Abhi Yerra

Jiu Jitsu
  • Mount
  • Back
  • Side Control
  • Knee on Belly
  • Hide your elbows for protection
  • open elbows lead to submissions
  • get to the side to create propert angle
  • cross face to inhibit control
  • control the head and you control the body
  • Don’t stay flat
  • Don’t push
  • Use your hips to generate power not your hands
(Have to execute all at once)
  • It takes much less energy to thwart an attack than to escape.
  • Put yourself into a position where you don’t have to use muscle to protect yourself.
  • Assume a position that impedes your opponent’s offense.
  • Change the rules to favor you.
  • Get your opponent into an awkward position
  • Feel what your opponent wants
  • We need to figure out our opponent and where they want to take us.
  • The longer you are caught the the less likely an escape
  • When you are reacting you lose your survival and offensive
Escape From:
  • Mount
  • Back
  • Side Control
  • Knee on Belly
  • Secure a Survival Posture on Escape
  • Don’t rely on strenght to escape a position
  • Escape and Survival are foundational to an attacking jiujitsu game.
  • Escapes demotivate the opponent because he cannot hold you and you attack continuously.
  • Use your opponent’s strength against him.
  • Escapes are based on timing
  • Put opponent in awkard position where he will become vulnerable because he will become predictable.
  • Never rely on only strength
  • The longer you survive the better your escape strategy.
  • Escaping right away uses energy
  • Escaping is about patience: not hard and fast. Escape once well.
  • If you are being held in a stalling position find a way to get out.
  • Figure out who your opponent is. OODA them.
A guard is where one person has their back on the ground while controlling with the legs
  • Hip movement is vital
  • Control the opponnet’s hips
  • Use good hip movement.
  • Submissions and sweeps
  • Always create and angle that fores them to pass on one side
  • Never let them pass in front your knees.
  • Closed Guard
  • Gives you a sense that you are safe
  • insecure people maintain this.
  • Limits the world in which you can work
  • Open Guard
  • you expose yourself
  • Safety net when everything goes wrong
  • Combines survival, escapes, submissions within a unique area.
  • They are present at the same time
  • Putting your opponent in a disadvantaged position
  • Control the space
  • Pull him into a position he isn’t prepared to go.
  • Play guard by limiting his movement to a limited set of rules that you control which allows you to prepare against the movements.
  • Don’t push excessively since you will achor yourself to the ground
  • Playing the guard means playing as if you are losing
  • Learn to navagate different guards, survivals, escapes and submissions from one comfortable position
  • Know one go to guard
  • An effective guard is based on comfort.
  • With a guard you open up your opponent to attack
  • Figure out what your opponent wants and prepare to counter.
Guard Passing
  • Gravity and Opponent on You
  • 2 against 1
  • Drive weight towards the opponents body


  • What are the plays that are happening?
  • Where are they going?
  • Am I closing the space to them?
  • What are their position relative to us and what are they going for?


  • What are the moves the other person is doing?
  • What is their strength?
  • Do they move slow but deep?
  • Do they move fast but less strength?
  • What is their range of moves to your potential moves?
  • When making a move figure out what their range of moves are.
  • This makes it easier to see where they want to go.
  • If you leave yourself open their range of moves are wider
  • If you limit your range of moves then you will be much better odds of creating a response attack.
  • So the whole objective is to limit your opponent’s range of moves while giving yourself the opening to inflict your damage from your moves while eventually getting to the point where your opponent submits.
  • How can I limit their movements?


  • What is the best response to this person?
  • How can I benefit from reduced movements?




  • Need a better diet before workout maybe earlier for jiujitsu
  • What is the 80/20 for jiujitsu?
  • What are opening and closing moves?
  • What is allowed and not allowed?
  • Starter Positions
  • What are the counters
  • Ending Positions
  • What are the methods
  • 80/20
  • What are the positions you get into and what are the 80/20 rule to get out of them?
  •  Guard Passing
  •  Submissions
  •  Make OODA Loop
  •  What body parts are available for the other person?
  •  Pick out the 5 things each from each situation and memorize them. We will just use these 5 things every time.
  • Learning
  • What did you get locked in?
  • Learn how to not get locked in that position
  • Learn how to lock them

Systems Thinking

Systems thinking
  • Posture
  • How is your posture being effectively utilized
  • Structure
  • How are your limbs
  • Base
  • Can you generate force based on your objective
Lever mechanisms
Leg lock system
What are the predictable responses for each movement.