Henry Akins – White Belt to Blue Belt Program


Henry Akins – White Belt to Blue Belt Program

Henry Akins - White Belt to Blue Belt Program

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Here’s what people are saying about Henry Akins’ Hidden Jiu-Jitsu:
“I’ve been a black belt since 2010, I’m still learning and… Henry makes me feel like a white belt. ”
“Even as a black belt, training under Henry, it feels like I’m a white belt again in many ways…”
“The thing I love about the whole, you know, Hidden Jiu-Jitsu style is… you got Jiu-Jitsu whether it’s sport, street, self-defense, MMA… I fight MMA… it works no matter what it is… in a gi, out of a gi, same grips, same pressure, same everything… it’s beautiful, and very useful.”
“I can’t recommend him highly enough…”
“What makes Henry’s teaching so different? Why is it SO powerful?”
They say having skill in Jiu-Jitsu is like having super powers… but if you’ve never trained with Henry Akins, or witnessed the magic of Hidden Jiu-Jitsu for yourself, prepare to be mind blown…

Because even within the Jiu-Jitsu community, there are depths of knowledge that have barely been explored by 99.9999% of even the most experienced black belts.

Read on to begin your journey down the rabbit hole, and wake up from the matrix, to discover what’s truly possible with this beautiful art…
The story of Henry’s Jiu-Jitsu journey is amazing, and reads like a template for Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”.

And to understand how it all happened, there’s an old saying that sets the stage perfectly:
There’s an old saying.

“In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.”

Well, Henry had no idea just how true that saying was.

Because when Henry started a massive seminar tour in 2014, there was no way he could have known that the last 19 years he’d spent training under Rickson Gracie would have led to something so incredible.

But before we get to that, it’s worth mentioning how this all began.

Remember when I said Henry’s story reads like a template for Joseph Campbell’s “hero’s journey”?

Well, what I meant was, 23 years ago, after spending a week training with Rickson, Henry was so profoundly impressed with the incredible knowledge he was learning, he decided to leave everything he knew back home in Oklahoma…

His home…

His family…

His friends…

He even broke up with his girlfriend, because he knew in his soul he had to do this.

Mastering this beautiful martial art called “Jiu-Jitsu” was his calling.

And the rest of his story reads like a martial arts film.

There’s even a short documentary about it online.

But the highlights are: Henry is so dedicated, he becomes the school secretary for Rickson, and regularly spends 60-70 hours a week in the gym for almost two years straight.

During that time, Henry becomes Rickson’s fastest blue belt in history, earning his promotion in only six months.

Six months was incredible because it was absolutely unheard of for Rickson to give anyone a blue belt until they’d spend at least a solid 2 years with him.

To this day, nobody has ever even come close to achieving their blue belt with Rickson so quickly.


Because, besides being one of the most conservative belt promoters in Jiu-Jitsu history, Rickson was teaching at a time when it was believed a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu should be able to defeat a black belt in ANY other martial art.

And Henry earned every bit of it, taking on challenge matches even at white belt.

What a challenge match meant was: when people walked in off the street, wanting to test their mettle against the Jiu-Jitsu fighters, an informal MMA fight broke out right then and there.

And it was up to the students to defend the honor of the gym.

And to defend the honor of the gym, Henry was happy to take on the challenge.

Because it was in those first challenge matches Henry truly discovered the “super powers” Jiu-Jitsu grants, those who have the discipline to train.

Then, at only two years of training time, Henry was promoted to purple belt.

And he still managed to be Rickson’s fastest ever black belt, even after blowing both of his knees out in competition at purple belt, and having to take time off.

As if all that weren’t enough, even after being promoted to black belt, Henry continued to train the same disciplined way.

And this went on for 19 years straight.

Actually, it was pretty funny because we ran the numbers last year and realized just how crazy Henry’s dedication was.

It breaks down like this: if you’ve ever heard of Maclom Gladwell’s “10,000 hour rule”… that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of deep practice to develop elite skill in a given discipline, where you’re competitive on the world stage…

Well, when Henry started his seminar tour in 2014, he had spent an average of 4 hours a day training or teaching Jiu-Jitsu for the last 19 years… which, given two months out of the year for holidays, sick days, and vacation… adds up to 22,800 hours of training and teaching the purest Jiu-Jitsu known to man!!!

More than double the 10,000 hours required for the best in the world to become competitive against all the other best in the world!!!

Which explains perfectly why, when Henry started his seminar tour in 2014, to begin teaching on a bigger scale… Henry was shocked.

Because what Henry discovered was:

The Jiu-Jitsu handed down to him by Rickson Gracie, the Jiu-Jitsu he had dedicated 19 years of his life to at that point, practicing and teaching for 60-70 hours a week at times because it was so life-changing…

Was nowhere to be found outside his home gym.

I mean, nobody knew this stuff, that was just basic to Henry.

It was like everywhere he went, everyone was completely blind to the hidden
details that made Jiu-Jitsu so dominant and so effective in the first place.

Henry said the whole thing reminded him of that game kids play called “telephone”, where one person whispers a message at the beginning of the line, and by the time the message reaches the end of the line, it’s changed completely.

Sometimes, by the time the game is over, you can’t even recognize the original message.

Well, it seemed the same thing had happened with Jiu-Jitsu, as it was passed down from teacher to teacher, and got further and further away from the source.

In many places, it had been watered down and changed so much, it was like the effectiveness had been completely lost.

And then something else happened.

The more people Henry taught, the more he noticed them reacting strangely to what he was teaching.

And it happened everywhere he went.

For example, when Henry taught what he considered the fundamentals every blue belt should know… things like the basics of breaking posture from closed guard, the basics of weight distribution, the basics of connection and grip fighting, the basics of escapes and defense…

All of the basics that were covered from white to blue belt at Henry’s home gym were treated like mind-blowing Jedi secrets nobody had ever seen!

It didn’t take too long before Henry made a decision… because something had to be done.

In Henry’s eyes, he had stumbled upon a true crisis.

There was a true danger, it seemed, that the knowledge that made Jiu-Jitsu effective, efficient, and the most dominant self-defense system ever developed for a smaller person to defeat a larger person in unarmed combat…

The hidden details, concepts and understanding that made Jiu-Jitsu feel like magic… might be lost forever.

So Henry started “Hidden Jiu-Jitsu”.

Hidden Jiu-Jitsu is an online library with the purpose of recording ALL the knowledge Henry has learned over his now 23 years of dedication to the art, so those who are blind to these hidden details and concepts, can finally see.

And the White to Blue Belt program is the foundation of it all.

To explain why the White to Blue program is so important as your foundation, there’s another old idea that has stood the test of time.

And that idea is this: a wise man builds his house on a good foundation.

Like a slab of rock.

And when the rain comes down, and the rivers flood, and the wind blows against that house… it will stand, because it’s built on a solid foundation.

But the foolish man builds his house on sand.

And when the rain comes down, and the rivers flood, and the wind beats against that house, it will fall.

And great is the fall of it.

And that’s just about the state of so much of modern Jiu-Jitsu.

For so many people, the foundation has been corrupted.

Or was never built right in the first place.

The basic concepts, the invisible details that make Jiu-Jitsu so devastatingly effective, and feel almost like magic…

Have been lost for 99.999999% of modern Jiu-Jitsu fighters.

And it shows when they fight.

But all these benefits of having a solid foundation you can count on, do NOT have to be lost for YOU.

Because you will find them ALL right here in Henry’s White to Blue Belt program.

Because Henry has spent the last two years dedicating enormous amounts of his time to filming, editing and refining the official White to Blue Belt program.

This is the same curriculum he taught as head instructor at the old gym on Pico Blvd in Los Angeles, including the official Rickson Gracie Blue Belt test.

It’s the same program that made people believe a blue belt in Jiu-Jitsu could defeat a black belt in any other martial art.

And if you have the guts and discipline to dedicate yourself to this program for the next 52 weeks, you will have a foundation set for the rest of your fighting career that is absolutely rock solid.

With this foundation in place, you will be well on your way to making black belts feel like white belts when they roll with you.

This is what so many of the 458 black belts from around the world who subscribe to Hidden Jiu-Jitsu (far more black belt subscribers than any other Jiu-Jitsu website we’re aware of, no matter how famous or accomplished the teacher is) have reported time and time again.

And so many Jiu-Jitsu fighters who are not black belts have reported equally amazing results.

But this program is NOT for everyone.

If you don’t have what it takes to get the hell after it, and actually practice what Henry teaches… please stop reading right now.

Get out of here, go on with your life, and stop kidding yourself.

Procrastinators, half-assers, window shoppers… the rewards of the most effective martial art mankind has ever known… are not waiting for you.

If you’re not willing to get off your ass, get into the gym, and practice these techniques, concepts and principles against live, resisting opponents, preferably who are bigger and stronger than you… go waste someone else’s time.

This stuff is just too good to waste on lazy “can’t hackers”

But… on the other hand…

If you are serious about your training, if you have the mojo to stay committed day in and day out, and if you realize the value of learning directly from the source, so that you can become a true master of the art…

Well, you could not possibly be in better hands.

Henry is the real deal.

Read on below for more details about exactly what you’ll learn inside the program, week by week.

And remember, as you read this list… you may see the titles of moves you think you already know.

But the details Henry teaches for these fundamentals are what make them magic.

I promise you, you have NEVER seen the basics taught like this.

But wait!

Before we look at the list of 265 Units in the course…

Check out just SOME of the 52+ weeks of BONUS videos Henry recorded, for the private White to Blue Belt Facebook Group, which you will get instant access to when you sign up!

Descriptions of what you’ll learn and screenshots below!

Remember, these are NOT the main course… every video you see in the list below is purely BONUS material!

It’s unbelievable how much knowledge Henry was able to pack into these 52 weeks, and how simple, easy and quickly you’ll be able to use these techniques effectively!
Here’s a list of just some of the exclusive bonus videos recorded for the private White to Blue Belt Facebook Group!
Week 42 Bonus Video – Using the cross collar choke and armbar in combination from the closed guard.

Why the cross collar choke in the first place? (Hint: if you get your initial grip the way I show here, it’s impossible to stop.)
​How to turn your chest to give yourself a major advantage, and take away your opponent’s ability to drive forward.
​What to do with your weight to make the cross collar 10x more effective
​What to do with the elbow of the arm that’s not attacking, that will help make this feel effortless
​And of course, the two elements you need to easily take the arm if they use this common defense against the cross collar

Week 27 Bonus Video 3 – Timing the step for the elbow pluck armlock.

​What NOT to do with your hips, from scarf hold, if you want this armlock to work
​What you SHOULD do with your hips to prevent your opponent from getting his arm back – and how to do it.
​What you can do to develop your “feel” to get the perfect timing for the elbow pluck armlock
​Why, if you have your hips in the right place, this timing trick always works, no matter who you’re fighting
​When you should NOT go for the elbow pluck armlock – and why.

Week 17 Bonus – Using the Cross Collar Choke and transitioning to the Americana

​How to get your opponent’s arm to the ground to attack the Americana with your elbow instead of your hand – and why you should always do this.
​How to quickly transform your cross collar choke grip – to the perfect setup for the Americana
​Why attacking the cross collar is so perfect for opening up the Americana
​How to connect your arm to your opponent’s arm that gives you amazing control – without even using your fingers
​What you need to do with your hand to transition from the Cross Collar to the Americana to maintain control throughout the entire movement
​How to use your entire body weight against his arm, instead of battling arm strength vs arm strength

Week 8 Bonus Video – Clearing the gi grips to clinch – and 3 very effective takedowns

​How to deal with an opponent holding you out at arm’s length, when you can’t connect your hip, you can’t catch his ankle, and you can’t get close enough to do any of the other traditional takedowns
​How to move through to the back so you don’t get caught in the guillotine
​How to secure the double leg, if you’d prefer that to taking the back
​How to make sure you don’t fall into his guard when you go for the double leg
​How to trap your opponent’s hand to give you even more control
​How to set up the single leg from the side, that Demian Maia uses all the time
​Why the single leg is not done effectively by driving forward, and what to do instead

Week 14 Bonus Video 1 – 100% Pushing drill with no technique

​A critical drill that should be constantly practiced – from white belt to black belt – your whole career
​How this applies to untrained opponents, and why this is so important in that context
​Why this is so important to do often – and a demo of how easy it is for an untrained opponent to throw you right off the mount if this skill isn’t razor sharp
​A demo of how effective all 4 methods of maintaining the mount can be when you do practice them regularly
​Why this is such a good thing to know if you’re fighting somebody bigger than you (hint: watch how fast the person on bottom gets tired when you can maintain mount for even just one minute!)

Week 45 Bonus – Game changing concept for open guard

​Two adjustments you can make to make it impossible to pass your open guard
​How, specifically, to do each one of these adjustments in different scenarios, and how to link them with sweeps and back takes, so you can lay irresistible traps to advance your position effortlessly.
​What element does he need to pass your guard? It’s actually just this one thing, that’s so easy to take away from your opponent, once you understand, no matter what awkward phase of the guard pass you may find yourself in.
​If you fail with one leg, how to make the other leg to the same job before it’s too late.
​Why it doesn’t matter which side they pass to, if you understand how to use BOTH legs to make the timing work for you (hint: it’s very similar to balancing an equation in algebra, and will be easy once you get the hang of it. Devastating to them though.)

Week 38 bonus – Taking the back after countering the hip bump sweep

​Once you know how to shut down the hip bump sweep (covered in another video in this course) you can easily turn any attempt at a hip bump into an easy back take
​What to do with your knees to make the transition to the back smooth as silk
​What to do with your attacking hand, so you can sneak in your neck attack before your opponent even knows what’s happening
​What to do before you transition to make sure it’s effortless
​Why you sometimes might need to bring your leg back before you step over to take the back – and how to do it well

Pisao – Front Kick – Bonus Video !!!!

​The most important thing you MUST do if you want to use the Pisao effectively (hint: it has to do with how you land. Mess this up, and you may as well not use it at all.)
​What you need to do with your weight as you kick, and why so many people screw this up.
​How this kick can do major damage – if you want it to
​Why you don’t need to do any damage at all for this to be your most useful tool for closing the distance
​How my friend Anthony Hardonk, an absolute master from the most decorated kickboxing gym in the world, adds an element to this kick to make it 10x more devastating

Week 43 Bonus – Combining the kimura, guillotine and hip bump sweep

​How to combine each of these attacks, in any order, based on your opponent’s reactions
​How to force your opponent to give you the reaction you need to set up your attacks
​What you need to do with your hips if you’re going for the guillotine in any of these transitions (this will improve your guillotine grip ten fold)
​The detail almost everyone misses for the hip bump sweep you need to know to make it work better and more often
​The timing for when to go for the kimura, and how to set it up

Week 46 Bonus Video – Making your opponent fall forward

​Why you never, ever allow your opponent to stack you when they stand (and what to do instead)
​What to do with your hands to make them fall forward (not backward like the double ankle grab sweep, but forward, back down into your guard)
​How to make your opponent work like hell just to stay standing (every time you can make your opponent waste energy, and relax while you do it, is a win for you. Here’s how to score a big win from the closed guard when they go to stand).
​What you need to know about a giant rock that will help you visualize the right motion for this movement.
​The basic attack options once they fall back down that are yours for the taking.

Week 27 Bonus 1 – The super chill position (cross side with the underhook) and double attack

​Why you want your outside arm pinching behind his elbow, hand against your face, for the super-chill position – especially in a fight (hint: nobody likes being punched in the face or poked in the eyes

​What to do with your inside arm to increase your control of your opponent dramatically

​A small adjustment you can make against your opponent’s trapped arm that will increase the pressure for the armlock substantially – and make the super chill that much more uncomfortable – for them! You, on the other hand, will be ready to take a nap the whole time…
​How to finish the elbow pluck armlock with maximum leverage

​How to either reach behind your own head to attack the americana, or just take advantage of him attacking you

Week 27 bonus 3 – Timing the step for the elbow pluck armlock

What NOT to do with your hips, from scarf hold, if you want this armlock to work

What you SHOULD do with your hips to prevent your opponent from getting his arm back

What you can do to develop your feel to get the perfect timing for the elbow pluck armlock

Why, if you have your hips in the right place, this timing trick always works, no matter who you’re fighting

When you should NOT go for the elbow pluck armlock

Week 20 Bonus – Using the umpa after defending the Kimura grip from mount

A clever escape from the kimura grip that immediately clears your arm from any danger, and sets up a perfect situation your can use the umpa to take the top position
What to do with your head to get the perfect angle for this escape
What to do with your trapped arm as you move to keep it safe
What to do with your legs to make it all happen smoothly
The direction to bridge once you’re in the “safe” position

Week 28 Bonus 1 – Breaking the grip when they grab to defend the Kimura and switching to the straight armlock

How to take the arm quickly, easily and effectively (meaning he can do nothing about it) when your opponent is grabbing his own leg
What to do instead, when your opponent is grabbing his belt rather than his leg (the grip is harder to break, so there’s another armlock we can do – just as devastating)

What you need to do with your knee when switching to the straight armlock, when your opponent is grabbing his belt… and why this is so crucial
Which angle to fall at, when you go for the straight armlock, that makes all the difference in the world
How to shut down the hitchhiker escape fast, as you finish the straight armlock

Week 25 Bonus 3 – Preventing the back take from the step over mount.

3 reasons you should never lead with your knee when going for the step over mount

Why it’s so easy for your opponent to take your back if you’re light on your rear leg as you step over
Where to slide your rear knee to really tighten this up
How to be heavy on your rear leg so you don’t get your back taken
What to lead with instead of your knee as you step over that will prevent all of these problems
What to do with the heel of the foot that steps over

Week 7 Bonus Video 2 – Countering the High Pummel

Being able to use the high pummel is rare, but in case you face someone who does use the high pummel against you, here’s how to counter it so you don’t end up in a stalemate

The two things you must do together to create space to pummel in

Why your elbow is the key to this movement, even though you’re really using your bodyweight and not your arm

What to do with your hand AFTER you move your elbow

Once you understand this, the high pummel will be easy for you to counter

Week 14 – Bonus Video Maintaining the mount against pushing.

Pushing from the bottom of the mount is always a mistake – here’s how to make them pay for it.

What you need to do – with both hands – to maintain base, in all the different situations

What to do with your hips to soak up the space, to set up the armlock

What to do with your knees to finish the armlock super tight, and super fast

How to counter the push and simply maintain the position – without a submission (this is a great strategy if you’re looking to gas your opponent)

Week 15 Bonus Video 3 – Guillotine from a bear hug in mount position

How to take one of the most common defenses for strikes from the mount – the bear hug – into a fatal mistake, and finish an easy guillotine, because the moment he bear hugs you, he’s practically giving you the guillotine!
How to base out to give yourself a ton of space to get your grip (hint: don’t use the other arm)
What to do with your elbows to get maximum leverage
How to clear your opponent’s head to easily set up the guillotine, without using arm strength
What to do with your own head when setting up the guillotine from the mount – and why

Week 10 Bonus Video – Solo Drill for the Sit Down Sweep

Why the sit down sweep is one of the most powerful takedowns you can develop

How the mechanics of the sit down sweep are unique – in that it’s one of the few takedowns you can develop real competence in with a solo drill

Why your back should never hit the ground with this sweep – and how to roll instead

Why your legs don’t move during this drill

How to use rotation – rather than pulling strength – to achieve this sweep more effectively

Week 6 Bonus Video – Standing in Base Pushing and Pulling Drill.

Why you cannot practice this drill enough – it’s that important.
How to stand in relation to your opponent, to give yourself strong balance in ALL directions
The one small detail with your hips that will make you like an unmovable wall – without using any muscle or strength whatsoever

A second way to use your hips that makes you even MORE difficult to move, and will help you stay perfectly balanced no matter whether you are moving, or your opponent is moving

The understanding you need about your head and shoulders, in relation to your hips, that will help you shut down SO many takedowns

How to take an easy ankle pick if he insists on pulling you so hard you have to go low to keep your base

Week 12 Bonus – Using the Teeter Totter and the 4 ways of getting back up to the feet.

How to use kicks to maintain distance as you’re trying to get to your feet from the open guard, when strikes are in play
The first, and most simple option you have to get back to your feet, once you’ve created some distance – and one reason you may not want to use this option
How to use your feet to get more out of your kicks
Where to kick on your opponent’s legs for maximum effect
The second option you have to get up, that gives you a little more distance
A third option to get up, that works for MMA (but you may want to be careful about in a fight without rules), and helps you close the distance fastest
The last, and safest, option of all of these, that creates massive distance quickly

Click this video below to listen to what Ivan and Guy Ritchie, director of “Sherlock Holmes”, “Snatch and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” have to say!!!
Week 7 Bonus Video 2 – Getting comfortable with the George Foreman defense and walking in base

Why I prefer the George Forman defense to some of the other methods of protecting the head while clinching

Why it’s better to use heavy open hand strikes to train this drill

How this drill will train you to walk in base perfectly, so you’re totally solid, from every angle, as you move

How this drill will help you develop absolute super powers for judging distance (you’ll see what I mean when you watch the demo)

How to time your underhooks so you’re effective – if you get this wrong, you can easily be knocked out and/or lose your clinch

Week 7 Bonus Video 4 – Connection drill when Clinching

A fantastic drill to develop your ability to stay connected to your opponent when clinching
Why we don’t grab our opponent or establish underhooks for this drill – and how it will help you become a much better fighter
How this will help you develop such strong base, you will be like a giant, unmovable rock in every direction.
How to use your footwork to follow your opponent even if he’s suddenly faster than you

How this drill will allow you to be an inescapable force of Jiu-Jitsu nature as soon as you decide to clinch (there will be no escape for your opponent once you get the hang of this, even if you can’t get underhooks right away)

Week 13 Bonus Video 1 – Von Flue Choke

When you pass to crosside and your opponent wraps your neck, here’s how to turn it into an easy finish
How to trap your opponent’s arm – the one wrapping your neck – to instantly shift to the feeling of control – so they begin to panic

What to do with your feet – and knees – to prevent the guard recovery, as you slide all of your weight directly onto your opponent’s neck

What to do with your shoulder – so that even if they tuck their chin to defend the choke, it won’t matter

How to use both hands together if your opponent begins to turn on you

Week 23 Bonus 1 – The importance of staying perpendicular to flatten your opponent out.

Secrets of the angle – why you want to be perpendicular to your opponent from cross side, and where to put your chin to make this automatic
A detail you should understand about the shrimp escape that’s not often talked about, that will improve your ability to control your opponent from cross side immensely
Which parts of your body that should touch the ground from crosside, and which should not
Why you should never have your legs fully extended from crosside
A simple adjustment you can use to make sure you never have your legs fully extended from crosside

Week 32 Bonus 1 – Using the movements – guard recovery, and going to your knees – in combination with each other

When to use guard recovery, vs when to use going to your knees, based on the direction your opponent is doing
Footage of one of the most beautiful gyms I’ve ever seen
What you should be paying attention to – especially with your opponent’s arms – to let you know when it’s time to use each escape

How to bait your opponent into each escape, so you can use the other one

Week 28 bonus 2 – Using the two options to mount to set up the Kimura, straight armlock and super chill position.

How to begin with the end in mind – and use different positional “bait” to force your opponent to give you want you want to set up your attacks

How to achieve the underhook, and what you should do with your hips and legs, to make getting to the super-chill position easy and simple
How to use knee on belly for an easy kimura, and what to look for when you do.
The reason you want the overhook when you decide to switch your legs to mount
The one thing you should NOT forget to do, after you have your kimura grip, and you switch your leg position to finish

Week 44 – Preventing getting stacked from triangle using shoulder walk

Why it’s so important to be able to prevent getting stacked (hint: has nothing to do with finishing the triangle).

The two details you need to make this shoulder walk work, so you don’t eat your own knee or get stacked anyway, even though you’re making a good effort to walk backward

How to use the shrimp movement to achieve this faster and keep them guessing on the right angle to drive through

What to do with your legs as you shoulder walk to make this infinitely more difficult for your opponent to deal with

How this will increase your longevity in Jiu-Jitsu, and prevent one of the most devastating injuries that forces people to quit Jiu-Jitsu altogether!

Week 41 bonus 2 – Preventing the first leg from coming up

The specific elements your opponent needs to stand up in your closed guard – and how to take them away!
What to do with your heels to increase your pressure on his hips
What to do with your knees to make it feel like he’s helplessly stuck when he tries to stand
How to use this technique to force your opponent back down into the guard

How to make your opponent start giving you your attacks from here

Week 44 – Bonus – Preventing getting picked up from triangle or armlock

A great example of how an absolute Jiu-Jitsu beast was completely destroyed by this slam in a famous MMA fight – and why it’s so important to prevent.

Why you can easily be gravely injured or even killed if you don’t know how to stop this.

Why connecting to the leg alone is not enough, and what you need to do to prevent your face from being smashed by your opponent’s knee.

Demos of armlock and triangle, so you can see the different angles

Where you should put your hand that connects to your opponent’s leg to make things much better for you, and much worse for him!

Week 29 Bonus – Rolling and paper cutter

Over 10 minutes of footage of me rolling with two of my blue belts – and narrating every step of the way – to show you how the details of how to secure the paper cutter choke and also…

Why it’s a good idea, from time to time, to roll with an agenda. In this video I was after a single submission – and doing this will test every aspect of your game, from positional control, to transitions, to the finish.

How your opponents reactions will change when they know what you’re up to – and how to handle it.
Demos of finishing the paper cutter with both the far side and inside underhook
How to finish the paper cutter even when they turn their head away, and even when the conventional method of finishing the paper cutter doesn’t work!

How to have a ton of fun confusing your opponents when they think they know what’s coming – and then surprise them by letting them they know they were right, by finishing the attack they were dreading!

Week 40 Bonus – Preventing the guard recovery after collapsing the knee shield

How to soak up as much space as possible when you’ve collapsed the knee shield and why it matters

Which 3 options I recommend to kill the guard recovery, and when to use each
How to use your hips and why the underhook is key (if you don’t know these two things, you may as well focus on some other passing style because you’ll be too easy to sweep or collar choke)

What to do with your knees after you know you’ve cleared the knee shield

Why you can use either leg to pass – as long as you do this one thing (but if you don’t, your opponent will be out of there so fast you’ll have to start all over)

Week 41 – Bonus 2 – Preventing the first leg from coming up

The specific elements your opponent needs to stand up in your closed guard – and how to take them away!

What to do with your heels to increase your pressure on his hips
What to do with your knees to make it feel like he’s helplessly stuck when he tries to stand
How to use this technique to force your opponent back down into the guard
How to make your opponent start giving you your attacks from here

Week 39 – Bonus – Concept of passing guard

The most profound technical statement I ever heard Rickson make – that I heard as a Brown Belt – that took me 10 years of training to grasp what he was saying.
How all of guard passing can be understood with only 2 concepts
One smart goal you should always have when passing the guard – that will save you from sweeps and submissions time and time again

How to collapse whatever frames your opponent creates

The understanding that will make guard passing a fun game and challenge – and why once you do understand this, you will never need to memorize another specific guard passing technique again

How to pass any guard in 2-3 steps

Why being tense and stiff works against you double time in guard passing
The surprising benefits of totally relaxing your body – almost like you’re sleeping – as you pass the guard

In 13 minutes, I will give you about 50 times the knowledge I had for guard passing until I spent a good 10 years working this out, AFTER I got my brown belt.

Week 26 – Bonus – Learning weight distribution and ways to increase weight.

Why weight matters in the first place, and what it does for you

Why this is such a great tool for you, and such a miserable time for your opponent
Why weight distribution is a tool EVERYONE can use, even light weights.
How learning to use weight distribution will help you make quick work of everyone, and how Floyd Mayweather used this against Conor McGregor
How to engage your legs to make this much, much worse for your opponent – and how my training partner and best friend at Purple Belt, Rockson Gracie, would use this to feel like an anvil on me, even though he only weighed 135 pounds and I was 185 pounds.

Week 37 – Bonus – Training drill with progression to maintain posture in the closed guard

A great training drill you can use to develop the ability to maintain posture in the closed guard – and why you should use variable resistance

Single pulls vs double pulls, and how this develops great timing for both students

How to angle your hips to neutralize the pull from closed guard

What to do when they relax the pull to make sure your opponent can’t surprise you
What to do with your head and spine to neutralize the pull from the closed guard

Week 24 – Bonus 2 – Cross side control drill: Movement with turning side to side and bridging.

The angle you’re always trying to keep from crosside, and why that’s important for this hip turning drill

When to turn your hip, what it does, and why this drill is so important
An important note about intensity as you drill, and challenge vs. overwhelm, and how to find the balance
What you want to watch out for in terms of your opponent’s legs, and what you should do when you see this
What you are trying to prevent your opponent from doing, and how that understanding will help you be more effective

Week 7 – Bonus video 3 – In and out clinching drill

An important note about controlling the distance as you clinch

An in-depth look at what you can do with your head and arms as you clinch to stay safe from strikes throughout the entire process of closing the distance
How to walk in base and move in base so you’re safe from the takedown or being knocked over by incoming strikes

How to bait your opponent to give you the precise distance you need every time

Week 13 – Bonus Video 2 – Defense for the Marcelotine

Most people think the Marcelotine shuts down the defense for the standing guillotine – but here’s an adjustment you can make to use the exact same defense effectively!

How to make sure your opponent cannot use the Marcelotine to apply additional pressure – because if he does, you’re done!

Why the normal defense for the guillotine will actually make the Marcelotine worse for you! And what to do instead…

Why you need to move your shoulder as you do this escape, as well as your arm.

Week 36 – Bonus – Using scarf hold escapes in combination

The three different movements you can use in combination to force your opponent to make a mistake (and you’ll have to, as your opponent’s get better at making adjustments to keep scarf hold – which can be a nightmare to get out of)

How using combinations of these movements really makes Jiu-Jitsu flow as the gentle art, and makes escaping an otherwise nightmarish position easy and effortless

How to use your opponent’s energy against them

How to force your opponent to make the mistake you need to get what you want
Why it’s important you escape scarf hold as soon as freaking possible
How to be seamless with the movements

Week 32 – Bonus 2 – Clearing the shoulder with the under hook

A small adjustment I learned from a kickboxer, that allows you to easily stay on your side, while your opponent tries helplessly to flatten you out

How this work even if they are controlling your bottom elbow

The interesting reason this works in the first place, and can be applied to many situations in Jiu-Jitsu
The subtle movement that also helps you add a couple inches to your punches

Week 41 – Bonus 3 – Preventing the second leg from coming up

What your opponent must do with his weight to stand up – and how to kill this possibility easily, so he’s stuck on one leg

What to do with your leg – and which leg to use – to glue him to the floor so you can easily break him back down

Why you should do this even if they are so big and strong they can manage to stand

How to make your opponent give you the armlock on a silver platter from here
Which leg to focus on to make this technique effective – and why you almost don’t even need the other leg – but you should still use it

Week 35 – Bonus – Using bumps to avoid them grabbing the arm for scarf

How to give your opponent two options – either face plant, or give up scarf hold – and when to do it
What your opponent needs to complete scarf hold control – and how to easily take it away

Palm up vs palm down – why it matters, which hand to use, and what to do

What to do with your elbow – and why

The instinctual reaction your opponent has, almost impossible to untrain, you can use against him

Week 27 – Bonus 2 – Using the hip on the wrist to set up the arm pluck and attacking the elbow with the hip

Why you should be really, really careful with this technique

Why this technique is so powerful to force them to make the move YOU want

How to make your opponent give you the elbow pluck armlock

How to use your hips to make every move he makes with this inside arm a mistake
What this all means for your opponent’s elbow, and why, for your training partners, this is NOT an explosive technique. It’s slow and methodical.

Week 23 – Bonus 2 – Cross side control drill – staying perpendicular, pushing and pulling to keep your opponent flat.

How to move with your opponent – no matter how they turn, or which direction they move

How to use your weight to control your opponent instead of your hands

How to use your legs to make applying your weight effectively much easier, and increase the pressure on your opponent dramatically

Where to keep your hips – the perfect angle – for a balance of pressure and control

Why you want a slight bend in the knees while you do this

Week 36 – Bonus 1- Side headlock (scarf hold) escape when they pull on the neck

How to make sitting up so much easier when you’re stuck in deep scarf hold – the same hold Josh Barnett finished an undefeated in forever Dean Lister

Why you can’t let your feet touch the ground as you sit up – and what to do instead

How to use your rear hand to make a post to secure your position once you sit up, so they can’t put any weight back on you

What to do with your hips to easily take side control once you’re up
How to use your bridge in combination if your initial movement fails
The solo drill you can practice ot make this movement second nature, so it’s always there the moment you need it

Week 34 – Bonus 1 – Coming out the back door when they drop weight on your arm

How to recover your inside arm if they’re smashing it with all their weight

A simple turn of your wrist that will make it impossible for them to put their weight back on you

How to move your leg to make this effortless

How to use the bump – and time it right – so 99% of the escape is done from the bump alone – before you even need to turn

What to do with your elbow to keep your opponent’s weight off you

Week 25 – Bonus 1 – The importance of base when going for the mount

The two aspects of base you need to understand for any of this to make sense

The wrong way – and the right way – to turn your shoulders to keep base. Do it right, and it’s an easy day. Do it wrong, and it’s an easy bridge for your opponent.

The two things you can do to shut down his ability to catch your leg as you step over

The proper timing of when to step over when your opponent goes for the bridge

For the knee on belly step over to mount: the two elements of base you need, and how easy it is for your opponent to catch you if you don’t have both

Week 25 – Bonus 2 – Using both options, knee on belly, vs stepping over, as combinations to get the mount

How to use knee on belly to force the reaction you need to get the step over mount

A drill you can use to make this combination second nature, so it’s always there when you need it

A small detail about what you need to do with your leg before you step over, so you can clear your opponent’s knees

The hip switch you’ll need to make this work like magic

Week 13 – Bonus Video 4 – Defense for bent over chest grab

How to save your knee from damage on the street, when you drop down to initiate the movement

What to do with your arms, shoulders, chest, and hips, to break your opponent’s grip of you

The situation this technique will most commonly be used from

Which side to escape to – and which side not to

Where to drop your knee as you step out to the side – get this wrong and you’ll have no base, and it will be very easy for your opponent to bowl you over

Week 13 – Bonus 3 – Defense for the Head and Arm Guillotine from the feet.

Where to put your hand to prevent your opponent from jumping guard – and making the situation dramatically worse

What to do to force your opponent the opposite direction of your escape

A great grip for you to get as you escape, to set up the arm drag
What to do with your arm and head to make yourself very difficult to get a hold of as you escape

One great way to establish the clinch after you escape

Week 14 – Bonus video 2 – Countering the sit up and turn

One of the most strangely common natural reactions – that’s not an official Jiu-Jitsu technique – but happens all the time – and how to shut it down

Why you need to focus on your opponent’s shoulder to shut this down his escape

Where to put your hands – versus where people usually put their hands – to make this effective

How to use your weight, once you make the appropriate connection

Why changing the angle this one particular way makes such a huge difference to counter the sit up and turn

How your hips play into this technique

Week 18 – Bonus 1 – Hammer fist choke used after countering the hip push.

How you can benefit from one of my top regrets in Jiu-Jitsu – that I didn’t develop this choke sooner in my career.

Why this attack is so difficult to stop, gi or nogi

One of the best opportunities you have to use the hammer fist choke, and why it’s SO easy to get

How to position your hands for maximum effectiveness

The most important detail about finishing – your elbow, and what to do with it, so you can drop your full weight on him without your opponent escaping
What to do TOGETHER with the pressure from your hips that will give you ultimate control – I don’t see anyone else teaching this and it is absolutely critical!

Week 16 – Bonus – Strikes from the Gift Wrap, Using Elbows

Why elbows, knees and headbutts are the best strikes for grapplers to use

What to do with the palm of your striking hand that will make your elbow strikes MUCH more devastating

The two areas you can strike in combination, just like a boxer, so it forces your opponent to leave one open, and quickly ends the fight

How to relax and make these elbows heavy as an anvil – but easy for you

A simple drill you can do to feel the power of these strikes to the body – that will not injure your training partner

Week 18 – Bonus 2 – Countering the elbow escape and finishing with the Hammer fist choke

Learn how Rickson submitted me 5 times in 5 minutes when I was a brown belt – and how you can use this same technique

How to kill the elbow escape and finish your opponent at the same time!

The elements your opponent needs to elbow escape – and how to shut them down systematically

What to do with the elbow of your attacking hand, the one making the hammer fist, to make this absolutely wicked

What to do with your hips to make it impossible for him to defend the choke – yes, your hips, all the way down there.

Week 20 – Bonus 2 – Positional training Drill: Mount Escape just using the Umpa

A great way to force yourself to develop this escape to a super high level

Why the umpa is the only escape you ever need

Why you don’t need the traditional arm trap position to use the umpa effectively…

Once you know how to do this, it’s literally touch and go – if you can touch his hands for only a moment, you can easily bridge out
How to trick your opponent into defending the bridge on one side, so bridging to the other is easy – you’ll make him give it to you and there’s nothing he can do

Week 22 – Bonus 1 – Using the hook sweep instead of the guard recovery.

When you’re in half guard, here is an option to take the mount instead of closed guard – much more dominant, and just as fast as guard recovery IF you have a good shrimp

What you need to do before you shrimp to the side to maintain control as you transition (if you miss this, your opponent will easily advance positions against you – bad thing)

What you must do, once you get your hook in for the sweep, so that you don’t get flattened out or stuck

A quick solo drill you can do to practice this movement, that will make your skill much more solid

How to use your knees and elbows to make this maximally effective with the least amount of effort – how to conserve your energy

Week 22 bonus 2 – Coming up with the underhook after the elbow escape

The mechanics of the underhook – why it’s so important, and why you will be stuck without it

What to do with your rear elbow / hand to make your escape that much easier
One common technique your opponent will use to try to shut down your back take once you’ve got your underhook – and what to do about it to turn the tide in your favor easily, and take the crosside position

What you should do if he gets the drop on you and establishes the underhook first, so you can’t turn

An alternative to the back take you can use to pass the guard easily and take crosside instead

Week 19 – Bonus video – Using the umpa (bridge) against punches.

Why your instincts will get you knocked out, and what you need to do with your elbows

How to use a shoulder walk move to close the distance on an arm you can’t reach to trap – this is wicked

What to do with your hips to take away their balance throughout the entire escape

How to set up an easy knockout with a heavy elbow after you umpa

How to trap his striking arm if he pummels out of your punch block

Week 21 – Bonus 1 – Using the umpa when they block the face

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Why blocking the face is so effective at shutting down the elbow escape

A simple way to trap his arm blocking your face, so you can bridge or umpa

How to use your head and neck to trap his arm if your opponent puts his arm underneath your head
Why you don’t need a traditional grip for the arm trap before you umpa, if your umpa mechanics are solid

Week 21 – Bonus 2 – Using bumps to get the arm through the middle (the importance of bringing arm through)

Why the underhook from the bottom of mount is completely counterproductive to your elbow escape
How to move your arm across the middle, and how to time that with your hip and leg movement to give yourself the perfect angle for escape
What to do with your toes that will make an otherwise impossible elbow escape happen easily, so there’s nothing your opponent can do to stop you (no, it’s not the fish hook – nobody else teaches this detail)
The mechanics of your shoulders, hips and knees in the turn, and why understanding this matters

What to NEVER do with your shoulders, and why

And ALL those videos are only a partial list of the Facebook Group Bonus videos alone!

We haven’t even started to explore the videos in the main course, or the member bonuses within the course!

Read on for a list of all 265 units in the White to Blue Belt syllabus!
So what will it cost you to learn all this?

What will it cost to begin your journey of having fundamentals so solid you make black belts feel like white belts?
Before we get to that, I want to ask you a different question.

As you imagine what it will be like one year from now, when you’ve practiced these skills and you’ve felt the difference for yourself…

When all this stuff is second nature to you and you find yourself able to do things you didn’t even know were possible…

Like finishing chokes with only 3-5% strength…

Having such a strong base from standing, you’re a problem even for seasoned wrestlers and judo players…

Having such solid defenses and escapes that even the higher belts in your gym have to work as hard as they can to catch you, if they even can catch you…

What would it be worth to you to discover the true potential of Jiu-Jitsu and your full potential as a fighter, and to make it all work like magic?

Would it be worth leaving everything you know and love and spend 60-70 hour weeks in the gym like Henry did?

Would you pay hundreds of dollars an hour for private lessons with Henry, like so many people are happy to?

Actually, I’ve got a much better deal for you than all that.

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