Once I began to understand how Butterfly Guard works, in terms of structure and leverage, it enhanced my understanding of every position on the ground and also how many throws and takedowns work, as well. In this video, I do my best, in a short amount of time, to convey important principles with technical examples. I hope this is helpful.
After falling short at the Brazilian ADCC 2003 trials, Marcelo did not qualify for the ADCC. However, he was called in as a last minute replacement as a result of Denis Hallman pulling out.
Despite being an underdog, he was willing to compete in the stacked division which included Renzo Gracie and Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro. No one knew who Marcelo was, but he was ready to shock the world. He ends up finishing Kunioku, Shaolin, Olson by RNC and Renzo by points.
After placing gold in his 77KG division, Marcelo enters the Absolutes and submits Mike Van Arsdale in the first round. He then faces Marcio Cruz and loses via point in the quarterfinals.
Marcelo continues to compete and tears up the scene by winning 5 World titles, 4 ADCC titles, 3 Brazilian National titles and a Pan Ams tittle.
Marcelo is arguably the greatest submission grappler of all time and pound for pound the best in the world.
Pete Irving, former Pro MMA Fighter, BJJ Black Belt and head instructor of Itaipava Jiu Jitsu in Newcastle is here filmed by the Warrior Collective giving some of his key concepts/coaching points when looking to control your opponents guard in MMA or No Gi BJJ.
Eight-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Michelle Nicolini made short work of Iryna Kyselova in a clash of the strawweight contenders at ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY. Though Kyselova came out with a flurry of punches in the opening frame, the BJJ Hall of Famer expertly switched levels to take the bout to the ground. That spelled the beginning of the end for Kyselova, as Nicolini effortlessly passed her guard before latching onto her back and locking in a rear-naked choke to put the Ukranian to sleep.
Many people in BJJ focus on tapping others out and define their success based on whether they were able to do that. As my first interview in SBG Portland I had a chance to sit down with Cane Prevost, one of the top SBG coaches and talk about this question.
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