ash williams  



Learn one of the most effective guard systems used at the championship level 

Ash Williams breaks down his most effective system from the Z-Guard position. Using a series of systematic attacks, Ash is able to secure submissions and sweeps. In this instructional Ash will go into detail on how is able to sweep, submit, recover and maintain the Z-guard position even at the highest levels of grappling.



Part 1 - Z-Guard Breakdown

1. Z-Guard Intro 

2. Maintaining the Z-Guard 

3. Continue maintaining the Z-Guard

4. Use of Legs to maintain the Z-Guard 

5. Use of the top arm in the Z-Guard

Part 2 - Z-Guard Defence

6. Recovering the Z-Guard 
7. Recovering Z-Guard late defense 
8. Stopping the Pressure 
9. Triangle Framing 

Part 3 - Z-Guard Setups

10. Over hook to 2 on 1 
11. 2 on 1 to Butterfly sweep
12. 2 on 1 to Triangle 
13. Triangle variation

Part 4 - Z-Guard Attacks

14. Getting to the Headlock 
15. Guilotine from Headlock 
16. Omoplata 
17. Omoplata Sweep 
18. Nearside Arm Drag 
19. Farside Arm Drag  

Who is Ash Williams?


IBJJF European Champion (2016), Polaris Lightweight and Bantamweight Champion, Kasai Veteran and EBI Veteran. Ash has long been considered one of the UK’s top No-gi grapplers, having success both in the tournament and superfight format. He holds wins over notable grapplers such as, Richard Alacrcon, Ben Eddy, Ethan Crelinsten, Frank Rosenthal, Masakazu Imanari, Rafeal Freitas and Kamil Wilk

Martial Arts Journey

Originally from Wales, Ash began his martial arts journey at age 6 with Japenese Jiu-Jitsu. He would go on to try Judo and Kickboxing. By age 15 Ash and his twin brother Joshua were looking to channel their training into a competition endeavor. Their coached recommended they give BJJ a try. The brothers signup at their local gym (CRA HQ), after one month of training they jumped into a competition. Ash did not get the success he hoped for but, was hooked to the training and competing lifestyle offered by BJJ. In 2015 after a success coloured belt career Ash was promoted to the rank of Black belt by Chris Rees. Since then Ash has won the IBJJF No-Gi Europeans and become the Polaris Lightweight and Bantamweight champion

Jiu-Jitsu Game

As his career has progressed Ash has taken to focus on his No-Gi game, seeking the biggest matches and tournaments that the No-gi grappling world has to offer. As he transitioned away from Gi training and competition, Ash worked hard to develop the necessary adjustments needed to bring one of his favourite guard systems into the No-Gi world, Z-guard. Making the necessary adjustments, he was able to find much success using this system. In recent years Ash has developed his takedown and guard passing to become the complete package.

The Future

With an eye already on the 2021 ADCC, Ash has organised a series of training camps to take place in the coming years which will include many of Europe's top lightweight grapplers. In the meantime, Ash will look to keep his crown of double champion in Polaris. He recently captured the Bantamweight title with a nasty arm lock finish of Richard Alacorn. Ash has also teased at the possibility of going after his 3rd Polaris title by competing for the Welterweight belt. Another potential challenge would be a rematch with Joao Miyao.


I'm new to JiuJitsu, is this instructional good for me?

Yes! this instructional is great for both beginners and experienced players. Ash has used these techniques at the highest level of competition, he breaks each detail down so it's easy to follow along. 

Is this a physical copy (DVD)?

No, In order to cut down on costs we're currently only offering Digital Downloads. This means we can spend more of our budget on bringing you guys the best possible product. 

What happens when I pay for the digital download?

As soon as the payment has gone through you will receive a confirmation email, a few minutes later you will receive a separate email with a link to access your content.  

What did you guys shoot on?

All our instructional are shot on Sony FS5's and Sony A7sii & A6500. A combination of 4k and 1080p footage. We use a mix of LAV mics and shotgun mics. Production value is very important to us, we hope you appreciate the quality.