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Published on Oct 4, 2012
It's official, the first chapter of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 (BBS2) curriculum is now available to all Gracie University students. Chapter 1 features eight lessons, all dedicated to mount mastery: control, escapes, submissions, and submission counters. Simply put, the objective of the BBS2 curriculum is to teach you the counters to the BBS1 techniques and the next layer of the most important and effective techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu within each of the seven positional chapters: Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, and Standing Techniques.
This video comes from Lesson 1 of Chapter 1, Mount in the BBS2 curriculum. It introduces you to the concept of the "Shadow Hooks," which are a highly effective method the Gracie Brothers use to prevent hook removal from the low mount control position. It's very important to note that this 19-minute video is only Slice 1 of lesson one! Meaning there are two other slices in this very same lesson (available exclusively through Gracie University) which provide even more critical details on the use of the Shadow Hooks! The reason Ryron and Rener spend so much time on a single slice is because they try to anticipate and answer the questions of the students BEFORE they have them so that you can learn the techniques from anywhere in the world, including your own garage! The bottom line: Gracie University lessons are the most in depth instructional videos available anywhere on the web.