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Back Body Lock & Jumping on the Back
     

3 Part Lesson - Use the Back Body Lock to thrash the opponent around, clearing an open path to jumping on his back and clasping the Seat Belt.
Posted: 7 days ago
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Escaping Side Control
     

2 Part Lesson - Combine bridges and frames to create space between you and the opponent. That space is your opportunity to escape down towards the opponent's legs and snatch the Single Leg or Recover Guard.
Escaping Side Control
     

2 Part Lesson - Combine bridges and frames to create space between you and the opponent. That space is your opportunity to escape down towards the opponent's legs and snatch the Single Leg or Recover Guard.
Knee Inside vs De La Riva Hook > Breaking Grips vs Open Guard
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo neutralizes the De-la-Riva Guard w/ Collar & Sleeve: Your opponent can utilize his or her four limbs to set-up attacks; the DLR-Hook, the Foot-On-Hip, the Cross-Collar Grip, and the same-side Sleeve-Grip. P...
Posted: 8 days ago
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Seat Belt Control vs Reverse Side Control > Back Control Recovery > Seat Belt Control vs Reverse Side Control
     

3 Part Lesson -- Marcelo shows how to handle a common reversal from Turtle Guard against your Seatbelt Control: If your opponent rolls from Turtle looking for Reverse Side Control and you miss setting your Back-Hooks, either flip belly...
Sprawl vs Takedown > Taking the Back from Front Headlock > Seat belt Control from Back
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo professes tactics for the Front-Head-Lock-Position: Break your opponent's base by applying a Gable Grip and squeezing your elbows together against his or her arm as you pull their head from the Sprawl. Insert y...
Single Leg Counter > Guillotine vs Takedown > Taking the Back from Front Headlock
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo extends his lesson on catching a Guillotine to counter a Single: If you cannot brace against your opponent's shoulders and slip your knee followed by your foot out of reach, turn away and yank backwards. If your...
Single Leg Counter > Guillotine vs Takedown > Guillotine from Front Headlock
     

3 Part Lesson -- Marcelo explains ipsilateral versus contralateral Guillotine-Choke finishes against his opponent's Single Leg Takedown attempt: If you try slipping out of your opponent's shot by stiff-arming their shoulder and clearin...
Breaking the Standing Closed Guard
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo deals with the Standing Closed Guard: If your opponent jumps for Closed Guard after you've established Collar & Elbow Control, adjust your base and don't lean backwards. Leaning slightly forward will preven...
Collar and Elbow from Standing > Guard Pull > Short Hook Sweep > X Guard Sweep
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo demonstrates a signature entry into groundwork he employs at the very onset of a match: If you cannot readily win advantageous grips while standing, latch onto your opponent's jacket with Collar & Elbow Con...
Mixing It Up 2
     

1 Part Lesson -- Marcelo talks about what to do when your Tokuiwaza (favorite techniques) consistently fails during a match: If your favorite pass for example, is defended by your opponent, immediately try an attack on the opposite sid...
Breaking Gi Grips
     

5 Part Lesson -- Marcelo stresses the need for timely reactivity when threatened by a Collar-Grip in various situations: If your opponent breaches your defensive wall via hand-fighting, immediately smack away his or her fingers from ci...
Back Body Lock to Seat Belt
     

4 Part Lesson - Marcelo shakes the opponent, forces their hands onto the Mat. With the opponent's hands occupied a clear path to the Seat Belt is open.
Posted: 18 days ago
10581 views
Jumping on the Back
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo safely chops down his opponent to take the back: If faced behind a larger opponent, opt to bring them down to the mat by jumping up with the Rear Waist Lock and kicking out their legs with your feet. The danger...
Posted: 21 days ago
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Mixing It Up
     

1 Part Lesson -- Marcelo talks about mixing a pass up with over, under, around, and through: There are six methods of attack in terms of passing the guard; you can go left or right, inside or outside, and up/above or down/below -- with...
Seatbelt Control > Bow & Arrow Choke > Arm Trap > Rear Naked Choke
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo retains Back Control against escape for choking: If your opponent grabs the sleeve of your choking arm while lying on your Weak-Side Seatbelt Control (your head is a pillow) yank your arm behind his or her shou...
Constant Pressure
     

1 Part Lesson -- Marcelo gives tournament-tested advice on how the best defense is good offense: Don't give your opponent a moment to conceptualize an attack and capitalize on passivity. Constantly pester your opponent's position with ...
Posted: 23 days ago
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Under Hook and Head Control from Side Control > Side Control to North South > Knee on Belly
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo explains what he means when he tells competitors to "keep moving" during a match: If your opponent is waiting for you to let up and release pressure so that he or she can take your space and escape, don't conce...
Switching Directions
     

Marcelo explains the importance of changing perspectives by switching the direction of your attack.
Posted: 28 days ago
14558 views
Hook Sweeps & X Guard from Guard Pull
     

2 Part Lesson - With the security of a strong Collar and Elbow Control, Pull Guard and utilize your Butterfly Guard Hooks to attack.
Running North South & Knee on Belly
     

2 Part Lesson - North South and Knee on Belly holds the opponent under control and forces submission opportunities.
Posted: 30 days ago
14852 views
Foot Pummel vs Guard
     

2 Part Lesson - Marcelo pummels his foot back inside against the opponent's Hook Lift.
Posted: 31 days ago
14827 views
Seat belt Control from Back > Hiplock Stretch vs Hook Defense > Arm Trap from Back > Rear Naked Choke
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo traps his opponent's arm when they defend his second hook: If your opponent is protecting herself from letting you insert your second/top hook for Back Mount, apply the Hip-Lock by crossing your feet and stretc...
Collar Control from Standing > Taking the Back > Seatbelt Control Recovery
     

2 Part Lesson -- Marcelo ensures his claim over Back Control with the Seatbelt: If you make your opponent take a bad shot with a Collar Grip, spin around and stay behind by latching on with Seatbelt Control. If you are too high over to...
Seat belt Control from Back > Hiplock Stretch vs Hook Defense
     

2 Part Lesson — Marcelo wins the Back Mount despite his opponent's defense: If your opponent blocks you from inserting your second/top hook inside to score 4 points by bringing his or her knee high and tight, lock your legs aroun...
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Foot Wipe Escape
     

Drill 1 of 3 — Paul has his students work on two forms of Open-Guard Recovery. In the fir...
100 days ago
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Guard Pull from Standing → Breaking Gi Grips from Standing
     

1 Part Drill — Marcelo invokes one of his favorite specific-training scenarios: [I] It is...
221 days ago
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Mount Escape
     

2 Part Lesson — Paul explains the Elbow-Escape and the Hip-Escape from Mount: [I] Combine...
233 days ago
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Elbow Control Armbar from Butterfly
     
Spiral Armbar from Side Control
     
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