Colton Smith – Side Ride & American Scarf System

5.00(2 Ratings)


Do you find yourself getting frustrated by your opponents turning to turtle as an escape route?

After forcing your opponent to defend, the last thing you want to happen is them turtling and retaining their guard. All that work thrown out the window. Makes you breathe a sigh of “oh my god I have to do all that AGAIN, and this time, I’m tired!”

Colton Smith’s “Side Ride & American Scarf System” is a simple yet effective approach to controlling your opponent once they’ve succumbed to the nuisance that is turtling. 

Learn how to easily break down their defense, take control of the situation, annoy them a little and finish the match on a positive note with an oh so satisfying double tap. 

Target Audience

  • Those who struggle to get the hooks in
  • For the grappler who gets frustrated when their opponent turtles
  • For those who want to both annoy and submit their opponent from the side ride
  • For grapplers who find it difficult to break down their opponent’s defenses

Topics for this course

13 Lessons

Side Ride

American Scarf

About the instructors

Who is Colton Smith?


Colton was a wrestler from an early age, he wrestled for Ankeny High School at 145 pounds. Smith is a Combat infantryman, earned airborne, ranger, and sapper tabs and has served tours in Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Afghanistan. 


Colton rose to stardom, after being selected as a cast member for The Ultimate Fighter. He had to receive special permission in order to participate in the reality series during active duty. 


He won The Ultimate fighter 16 series, and went on to fight in the UFC before eventually retiring from competitively fighting in mma. 

Smith now has three children. He runs his own MMA gym, Enlisted Nine Fight Company, in Stafford County, Virginia and fledging lifestyle brand Enlisted Nine Fight Company partnered with Veteran Clothing giant, NineLine Apparel.

He continues to stay active in the JiuJitsu scene when he can, and enjoys passing on his knowledge to his students.

5.00 (4 ratings)

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Detailed and easy to follow instruction.


What Will I Learn?

  • Breaking down your opponent’s defenses from the side ride position
  • Pinning your opponent when you can’t take the back
  • Controlling your opponent from the side ride position
  • Various submissions from the side ride and american scarf positions

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