The secrets to passing guard: Renzo Gracie Online Academy

This week, Renzo Gracie Online Academy (RGOA) unveils many tricks to bring out your potential as a guard passer. Renzo Gracie and Leo Tunico guide you through multiple paths, revealing ways to get past your opponent’s legs and reach side control in good shape. Check out, for example, this clever technique for opening guard, a…



Study Bruno Malfacine’s sweep with armbar at the Pan

Nine-time roosterweight world champion Bruno Malfacine hasn’t made BJJ history only at the Worlds. At last year’s IBJJF Pan, before he made the move to MMA, Malfa was brilliant in a quarterfinal match with Chad Lundy. After pulling guard by grabbing the collar in a long-distance shot, he employed a sweep from the De la Riva guard,…



Tyson Pedro’s spinning kimura at UFC 221

In the opening bout of the main card of UFC Perth, held this Saturday in Australia, Tyson Pedro faced Saparbek Safarov. In their light heavyweight fight, Pedro was getting the worst of it on the ground as he fell on all fours and received some hard strikes. But as he got up, Pedro managed to…



How to sweep from the X-guard, with Edgar Guimarães of EJB

The secret to a good sweep is the safety it makes you feel as you get started on it. To Edgar Guimarães, a teacher at Escola de Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro in Blumenau, Brazil, the options available from the X-guard are quite appealing. In today’s lesson, he shows his favorite variation from the X-guard to get on top. After…



Gustavo Braguinha’s winning ezequiel at the Los Angeles Open

Last Sunday the Los Angeles Open, an IBJJF competition that counts towards the worldwide rankings, was held in California. No one there shone brighter than Gustavo Braguinha, a heavyweight who walked out with double gold. To secure the title in his weight division, he faced Ashur Darmo (Bonsai JJ). After sweeping, passing and mounting, Braguinha attempted…



Gustavo Braguinha, Nathiely de Jesus win double gold at L.A. Open

The IBJJF L.A Open took place this Sunday in California. Among the champions, Gustavo Braguinha and Nathiely de Jesus stood out, each winning double gold. Braguinha beat Ashur Darmo (Bonsai JJ) in the heavyweight final and then beat Diego ramalho (ZR Team) for the absolute gold medal. A representative of Brotherhood during the competition, Braguinha later announced he…



Vitor Terra teaches a counter-attack to the hook sweep

As well as having a solid base and paying attention to the fundamentals, every good BJJ athlete must be up to date on options to take advantage of their opponent’s movements. With that in mind, Vitor Terra, an instructor at Gracie Terra, sent us a video. In it, Terra shows how to counter-attack an opponent…



Marcio André on returning to featherweight to win 4th European title

[Based on a press release.] A star of the new generation, this month Marcio André once again triumphed in an installment of the European Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Back in the featherweight division after dominating the Berkut GP, the black-belt under Fabio Andrade defeated three opponents in Odivelas, Portugal to win his fourth consecutive European title. In…