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Open Guard Pass- Step Through Pass

Open Guard Pass- Step Through Pass

Recently one of my intermediate students asked me how people pass my Guard. I explained to him that this pass was done to me frequently while I lived in Brazil and I absolutely hate having it [...]

The BJJ Heisman – Stiff Arm Success

The BJJ Heisman – Stiff Arm Success

The stiff arm is not just for football anymore   Generally pressing someone off you is seen as a “meat head” BJJ move.  However, the combination of a locked elbow with proper placement on the opponent’s [...]

Half Guard Pass- Luis Pass

Half Guard Pass- Luis Pass

In this video I show a unique pass that was shown to me by one of my past instructors, Luis Togno. Luis was a great guy with some sick grappling skills and I think this pass [...]

The Anti-Darce

The Anti-Darce

This is one of my very best sweeps. I developed this when I was a purple belt and I’ve spent the last 5 years perfecting it. Hopefully this 6 minute video can pass on some of [...]

Omoplata Submission- Triangle and Hook Shoulder

Omoplata Submission- Triangle and Hook Shoulder

In this video I show a great way to finish the Omoplata when your angle is off. Ideally when we transition into this submission you want your body to be parallel with your opponents, hug the [...]

Omoplata Defense: Turtle Roll

Omoplata Defense: Turtle Roll

In this video I show my favorite escape from the Omoplata submission. This is a high percentage escape and can leave you in a great position when your opponent was feeling comfortable. The first step is [...]

Closed Guard Sweep- Pocket Sweep

Closed Guard Sweep- Pocket Sweep

In this video I show one of my favorite sweeps the Pocket Sweep. There are a lot of different entries into this sweep but the most important thing is passing the arm across your centerline. The [...]

Closed Guard Submission- Reverse Armbar

Closed Guard Submission- Reverse Armbar

In this video I show how to do a Reverse Armbar from Closed Guard. This is a pretty common move that you see attempted throughout the ranks but finished with very little frequency. This is due [...]

Back Control Submission- Thiago Choke

Back Control Submission- Thiago Choke

This is one of the sneakier submissions that I will have posted on my youtube channel. It was taught to me by a good friend and great grappler from Brazil (thanks Thiago). There are not a [...]

Back Control Submission- Bow & Arrow Choke

Back Control Submission- Bow & Arrow Choke

In this video I show a very powerful choke the Bow and Arrow choke. This is one of those submissions that has many entries, is highly effective and used in high level competition. A couple of [...]