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Take Down from Hand Fighting
     

2 Part Lesson - Track the opponent's hands to prevent his oncoming grips as you engage and move forwards into your Take Down.
Under Hook and Head Control Hook Sweep from Closed Guard
     

2 Part Lesson - Starting from Closed Guard, wrap the opponent's head and arm together to lock your upper bodies together. Torque with the clinch and block the oncoming post, twisting the opponent over.
Posted: 5 days ago
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Under Hook & Head Control Sweep from Closed Guard
     

3 Part Lesson - Starting from Closed Guard, wrap the opponent's head and arm together to lock your upper bodies together. Torque with the clinch and block the oncoming post, twisting the opponent over.
Posted: 6 days ago
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Under Hook & Head Control Sweep
     

2 Part Lesson - Starting from Closed Guard, wrap the opponent's head and arm together to lock your upper bodies together. Torque with the clinch and block the oncoming post, twisting the opponent over.
Rear Naked Choke → North South Rear Naked Choke
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo shares an advanced procedure for finding the choke: When your opponent looks to escape from your Weak-side Seatbelt Control by breaking your grip and placing his head and shoulders to the mat, whip your fo...
Back Control Recovery → 2on1 Seatbelt from Back
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo expertly recovers his Seatbelt after an escape attempt: If your opponent pressures hard against your Seatbelt to break your grip, allow your hands to faze through and quickly reconnect your hands. If there...
Seat belt Control from Back → Crossed Arms Control from Back
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo shows "Weak-Side" Back Control Maintenance: Keep your hands locked in the Seatbelt slightly higher up toward the opponent's neck to make it more difficult to escape; if your grip comes low it can be much m...
Over Under Pass vs Half Guard → Cross Arm Under Hook and Head vs Half Guard
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo demonstrates his unique variation of the classic "Esgrima" Pass versus Half Guard: Launch forward like a missile and fence/pummel an Underhook against your opponent's Open Guard after you have split the le...
Hand Fighting from Side Control → Nearside Kimura Grip from Side Control → Americana from Side Control
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo creates tread with the edge of his forearms to help extract an elbow or neck for attack when his opponent is defending tightly in Cross-Sides. Drive on your toes and use your chest to isolate at least one ...
Side Control Pressure
     

2 Part Lesson - Search for angles or edges to drive and pressure against in Side Control to force the opponent into exposing his back, arms, or neck.
Guillotine & Seat Belt from Side Control
     

2 Part Lesson - Slowly bait the opponent into Guillotine or Seat Belt from Side Control. A downward pressure aids the opponent in turning to his knees, exposing his Back to the Seat Belt and neck to the Guillotine.
Trap & Bait Concepts from Side Control
     

2 Part Lesson - Set your trap by slowly allowing the opponent to escape Side Control into the narrow space you've created.
Standing, Holding & Pushing vs. Seated Butterfly Guard
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to approach and handle an upright, seated Single Leg / Butterfly Guard from standing. Use weight, pinning the opponent downwards to prevent him from returning to his feet, with the end goal of forci...
Posted: 32 days ago
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Trap & Bait Concepts from Side Control
     

4 Part Lesson - Set your trap by slowly allowing the opponent to escape Side Control into the narrow space you've created.
Trap & Bait Concepts from Side Control
     

2 Part Lesson - Set your trap by slowly allowing the opponent to escape Side Control into the narrow space you've created.
Holding Side Control & North South, Taking the Back vs Single Leg<br />
     

2 Part Lesson - After securing the Guard Pass through Under Hook and Head Control, continue pinning the opponent by tightly rotating yourself into North South. The new perspective creates attacking opportunities, such as baiting the pe...
Holding Side Control & North South, Taking the Back vs Single Leg
     

2 Part Lesson - After securing the Guard Pass through Under Hook and Head Control, continue pinning the opponent by tightly rotating yourself into North South. The new perspective creates attacking opportunities, such as baiting the pe...
Cross Arm & Belt from Butterfly to Under Hook
     

2 Part Lesson - Starting from the 2on1, navigate your way through the opponent's arms to secure a tightly woven upper body control. A strong upper body control gives you the torque to maneuver the opponent's direction, directing him in...
Breaking Closed Guard, Knee Inside Pass, & Forcing Half Guard
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo targets the opponent's left knee with his dominant right hand to pry open the Closed Guard. As the legs break open, fill the inside space with your right knee and force yourself into Half Guard.
Breaking the Closed Guard
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo deals with a clingy Closed Guard player: [I] If your opponent tries to sit up and pursue an upper body clinch as you stand up inside their Closed Guard, try to push them away before they can make a solid c...
Posted: 39 days ago
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Breaking the Closed Guard → Arm Pull vs Over Hook from Closed Guard
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo breaks free from a rather insistent Closed Guard: [I] Evade the dangers beset inside your opponent's Closed Guard by promptly gathering control over his or her wrists and popping up to your feet to dig und...
Breaking the Closed Guard → Leg Pull Escape
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo evades danger before and after breaking the Closed Guard: [I] While kneeling inside your opponent's Closed Guard (Front Body Scissors, Do-Osae, etc.), you cannot let them control your head and/or arms. Fig...
Posted: 41 days ago
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Breaking The Closed Guard
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo avoids danger inside the Closed Guard: [I] Breaking up and out of Closed Guard is a matter of posture, and hand-fighting. The longer you stay inside, the more and more likely you will get caught by an atta...
Posted: 42 days ago
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Omoplata from Open Guard → Omoplata from Omoplata
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo expounds on the importance of finishing an Omoplata: [I] Several key details are oftentimes ignored in pursuit of this shoulder-lock; (a) keep your opponent's posture broken as you sit up by chopping both ...
Knee Pin vs. Open Guard, Reverse Under Hook & Turning Pass from Half Guard
     

3 Part Lesson - Choose your favorite side to hold Half Guard. Tuck and pin the opponent's leg and slowly climb upwards from the knee, hips, and en route to a strong upper body control in Half Guard.
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Back-Spin Pass
     

Marcelo helps Hudson Taylor troubleshoot an innovative passing transition. The movement is akin...
131 days ago
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Collar and Elbow Control Hook Sweep from Butterfly
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo hits his trademark Hook Sweep starting out of range: [I] If your ...
141 days ago
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Engaging with your first move
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo conceptualizes the idea of how to properly engage and start against the...
286 days ago
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Back Body Lock → Leg Trip Takedown → Seatbelt Control from Back
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo finds his Seatbelt Control against defenses from the Back-Body-Lo...
347 days ago
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Knee Pin vs. Open Guard, Reverse Under Hook & Turning Pass from Half Guard
     

3 Part Lesson - Choose your favorite side to hold Half Guard. Tuck and pin the opponent's leg a...
46 days ago
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