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Celebrate Xande Ribeiro becoming a 4th degree black belt and learn two of his techniques

Saulo and Xande Ribeiro
Saulo and Xande Ribeiro

summer promoAfter 14 years, two-time black belt open class champion Xande Ribeiro was awarded the 4th degree to his black belt.

The ceremony took place last night at University of Jiu-Jitsu, in San Diego.

Saulo Ribeiro was responsible for awarding Xande with the 4th degree.

Xande wrote about it on his Facebook page: “That time has came, 14 years of black belt, exactly March of 2001 my journey has started, and how amazing this trip has been. Thank you everybody that have been part of this, my family, students and opponents and every single one of you that has shared the mats with me.”

GRACIEMAG celebrates the achievement and takes the opportunity to highlight some of Xande’s technique.

First, let’s learn his take on the choke from the back.

Now, watch as Xande gives a thorough explanation on the key points for side control.

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