Closed Guard can be one of strongest positions a ground fighter ever knows. It is incredibly challenging for an opponent to escape, and allows us a variety of controls and submissions to end an altercation; almost every submission type in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be pulled from here. Learn how to use this position to your advantage and snag a submission.
When striking just isn't enough, or we need to resolve a situation faster, having takedowns in our arsenal becomes extremely important. Learn these basic, easy to use takedowns to help you not only be a well rounded Mantis Boxer, but be able to command the field of battle.
We're on the ground, and someone jumps on our back (Reverse Mount). They are trying to strike, choke, or break us. It doesn't get much worse than this. Fortunately, there are tools available to not only help you defend, but also escape this vulnerable situation. Learn what to do and how to make lemons from lemonade.
Remember that feeling of being stuck underneath someone on top of you? This is the same situation as Mount, but someone is sideways and holding us down. Learn the 6 Positions of Side Control, and how to escape each of these harrowing positions.
Hook, Clinch, Pluck are the first 3 of 12 keywords passed down from generation to generation over the centuries since Mantis Boxing was born. Learn how to wield these mighty tools and begin your journey as a Mantis Boxer.
Stuck underneath someone? Can't exfiltrate and get back to your feet? It's a miserable, helpless feeling, but one that can be fixed. Learn to escape the dangerous mount position. These tools will help you break out and get to a dominant position.
You get knocked down in a fight...
How do you get up without being hit or kicked? When is the right time to get up? Drill these principles and technical stand-up movements to protect yourself while getting back to your feet.
Unlike Closed Guard, an opponent may be on the ground in a seemingly vulnerable position. If they know how to control guard, it can be extremely challenging to try and get passed them to a superior position. Learn how to control someone's guard, and pass to a stronger position.
Guard position is one of the strongest ground positions. It is a terrible place to be stuck and unable to move. Learn the foundation of breaking open the guard, and how to pass the guard to a dominant position with these key principles and drills.
Kicking in Mantis Boxing utilizes range to combine striking, and kicking to open more doors on our adversary. The kicks focus predominantly on lower body/leg/groin attacks. Explore these amazing kicks and learn to increase power, speed, timing, and more.
Take an aggressive opponent that is trying to smash you like a Rhino. There is nothing more rewarding than watching them fly through the air by your volition, and then landing on top of them. Learn these Basic Sweeps from Guard that can flip the circumstances upside down.