"Tom is a great competitor and leader of the Carlson Gracie team in Southern California." - Carlson Gracie Jr
Tom Cronin opened up his school - Carlson Gracie Temecula - in 2008 and has helped develop a team with a solid foundation of basics coupled with all of the "modern" jiujitsu guards, passing styles, and submissions.
In this instructional video, Tom teaches over an hours worth of incredible details that will instantly upgrade your jiujitsu. You will learn new moves such as the americana from the back. You will learn advanced versions of moves you may already know, such as the omoplata, the baratoplata and spiral armbar. Whether you're a white belt, a black belt, or anywhere in between, Tom can help upgrade your moves.
2 Mount Fundamentals & Drills
3 Baratoplata from mount
4 Armbar with lapel from mount
5 Armbar defense breaks
6 Rodeo choke
7 Smart grips
8 Americana from the back (with hooks)
9 Omoplata dos and donts
10 Spiral armbar variations
11 Flipping the turtle from baratoplata
12 Triangle defense counter
13 Passing lasso
14 Bow & arrow escape
15 Turtle baratoplata
16 Double under pass kimura counter
17 Hip bump to triangle
Tom Cronin's philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu:
My personal philosophy is that jiu-jitsu is an art where are we invest in a lot of personal adversity through activity with other individuals in order to inspire personal growth.
Success is achieved through failure that promotes growth. Jiu-Jitsu is many different things to us at different stages of our lives and how we choose to use the art. I found that as I have gotten older I train a lot smarter. Technical efficiency is a nice alternative to physicality. When the two are coupled together it is the pinnacle of performance.
I feel that one must learn to be well-rounded, drawing on the very fundamental aspects that Jiu-Jitsu has to offer without neglecting the weaker elements of our proficiency specifically for the reason of attaining enough knowledge to help others elevate their skill level.