How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent Series 1, Volume 1: 'Essential Drills and Controlling the Grip' with Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting Sports App Review (iOS, $19.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Grapplearts Enterprises Inc.

Fixed issue with video playback.

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This is the first of 5 apps in which Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting share with you the secrets to defeating bigger, stronger opponents on the ground using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The single-most important thing you can do to stop a larger opponent from rag dolling you all over the mat is to control the grips.

That's why Emily and Stephan teach you how to use defensive gripfighting to completely shut down your opponent's sweeps, submissions and throws. And how to use offensive gripfighting to control the pace of the match and set up your own attacks.

The gripfighting techniques taught in this app apply both to standing work and on the ground. This means once you learn a technique you can use it in both contexts.

But in Volume One Emily and Stephan ALSO share their collection of must-know, must-do grappling drills.

These sports-specific drills will strengthen your body, prepare you for training, and prevent injuries. Most importantly these drills allow you to easily perform lots of repetitions in an easy and efficient manner. Repetition leads to mastery. With these drills you'll have a ton of reps under your belt in no time.

Larger grapplers often just use their their strength, size and weight advantages to overpower you. It's very frustrating to get pinned and smothered by a less skilful opponent whose only advantage is having 10, 20 or 50 pounds of additional muscle.

Big guys have much stronger upper bodies, so they can just 'bench press' their way out of bad positions. But if you try this not only will it be ineffective but it will leave your arms limp, drained, and feeling completely powerless.

Plus it's scary when big guys don't know how to control their strength and weight, and have no clue how to train with smaller people. Injuries are often caused by Sasquatch-like grapplers who go totally 'agro' when their egos are threatened.

In this series of apps you'll have two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts show you the techniques and strategies to defeat even the biggest, strongest, scariest attackers on the ground. Crazy speed, flexibility, or athleticism are NOT required; the emphasis is on staying safe and preventing injuries at all times.

Emily is a multiple time BJJ world champion, both with and without the gi. She's taught and worked with thousands of grapplers of all levels.

Stephan Kesting is a BJJ black belt, a Combat Submission Wrestling instructor. He has been training in the martial arts for over 30 years and is the founder

~ 1 hour and 39 minutes of solid, filler-free, video instruction
~ Professionally filmed and edited
~ Complete menus for easy navigation
~ Create a list of your favourite techniques and drills using our one-click 'favourite' feature
~ Download the entire app to your phone or iPad; an internet connection is NOT required to view the videos
~ BONUS: 'The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu' book for free!

1) Intro to Defeating Bigger Opponents
2) Why You Should Drill
3) Fundamental Drills
4) Breakfalls
5) Technical stand-up
6) Forward Breakfall
7) Backward Roll
8) Shrimping
9) Leg Circles
10) Leg Triangles
11) Grappler's Lifts
12) Advanced Drills
13) Scoot Forward
14) Scoot Backward
15) Shrimping Forward
16) Four Point Rotation
17) Kickouts
18) Spidermans
19) Jumping Lunges
20) Partner Drills
21) Leg Switching on Hips
22) Wheelbarrow Forwards
23) Crab Walk
24) Granby Roll
25) Leap Frogs
26) Drag with Sleeves
27) Bear Walk
28) Butterfly Lifts
29) Jumping Guard Sit Ups
30) Hook Walk
31) Guard Pop-ups
32) Introduction to Gripfighting
33) Four Fingers In
34) Pistol Grip
35) Lapel and Sleeve
36) Common Mistakes
37) Guidelines
38) Stripping Sleeve Grips
39) Stripping Lapel Grips
40) Stripping Elbow Grips
41) Stripping Over the Shoulder Grips
42) Stripping Grips on the Ground
43) Stripping Leg Grips
44) Demo & Summary
45) No Gi Grip Fighting

Customer Reviews

  • Great basics!

    by LChuy

    Both Kwok and Kesting are great at getting their point across in a clear manner. Excellent video and audio quality. I wish I had these basics explained to me when I first started, it would have saved me a lot of time.

  • Great stuff!

    by a2hawk

    Kesting you are a genius! Thanks so much for your great apps! They have really improved my game!

  • Important basics

    by DavidNY61

    Kwok and Kesting are among the best BJJ communicators and they work together well on this App. The content is about half drills and is more important for people lacking a qualified instructor. The remainder is grip fighting. It's not the sexiest topic but Kwok explains the importance clearly. A good app but more drills than I would like.

  • Doesn't open

    by Goolsby

    Purchased App and now I cannot open it with my ipad through App Store, videos, photo gallery, and no icon appears on home screen.

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