Starting as a frequent request from Gold BJJ Online Training members for a foundational side control course, "Side Control Introduction: The Five Points of Control" covers the core concepts of side control and the most common positions and movements you'll encounter.
 
In this 11 part course, Prof. Baltazar teaches us a framework that forms the foundation of his side control game, his "Five Points of Control" system.
 
Professor Donnie Baltazar received his black belt from Professor Rodrigo Medeiros. He trains and teaches here in San Diego and is known for his devastating Peruvian Necktie system.
 
To take his full course "Side Control Introduction: The 5 Points of Control", sign up for a Gold BJJ Online Training membership. Members get:
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What's In This Course

Side control is a fundamental position in Jiu Jitsu. This course teaches us the understanding required to maintain the position and get the most out of its advantages.

If you're a white belt, this course is going to give you a complete foundation for side control. If you're an upper belt, you're still going to come away with some good ideas on how to win the game of control without getting swept.

The course is neatly organized into 11 videos based on the 5 Points of Control system. Interact with the courseplan below to explore what topics this course covers.

The Courseplan

1. Positional Basics

  • Introduction
    VIDEO
  • Side Control Theory: 5 Points of Contact
    VIDEO

2. 4 Basic Control Positions

  • Head and Arm Control
    VIDEO
  • Points of Control: Knee On Belly
    VIDEO
  • Kesa Gatame: Small Adjustments for a Big Effect
    VIDEO
  • North South Position Details
    VIDEO

3. Essential Movements

  • Transitions: Head and Arm to Kesa Gatame
    VIDEO
  • Transitions: Knee On Belly Versatility
    VIDEO
  • Moving Fluidly Between the Control Positions
    VIDEO

4. Final Thoughts

  • Culmination of Side Control Principles
    VIDEO
  • Conclusion
    VIDEO

Level Up Your Game

Unlimited access to our content library for just $9.95/month.

Starting as a frequent request from Gold BJJ Online Training members for a foundational side control course, "Side Control Introduction: The Five Points of Control" covers the core concepts of side control and the most common positions and movements you'll encounter.
 
In this 11 part course, Prof. Baltazar teaches us a framework that forms the foundation of his side control game, his "Five Points of Control" system.
 
Professor Donnie Baltazar received his black belt from Professor Rodrigo Medeiros. He trains and teaches here in San Diego and is known for his devastating Peruvian Necktie system.
 
To take his full course "Side Control Introduction: The 5 Points of Control", sign up for a Gold BJJ Online Training membership. Members get:
  • Unlimited access to all of our content (including future content releases)
  • Access to our forum for continued learning with instructors and other members
  • 10% membership savings on all Gold BJJ gear

Sign up now for $9.95/month to get started!

What's In This Course

Side control is a fundamental position in Jiu Jitsu. This course teaches us the understanding required to maintain the position and get the most out of its advantages.

If you're a white belt, this course is going to give you a complete foundation for side control. If you're an upper belt, you're still going to come away with some good ideas on how to win the game of control without getting swept.

The course is neatly organized into 11 videos based on the 5 Points of Control system. Interact with the courseplan below to explore what topics this course covers.

The Courseplan

1. Positional Basics

  • Introduction
    VIDEO
  • Side Control Theory: 5 Points of Contact
    VIDEO

2. 4 Basic Control Positions

  • Head and Arm Control
    VIDEO
  • Points of Control: Knee On Belly
    VIDEO
  • Kesa Gatame: Small Adjustments for a Big Effect
    VIDEO
  • North South Position Details
    VIDEO

3. Essential Movements

  • Transitions: Head and Arm to Kesa Gatame
    VIDEO
  • Transitions: Knee On Belly Versatility
    VIDEO
  • Moving Fluidly Between the Control Positions
    VIDEO

4. Final Thoughts

  • Culmination of Side Control Principles
    VIDEO
  • Conclusion
    VIDEO

Level Up Your Game

Unlimited access to our content library for just $9.95/month.