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Ricardo De La Riva - DLR Reverse Hook Sweep - BJJ Weekly #076 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #076 VIEW NOW >

Ricardo De La Riva shows us a nice reverse hook sweep using the standard DLR as a setup but sweeping with the opposite hook. This set up is a little different because you are using the same side sleeve grips. Your second hook comes in over the top of the arm and then under the hamstring. Off balance your opponent and then make space for the sweep by scooting your hips away. Finish in side control.

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Roberto 'Cyborg' Abreu - Half Guard Position, Straight Arm Lock - BJJ Weekly #077 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #077 VIEW NOW >

Roberto 'Cyborg' Abreu shares some basics on positining in the half guard for nogi grappling. Cyborg then demonstrates a drill he uses for switching sides in the half guard and for recovering the position if lost. After going through these fundamentals he shows us a nice set up for a straight arm lock.

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Marcelo Garcia - Butterfly Guard Modifications for Strong Aggressive Players - BJJ Weekly #072 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #072 VIEW NOW >

In his final week, Marcelo Garcia shares some modifications that you can make to your butterfly guard if you find yourself getting beaten by stronger or more aggressive players. Sometimes setting your feet on the mat can create problems when your opponent charges in with a lot of speed and power and you can't react fast enough.

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Marcelo Garcia - 2 on 1 Hook Sweep - BJJ Weekly #071 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #071 VIEW NOW >

In this segment Marcelo Garcia shares a 2 on 1 hook sweep, along with a couple of variations for if you loose your controls on the arm. When grappling nogi, it is much easier to loose the grip controls so it's important to practice this technique with the variations until it becomes second nature. Think of variation number one as a gift from your opponent, but be ready with variation two and three if you find they're not in such a giving mood!

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Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa - De La Riva Guard Pass 2nd Variation - BJJ Weekly #066 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #066 VIEW NOW >

Make sure to look at last week's guard pass for the De La Riva Guard, when Formiga goes to his left side. Sometimes though, your opponent will be able to block that variation and you need to be able to come around to the right side.

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Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa - De La Riva Guard Pass 3.0 - BJJ Weekly #067 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #067 VIEW NOW >

Formiga shows us another variation of passing the De La Riva guard. Make sure to check out week one and week two as these techniques all tie together. At :25 Formiga uses a technique to get an inside grip on his opponents knee. The sleeve grips are critical to most DLR sweeps, so learning how to win the grip fight before starting the pass is critical.

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Rafael 'Formiga' Barbosa - De La Riva Guardpass 4.0 - BJJ Weekly #068 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #068 VIEW NOW >

Formiga shows us how he deals with an opponent who has established a De La Riva guard position and then achieves a superior grip on your lapel. It can be very difficult to break this grip and your knee is trapped from going to the mat like in the previous passes.

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Marcelo Garcia - Butterfly Sweep from Open Guard - BJJ Weekly #069 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #069 VIEW NOW >

Marcelo Garcia shows the grips and controls he uses for setting up the butterfly sweep from open guard and also shares some of the details that make this technique so successful for him.

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Marcelo Garcia - Butterfly Sweep V2.0 - BJJ Weekly #070 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #070 VIEW NOW >

Once you start hitting the butterfly sweep regularly, it won't be long before your training partners post out their arm once you have position. In this week's video Marcelo shows us how reacts to the post.

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Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa - Passing the De La Riva Guard - BJJ Weekly #065 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #065 VIEW NOW >

This week Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa shows us how he likes to deal with an opponent who sets in the De La Riva hook. DLR hooks are the foundation for a very dynamic guard game, the De La Riva guard. To keep from being swept it's very important to learn how to neutralize this hook.

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