January 2016’s Technique: Sumi Gaeshi

Robert and Morrow demonstrate a grip break into the Sumi Gaeshi.

Morrow makes a grip on Robert's lapel.

Morrow makes a grip on Robert’s lapel.


Robert goes two on one to break Morrow's grip up and away.

Robert goes two on one to break Morrow’s grip up and away.


Robert keeps Morrow's sleeve with the left hand and reaches over Morrow's back to grip the back of Morrow's belt. Robert makes sure to keep his head inside of Morrow's shoulder.

Robert keeps Morrow’s sleeve with the left hand and reaches over Morrow’s back to grip the back of Morrow’s belt. Robert makes sure to keep his head inside of Morrow’s shoulder.


Robert steps inside, uses his Robert foot to hook Morrow's leg and sits to his butt.

Robert steps inside, uses his Robert foot to hook Morrow’s leg and sits to his butt.


Robert uses his hook and grip on Morrow's belt to throw Morrow to the side.

Robert uses his hook and grip on Morrow’s belt to throw Morrow to the side.


Robert comes up to his knees and finishes establishing side control.

Robert comes up to his knees and finishes establishing side control.

September 2015 Technique

Robert and Matt demonstrate what Victor calls a “911 Armbar Defense” when your arm is in danger and you feel the leg about to go over your head. This defense can be used as a last-minute defense and requires you to intercept your opponent leg as it’s coming over your head.

Robert and Matt show the "911 Armbar Defense"

Robert and Matt show the “911 Armbar Defense”

Technique of the Month: Defend the double leg takedown and finish with standing guillotine


Matt in the black shirt attempts a double leg takedown.


Victor defends with a sprawl and a head and arm grip.

Victor twists back and to his left to make space for his left arm to swing back in front of Matt’s shoulder.


Victor secures his guillotine grip.


Victor brings his hips forward as he lifts Matt’s head, effectively hanging him by his own body weight.