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Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu – Mat Punch Pass With Kimura Bonus – BJJ Weekly #080 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #080 VIEW NOW >

If your opponent is hiding his bottom arm when you attempt a cross knee pass, you might find yourself right back in the guard again even after you clear the legs. Cyborg developed this Mat Punch Pass especially to deal with that problem

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Hannette Staack - Arm Bar from Guard for People Who Like to Win - BJJ Weekly #081 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #081 VIEW NOW >

The classic arm bar from guard is an iconic technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ve seen it taught a dozen times if you’ve been training for more than a week, so how come you never hit it in live rolling sessions? Hannette hits this in high level competitions, and she knows how to win so listen up!

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Hannette Staack - Stuffing the Arm Bar for Smaller Fighters - BJJ Weekly #082 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #082 VIEW NOW >

This week Hannette Staack shows us a drill she likes to use to improve movement when attacking the turtle guard. You'll see the connection to the drill and this week's technique in a later video when it all comes together. This week's technique shows a great defense to the arm bar when you are trapped inside the closed guard.

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Hannette Staack - Clock Choke Details - BJJ Weekly #083 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #083 VIEW NOW >

Hannette Staack shares details of a variation on the clock choke. This clock choke fits into a sequence of techniques Hannette shared with BJJ Weekly so make sure to view all the videos in the series.

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Hannette Staack - Arm Lock Defense Chain to Clock Choke - BJJ Weekly #084 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #084 VIEW NOW >

In her final week Hannette puts it all together, showing one possible chain the flows from the arm lock defense to a clock choke, then a special bonus on how you can try to score extra points if you are behind late in a match. This is just one possible sequence, but it is important to begin thinking in sequences if you want to take your game to the highest levels.

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Pablo Popovitch - Control first the Right Way - BJJ Weekly #087 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #087 VIEW NOW >

In Pablo's first week he demonstrates some very important controls. You need to make sure your opponent does not cross your center line or they could regain the under-hook and flatten you out. It's important to work from the neck to the wrist while maintaining contact and keeping control of the distance while executing these techniques.

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Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu - Are You Kidding Me Kimura - BJJ Weekly #078 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #078 VIEW NOW >

Cyborg... are you freaking kidding me? That's the basic reaction I had when reviewing this week's technique from Roberto 'Cyborg' Abreu. So, since I won't be able to explain it anyway, just watch the video about 20x and you'll be hitting the Cyborg Are You Kidding Me Kimura (which he sets up from tornado guard) on unsuspecting teamates.

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Ricardo De La Riva - Knee Lapel DLR Sweep - BJJ Weekly #073 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #073 VIEW NOW >

Ricardo De La Riva shows us how he sets up a basic DLR sweep from guard. Notice how he moves his hips outside of his opponents leg to make room for him to slide in the DLR hook. If you don't make space by moving your hips you may not be able to get the hook set properly.

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Ricardo De La Riva - DLR Sweep V 2.0 - BJJ Weekly #074 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #074 VIEW NOW >

Ricardo De La Riva shares the details on one of his sweeps from the DLR guard. In this sweep make sure when you trap the angle you keep his knee from turning to the outside. If you have trouble clearing the body, use the second variation where you step on your opponents shoulder. Obviously, the sleeve grip is absolutely critical to keep while executing this sweep.

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Ricardo De La Riva - DLR Sweep V 2.1 - BJJ Weekly #075 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #075 VIEW NOW >

This week Ricardo De La Riva teaches us how he modifies his sweep when his opponent comes forward. This is a common strategy for dealing with a DLR sweep so you will need to master this technique if you employ the sweep in your game. Watch how De La Riva brings his hook back and comes across his opponents hips to finish the sweep to the opposite side. Try drilling the first sweep and this one together till it becomes smooth.

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