Robson recently shot a very nice technique for us. He addresses the reverse De La Riva position, a position being widely used right now in sport jiu-jitsu. This setup will make your opponent feel like they can pass but as you load their weight the sweep happens fast and the finish happens even faster. Check it out!
Phil Migliarese is a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. He has been studying Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since he was 11 and yoga since he was 9. Phil demonstrates a sport specific yoga position this week to help open up your hips. Phil also has a dvd called "Yoga For Fighters" which we will be reviewing in a future issue of BJJ Weekly.
Giddy up pardner... stop taking those foot lock attacks laying down! Ryron Gracie shows us how he likes to use the stand up to defend foot lock attacks when his partner falls straight back. Follow Ryron's advice, bait your partner with your feet so this defense becomes second nature and you no longer fear the foot lock!
This week in BJJ Extra Credit, Chris shows us how he transitions to a toe hold if his knee bar attack is stuffed when his opponent figure four locks his legs. The grip for this toe hold is just like going for a kimura setup. Make sure to be careful with your opponent, toe holds can be very painful.
Adding footlocks to your game totally changes the dynamic of open guard and guard passing. A lot of people are nervous about footlocks because they don’t understand the dynamics of the movement, what’s safe, and what’s not. It also helps to have a good understanding of how to escape and counter. Ryron Gracie shows us a whole series of attacks and counters.
This week Ryron shows us some great details on defending the footlock. He likes to bait his opponent with his foot so that he gets a chance to practice defending. At 2:19 Ryron discusses why he doesn't go right for mount off the defense. It's a very good example of why it's not always a good idea to be too 'greedy' when transitioning in between positions.
Ryron Gracie shows us a very nice little counter counter to a footlock. No, that's not a typo. Last week Ryron showed us his counter to the footlock. All was good in footlock world, and then along came Dean Lister. Ryron did his footlock counter and Lister pulled out this counter counter! Take Ryron's advice and practice this technique very slowly till you've got it, then you can speed it up a little.
Chris Manuel shows us how he likes to set up the knee bar when passing half guard from the top. Make sure not to tweak your partner's knee or you might find yourself on the receiving end of a little love tap to the back of the head.
This week Vincent Junior shows us a really nice sweep option for when you are stuck in bottom side control. This sweep is great because you aren't risking much when you try it, and it's really difficult for you opponent to stop it if you get the set up right. Make sure to walk your feet towards your opponents head and keep your heels close to your but to give you enough leverage to finish the sweep.
3rd degree De La Riva black belt Vincente Junior shows us a method for breaking your opponents posture from guard, with a bonus choke. They'll never see this one coming and you'll probably be able to use it a few times at school before they figure out what you are doing. This is a very sneaky choke!