It is not uncommon to have completed the sweep discussed in the previous video a couple of times – to suddenly have your rolling partner counter/push against it. No problem. Use that energy to your advantage and sweep the other direction. Straight into a footlock (or alternative a relatively easy pass). It’s not hard, it […]

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Check out the signature move from Marcus Alemida Buchecha – Knee Bar from X guard

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This is part of a series on x-guard I did with my academy recently. It really is an awesome guard and provides many options to sweep and submit your opponent. There are some variations and tricks and hacks that I discuss in this series. So watch closely. Give it a try on the mat. Let […]

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A quick breakdown of two sweeps pulled off in training by Marcelo Garcia against some very high level competitors: a seated open guard sweep and a single leg x guard sweep.

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Rodrigo Cavaca Shows What To Do If Someone Stands In Your Closed Guard

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João Paulo Bertuccelli and Didi Martins. • Position : – The position starts from kneeling, then João Paulo pull to the deep half guard, then he shows how to sweep from there, with two different grips.

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Multiple Time World Champ Rodrigo Cavaca shows a very slick series from Closed Guard

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This week we are looking at my favourite sweep to use against a larger opponent. I call it an Actor sweep because it is really just a Waiter sweep with delusions of grandeur. A typical waiter sweep is done from standard deep half rather than deep half butterfly, and I find this to be much […]

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