Lion Heart Jiu Jitsu

Lion Heart Jiu Jitsu

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Thank you to Ground Strike Grappling and LionHeart Jiu-Jitsu for allowing us the opportunity to host this amazing Kids BJJ Tournament!!
CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of the Competitors!! You gave it all you had, and it showed!!
Another amazing seminar at LionHeart Jiu-Jitsu academy.
Thank you Professor George and all the students for coming out. We are extremely proud of the incredible work Professor George is doing at this academy and the great BJJ community you all have. Keep up the great work!

LionHeart Jiu-Jitsu team training❗

Tomorrow:
10:00 am - 12 pm Team Training
12 pm Cook Out

Carpooling from MMAA. Meeting at 7:45 a.m.

Jacob Saylor will be covering open mat from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Jiu Jitsu, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Krav Maga.
Shout out to our affiliate, Professor George Wehby and his students at LionHeart Jiu-Jitsu for getting at it in their 5:30 am class.

If you are ever around the Birmingham/Jefferson County area, this academy is the place to be. Truly world-class instruction and BJJ community.

Great session today, thank you Professor George Anthony Wehby II
2018 Polaris Middleweight Champion of the World Craig Jones coming to Birmingham, AL. March 20th 6-7:30pm Open Invite. Contact to Reserve your spot.
Humbled as always by how much I still have to learn after 8 years of Jiu Jitsu. Thank you professor George Anthony Wehby II!
Some days you don't have to be humbled to grow. Choose your mentors wisely and listen and learn. Be sure that they are not simply masters but people of moral conduct and character. Thank you Professor wehby for not only helping me to become better at the art but better at Being Human. OSS!

A faith-based, family-oriented martial arts academy that specializes in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jit State Department contract company Triple Canopy, Inc.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (newaza) fundamentals. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of judo. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can suc

Operating as usual

09/27/2022

Early Morning BJJ
Deep Hook De La Riva (De La Riva X)

09/27/2022

Early Morning BJJ
Deep Hook De La Riva (De La Riva X)

09/15/2022
09/13/2022

Tuesday Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics

Front Body Lock Defense to Hip Throw to Armbar

“Unleash the Lion”

11/11/2021

❗️Attention❗️

In Celebration of Veteran’s Day, there are No Classes today. We will have a Holiday Rolling Session at 10am for Adults

God Bless!

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09/02/2021

Attention students!!!
We will be closed to regular classes on Monday Labor Day. We will be holding an adult Holiday roll at 10 AM that morning

Hope to see you there

enjoy your family

08/25/2021

Congrats To Mary Wehby on Promotion to Purple Belt!!!

She has been on the mat training since the age of 4.

Super Proud my Daughter has Fallen in Love with this art as I have.

06/17/2021

Congrats to my Student and Friend Eric Kelley on promotion to Purple Belt. Well deserved my Brother!!!

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03/25/2021

❗️ATTENTION❗️

Due to the threat of incoming severe weather, we will once again err on the side of caution and suspend training tonight for the Junior Lions and Adult BJJ.

Be Safe

03/17/2021

Sorry for the Delay. We closed for the evening due to potential Severe Weather. The original post did not publish. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Be Safe!

03/05/2021

Congrats to Sam Prentice on his promotion to Purple Belt.
OSS!

02/15/2021

All,
After careful consideration of
1) The unexpected and unpredictable nature of Alabama winter weather.
2) The poor driving habits in inclement weather of local drivers
3) The potential for dreaded Black Ice

I have decided to cancel Monday 6:30pm and Tuesday 6am group classes at Lionheart.

Unfortunately our area is on the boarder of the expected issues and our class times are on the cusp of the expected arrival.

All that taken into account I have been advised to err on the side of caution.

Enjoy your families!

11/19/2020

Professor George participated in a Black Belt Panel in Episode 34 of the podcast

Be sure to check it out!

11/05/2020

TopHalf Series: Hip Swivel / Long Step

TopHalf Series: Hip Swivel / Long Step

Adding to the arsenal of options from TopHalf, this one works well to thwart the bottom guy’s knee shield as an alternative to the low knee “windshield wiper” staple from the last video, or as an approach you can go right into. Remember, the goal is to get to the pressure position from half guard, but the knee shield hinders you from doing that. So we must deal with it.

Psychologists Praise Mental Health benefits Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling 11/02/2020

Psychologists Praise Mental Health benefits Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling

If done right...And so much more

Psychologists Praise Mental Health benefits Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling Photo by Tino Konino, Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Written by Iva Djokovic, Psychology graduate and BJJ practitioner. Plenty of grapplers who love wrestling weren’t thrilled with me and my last article. There I mention scientific links found between wrestling and negative mood states (Arm...

10/29/2020

TopHalf Series: Killing the Low Knee Shield

TopHalf Series: Killing the Low Knee Shield

Professor George reveals a major component of his topside game; something that happens nearly every roll of his that ends up in half-guard.

Photos from Lion Heart Jiu Jitsu's post 10/22/2020

Denying atrophy ⚔️

10/21/2020

TopHalf Series: Burying & Passing the High Knee Shield

TopHalf Series: Burying & Passing the High Knee Shield

After a quick recap on the previous concepts and techniques from this position, we now learn how to bury the knee shield by walking the bottom guy’s hips and securing the pass into side-body.

10/21/2020

Getting after it 🦁🤙

Photos from Lion Heart Jiu Jitsu's post 10/15/2020

Training is not only for physicality, but for developing mental fortitude to hold the line in all areas of life
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Photos from Lion Heart Jiu Jitsu's post 10/14/2020

No gi, no problem 👊

Second week of no-gi Wednesdays ✅

Diamond armbars 🔹
n’ triangle chokes 🔺

10/13/2020

Early Morning BJJ 🦁💙
Sharpening the Sword⚔️
Hiiyyaahh

09/30/2020

Passing to Side-Control from Top-Half Pressure (Pt.2):

In detail on the side control pass from top-half: using your head to maximize pressure on his neck, how to beat your opponent’s frame, & other added details to the pass.

Passing to Side-Control from Top-Half Pressure (Pt.2):

In detail on the side control pass from top-half: using your head to maximize pressure on his neck, how to beat your opponent’s frame, & other added details to the pass.

09/26/2020

Passing to Side-Control from Top-Half Pressure (Pt. 1)

Passing to Side-Control from Top-Half Pressure (Pt. 1)
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When the bottom guy clears his arm past your head to prevent your pass into mount from shoulder pressure (as shown in the last upload), THIS pass into side-control is what you can transition into.

Pt. 2 with added details of the pass on its way

09/24/2020

Entering Mount from Top-Half Pressure
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In the next phase of this topside half-guard series, Prof. George goes over passing options from the pressure choke: this one on entering into the mount

Secure your underhook, tuck it towards his face with your head to begin applying the pressure choke again

The choke will let you go into mount

As you apply pressure for the choke, your knees come up and you slide that knee down into the mount

As he tries to take tension off from your shoulder, you can use the other leg to assist in clearing the ankle if the guy keeps it locked

Keep the top hooks in so he can’t push your leg back into the half guard

He can’t roll you from here. If he tries, the mount is yours.

When you’re ready, bring them down to secure the mount

Entering Mount from Top-Half Pressure
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In the next phase of this topside half-guard series, Prof. George goes over passing options from the pressure choke: this one on entering into the mount

Secure your underhook, tuck it towards his face with your head to begin applying the pressure choke again

The choke will let you go into mount

As you apply pressure for the choke, your knees come up and you slide that knee down into the mount

As he tries to take tension off from your shoulder, you can use the other leg to assist in clearing the ankle if the guy keeps it locked

Keep the top hooks in so he can’t push your leg back into the half guard

He can’t roll you from here. If he tries, the mount is yours.

When you’re ready, bring them down to secure the mount

09/22/2020

Short Topside Half-Guard Q&A

Going over a couple quick questions on the position we’ve been working over the last couple weeks: giving the under-hook and connecting the position to both mount and side control.

Short Topside Half-Guard Q&A

Going over a couple quick questions on the position we’ve been working over the last couple weeks: giving the under-hook and connecting the position to both mount and side control.

09/18/2020

Line Up Your Sights for the Perfect Armbar
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The back leg is key to keeping the armbar tight enough that your opponent cannot slide his elbow/arm out

Line up your back foot, knee, and head in the same way you’d align your sights to fire a handgun

Use the top guy’s leg to get that tight alignment

Then fire, but only after you’ve taken your aim

Secondly, if you haven’t heard Prof. George say it enough:

The omoplata is there as a back up!

Swim the arm so your opponent cannot escape,

Put your head on the mat,

And control his hips/belt or put up the good ol’ spit-shield

Or all of the above... whatever’s necessary

09/16/2020

Check out the entire 58 minute private lesson on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B5CV1Zy77vE

where Professor George works with two white belts (one of them recently promoted to blue 😉) on their closed guard game.

Smaller details of the position are covered for both the bottom and top guy,

Kimura, Omoplata, sweeping concepts, and some instructional rolling featured as well.

Go check it out!

(Watching in chunks is recommended)

09/15/2020

Topside Half-Guard - Turning the Face
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Turn the face in topside half-guard to prevent the bottom guy from sh*****ng out to clear his bottom knee

This allows you to reclaim an even better position to begin going for the lapel or lat muscle and apply the pressure choke from the previous videos,

which can lead to a pass into side control or mount when the opponent does all that he can to relieve pressure off of him

Topside Half-Guard - Turning the Face
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Turn the face in topside half-guard to prevent the bottom guy from sh*****ng out to clear his bottom knee

This allows you to reclaim an even better position to begin going for the lapel or lat muscle and apply the pressure choke from the previous videos,

which can lead to a pass into side control or mount when the opponent does all that he can to relieve pressure off of him

09/12/2020

Topside Half-Guard Pt. 2 (Passing)
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When applying pressure as shown in the Pt. 1 video, the bottom guy will most likely try to bridge and roll you off of him.

This opens up the golden opportunity to slide right into mount.

Ultimately, you give your opponent two options:

be choked from pressure or let you pass from half.

Topside Half-Guard Pt. 2 (Passing)
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When applying pressure as shown in the Pt. 1 video, the bottom guy will most likely try to bridge and roll you off of him.

This opens up the golden opportunity to slide right into mount.

Ultimately, you give your opponent two options:

be choked from pressure or let you pass from half.

09/09/2020

Topside Half-Guard Pt. 1 (Pressure Choke)
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Think about passing into half-guard as a success as the top guy

Hide your ankle and lock the opponent’s hip

Then you can grab the lapel and begin the pressure choke, even if the bottom guy has the under-hook

How it works in no-gi shown at the end

Topside Half-Guard Pt. 1 (Pressure Choke)
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Think about passing into half-guard as a success as the top guy

Hide your ankle and lock the opponent’s hip

Then you can grab the lapel and begin the pressure choke, even if the bottom guy has the under-hook

How it works in no-gi shown at the end

09/07/2020

❗️Reminder❗️
There are NO classes this evening in Celebration of Labor Day.

There WILL BE a Holiday Roll Session today at 10am

See you there!!!

09/06/2020

Blocking the kimura and what to do about it:
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Professor George showcases how he oftentimes blocks the kimura by hiding the hand in the thigh and blocking his opponent’s hips.

How do you deal with your opponent blocking your kimura like this? Well, here are a few options:

1. Bump sweep
2. Arm drag
3. Hip swivel

We ran through these different options in class with a partner and drilled through them all. Give them a try!

09/03/2020

Why it’s important to stand when passing guard.

Many make the mistake of staying on their knees within their opponent’s guard, when they could make it a 4 limbs vs. 2 situation rather than using arms alone against legs that will typically always be stronger.

09/01/2020

In-Depth on Sweeping [Private Lesson] (Butterfly Sweep + more 🧹)

How is the butterfly sweep typically taught, and how can it be made better?

Facebook, check out these sweeping concepts and philosophy from Prof. George that will drastically improve your game.

08/30/2020

Arm-Drag Series w/ Q&A: to the Omoplata OR Kimura

When the opponent strips their arm out from the arm drag, these options open up from the position on either arm. Also a bit of troubleshooting Q&A near the end.

08/27/2020

The Flower Sweep:

The flower sweep off of the arm drag with a couple of options based on your opponent‘s reaction.

What if he sprawls the leg?

How can you set it up?

Videos (show all)

Early Morning BJJDeep Hook De La Riva (De La Riva X)
TopHalf Series: Hip Swivel / Long Step
TopHalf Series: Killing the Low Knee Shield
TopHalf Series: Burying & Passing the High Knee Shield
Passing to Side-Control from Top-Half Pressure (Pt. 1)

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5192 Caldwell Mill Road Suite 103
Hoover, AL
35244

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