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Marcio Stambowsky - Sweep to Armbar - BJJ Weekly #064 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #064 VIEW NOW >

Marcio Stambowsky shows us an armbar he likes to use off a sweep when his opponent stands in his guard.

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Marcio Stambowsky - Kimura Variation with Sweep - BJJ Weekly #061 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #061 VIEW NOW >

Marcio Stambowsky demonstrates a kimuraMarcio Stambowsky shows us a kimura variation he likes to use when your opponent is resisting. He sweeps his opponent and then sweeps to mount. After mounting he uses a roll to secure the finish.

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Augusto 'Tanquinho' Mendes - Back Take Guard Pass & Choke - BJJ Weekly #060 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #060 VIEW NOW >

Tanquinho shows us a variation on a guard pass that ends with taking your opponents back. It's very important to make sure and control the leg you are rolling over with this technique. He finishes the back take with a modified ezekiel choke using his fist to finish the near side of the choke.

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Marcio Stambowsky - Macarrao Sweep - BJJ Weekly #062 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #062 VIEW NOW >

Marcio Stambowsky shows us his famous Macarrao Sweep, a sweep he likes to use when his opponent stands up his in guard. If you're practicing this move and you're the guy on top make sure to tuck your chin and roll through or you'll be enjoying a few extra ibuprofen with your post workout protien drink.

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Marcio Stambowsky - Standing Guard Pass - BJJ Weekly #063 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #063 VIEW NOW >

This week Master Stambowsky shows us his favorite standing guard pass. One of the reasons he likes to use this pass is because it is so efficient. While the pass looks very simple, there are a lot of details that make it work. Make sure to watch how he grips the lapel, and his foot position. He also keeps his elbow inside the knee to avoid a possible triangle and uses the pants to roll his opponent up and keep his hips out of the game. Like all simple things, the details make it work so practice a lot of reps!

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Augusto 'Tanquinho' Mendes - X Guard Pass - BJJ Weekly #059 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #059 VIEW NOW >

This week Tanquinho shares one way to pass the X-Guard. When stuck in someone's X-Guard it's easy to be swept because your weight is spread along a very long and narrow base, with a high center of gravity. Any movement towards your front or back can be enough to unbalance you.

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Augusto 'Tanquinho' Mendes - Passing the 50/50 Guard - BJJ Weekly #058 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #058 VIEW NOW >

In this segment, Augusto 'Tanquinho' Mendes shares the technique he's been using lately in competition to defeat the 50/50 guard. It's really important to keep your trapped leg straight so that you keep your opponent from getting underneath you.

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Emily Kwok - Sickle Sweep from Open Guard - BJJ Weekly #056 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #056 VIEW NOW >

Emily Kwok sharing some tips. In her final week Emily Kwok shares one of her favorite sweeps from open guard, the sickle sweep. She also show us a variation and a drill that you can use to improve your timing when trying to hit these sweeps. Thanks Emily!

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Emily Kwok - Open Guard Standing Pass - BJJ Weekly #054 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #054 VIEW NOW >

In this segment Emily Kwok shares a standing pass for the open guard. At Marcelo Garcia's academy in New York they teach a lot of open guard and you need to be careful not to let your opponent control your hands or set the butterfly hooks. This pass allows you to quickly step through the middle and control your opponent before he can set up the sweep.

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Emily Kwok - BJJ Mount Flow Drills - BJJ Weekly #055 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #055 VIEW NOW >

In this weeks segment Emily shares a flow drill that she likes to use the help improve side control to mount transitions. By practicing the details in this drill you'll be able to more smoothly and safely transition from cross side control to mount and then back to cross side.

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