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Over Under Pass & Lock Down Counter
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to defeat the Lock Down while passing Half Guard.
Jumping on the Back to Bow & Arrow Choke vs Standing Opponent
     

4 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to properly jump on the back of a standing opponent and to attack with the Bow & Arrow Choke.
Posted: 4 days ago
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Jumping on the Back → Seatbelt Control
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo jumps for Seatbelt Control: [I] While behind your opponent in a Back Bodylock, force your opponent to release your hands by either making him off-balance or lifting him into the air and returning him to th...
Posted: 9 days ago
635 views
Hand Fighting from Standing
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo shares tactics against the Guard-Pull: [I] Use explosive, short movements to break your opponent's grips and release your wrists from his opening holds. When he closes the distance to make contact for his ...
Elbow Push Escape vs North South → Crucifix vs Reverse Side Control → Hip Turn vs Reverse Side
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo escapes out from underneath the North/South: [I] Bring your near-arm to the same side of your opponent's body that your head is on and look to make a grip on your opponent's triceps. Rock your legs to help...
Back Step Pass vs 50/50 → Lapel Guard Counter
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo escapes the 50/50 Guard: [I] If your opponent undoes his Figure-4 around your leg while you are standing to swing his leg as a pendulum for momentum, quickly insert your free foot as a hook in between his ...
Leg Pull Escape → Double Under Pass vs Inverted Guard → Knee Inside Pass vs Inverted Guard
     

2 Part Lesson —Marcelo counterattacks two types of leg entanglement after breaking Closed Guard: [I] Disallow your opponent from ensnaring your leg by contracting your knee up into your chest; effectively, stepping out of danger ...
Fixing Common Mistakes
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to fix your mistakes after competing and reviews common errors he noticed during a recent tournament.
50/50 Prevention & Escape
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo escapes 50/50 by pulling his knee straight upwards before being caught. If he becomes entangled, he will sit to continue facing the opponent and use the power of his legs to press himself freely.
Escaping 50/50
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo escapes 50/50 by pulling his knee straight upwards before being caught. If he becomes entangled, he will sit to continue facing the opponent and use the power of his legs to press himself freely.
Focusing on Openings
     

Make direct and decisive answers against your opponent during his transition from Hand Fighting to a Control or Attack. The opponent engages with intense and timely Hand Fighting, yet the extremely short brief instance he proceeds to c...
Posted: 19 days ago
3697 views
Twist to Guard vs Berimbolo
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo counters the Babybolo: [I] If your opponent is about to kick out your base after sneaking around with the De La Riva Hook to take your back, look to spin around and either grab his same-side lapel or estab...
Posted: 23 days ago
2712 views
Over Under Pass vs Butterfly, Over Under vs Half Guard
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo patiently dominates the Half Mount for the pass: [I] Whether you pin down the opponent's knee with your hand and pummel for Over/Under Control, or vault atop of his hips directly with your knees, lay heavi...
Over Under Pass vs Butterfly → Over Under Pass vs Half Guard
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo finds his Over/Under Control: [I] Whether facing an opponent who is in Seated Butterfly or lying back in an Open Guard, dive atop his knee and force for an Underhook and Overhook on each corresponding side...
Counter to Seatbelt Control
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo disrupts his opponent's Seatbelt Control: [I] Approach the mechanism of breaking the opponent's grip by discerning the orientation of his thumb; if exposed, secure a grip on the meat of his palm (not his a...
Back Escape
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo assesses the risk involved in escaping from the Back: [I] Protect yourself from your opponent setting in the top hook for Back Mount and 4 points by curling up your side, overlapping your knee and elbow to...
Seat Belt & Back Escape
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to prevent the opponent's last leg hook from passing to hold full Back Control, while escaping the Seat Belt and Back Control from both sides.
Posted: 30 days ago
5252 views
Hand Fighting & Grip Breaking from Butterfly, Single Leg & 1LXG
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains the fundamentals of staying in Butterfly Guard through proper Hand Fighting and Grip Breaking. In addition, he shows the connection between his two favorite positions from Butterfly, the Single Leg &...
Hand Fighting & Guard Passing Defense
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo reveals the basics of Hand Fighting from Butterfly Guard and how to defend against an opponent's guard pass through using his legs.
Posted: 32 days ago
5642 views
Jumping Pass vs Butterfly
     

2 Part Lesson - Use Double Under Hooks against the opponent's waist to pin him and negate their Butterfly Guard Hooks with your own lower body. Spring and leap into the air to clear their feet, landing in Side Control or Half Guard.
Double Under Hooks vs Half Guard → Gi Grip Break vs Half Guard
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo incrementally advances through his opponent's guard: [I] Capture your opponent's ankle between your knees and pull yourself close to his hips from the Quarter Mount to establish a Half Mount (above opponen...
Transition to Mount vs Butterfly
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo skips the hand-fight when slippery: [I] If you cannot get ahold of your opponent's hands when setting up your pass because sweat is making it difficult to grip, omit this phase of your plan entirely and th...
¼-Mount → ½-Mount → Reverse Underhook Pass
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo circumvents roadblocks while passing from his knees: [I] Passing while kneeling can be a helpful approach when your opponent is looking to build up his guard under your base or directly attack your legs. I...
Hand Fighting from Butterfly → Guard Recovery → Hip Roll Escape vs Side Control
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo recovers his Butterfly Guard from a Near-Pass: [I] If your opponent grabs your collar and leg to pass to either side, use your arms to frame against his weight and tuck your head, protecting your neck from...
Sitting Butterfly Guard vs Circle / Toreando Passing
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to Hand Fight, Break Grips, and stay upright in Butterfly Guard against an opponent specializing in Toreando style passing.
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