This is the 15th app in the How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent series. These apps give you the techniques and strategies you need to defend yourself against, and defeat, opponents much larger than yourself using the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The focus was the techniques, strategies and mindset that take you from the initial tie-up through to finally tapping your opponent out with a match-ending submission.

Volume 15, Submission Pathways, was filmed during a semi-private seminar in which Emily worked on no gi grappling with white, blue, brown and blackbelts.

Emily introduces the concept of training techniques in pathways so your techniques flow smoothly from one to another, and that you have appropriate reactions to your opponent’s resistance. Training this way also makes a lot easier to actually retain and remember the techniques that you learn.

A highlight of this DVD is watching Emily coach and work with the seminar participants, helping them trouble-shoot and fine-tune their techniques.

By being a fly on the wall during this Q&A process, when it comes time for you to use these same techniques on the mat, most of your questions will already have been answered!


** 1 hour, 41 minutes of pure, filler-free instruction

** Every technique, strategy and training drill is focused on allowing you to survive and thrive while grappling against opponents much larger than you on the mats

** All the footage has been professionally filmed and edited for maximum ease of learning

** The app includes complete menus for easy navigation

** You can create a list of your favourite techniques and drills using our one-click ‘favourite’ feature

** The app is designed to download to your phone or iPad; an internet connection is NOT required to view the videos

** Free download of Stephan Kesting's ‘The Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’ book with your purchase of this app!


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, and a Combat Submission Wrestling instructor. He's been training in the martial arts for over 30 years and is the founder

What's New

Version 1.4

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

Ratings and Reviews

Pathway(s) plural?


Once again Stephan has put together a great instructional video. Filmed at a seminar in Vancouver, BC, Emily takes students through a single pathway from hand fighting, to pulling a single leg "X" guard, to a sweep, to passing the guard, to obtaining and stabilizing mount, to finishing with a head and arm choke. This is taught step by step and in great detail with lots if common mistakes covered with real life students making them. I found this very helpful as many of the mistakes the students made, were mistakes I would make, and so the in app corrections are invaluable.

The only issue that I really had with this at all is that while called pathways (plural,) the technique as outlined above was the only one shown. I think that this is great for solidifying the technique and is a great way to teach as Emily mentions in the video, but the buyer should understand that they are not going to get a ton of different useful techniques as is the case for others of the big/strong series. There are great tidbits to be had here and Overall, this has helped my game.


Grapplearts Enterprises Inc.
523.8 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
© Grapplearts Enterprises Inc.


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