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Bow & Arrow vs Standing Opponent, Front Headlock to Seat Belt
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo teaches his strongest Gi Choke from the back against a standing opponent. Following a Front Headlock back into the Seat Belt position, if he slips off the Back Mount.
Seatbelt & RNC vs Standing Opponent<br />
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to hold the Seatbelt and secure the Rear Naked Choke against a standing opponent.
Seatbelt & RNC vs Standing Opponent
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to hold the Seatbelt and secure the Rear Naked Choke against a standing opponent.
Firemans Carry Takedown
     

1 Part Lesson — Marcelo talks about his B-Game Takedown and the Value of Competition: [I] If your opponent is defending all of your initial attempts to connect a takedown with your favorite techniques, close the distance and give...
Posted: 13 days ago
10680 views
Firemans Carry Takedown
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo radically changes course from his A-Game: [I] If your opponent is neutralizing all of your best attacks in the neutral position, invoke one of your disconnected, random techniques to help confuse and distr...
Posted: 13 days ago
10553 views
Straight Footlock Escape from Open Guard
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo offers advice in regards to defending the Straight Ankle-Lock (aka Achilles Lock, Botinha, et al.): [I] Immediately sit up and close the distance between you and the opponent when he or she falls back with...
Posted: 14 days ago
10646 views
Straight Footlock Escape from Open Guard
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo explains his preemptive tactics against fallaway footlocks: [I] The Butterfly Guard (Seated/Upright Open Guard) affords the guard player the best chance of evading and escaping attacks to your legs. If you...
Posted: 15 days ago
10748 views
Guard Pull from Standing → Hand Fighting from Butterfly
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo teaches how to maintain Seated Butterfly Guard against incoming pressure: [I] Shrug your shoulders to protect your neck as you lean forward, finding an angle that structurally accommodates your opponent's ...
Posted: 16 days ago
10915 views
Half Guard & North South Control vs Invert
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to approach and navigate through an opponent's inversion by turning, forcing Half Guard & North South Control.
Posted: 19 days ago
11546 views
Breaking Grips from Standing
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo breaks, twists, and disengages with the opponent's grips to stay ahead in the Hand Fight.
Posted: 21 days ago
11713 views
Pulling Guard & Blocking the Pass
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo pulls guard with security and simultaneously blocks the opponent's oncoming pass.
Low Single & Back Door from Butterfly Guard
     

2 Part Lesson - From the Low Single Leg, Marcelo builds and structures himself underneath the opponent, opening space to cut through the middle and out the backdoor.
Double Wrist Control from Standing → Guard Pull from Standing → Push Kick Sweep from Butterfly
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo drys his hands and imposes his will: [I] Take advantage of the early onset of a nogi match where contact is less slippery due to perspiration by making a strong connection to the opponent; gain Double Wris...
Guard Pull from Standing → Push Kick Sweep from Butterfly
     
Hand Fighting from Standing → 2on1 from Standing → Breaking Gi Grips from Standing
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo dominates early with the 2-on-1 Control: [I] Marcelo insists that his students find the 2on1 at the onset of a match for at least three reasons; it can be used to set-up a takedown, a guard pull (and subse...
Breaking the Closed Guard → Knee-Through Pass vs Open Guard
     

3 Part Lesson —Marcelo cracks open a stubborn Closed Guard: [I] If you detect problems when standing up from your knees inside the Closed Guard, e.g. your opponent looks to attack your legs, change up your tactics by bringing the...
Breaking the Closed Guard → Knee-Through Pass
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo passes the Standing Closed Guard: [I] Place your hands on your opponent's hips and press him down towards the ground; keep them low enough so that you can prevent them from falling back to their feet and w...
Preventing Leg Attacks
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo defeats common leg attacking and entrapping moments through anticipation, stable body structure, and precise movements to evade danger.
Preventing & Passing Leg Entanglements
     

3 Part Lesson - Marcelo conceptualizes defense and offense against an opponent's leg attacks after breaking Closed Guard.
Protecting your Legs after Breaking Closed Guard
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo explains how to unwind your leading leg and reset your base throughout an opponent's oncoming hold against your legs.
Posted: 37 days ago
13777 views
Folding Pass → Double Under Hooks vs Half Guard → Over Under Pass → Shoulder Drive Pass
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo implements a passing sequence that avoids the opponent's offensive grips: [I] Smack your opponent's knee and cover his or her thigh with your hips for a Folding Pass. Secure Double Underhooks around the to...
Straight Anklelock Escape
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo avoids getting ankle-locked: [I] If your opponent sweeps you back into 50/50, stay on your knee and find the hands; prevent him or her from controlling your foot. Swing your foot across the opponent's body...
Posted: 41 days ago
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50/50 Guard Pass
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo expounds on more leg-lock escapes: [I] If you are caught in a tight entanglement while standing, smash the opponent's 50/Zero Position into an Empty-Half Guard. Gain control with and Underhook or Head Cont...
Posted: 42 days ago
14089 views
Leg Pull Escape vs 50/50 Entry
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo wants his students to ingrain two important reactions when it comes to dealing with leg-locks: [I] When standing up in a staggered-lead stance against a invert(-ed,-ing) open guard-player, be wary of two p...
Posted: 43 days ago
14151 views
Over Under Reversal from Sprawl vs Takedown → Uchi Mata vs Single Leg
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo counters a Single Leg Take-Up by observing which of his opponent's knees comes up from the mat against his Sprawl: [I] If your opponent lifts his inside knee up to build his or her base to stand up with yo...
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2on1 Control, Cross Arm and Belt Control Sweep from Butterfly
     
Straight Footlock Escape from Open Guard
     
2on1 Control from Butterfly → Ankle Pick → 1Leg X Guard Entry from Ankle Pick
     

3 Part Lesson — Marcelo creates openings despite sweaty, humid conditions: [I] Control yo...
313 days ago
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Over Under Control vs Butterfly
     
335 days ago
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Seatbelt Control from Back → Crucifix from Back → Crucifix Armbar from Back
     

Marcelo and Joaquin help Jon troubleshoot a key detail for the Crucifix. Lift your knee behind ...
321 days ago
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