Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Basic Volume 2:

Passing the Guard and Headlock Escapes

(60 Menit)


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Basics During the early 1930ís Helio Gracie, the mastermind of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, became Brazilís first fighting legend. His first-born son, Rorion, began practicing this method of self-defense at the age of 2. In the late 70ís, after graduating Law School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rorion decided to bring his familyís techniques to the United States. In 1993, Rorion Gracie created the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with the objective of answering the age old question: Which martial art was the most effective for a real street fight ? Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was the answer when his brother Royce defeated representatives of Karate, Kung Fu, Savate, Wrestling, Boxing, Kick-boxing, among others in the no-holds-barred arena.


It is a fact that 95% of all real fights go into a clinch and eventually end up on the ground. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the only martial art that effectively addresses ground fighting - the most important aspect of any real fight. These simple and effective techniques do not require strength, speed, or coordination.

Rorion and Royce show you how to effectively pass the guard and get the upper hand. In a real fight, one of the most common and painful holds is the headlock. In this DVD, you will also learn many easy and clever ways to escape from these frightening holds.


00:28†††††††††† From the Kneeling Position

19:12†††††††††† From the Standing Position

31:13†††††††††† Framing the Arms

38:18†††††††††† Hooking the Leg

48:05†††††††††† Kneeling