Flow Theory – A Guide To Transitioning Between Guards

5.00(11 Ratings)


Many grapplers focus on developing a knowledge of unlimited techniques, however, what isn’t analyzed enough is what it takes to get from point A to point B, i.e. transitioning and combining these techniques.

What’s the point in knowing all these techniques if you don’t know how to merge them into a systematic flow inevitably resulting in victory?

“Flow Theory” by Andris Brunovskis is a field guide on how to transition from guard to guard while attacking your opponent and countering their defenses. This is a tactical strategy that gives you the upper hand.

Target Audience

  • For people who want to transition effortlessly between guards
  • For grapplers who struggle to combine different positions into a sequence
  • For the person that gets "stuck" or freezes in a position

Topics for this course

63 Lessons

Introduction To The Flow Theory

Collar & Sleeve Guard

Lazer Guard

Modified X Guard

De La Riva Transitions

Lasso De La Riva

Spider Lasso

Worm De La X

Lapel Half

Flow Theory Outro

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About the instructors

Who is Andris Brunovskis?

Jiu Jitsu appeared in Brunovskis’ life when he was 16 years old while living in Cleveland, Ohio. His first coach was Darren Branch at Evolution Jiu Jitsu, which later became an affiliate of Gracie Humaitá. Andris became fascinated by grappling even at an early age, and the sport was an important part of his life almost from the get-go.

As a young adult, Andris moved away from his hometown and family to Sacramento. Where he trained at world champion Cassio Werneck‘s academy. He often split up his time between Cleveland and Sacramento, to spend more time with his family.


While Adris was competing in Ohio, he was scouted by Lloyd Irvin. Lloyd recognized the talent and potential in him, and offered Andris something a young athlete couldn't refuse. Lloyd offered him the chance to train full time for his team, with all expenses paid for. Of course, young Brunovskis accepted. He would also later be the main reason why Keenan Cornelius decided to join Irvin’s Maryland based team.


Andris thrived in the competitive environment at TLI. Being around like minded individuals who lived and breathed jiujitsu 24/7 was a great experience for him. Through that time, Andris went through an impressive competition period. Sadly, it was short lived. 


After the Lloyd Irvin scandal came to light in 2013, the competition team split up, leaving Andris in a precarious situation. He no longer had the financial means to train full time and no fixed team. Brunovskis had to take one step back in order to re-group. He returned to his grappling career in 2014 with the Atos Jiu Jitsu academy, where he met many of his former teammates. In September 2014 Andris Brunovskis was awarded his black belt by his new instructor, André Galvão.


Andris’ current focus is on teaching, which he carries out of Legion AJJ in San Diego. In the past couple years, he has found a passion for teaching, and the improvement/successes of his students. His attention to details and exquisite technique has already aided so many jiujitsu practitioners in bettering their game.

What is Adris’s Background?

Andris Brunovskis was born on the 8th of August, 1990. Both of Andris’ parents are Latvian, though Brunovskis was born in the United States. 

Random Fact About Andris


Andris is commonly known as the “Latvian Sniper” because of his largely submission oriented style. He is also arguably just as competitive about board games as he is jiujitsu.

5.00 (40 ratings)

5 Courses

Student Ratings & Reviews


Total 11 Ratings

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Andris is a great teacher. Maybe one of the best on the JJX platform

This course has become the staple for my competition game plan. It is extremely well laid out, and easy to follow

What an awesome course linking all the open guards and some lapel guards.

The details on how to pull guard are brilliant!

Great Course! This is the missing link for the ones looking for improving theirs guard game

Andris has done it again!
A thorough guide to guard transitions that no guard player should be without.

Excellent course showing ways to get from one guard to another based on opponent reactions


What Will I Learn?

  • This course includes attacks & transitions from Collar & Sleeve Guard
  • Lazer Guard
  • Modified X Guard
  • De La Riva
  • Lasso De La Riva
  • Spider Lasso
  • Worm De La X
  • Lapel Half

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