Jiu-Jitsu

Erberth Santos and the foot lock that won the Floripa International Open

Erberth Santos again got to the top of the podium. At the Floripa Open, held by the IBJJF last month in Florianopolis, Brazil, the Almeida JJ athlete faced Dimitrius Souza (Alliance) in the final of the absolute division. After containing Dimitrius’s lunges, getting up and working on top, Santos opted to bring the match into…

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Keenan Cornelius teaches the krab guard

Keenan Cornelius continues to innovate and share his discoveries on his YouTube channel. This week, the Atos black-belt created a guard dubbed the krab. Similar to a half-guard, Keenan swaps the half-guard hooks to apply pressure on his foe’s legs. He says the technique is ideal for those who dislike playing the open guard. Check…

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See how Felipe Preguiça beat Xande Ribeiro at the Grand Slam in Rio

In the most awaited duel of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam’s Rio de Janeiro leg, Felipe “Preguiça” Pena and Xande Ribeiro put on a great show doing the 94kg final. In the match fought last Saturday at the Olympic Arena, Xande started out better as he swept and used pressure in attempting a pass. But…

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The armbar used to secure Dimitrius Souza’s absolute gold at the No-Gi Brazilian Nationals

After a stellar 2015 performance, Dimitrius Souza came back with the same thirst to fight in the CBJJ’s No-Gi Brazilian Nationals this year. In the absolute final, the Alliance fighter faced young black-belt Max Gimenis (GFTeam). Souza worked effectively, slid to the back and finished on the arm. Enjoy the full fight in the video.

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Jonathan Satava: learn to move from deep half-guard to X-guard

Jonathan Satava is a black-belt under Marcelo Garcia who recently won the No-Gi Pan. Here he shows a transition from the deep half-guard to the X-guard. Enjoy.

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Dominyka Obelenyte wins double gold at Charlotte International Open of Jiu-Jitsu

Sitting absolute world champion Dominyka Obelenyte keeps winning IBJJF tournaments. The latest was this Saturday’s Charlotte International Open, in North Carolina. Obelenyte had no opponent at super-heavyweight and got gold automatically. In the open division she beat Laurah Elizabeth of GFTeam. The male standout was Alliance’s Fernando Reis, who also won double gold. He beat…

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Carlão Barreto talks about his mentor Carlson Gracie, recalls a historic moment of his career

BJJ black belt and currently MMA commentator, Carlão Barreto has plenty of experience to provide feedback and give advice to new practitioners. Former MMA fighter, the black belt under Sergio “Bolão” Souza teaches a position often used throughout his career, advises novice competitors, explains how his teaching changes between a competitor and common student, talks…

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Erberth Santos teaches a spin to the back starting from half-guard

BJJ black-belt Erberth Santos has been making noise with several important titles won both in his weight class and in absolute competitions. Owner of refined technique, the world’s absolute runner-up athlete teaches one of his favorite positions — the back-take starting from half-guard. Check this out step by step.

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Fernando Terere’s guard pass game

Flattening the hips with movement and not force is the key to agility based passing. Is it Greek for you, my dear Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner? Even if it’s not, you should watch this video. The mysterious “BJJ Scout” guy goes over Fernando Terere’s old footage and scrutinizes how he easily made aces like Roger Gracie…

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Learn from Ronaldo Jacaré a lapel choke with knee on belly

Two-time absolute BJJ champion Ronaldo Jacaré has always flaunted tons of pressure in tournaments when on top. And one of his favorite positions is the knee on belly. From there, the pressure is great, and the opponent usually opens up. That is when he passes his opponent’s lapel under the arm and adjusts, keeping the…

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