Upgrade Your Wrestling With Michael Trasso From The Merge

What’s better than Wrestling for BJJ? Doing it with Michael Trasso from “The Merge”! Trasso is a world ranked BJJ black belt and former nationally ranked collegiate wrestler. With decades of wrestling and BJJ training/competition experience behind him, Trasso decided to start his own unique online platform which guided athletes from around the world in their pursuit of grappling knowledge.  We could not be more excited to finally share this course with you! Ideal for all levels of grappling, BJJ and wrestling. 

Upgrade your wrestling for BJJ to the next level with this unique counter-wrestling course covering the basics from proper stance and defense 101 to more advanced counter-attacks from the Russian tie, single leg, double leg, and more! By teaming up with Michael we have been able to create a course with battle-tested wrestling for BJJ and the best production quality around. Don’t wait and upgrade your grappling today!

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Chapter 1 - The Foundation (Stance)

  • 02

    Chapter 2 - Takedown Prevention & Defence 101

  • 03

    Chapter 3 - Single Leg Takedown Defence

    • 1. Knee Pinch & Sprawl

    • 2. Sprawl

    • 3. Stomp Out

    • 4. Ankle Pick & Funk Roll

    • 5. Elevator

    • 6. Rolling Kneebar

    • 7. Head Inside Kimura

    • 8. Head Inside Kimura to Back Take

    • 9. Head Outside Kimura to Arm Bar

    • 10. Head Outside Kimura to Back Take

    • 11. Kimura Trap from Knees

    • 12. High Single Leg Heel Slip

    • 13. High Single Leg Downgrade Single

    • 14. Peel Elbow & Ankle

    • 15. Hip Tip Knee Tap

    • 16. Shin Whizzer Spin Out

    • 17. Shin Whizzer Tilt to Heel Hook

    • 18. Crotch Lock Roll

    • 19. Crotch Lock Roll to Calf Slicer

  • 04

    Chapter 4 - Double Leg Takedown Defence

    • 1. Sprawl Force Single Leg

    • 2. Sprawl Circle to Head

    • 3. Cross Face

    • 4. Funk Roll Leg Pass

    • 5. Funk Roll X Guard Stand Up

    • 6. Funk Roll X Guard Back Take

    • 7. Funk Roll Crotch Lock Roll

  • 05

    Chapter 5 - 2 On 1 Russian Tie

    • 1. Re Russian

  • 06

    Chapter 6 - Countering Backdoor Finishes

    • 1. Trap Arm Roll

    • 2. Triangle off Single Leg

  • 07

    Chapter 7 - Rear Body Lock Escape

    • 1. Rear Body Lock Escape

Who Is Michael Trasso?

Instructor Bio:

Michael Trasso has over 25 years experience training, competing, and coaching in both Jiu Jitsu and Wrestling. Michael, a Jiu Jitsu black belt and former nationally ranked collegiate wrestler, is a multiple time World and Pan Am medalist with over 500 matches in competition. Michael’s style of submission grappling is unique due to his fusion of both arts as well as his penchant for unorthodox techniques and scrambling. Learning from Michael will give you the opportunity to attack, score, and submit your opponent even from a defensive position.

Michael Trasso

Wrestling for Jiu Jitsu

What To Expect

Take your game to the next level and never lose a match again

  • Systematic course structure

  • Quality production value

  • Learn how to chain attacks

  • Upgrade your wrestling

  • Attack and Defence


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

    Yes! Michael explains everything clearly and with beginners in mind. The course starts with the fundamentals, providing a solid foundation for those new to BJJ and wrestling, and gradually progresses to more complex techniques and concepts. Michael's teaching style is beginner-friendly, making it easy for learners of all levels to follow along and grasp the intricacies of the sport.

  • Is this a physical copy (DVD)?

    This course is 100% digital and is available for streaming on all devices.

  • When will I see results?

    Every lesson in this course is full of actionable concepts & techniques. As soon as you start practicing & implementing the techniques you will see major improvements.