Out now! One to One With Chris Haueter: Closed Guard

We were really lucky to spend some time with BJJ OG and member of the dirty dozen; Chris Haueter recently. Chris received his black belt from Rigan Machado in 1996, a time when most of us had barely heard of Jiu Jitsu. BJJ was only just starting to rise in prominence for the first time outside of Brazil due to the popularity of the early UFC’s and the dominance of Royce Gracie and the Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Apart from holding the honour of being one of the first 12 non Brazilian BJJ black belts, Chris was also the first American born competitor to compete at the Mundials and also is a Masters and Pan American champion.

Founding the Combat Base academy when he moved back to the US (Chris is also widely considered to have named this position in Jiu Jitsu as well as numerous other moves) he has continued teaching and giving seminars the world over. He is also the main coach of Matt Thornton, founder of the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) affiliation. SBG Ireland is probably one of the most famous gyms in the world being the home of multiple time UFC champion Conor McGregor and his coach John Kavanagh, who is a Matt Thornton black belt.

As well as holding his black belt for near enough a quarter of a century, Chris has wrestled extensively and trained in Muay Thai/Boxing and is also a USMC veteran. ⁠

Chris is known throughout the community as an inspirational coach with an intellectual approach – his seminars are world-famous, and a truly unique experience. This instructional is not your typical instructional – think of it more like your own private lesson with Chris, a snapshot into his philosophy on one of the key positions in Jiu Jitsu, the Closed Guard. There are tidbits of advice gleaned from decades on the mats, submissions, transitions, and even a few jokes in there; all of which will contribute to improving your closed guard. ⁠

In this instructional Chris will teach you:

– His closed guard concepts and thoughts on JiuJitsu

– How to use your body and grips to control your opponent and break down their posture

– Techniques to advance your position and attack the submission

– Counters to your opponent trying to pass your guard

– Correct finishing mechanics of various submissions

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We don’t know about you, but we miss training. To do our bit to help alleviate the boredom and lameness of being stuck inside we are offering 35% off of all our instructionals with the discount code – ‘studyathome’.

Not only that, every new customer will receive a short, free instructional from the Japanese MMA legend; Masakazu Imanari. Focusing on his famous leg locking skills this instructional will also show you how to execute the Imanari roll correctly and is a must for NoGi submission hunters.

Our paid for content is constantly growing and we have just added a double instructional from husband and wife team; Lauri and Elvira Karppinen. Lauri is one of the best kept secrets in Europe, known for his amazing coaching and holding a black belt in the tenth planet system under Eddie Bravo and a BJJ black belt under Magnus Hansson. Elvira is known for competing on high level shows including Polaris and Quintet and rose to prominence in 2017 when she defeated Mackenzie Dern at the 2017 ADCC Championships in Elvira’s home country of Finland. Elvira holds a black belt in the 10th planet system under Eddie Bravo. This double instructional focuses on Elvira’s rubber guard system and in the second half, Lauri shows us his system for gaining and attacking from the Truck.

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Tom Halpin wins Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds 2020: The Featherweights

Tom Halpin submitted his way through four opponents to capture the title at the recent CJJ Featherweight tournament. All of Tom’s submissions came in regulation time via submission, with Tom even catching Japanese leglock maestro Masakazu Imanari in a heelhook in the semi-final. Tom captured the gold in just over a minute into the final, submitting Kevin Berbrich via heel hook, his third of the tournament. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Tom managed to secure all of his victories without throwing a single strike.

Check out Tom’s exclusive Techniqly instructional ‘The Modern Game – X-Guard and Leglocks’ to see his key tips on enhancing your leg lock entries and finishes. All account holders also gain access to the free Masakzu Imanari instructional ‘Master of Leglocks’, so don’t miss this opportunity to massively boost your leglock game.

Masakazu Imanari’s “Master of Leglocks” is completely free to account holders at Techniqly

We recorded an instructional with Masakazu Imanari, one of the most famous grapplers in the world. In it, he goes through some of his most deadly submissions and even shows the latest version of the Imanari Roll in great detail, step by step.

The instructional is fully subtitled in English and is available completely for free as soon as you open an account on Techniqly.

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It’s fully worth the short amount of time it takes to sign up to Techniqly. The legendary no gi grappler and MMA fighter goes through:

Outside Heel Hook from 50/50

Imanari-style ankle lock

The Shocker

The Imanari Roll

Inside heel hook entry from standing

Inside to Outside Achilles Lock

Heel Hook from Saddle – details

Escaping the Saddle – details

This is just a taste of what’s to come, as we will be filming a full-length instructional with Masakazu Imanari later in the year.

Masakazu Imanari is one of the most well-known innovators of the leg lock game. For many years, he was a pioneer, using his ferocious and advanced leg attack game to decimate opponents in MMA who had no idea what hit them. He continues his MMA career now, but also competes regularly in professional grappling shows such as Kasai and Polaris. Now you can learn some of his best moves with this lean and mean instructional. Imanari is a man of few words, so the instructional is short, but the content is premium Japanese leg-locking goodness.

Techniqly Launches Today!

We are very excited to bring Techniqly to the world. Techniqly was started by a group of people with over 10 years in the jiujitsu business, who saw the opportunity for a technique website that allowed talented instructors from around the world to showcase their skills to a worldwide audience, and to make those instructionals affordable and produced professionally.

Stay tuned for more news on upcoming instructionals.