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.

New Technique Breakdown: From Open Guard to Standup with Takedown

Charlie is playing open guard while Tom stands and tries to pass.

Charlie is playing open guard while Tom stands and tries to pass.

Charlie takes his left foot off the hip and uses his leg as a pendulum to help him sit up and hug Tom's right leg (he keeps his sleeve grip with his right hand).

Charlie takes his left foot off the hip and uses his leg as a pendulum to help him sit up and hug Tom’s right leg (he keeps his sleeve grip with his right hand).

After sitting up, he feeds the sleeve grip from his right hand to his left hand.

After sitting up, he feeds the sleeve grip from his right hand to his left hand.

This allows him to post with his right hand and stand up (with Tom's leg trapped between Charlie's legs).

This allows him to post with his right hand and stand up (with Tom’s leg trapped between Charlie’s legs).

Charlie then lifts Tom's right leg and is free to sweep Tom's left leg to finish the takedown.

Charlie stands up with Tom’s leg trapped.

Charlie lifts the leg and is free to sweep Tom's other leg.

Charlie lifts the leg and is free to sweep Tom’s other leg.

Charlie finishes the takedown.

Charlie finishes the takedown.

Technique: Straight Ankle Lock from Standing Back Control

Step 1: Standing Back Control

Step 1: Robert has Big Bus in standing back control.

Step 2: Robert steps his right foot between Big Bus' base.

Step 2: Robert steps his right foot between Big Bus’ base.

Step 3: Robert releases his clinch and slides down Big Bus' leg.

Step 3: Robert releases his clinch and slides down Big Bus’ leg.

Step 4: Continuing to slide down Big Bus' leg, Robert brings his right leg through and in front of David's right leg.

Step 4: Continuing to slide down Big Bus’ leg, Robert brings his right leg through and in front of David’s right leg.

Step 5: Robert triangles his legs and uses a chopping motion to put Big Bus down.

Step 5: Robert triangles his legs and uses a chopping motion to put Big Bus down.

Step 6: Robert connects his hands under Big Bus' achilles, squeezes his knees together and lifts his hips to finish the straight ankle lock.

Step 6: Robert connects his hands under Big Bus’ achilles, squeezes his knees together and lifts his hips to finish the straight ankle lock.

Royler Gracie Seminar 2013 a Huge Success

We were proud to host grappling legend Royler Gracie at Victor Huber BJJ for a three hour seminar. Royler showcased true Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to a packed academy on Saturday February 16th. Royler is a gifted teacher and instructed the academy on self-defense, takedowns and ground techniques. He then opened himself up to questions that ranged from specific positional questions to diet and training philosophies.

Royler Gracie Seminar 2013

Royler Gracie Seminar 2013

Robert, Charlie, Victor, Royler, Jesse and Kelly

Robert, Charlie, Victor, Royler, Jesse and Kelly

Grandmaster Manoel Tavares Seminar

Thanks to everyone who created such a great turnout for Grandmaster Manoel’s seminar on June 30th. Manoel, a Helio Gracie coral belt and longtime mentor for Victor, showed lots of self-defense techniques and some great moves for sport jiu-jitsu. We look forward to seeing much more of Grandmaster Manoel in the future.

Manoel Tavares seminar

Manoel Tavares seminar