Killing the Knee Shield by Yuri Simoes

Today I am here with Yuri Simoes.  This guy is one of the toughest in the world in my opinion.  I have competed against him and it was one of my toughest matches I ever had.  It is a huge pleasure for me to be here with him and I’m excited to share some of Read more about Killing the Knee Shield by Yuri Simoes[…]

How Long It Takes To Get The Black Belt In Jiu Jitsu

Guys today I am going to talk to you about one thing I always hear people talking about a lot.  This is something I hear especially when people just start Jiu Jitsu. They start doing Jiu Jitsu thinking about how long is it going to take to get a black belt. Today I want to Read more about How Long It Takes To Get The Black Belt In Jiu Jitsu[…]

BJJ Adult Intermediate and Advanced Classes Boston

The Counter Attack For The Over-Under Pass by Diego Gamonal

The Counter Attack For The Over-Under Pass by Diego Gamonal (Video In The Blog Post) If you are familiar with the Over-Under Pass and you use it often, you might have realized that many people use one counter for the Over-Under Pass, that works pretty much like a trap, they let you pass the guard, Read more about The Counter Attack For The Over-Under Pass by Diego Gamonal[…]

The Ideal Game For "The Old Grappler"

The ideal Game For The “Old Grappler”: Last year (2015), in one of my seminars, a student attending the seminar came to me and said: “Hey Bernardo, I love your game, because it is really good for guys getting old like me…” he was in his 40’s. He went on to explain that because he Read more about The Ideal Game For "The Old Grappler"[…]

The Ideal Game For “The Old Grappler”

The ideal Game For The “Old Grappler”: Last year (2015), in one of my seminars, a student attending the seminar came to me and said: “Hey Bernardo, I love your game, because it is really good for guys getting old like me…” he was in his 40’s. He went on to explain that because he Read more about The Ideal Game For “The Old Grappler”[…]

Pressure Passing Breakdown

I decided to have this Pressure Passing breakdown made, to help to show what my techniques, concepts and approach to pressure passing is. I believe that using pressure to pass the guard is the best approach to pass all types of guards. By using continuous force and remaining in contact to the guard player, I Read more about Pressure Passing Breakdown[…]

BJJ Adult Intermediate and Advanced Classes Boston

From The “Over-Under Brother” To The Folding Pass

From “Over-Under Brother” to the Folding Pass One of the most important things in BJJ is the ability to change one position to another, when you feel that your opponent is being successful defending the one you have started. The “Over-Under Brother” to the the Folding Pass are a great example of this. Every time Read more about From The “Over-Under Brother” To The Folding Pass[…]

BJJ Adult Beginner Classes

Learn The Principles Of Pressure Passing

In this video below, I talk about the Principles of the Pressure Passing. It is all about how you share your weight when you are on top. Something that anyone can do, you just need to learn how to properly share your weight, always focusing on making as much pressure as possible. I believe that Read more about Learn The Principles Of Pressure Passing[…]

BJJ Adult Beginner Classes Boston

How To Counter A Younger Opponent

Many times at seminars, the older guys that train Jiu Jitsu always seem to ask me how to beat the younger guys on the mats. Some of the older guys have a difficult time dealing with the speed, flexibility and the athleticism of the youthful Jiu Jitsu students. In a nutshell, there is something simple Read more about How To Counter A Younger Opponent[…]

How To Do The Invisible Kneebar

Since I started BJJ, in 2001, I have always tried to find the submissions that I didn’t have to take too much risk to try it. I am not an explosive athlete who can hit submissions from all positions. My style of BJJ is to find the best positions first, then work for the submission. Read more about How To Do The Invisible Kneebar[…]