ll begin with the turtle switch, also known as a “peak-out” in wrestling, and then we’ll show a few things you can use to roll your opponent if they tightly control your hips.
  
  Chapter 6: Leg Locks Full Chapter Price: $96.00  

Chapter 6 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features eight lessons which are broken down into four sections: Straight Foot Locks, Toe Hold Foot Locks, Knee Locks and Heel Hooks. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all eight lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!

Lesson 41: Butterfly Guard Setup (Ch6.1: Straight Foot Locks) Lesson Price: $18.00
You learned the basic straight foot lock in BBS1 for use when you are having trouble passing the guard. Now, you will learn how to use foot locks from the bottom of the fight. The butterfly guard positions you to use your hooks to elevate your opponent just enough to take their leg. If you can't find enough leverage for the break, we'll teach you how to use the “belly down transfer” to double the breaking power of your foot lock!
  
Lesson 42: Standing Counter (Ch6.1: Straight Foot Locks) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Peel Jump foot lock counter learned in BBS1 is amazing. When you can’t get your opponent’s foot off your hip, the Standing Counter comes into play. In this lesson, you’ll learn the Standard Base Get-up, which works 80% of the time, and then you’ll learn a very slick Direct Get-up variation to use when your foot is being attacked by high level foot lock specialists!
  
Lesson 43: Diving Toe Hold (Ch6.2: Toe Hold Foot Locks) Lesson Price: $18.00
Also known as the “Dragon Roll,” the Diving Toe Hold Foot Lock is one of the most spectacular and most devastating foot locks in jiu-jitsu. From within your opponent’s open guard, you can dive for the foot and have them tapping in the blink of an eye! You will start on your knees to learn the mechanics of the roll, then we’ll teach you how to dive from a standing position. Finally, you’ll learn two super sneaky toe hold variations to finish the technique without having to roll! Enjoy!
  
Lesson 44: Diving Toe Hold Counters (Ch6.2: Toe Hold Foot Locks) Lesson Price: $18.00
The Diving Toe Hold Foot Lock is fast, effective, and scary. In this lesson, we will teach you a series of defensive measures to protect your foot if your opponent dives. First, you will learn the Early Counter, and then the Emergency Escape if your foot is fully locked!
  
Lesson 45: Reverse Cross Chest (RCC) Knee Lock (Ch6.3: Knee Locks) Lesson Price: $18.00
You can apply a knee lock from almost any position in the fight. In this lesson, we will teach you how to shoot for the leg from the reverse cross chest side mount position. Once you learn the standard variation, we will discuss an amazing chain of three additional submissions you will need when fighting someone who has done their leg lock homework! Squeeze slowly and tap quickly!
  
Lesson 46: RCC Knee Lock Counter (Ch6.3: Knee Locks) Lesson Price: $18.00
Knowing the submission is vital to learning how to counter it. In this lesson, we’ll teach you three counters to the Reverse Cross Chest (RCC) Knee Lock. We’ll begin with the Quick Slip for use when you detect their knee lock before the actual shot. If they get the lock, we’ll use the Triangle Getup similar to previously learned knee lock counters. If the opponent transitions to the toe hold halfway through the techniques, we’ll use the third slice to free the endangered foot while avoiding the knee lock!
  
Lesson 47: Inverted Heel Hook (Ch6.4: Heel Hooks) Lesson Price: $18.00
While the standard heel hook Is effective and dangerous, the inverted heel hook is even more threatening. The angle of the endangered knee makes the inverted heel hook much easier to catch. In this lesson you will learn how to easily transition from any straight foot lock to an inverted heel hook. Then, we’ll teach you some very effective ways of “scooping” the heel when your opponent is committed to preventing the submission. This technique is very effective and but very dangerous. Have fun, but be very careful!
  
Lesson 48: Inverted Heel Hook Counters (Ch6.4: Heel Hooks) Lesson Price: $18.00
The inverted heel hook is the most dangerous of all heel hooks. If you don’t understand how it works, you risk suffering a serious knee injury when you get caught. Even if you do understand how it works, you need specialized knowledge to escape the hook. In this lesson we will discuss the top three inverted heel hook counters, starting with early prevention and ending with emergency escapes to save your knee at the moment of truth!
  
  Chapter 7: Standing Full Chapter Price: $144.00  

Chapter 7 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features twelve lessons which are broken down into four sections: Front Attack Defenses, Rear Attack Defenses, Weapon Defenses and Clinch/Takedowns. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all twelve lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!

Lesson 49: Single-hand Collar Grabs (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
One of the most common methods of physical intimidation is to grab someone by the collar and threaten them. In this lesson, we will teach the defenses to the four most common single-hand collar grabs.
  
Lesson 50: Front Chokes (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
An aggressor with a great size or strength advantage commonly uses the two-handed front choke. The escape is counterintuitive, but obvious and effective once you learn it. First, we’ll teach the standard variation and the core concepts of neck protection, and then we’ll show a few advanced variations that apply if the opponent modifies the attack.
  
Lesson 51: Bear Hugs (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
If someone confronts you, keep sufficient distance to avoid punches or other unpredictable attacks. If they can establish a bear hug from the front, you must quickly neutralize their control and disengage. In this lesson, we will discuss the two most common front bear hug attacks and their counters. First, we’ll teach you the defense against a bear hug under your arms and then we’ll show you what to do if the aggressor hugs over your arms.
  
Lesson 52: Bear Hug Over Arms (Ch7.2: Rear Attack Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
Surprise attacks are the most challenging street fight scenarios and none are more surprising than attacks from the rear. In this lesson, we will teach you how to defend against a bear hug from the rear. First, we’ll show you the standard variation, and then we’ll teach you what to do if your opponent is so heavy that you can’t lift them!
  
Lesson 53: Bear Hug Under Arms (Ch7.2: Rear Attack Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
An attacker commonly uses a bear hug to pin your arms and prevent you from defending yourself against another attacker. When the attacker hugs under your arms, it’s more likely that their intention is to move you to another location. As with all rear attacks, the most important thing is the speed with which you drop into base. In this lesson, we will teach you how to drop into base and catch a kneebar in the standard variation, and then we will discuss what to do if the attacker lifts you.
  
Lesson 54: Long Range Club Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
In the Blue Belt Stripe 1 course, you learned to defend against a club attack from close range. If the attacker strikes from a greater distance, you need a different technique to deal with the greater momentum generated by the swing. First, we will teach you how to defend against a long range strike aimed your head, and then we’ll address attacks with a baseball bat using a side swing.
  
Lesson 55: Underhand Knife Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
Edged weapon attacks are so quick that some victims fail to realize they have been cut or punctured even after receiving multiple wounds. In this lesson, we explain “pattern recognition” and how your ability to recognize the attack pattern will improve your chance of survival. We will also teach you two techniques for defense against an “underhand grip” attack when escape is not an option.
  
Lesson 56: Tucked Gun Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses) Lesson Price: $18.00
The most dangerous gun defense techniques are those that are attempted when the gun is beyond reach. In this lesson, we will address a scenario in which the bad guy has a gun tucked near his body and is maintaining distance with his free hand. We will teach you two methods for gaining control of the firearm in this challenging situation, and then we will show you what to do the opponent refuses to release the weapon.
  
Lesson 57: Single Leg Takedowns (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns) Lesson Price: $18.00
The single leg takedown is one of the simplest and most effective takedowns against a larger opponent. The theory behind the single leg is that you are fighting half of your opponent’s weight, balance, and strength instead of fighting the whole opponent. In this lesson, we will discuss the fundamental principles of the single leg and then we’ll show you how it can be used in combination with the double leg to create takedown chains for use against seasoned grapplers.
  
Lesson 58: Single Leg Counters (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns) Lesson Price: $18.00
As with the double leg takedown counter, the most important defensive measure against a single leg is the strong sprawl. If your opponent grabs one of your legs, you can still prevent them from finishing the takedown. In this lesson, we will sharpen your sprawl, and then discuss some very reliable techniques for use when your opponent has your leg.
  
Lesson 59: Over-Under Takedowns (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns) Lesson Price: $18.00
There is a 90% chance that the fight will end up on the ground, but there is a 100% chance that it will start standing. When you seek to clinch on an opponent who has some grappling knowledge, it may be difficult to establish double underhooks. So, you must develop your takedown arsenal from the over-under clinch position. In this lesson, we will teach you how to use timing, deception, and balance manipulation to achieve a series of trip takedowns from the clinch. If the trips fail, we will show how to tie in a powerful hip throw from the clinch.
  
Lesson 60: Advanced Clinch Entries (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns) Lesson Price: $18.00
Every time your opponent attempts to punch you in the face, they enter your clinching range. The optimal clinch entry varies according to the type of punch. In this lesson, we will examine the three most common punches – the jab, cross, and hook, and then we’ll show you the precise clinch entry for each of them. As a bonus, Ryron will teach a useful clinch control flow drill for an opponent who is determined to break away from you!
  
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Lesson List
BBS2 Intro Class
Lesson 1: Shadow Hooks (Ch1.1: Mount Controls)
Lesson 2: Explosive Roll Counters (Ch1.1: Mount Controls)
Lesson 3: Modified Mount Escapes (Ch1.2: Mount Escapes)
Lesson 4: Hip Thrust Escape (Ch1.2: Mount Escapes)
Lesson 5: Neck-hug Counters (Ch1.3: Mount Submission Counters)
Lesson 6: Cross Choke Counters (Ch1.3: Mount Submission Counters)
Lesson 7: High Mount Armlock (Ch1.4: Mount Submissions)
Lesson 8: Arm Triangle (Ch1.4: Mount Submissions)
Lesson 9: Shrimp Escape Prevention (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls)
Lesson 10: Mount Transitions (Ch2.1: Side Mount Controls)
Lesson 11: Headlock Escapes 3 & 4 (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes)
Lesson 12: Turtle Get-up (Ch2.2: Side Mount Escapes)
Lesson 13: Split Series (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions)
Lesson 14: Lapel Chokes (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions)
Lesson 15: Knee on Stomach (Ch2.3: Side Mount Submissions)
Lesson 16: Armlock Counters (Ch2.4: SM Submission Counters)
Lesson 17: Lapel Choke Counters (Ch2.4: SM Submission Counters)
Lesson 18: Hazel Counters (Ch3.1: Guard Controls)
Lesson 19: Open Guard Connections (Ch3.1: Guard Controls)
Lesson 20: Standing Knee Split (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)
Lesson 21: Same Side Control (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)
Lesson 22: Butterfly Guard (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)
Lesson 23: Spider Guard (Ch3.2: Guard Passes)
Lesson 24: Triangle Choke (Ch3.3: Guard Submissions Counters)
Lesson 25: Lapel Chokes (Ch3.3: Guard Submission Counters)
Lesson 26: Omoplata (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions)
Lesson 27: Triangle Mastery (Ch3.4: Guard Submissions)
Lesson 28: Sit-up Sweep (Ch3.5: Guard Sweeps)
Lesson 29: Overhead Sweep (Ch3.5: Guard Sweeps)
Lesson 30: X-Guard (Ch3.6: Sport Guards)
Lesson 31: Basic Sweep Chain (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)
Lesson 32: Butterfly Half Guard (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)
Lesson 33: Tripod Pass Extras (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top)
Lesson 34: Reverse Half Guard Pass (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top)
Lesson 35: Turtle Control (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls)
Lesson 36: Modified Back Mount (Ch5.1: Back Mount Controls)
Lesson 37: Reverse Triangle (Ch5.2: Back Mount Submissions)
Lesson 38: Clock Choke (Ch5.2: Back Mount Submissions)
Lesson 39: Lapel Chokes (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters)
Lesson 40: Turtle Escapes (Ch5.3: Back Mount Submission Counters)
Lesson 41: Butterfly Guard Setup (Ch6.1: Straight Foot Locks)
Lesson 42: Standing Counter (Ch6.1: Straight Foot Locks)
Lesson 43: Diving Toe Hold (Ch6.2: Toe Hold Foot Locks)
Lesson 44: Diving Toe Hold Counters (Ch6.2: Toe Hold Foot Locks)
Lesson 45: Reverse Cross Chest (RCC) Knee Lock (Ch6.3: Knee Locks)
Lesson 46: RCC Knee Lock Counter (Ch6.3: Knee Locks)
Lesson 47: Inverted Heel Hook (Ch6.4: Heel Hooks)
Lesson 48: Inverted Heel Hook Counters (Ch6.4: Heel Hooks)
Lesson 49: Single-hand Collar Grabs (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses)
Lesson 50: Front Chokes (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses)
Lesson 51: Bear Hugs (Ch7.1: Front Attack Defenses)
Lesson 52: Bear Hug Over Arms (Ch7.2: Rear Attack Defenses)
Lesson 53: Bear Hug Under Arms (Ch7.2: Rear Attack Defenses)
Lesson 54: Long Range Club Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses)
Lesson 55: Underhand Knife Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses)
Lesson 56: Tucked Gun Attacks (Ch7.3: Weapon Defenses)
Lesson 57: Single Leg Takedowns (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)
Lesson 58: Single Leg Counters (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)
Lesson 59: Over-Under Takedowns (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)
Lesson 60: Advanced Clinch Entries (Ch7.4: Clinch/Takedowns)
Course Instructors
Ryron and Rener Gracie
Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.
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