“Control the Chaos – BJJ Tactics for Self Defense” is one of the most comprehensive BJJ Self Defense Instructionals on the market today. BJJ Blackbelt Björn Friedrich created this 4 volume video series with a running time of 5 hours to cover defenses and strategies against the most common street attacks.
In volume one Björn explains how to deal with the most common striking attacks and safely close the distance to enter clinch range. He shows prefight stances, preemptive attacks and the effective use of the Pisao the BJJ Front Kick.
The system he is teaching is simple and works even in high stress situations and for people who have no background in the striking arts.
In volume two Björn teaches how to control the clinch range. He goes over different control positions and how to protect from strikes or biting attacks. Besides that he covers extensively how to control the hands of an opponent so he can ́t grab into his pocket to pull a weapon.
He also covers how to use punches, elbows, knee strikes and headbutts from the clinch without sacrificing the own dominant position.
In volume 3 Björn covers takedowns and standing submissions. He shows simple and effective takedowns that can be executed on concrete without hurting oneself. All the takedowns work from strong control positions. Additionally he shows chokes and other standing submissions that can be used to finish an opponent while standing.
In volume 4 Björn explains the most important techniques and principles to win a fight on the ground. He shows how to prevent an opponent from biting and how to control someones hands so he can ́t reach into his pocket to pull out weapons, etc. Besides submissions he also shows some techniques to restraint and control.
Basic self defense strategy
How to use striking in BJJ
Fundamentals of closing the distance
The 3 prefight stances
The 3 most important elements of clinching: Structure, Pressure, Timing The importance of Kuzushi
Defense against the Haymaker
Defense against a straight punch
A drill for better footwork
Defense against push and punch Defense against slap and punch Defense against kicks
How to use prefight stance No.3 Preemptive attacks
How to reset the if closing the distance goes wrong
How to deal with open fight scenarios (challenge match type of fights) The 2 distances in open fight scenarios
The defensive Pisao (Front Kick)
The offensive Pisao (Front Kick)
Three most common reactions in an open fight scenarios
How to deal with southpaw opponents
Frontal Control (Bodylock)
Punch defense from Frontal Control
Headlock prevention and defense
Strikes from Frontal Control
Wrist & Hand Control details
Back Control (3 positions)
Transitions between Frontal and Back Control
2 on 1 Control
Head and Arm Control
Transitions and punch defense from the 50 / 50 Clinch
Ko Soto Gake
Single Leg Takedown
Pull Down from the Front Headlock
Quick Pull Down from the Head and Arm Control Towel Takedown from Back Control
Standing Back Take
Pull Down from Back Control
Attacks from the Seatbelt (Back Control)
Attacks from the Seatbelt II (Back Conttrol) Attacks from the Seatbelt III (Back Control) Follow Up from the Single Leg Takedown Attacks from Side Control I
Attacks from Side Control II
Attacks from Mount Position I
Attacks from Mount Position II
Attacks from Turtle & Back Control
I've been training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for over 7 years this DVD set is amazing
I found this series to be very informative for relating jiujitsu techniques to street defense. There are hundreds of DVDs available that instruct competition. This series demonstrates very well how to make the skills practical for self defense. Well worth my time and money.