Tornado Sweep

The tornado guard can be described as a variety of inverted half guard positions. It is most commonly used as an unorthodox method for sweeping an opponent and setting up submissions for sport BJJ. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates a tornado guard sweep.

Tornado Guard Spin

The tornado guard can be described as a variety of inverted half guard positions. It is most commonly used as an unorthodox method for sweeping an opponent and setting up submissions for sport BJJ. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates a tornado guard sweep to set up…

Omoplata From Lasso Spider Guard

The omoplata is a submission technique that uses the legs to trap the opponent’s arm in a shoulder lock. This technique works well in combination with other submissions, and can also be used to sweep. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates an advanced entry into the omoplata…

Butterfly To Swambo Sweep

Attacking in combinations is an effective way to stay one or two moves ahead of your opponent, and is essential when grappling with more advanced martial artists. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates a combination from the butterfly guard to the “sambo” sweep.

Sweep From The Open Guard

Developing a variety of sweeps from the open guard position is a critical aspect of becoming a well-rounded BJJ practitioner. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates an advanced sweep from an offensive open guard position.

Half Guard to Hook Sweep

The half guard is a useful transitional position used commonly to defend as well as attack. From the half guard position, the hook sweep enables the person on bottom to rotate their opponent onto their back and transition to a dominant across-side top position. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates.

Headlock Escape To Armbar

In this head lock escape lesson, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to escape this dangerous position, break the head lock and finish the fight with an arm bar.

Helicopter Armbar

Commonly when an attacker stands up inside your guard, they will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a sweep we have covered in earlier lessons, and and this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to use the tomoenage to sweep to set up an attack with a helicopter…

Defense Against Jab To Double Leg Takedown

Defend against an opponent intent on striking you by closing the distance. Closing the gap between you and your opponent makes it difficult for them to punch or kick you. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to block a punch from the opponent’s leading hand and attack their legs…

Elevator Sweep

Using the guard to unbalance an opponent can create opportunities to sweep them onto their back. From the scissors sweep position in the open guard, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to use the elevator sweep to obtain the mount position.

Osotogari

An important skill which gives you a great advantage in a fight is the ability to take your opponent down to the ground and land yourself in a good position on top. Osotogari is an outside leg sweep that allows you to throw your opponent to their back while maintaining…

Scissor Sweep Variation

Using the guard to unbalance an opponent can create opportunities to sweep them onto their back. A more seasoned fighter may attempt to block your sweep by posting with an arm or leg. From the scissor sweep position in the open guard, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches a variation…

Tomoenage To Mount Position

Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a technique from guard which utilizes this momentum to flip an opponent over their head and onto their back. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to use tomoenage to sweep and take the mount position.

Tomoenage

Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a technique from guard which utilizes this momentum to flip an opponent over their head and onto their back. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches a tomoenage drill to practice lifting the opponent into the air with…

Passing The Guard Scissor Step

When passing the guard it is important to methodically control an opponent’s legs and hips to prevent them from regaining full guard. The scissor step technique allows you to maintain control over these key areas as you progress from within your opponent’s guard to a well established side control position.…

Passing The Half Guard Sit Back

As you and your training partners improve at both passing guard and retaining guard, you will increasingly find yourself in the half-guard position. From top position in half guard there are submissions that can be attempted, however the better option is usually to pass the half guard into side control…

Passing The Guard Underhook

Another important skill for passing guard is stacking your opponent. Used well in combination with the scissor step technique, the passing the guard underhook technique allows you to maintain control by stacking your opponent as you progress from inside the guard to a well established side control position. In this…

From Side Control To Mount Hip Switching Method

Advancing from one position to a better position is a central theme in BJJ. However, these transitions are also opportunities for your opponent to escape your control. Maintaining control of the opponent while improving your position requires carefully applied technique. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates the…

From Side Control To Mount Knee Slide Method

Advancing from one position to a better position is a central theme in BJJ, however these transitions are also opportunities for your opponent to escape your control. Maintaining control of the opponent while improving your position requires carefully applied technique. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates the…

Half Guard Sweep Using Lapel Grip

The half guard is a useful transitional position from the bottom used commonly to defend as well as attack. From this position it is possible to apply a complex variety of sweeps as well as apply submission holds. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches a half guard…

Half Guard To Hook Sweep

The half guard is a useful transitional position from the bottom used commonly to defend as well as attack. From the half guard position, the hook sweep enables the person on bottom to rotate their opponent onto their back and transition to a dominant across-side top position. BJJ World Champion…

Lapel Choke From Side Control

From the top position in side control, there are a wide array of submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, you will begin to see more submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion…