TRITAC Jitsu integrates BJJ, Japanese Jujitsu, Wrestling & ‘Smash & Enter’ Skills To Make Your Jiu-Jitsu Combat Ready.
TRITAC-Jitsu is designed to give you the Jiu-Jitsu Skills to fight not only on the mat, but most importantly, when you need to fight for your life.
It is comprised of techniques and methods from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japanese Ju-Jitsu and Wrestling… while integrating the “Smash & Enter” techniques found in our TRITAC-Unarmed System to create a modern “no-rules” grappling system. Jiu-Jitsu is both Science and Art. It is brutally effective and beautiful to watch. There is a ‘flow’ to Jiu-Jitsu that moves, evolves and adapts based upon your opponents reactions and movements.
You will learn a framework and 'flow-based' approach that allows you to train and learn effectively. The TRITAC-Jitsu System evolves and grows with you and those who practice it. There are no wrong-answers (well… there are, but you know what I’m saying) – there is only what works. Your goal with TRITAC is to ultimately develop 'What Works For You'.
SMASH & ENTER: Develop the skills the smash through your opponents defenses and setup controls to make your Jiu-Jitsu combat effective.
THROWS & TAKEDOWNS: ALL fights start on your feet – if you can’t fight standing – you can’t fight.
ESCAPES & COUNTERS: Develop the skills the smash through your opponents defenses and setup controls to make your Jiu-Jitsu combat effective.
COMBAT GUARD: BJJ taught us the concept of “Guard” – In TRITAC we employ the “Combat Guard” and teach you to defend, recover, sweep, wrestle (from guard) and hunt submissions.
SUBMISSION FIGHTING: Develop the skills the smash through your opponents defenses and setup controls to make your Jiu-Jitsu combat effective.
AIKI-JITSU: Attacking the small joints of the body to control and domination you're opponent is pure power. This is Combat Aikijutsu.
ESCAPES & COUNTERS
Escaping & Countering is one of the MOST important skill-sets you need to learn as a grappler.
GETTING BACK TO YOUR FEET: One of the most important skills to have in Grappling is the ability to get back to your feet at anytime. Though TRITAC is a deep ground fighting system as well, at it’s core, we always need to be thinking about “all-around combat”. In TRITAC we see the ground as a consequence – we are NASTY on the ground – but always need to ability to get back to our feet.
COMBAT GUARD RECOVERY: If you’ve gotten taken down and can’t get back to your feet easily – you need to be able to fight from guard – or you suffer the consequences of being flattened and submitted. Developing the ability to recover to a “Combative Guard” position is vital. Learn simple concepts, movements and counters to recover Combat Guard.
SIDE CONTROL ESCAPES: One the absolute worst positions to be in is in bottom side control. It is a position that allows your opponent to hit a variety of different submissions and transitions that keep you in constant danger. Escaping side control is one of the most important escaping skills you will need as a TRITAC Grappler.
MOUNTED ESCAPES: Being pinned on the bottom mount position is a terrifying and “urgent” position. Your opponent can easily reign down punches, hammers, elbows (in MMA) and he/she is in an easy position to finish a variety of submissions – including arm locks, shoulder locks, and chokes.
Learn simple, yet effective solutions and skills to defend this position and escape before “you get caught”.
KNEE ON BELLY ESCAPES: In TRITAC we view the knee on belly positions as one of the most mobile and dynamic attacking positions. An opponent who knows how to fight from knee on belly is a dangerous opponent. Ground and pound, submissions and ease of transition make being on the bottom a VERY dangerous spot.
We focus on the concepts and techniques that just work to escape this formidable spot. Learn how to escape a variety of different variations, as well how to off-balance your opponent to create opportunities to move & escape.
BACK CONTROL ESCAPES: When your neck is an easy target for your opponent – you know it’s a bad day. Getting someone’s back in Jiu-Jitsu is considered THE position. It is awarded the most points in IBJJF and is an EXTREMELY dangerous spot in MMA.
Understanding the concepts of escaping back control are paramount. There are many techniques that can be employed – but you need to know the fundamentals of defending against chokes / submissions and being able to find you’re way out.
SUBMISSION DEFENSE & ESCAPES: Just because you’re opponent is attacking a submission – doesn’t mean you’re done yet – it does mean that you need to move and react quickly and instinctively to find your way out.
Every submission has a weak point. Learn the principles of taking advantage of those weak points and escape from the worst submissions.
THROWS & TAKEDOWNS SKILL-SETS
ALL fights start on your feet – if you can’t fight standing – you can’t fight.
ENTRIES, SETUPS & CONTROLS: You can have to best throw or double-leg shot in the world – but if you can’t set it up properly – it’s useless. In TRITAC the “entry” and setup is everything. Without it, the takedown doesn’t work against a real fighting opponent.
WRESTLING ATTACKS: Wrestling is arguably the best “takedown system” for MMA and all-around grappling. The principles and concepts used in wrestling work perfectly with BJJ and Japanese Jujitsu. Wrestling attacks “make sense” and provide many opportunities for submissions and superior control.
LEG SWEEPS & TRIPS: Leg sweeps & trips – commonly found in Japanese Jujitsu and Judo are very simple, quick & dirty ways of getting your opponent to the ground. They are typically low-risk – high-reward takedowns. You will learn a variety of sweeps and trips that can be setups from a variety of different ways.
HIP THROWS: Who doesn’t love big-ass hip throws! There’s nothing cooler to pull off than hitting a huge throw that wows your friends and ends the fight. In TRITAC many of our throws come from Japanese Jujitsu along with Sambo / Judo.
SACRIFICE THROWS: Sacrifice throws are at times risky – but also high reward. When dealing with an opponent is who pressuring you, or is bigger and stronger, or just gives you the right opportunity – a well timed sacrifice throw can change the scope of the fight instantly into your favor.
TAKEDOWN DEFENSE: The ability to STOP the takedown is just as important as the ability to get the takedown. You’ll learn a variety of different concepts and takedowns that teach you to stop the takedown and then set up one for yourself.
AIKI-JITSU TAKEDOWNS: Aiki-jitsu is a sub-set of Japanese Jujitsu that is know for it’s brutal small joint manipulation and controls – such as wrist, elbow and shoulder locks. Many of our submission and joint attack principles come from the concepts found in Aiki-jitsu. The thought process is – just learn to attack from anywhere with anything that is available.
COMBAT GUARD SKILL-SETS
BJJ taught us the concept of “Guard” – In TRITAC we employ the “Combat Guard” and teach you to defend, recover, sweep, wrestle (from guard) and hunt submissions.
4 MAJOR COMBAT GUARDS: In TRITAC all of our guard fighting comes from 4 major variations of the Combat Guard Principle: Scissor Guard aka “Combat Guard”, Grounded Combat Guard, Butterfly Guard and Half-Guard. All of these guards employ the positional movement and concepts of Combat Guard. Of course you will learn other variations and attacks such as De La Riva Guard, X-Guard, Single-Leg X, Closed Guard and some variations within those. If Guard fighting is “your thing” we strongly suggest supplementing your TRITAC training with BJJ.
GUARD ESCAPES: If you don’t want to fight from guard, then why should you? Actually “exiting” from guard (getting back to you feet) is an important skill. Each guard has it’s own exit and escape strategy, but if you employ the Combat Guard Principle correctly – you’ll find it easy to get back to your feet.
GUARD SWEEPS: Guard Sweeps are like throws on the ground. They are arguably the most important skill-set you can learn from guard – the ability to fight off your back and put your opponent’s ass back on the mat, and you gain top control and/or submissions. You will learn a variety of different sweeps from each guard variation that we use.
GUARD PASSING: Dealing with an opponent who has a strong sweeping or submission based guard is a frustrating and scary position to be in. If you can’t pass your opponent’s guard – you are in constant danger of getting swept or submitted. In TRITAC we have very specific concepts and techniques that making passing the guard effective without thought or hesitation.
GUARD WRESTLING / FUNK: The principles found in wrestling can be applied from guard too. Many of our setups, controls, attacks and movements are based upon the movements in wrestling. What this means for you, is that you don’t need to learn a whole new “language” from fighting from guard. You will learn how to use the movements and concepts that you already know and apply them to the Combat Guard.
GUARD SUBMISSIONS!!!: TRITAC is not focused on points, it’s not focused on gaining position and stalling – TRITAC is focused on “getting the kill”. The Combat Guard can be a highly effective submission-based guard fighting system. Based upon your guard movements, you’ll find submission opportunities everywhere… the key is movement and a relentless attack.
SUBMISSION FIGHTING SKILL-SETS
TRITAC focuses on the “finish” – we’re not here to count points or “lay and pray” – TRITAC emphasizes movement for the “hunt” of the finish.
WRIST LOCKS: Wrist locks are quick, “dirty” and highly effective. Most pure BJJ people get a little bit upset at wrist locks; they almost consider it cheating. In TRITAC… F_ck that. If it works, we’re using it. Wrist locks work and are EVERYWHERE.
ELBOW LOCKS: Elbow locks aka “arm-bars” are one of the most popular and most natural attacking joint from top control (side, knee on belly, or mount). There are a variety of different techniques, but you’ll learn the overall concepts of how to attack the elbow so that you can hit an elbow lock from anywhere.
SHOULDER LOCKS: The shoulder joint is one of the most powerful joints to attack. Not only can you submit from opponent a variety of different ways – but a good shoulder lock gives you a tremendous amount of control over your opponents “structure”. Learn not only how to attack and submit with shoulder locks, but also how to manipulate and control your opponent.
CHOKES & CRANKS: Attacking the neck with chokes or a neck crank gives you complete dominance and power over your opponent. His/her life is in YOUR hands. “With great power comes great responsibility” 🙂 In TRITAC you’ll learn the major attacks for chokes commonly found in Jiu-Jitsu; but also learn some of the more “nasty” submissions found in Catch Wrestling.
KNEE BARS: In TRITAC, we love attacking the legs. Although the knee-bar is one of the most common leg attacks – in TRITAC we focus on the entry and setups that give you ultimate control and power over the knee to submit.
FOOT LOCKS: The foot-lock game is a very modern and dynamic submission attacking game. It could almost be a whole system within TRITAC itself. We attack the feet a lot because they are sometimes the “low hanging fruit”. Can’t pass the guard … “FUCK IT GO FOR A LEG LOCK” ~ JOHN DANAHER (google him)