The Chair Sweep from Over Under Pass by Trevor Johnston

Today I am here with Trevor Johnston, he is a brown belt from open mat academy in Toronto and he just came here to visit my academy in Bedford, MA. I was doing some training with Trevor and he was defending the over under really well and doing a sweep from there.  He actually got Read more about The Chair Sweep from Over Under Pass by Trevor Johnston[…]

Butterfly Guard Pass with Justin Hill

Today I am here with Justin Hill.  Justin is a brown belt under Marcelo Garcia and I used to train with him in NYC.  Justin is really tough and was one of the guys that was always at the academy and was always doing all of mine and Marcelo’s classes.  We are at my Academy Read more about Butterfly Guard Pass with Justin Hill[…]

Knee Slice Pass vs Butterfly Guard by Youssef Drihmi

Today I am here with Youssef Drihmi.  He is a brown belt under Marcelo Garcia and when I used to train and teach there in NYC I always trained with him.  We are here at my Academy in Bedford, MA and today I was lucky to have 12 guys from Marcelo’s school in NYC come Read more about Knee Slice Pass vs Butterfly Guard by Youssef Drihmi[…]

Killing the Spider Guard by Matheus Gonzaga

Guys today I am here with my good friend Matheus Gonzaga.  Matheus is one of the team members at my new academy The Bernardo Faria Academy in Bedford, MA.  Matheus won the worlds at adult as a purple belt at one of the toughest weight categories in the world, light feather.  Purple belt is one Read more about Killing the Spider Guard by Matheus Gonzaga[…]

How To Smash The Half Guard Straight To The Mount By Andre Guedes

Today I am here with Andre Guenes in Brasilia because I just made a seminar.  Andre is going to show us one of his favorite moves that is a pass from the top half guard. He just showed me and I know this position very well, it is very annoying when someone gets on top Read more about How To Smash The Half Guard Straight To The Mount By Andre Guedes[…]

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Should You Practice Your Guard Game Or Passing Game More?

Today, I am going to talk about a very common question people ask me a lot. The question is, should you practice your guard or passing game more? It’s a great question because everybody has their own styles, some prefer passing and some prefer the guard game. If I had to choose one to focus Read more about Should You Practice Your Guard Game Or Passing Game More?[…]