SPIDER GUARD MASTERCLASS APP 1 OF 5: Learn the hidden principles and strategies for a modern BJJ guard domination.


In this app you'll learn exactly how world class BJJ competitors control and submit their opponents with Spider Guard. Crazy flexibility and athleticism are NOT required.

With these easy-to-use techniques and strategies you'll keep your opponents off-balance and set up your own sweeps and submissions. This is a critical aspect of an aggressive guard, because if your opponent is off-balance and on the defensive all the time then he can't really launch his own guard pass attempts.

You'll learn detailed gripping strategies to control your opponent, lock him down, and make it even more difficult for him to pass your guard or escape your attacks.

You'll get the core drills that will make the spider guard an effective position, allowing you to respond quickly and instinctively to your opponent.

You'll ALSO get amazing gameplans for the two most effective Spider Guard submissions, the Omoplata and the Triangle Choke.

These two attacks show up again and again when world class competitors use the Spider Guard, and they're two of the highest percentage submission techniques out there.

You'll get the blueprints for these submissions. The adjustments and details that make them work against much bigger opponents. You'll also learn the combinations, counters and follow-ups to effortlessly flow around your opponent's defences and submit him no matter how he tries to defend.

Volume 1 of Spider Guard Masterclass goes into detail about the exact grips, techniques and drills to create pressure and control your opponent. This will give you a rock solid foundation for every one of the Spider Guard techniques we’ll be covering in the other apps in this series

Much more than just a random collection of techniques, this is a competition-proven system for building an aggressive, attack-oriented guard.


The Spider Guard is one of the most important positions of modern BJJ.

Using your hooks and grips to create pressure makes it incredibly difficult for someone to pass your guard, and you can use your control to launch a huge assortment of powerful sweeps and attacks to keep your opponents on the run.

The Spider Guard is the favourite tool of many BJJ champions and top competitors including Cobrinha, Keenan Cornelius, Tinguinha, Draculino, Romulo Barral, Marcelino Freitas, Michael Langhi and Leandro Lo.

Now for the first time, in the Grapplearts Spider Guard Masterclass 5 volume series of apps, you can have an exact blueprint for this essential BJJ position.

Your instructors are BJJ black belts Elliott Bayev and Stephan Kesting, known for their friendly and informative teaching styles. Their approach to the Spider Guard will make it easy for you to learn and absorb the material, and then unleash it on your training partners and opponents in competition.


What is Spider Guard?
Grips & Hooks
Breaking Grips
Attacking Base
Basic Movements
Introduction to the Triangle Submission Chain
Fundamental Triangle Finish
Big Boy Triangle
Triangle Armbar
Inverse Armbars
Armbar vs Posture
Knock-backs vs Posture
Punch Choke vs Hidden Arm
Teepee vs Hidden Arm
Triangle to Omoplata vs Hidden Arm [Formerly
Triangle Submission Chain: Troubleshooting the Triangle
Introduction to the Omoplata Submission Chain
Fundamental Omoplata Finish
Fundamental Finish Follow-ups
The Rack
Situp vs. Roll
Re-roll To Reverse Crucifix vs Roll
Re-roll to Reverse Crucifix Knee Trap
See Saw vs. Stepover
Spinning Omoplata vs. Stepover
Knee-In Slingshot Sweep vs. Partial Stepover
Triangle vs. Posture
Swing vs. Posture
Rollback vs. Posture
Rollback Kneebar vs Posture
Roll Away vs. Knee On Stomach
Williams ReRoll vs. Rollunder

What's New

Version 1.2

Updates for iOS 11 and changes to support new upcoming app platform

Ratings and Reviews

Game changer

Joanna Lecasy Jiujitsu

This app is a game changer for me. I have all of the Spider Guard series and it has helped me so much in so many ways. I am coming around to the end of my first year in BJJ. I was getting smashed by heavier bigger oppenents. This series is everything. It has given me the skills to control distance, sweep, and submit.. as comfortably as uncomfortable can be. What was once a nemisis is now just some more slight work ont he mat. What's beautiful also is that you can watch over and over until the technique is pounded into your memory. Not like a class wher you see it once and maybe not again for a few weeks and every time I review I pick up yet another small piece I may have missed that tightens the game up that much more. 👍🏼 I highly recommend. P.s. Visually,, the app looks great. Crsp video and easy to manouver around.

Not really about spider guard


Unfortunately this app has little to do with spider guard. The vast majority of it's content has to do with the basics of the triangle and omaplata. Of course, those are very important attacks for a solid spider guard game, but one would expect a 20 dollar app to focus on multiple entries specifically from the spider guard into the omaplata and triangle positions. This is supposed to be the fundamentals of the spider guard and very little time was dedicated to the intricacies of keeping the position, grip and elbow control, weight distribution, etc. The omaplata and triangle segments which dominated the app were very basic/limited and would be better left to their own individual apps. I haven't purchased the remaining apps in this series and likely will not given the content of the first IMO overly priced intro.

Incredible teaching

kat tat tat tat

Elliot does such an awesome job breaking down the Spider guard. As a purple belt, I feel like this is the game-building series that will take me all the way to black. Thanks to Stephan for releasing the series.


Grapplearts Enterprises Inc.
777.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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