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.