Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Copa Podio Middleweight GP Highlight by BJJ Hacks

The Copa Podio Middleweight Grand Prix took place September 8th featuring some incredible talent ranging from brown to black belt.  Athletes from Ralph Gracie, Atos, Caio Terra Association, and many more great teams represented very well.  If you would like to watch some of the matches On Demand you're in luck.  You can do this here: http://www.copapodio.com/index.php

If you'd just like to get a taste of what transpired then take a look at this great highlight that BJJ Hacks just released for the event.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Flashback Friday: JT Torres vs Carlos Frederico Rodriguez

This match took place at the 2013 IBJJF Vegas Open recently.  If you are a JT Torres fan then you will probably enjoy this match as he shows some excellent technique.  I won't do my regular commentary as there is just a lot of beautiful Jiu-Jitsu going on this match but rather highlight some of my favorite moments.

JT initiates a closed guard pull (yes take that closed guard pulling haters...even top level guys do it!).  Action is moved and restarted in the middle of the ring.  JT moves into a deep DLR / X-guard position, pops up into a technical stand-up and finishes a nice single leg take down.

At 4:11 JT is attempting to Berimbolo, his opponent rolls away, JT inverts to roll with coming up into the leg drag position.  Text book leg drag to pass here.

At 5:28 Rodriguez manages to turtle but JT is maintaining an inside hook with his far arm to control the hips.  This allows JT to pull him into a slick back mount.  JT sets up a bow and arrow choke to force the tap at 5:37.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rio 2013 Judo World Championship (Highlight)

No, it's not Jiu-Jitsu but its damn cool.  For those that missed the stream last week here is a nice little HL someone put together.  If you are looking for the event online, look no further than here:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Leg Drag like a Boss to Pass Reverse De La Riva

Feeling a little down?  Able to pass your buddies De La Riva guard but getting stuck in Reverse De La Riva?  Bruno Frazatto shows an excellent way to pass the frustrating position by maintaining a low base, using lots of pressure, and finishing with a leg drag.

1. Maintain a low and heavy base.  Do NOT post your free leg too far forward or you risk getting swept by Kiss of the Dragon or in X-Guard.

2. Remove collar grip.

3. Lace the legs by controlling the bottom leg pant sleeve.

4. HEAVY shoulder on top leg.

5. Free hand controls collar.

6. Tripod up and move back a little to remove the RDLR hook.

7.  Leg drag--->Consolidate the upper body and pass.