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This Month's Expert: Ricardo "Cyborg" Abreu
This week Cyborg shows us one way to deal with your opponent when the sprawl back after you've spun into tornado guard. You don't have the leverage to lift anymore because their hips are too far away from yours. Instead, use your free leg to extract your leg left in half guard and spin to a triangle. You'll need a lot of core strength to pull off these spins quickly so drilling is key to success, but once you've got it it's deadly!....WATCH NOW >



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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics
- Matt Smith & Dan Camarillo

Dave CamarilloMatt and Dan do a great job with this DVD set by starting with the basics. And by basics I mean fundamental body movements that are critical to jiu-jitsu. Most schools include some form of basic movement drills during the warm up section of class. They might be called mat drills, or snakies, or shrimps, or something else, but they all focus on helping you to develop muscle memory for certain movements you’ll use in multiple techniques while training.

A lot of people will skip this part of the DVD to move on to something more ‘fun’ but that would be a mistake. The instruction is very clear, and everyone can benefit from doing more of these drills. Dan and Matt take turns demonstrating the drills very slowly and then at full speed. They explain what each drill helps with and why it is important. If your club or school doesn’t do some of these exercises it would be a great idea to include them in your out of school training routine. .... READ NOW >


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