Connecting the Dots for success#10 "Be like the Mantis and Pray"...

Be like The Mantis and Prey,

or be like the Koala and sit?

What to do??..

For those of you that already have noticed the spelling error for Pray Mantis, thank you.

Now that I have your attention, let's talk about one of the most underrated Guards in the Jiu Jitsu Kingdom. The Koala Guard.

If you are wondering why this Guard is called Koala, look at the picture and note the similarities. This position often develops from sitting guard when your opponent decides to stand up. However there are several ways to initiate this position.

And once you do, the possibilities are almost endless because your back is off the mat and you have gravity on your side to create momentum. What people often overlook is how this position can take you to several other guards with literally 1 or 2 steps.

That's if you even need to, considering you probably will find easier options to knock over your opponent from Koala Guard.

Need a few examples? Please look below to better explain and demonstrate the perks of the Koala Guard.

 Here is an example of how to get to Koala Guard from De Lariva Guard. As Ben pushes down on Ian's leg the transition begins. 

Here is an example of how to get to Koala Guard from De Lariva Guard. As Ben pushes down on Ian's leg the transition begins. 

 Single Leg take down From Koala. This option works with or without grabbing their arm. However grabbing their sleeve provides several counter options.   See example below. 

Single Leg take down From Koala. This option works with or without grabbing their arm. However grabbing their sleeve provides several counter options.

See example below. 

 Koala rolling side sweep.       Long Story Short..   Sit up when your guard is compromised. The options are endless. Never doubt the strength of "The Koala".    Need more info? always remember to tune in to TRUJITSU on Periscope. 

Koala rolling side sweep.  

 

Long Story Short.. 

Sit up when your guard is compromised. The options are endless. Never doubt the strength of "The Koala".  

Need more info? always remember to tune in to TRUJITSU on Periscope.