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Guillotine Choke Maintenance
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo follows an opponent who is determined to escape the Guillotine: [I] Set up the Guillotine Choke from Standing against a Seated Guard Player by popping his shoulders and dunking his head onto your the blade...
Knee-Slide Pass vs Reverse De-la-Riva Guard
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo addresses the Reverse De-la-Riva Guard for Nogi: [I] Close the window for you opponent to improve his guard by inverting underneath your base; prevent the transition to Spiral Guard by dropping your knee l...
Spider Guard Lasso Escape → Inside Knee Control Omoplata Escape
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo dismantles the Spider/Lasso and subsequent Omoplata attack: [I] Try to avoid giving your opponent control over both left and right sides after you break open his Closed Guard; if he finds the Lasso Hook, c...
Single Leg & Foot Sweep Defense
     

3 Part Lesson - Defend against an upright opponent's foot sweep by retracting your leg. The movement resembles the way Marcelo would counter Leg Attacks from Guard by pulling up or circling out his feet. If the opponent reaches to snat...
Sweeping Singles vs Guard Pulling & North South vs Inverting
     

3 Part Lesson - Avoid the opponent's Guard Pull through circling and shooting sweeping Singles. If the opponent Sprawls and pulls guard against your shot, run North South and pin his upper body.
Sweeping Singles & Re-Shooting vs Guard Pulling
     

2 Part Lesson - Avoid the opponent's Guard Pull through circling and shooting sweeping Singles. As the opponent defends your shot and prepares to Pull Guard, Re-Shoot.
Posted: 18 days ago
6396 views
Double Leg & Guillotine Defense
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to defend and protect your neck against a Guillotine while taking the opponent down with a Double Leg.
Posted: 20 days ago
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Butterfly Guard Recovery
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo recovers his Guard after getting forced to Half Guard: [I] If your opponent dives into your Seated Guard to force you into Half Guard, turn onto your side and prevent him from establishing an Underhook; create a...
2on1 Seatbelt from Back → Crucifix Armbar from Back
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo attributes his inordinate success with escaping from the back to his training partners' lack of legitimate threats with the Crucifix Armbar: [I] When finishing the Crucifix Armbar against the Turtle Positi...
Crucifix Armbar from Back
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo explicates the intricacies behind his Crucifix: [I] If your opponent assumes a tight Quad-Pod Position (on all-fours) with his or her elbows protecting against the jump to Back Mount, insert your Near-Side...
Sprawl vs Deep Half Entry → Over Under Pass → Turning Pass
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo uses a Sumo-esque technique to avert Deep Half: [I] Sprawl your leg back when your opponent reaches for your outside leg in Half Guard for a transition to the Deep Half Guard. The key to pummeling back eit...
Arm-In North South Choke & Traditional North South Choke
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains the reason to force a Arm-In North South when an opponent captures his left arm. In addition, he reveals how to thrust away obstructions against his neck.
The North South Choke
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains common difficulties students have with the North South Choke.
Posted: 34 days ago
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Back Control Recovery → Bow and Arrow Choke → Collar Choke Cradle from Back
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo finishes the Collar Choke from Back: [I] The Collar Grip provides an invaluable opportunity to make your opponent tap, in that, it does not require you to open up your opponent's chin to make space for the...
Armbar & Crossed Arm Defense vs Closed Guard
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo instructs how to defend your arm from being weakened and crossed against the opponent's body in Closed Guard through consistently reclaiming control of your arm.
Posted: 44 days ago
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Defense against Cross Arm Attacks from Closed Guard
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo instructs how to defend your arm from being weakened and crossed against the opponent's body in Closed Guard through consistently reclaiming control of your arm.
Posted: 45 days ago
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Back Step Pass to Over Under Pass vs Half Guard
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo Back Steps against an opponent's Half Guard to find an Under Hook and quickly returns to an Over Under Pass, if the space to Under Hook is actually underneath him.
Hand Fighting from Butterfly → Double Leg from Butterfly → Star Sweep from Omoplata
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo advises us to not fall like fresh fruit: [I] Catch your opponent off-guard when reels back from Hand-Fighting with an explosive tackle. Switch your base from seated to kneeling and drive forward into the s...
Hand Fighting from Butterfly → Armdrag from Butterfly → Double Leg from Butterfly
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo initiates a scramble to improve: [I] If you cannot readily gain a stable control against your opponent, use the moment he opens up after defending your grips to follow-up with a tackle. Dive onto his legs ...
Hook Sweep from Butterfly → Double Leg from Butterfly
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo talks on momentum: [I] If you miss a component of your initial attack, leaving your opponent free to counter, don't stop your attack and reset back into the position; rather, continue forward with whatever...
2on1 Control Knee Slide Pass
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo teaches useful variations of the Knee-Cut/Cross/Slide/Slice Pass: [I] Push your opponent's back flat on the mat with 2on1 Control or gain the 2on1 after you push his Butterfly Guard. Drive your knee inside...
Step Over Triangle
     

3 Part Lesson - Isolate the opponent's far arm using an Under Hook to step over and maneuver your legs into a Triangle. However, the opponent can obstruct your leg from stepping over, so navigate your knee inside to pin his post.
Posted: 58 days ago
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Step Over Triangle to Spiral Armbar
     

2 Part Lesson - Utilize the Under Hook to step over and maneuver your legs into a Triangle. However, the opponent can obstruct your legs from being closed, which opens a different angle of attack, the Spiral Armbar.
Inverted Armbar & Armbar vs Rolling Escape
     

3 Part Lesson - Continue holding the opponent's arm and control his elbow as he rolls through to escape your Inverted Armbar. With precise control, the opponent lands into the tradition Armbar.
Inverted Armbar & Hook Sweep
     

2 Part Lesson - As the opponent rotates his arm inward to defend your Inverted Armbar, connect another appropriate control to continue clinging onto his upper body.
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Hip Roll Escape vs Side Control
     
109 days ago
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Guard Recovery vs Failed Folding Pass, 2on1 Control vs Folding Pass
     
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Marcelo on Competition Experience
     

Marcelo shares his thoughts on competing, tournaments, and how to make the most out of the expe...
348 days ago
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Turning Half Guard to Back Control
     

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