Caio Terra Teaches a Butterfly Guard Sweep to Mount

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Aug 6, 2013 10:47:00 AM

This free Gameness instructional video begins with your opponent in your butterfly guard. While the start of the technique looks much like the previous, armdrag, video, instead of taking your opponent’s back with this move, you will sweep him/her to end up in full mount.

Caio Terra is wearing his Gameness competition, Elite gi in this video, and his training partner is wearing a Limited Edition Gameness XT gi.

Step 1: 

While in butterfly guard, if trying to achieve an armdrag on your opponent, many times they will posture up and not allow you to complete the technique. If he/she postures up strongly, many times their arm will also be very difficult to control and bring down into the proper position for the armdrag. To begin the sweep from this position, switch your foot placement from a butterfly, to pushing your foot into the inside of your opponent’s knee.

Step 2:

With your foot in this position, use your opponent’s own strength in pulling back to pull yourself forward and close the distance between yourself and your opponent. When you get close to your opponent, reach your free arm around his/her back with a strong grip. While it is not mandatory to complete the technique, it will increase your control is you are able to grip your opponent’s belt at this time.

Step 3:

Pop your hips out to the side, and begin to roll to the same side that you’ve shifted. This should also be the side that you have controlled your opponent’s back or belt. When you hit the mat with your side, use the foot hooked under your opponent to flip him/her onto their back. At this point, you can transfer your weight onto your knees and sit forward to get into a secure, full-mount position and begin looking for submissions.

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Topics: BJJ Technique Videos, Caio Technique Videos

Caio Terra Walks us through an Arm Drag from Butterfly Guard

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Jun 4, 2013 1:41:00 PM

This Gameness instructional video starts with Caio Terra in the Butterfly Guard position, and his training partner attempting to grab his pants and pass his guard. Caio uses this position to reverse his opponent with an Arm Drag and take his back.

Caio is wearing his white Gameness Elite Gi in this instructional video, and his training partner is wearing a limited edition white Gameness XT Gi. Both gis are available at: http://www.gameness.com/categories/Gis/

Step 1:

This technique begins when you are preventing your opponent from passing with your butterfly guard. In this position, your opponent will attempt to grab and control your pants so that he/she can pin your leg and pass more easily. Defend against this grip by controlling your opponent’s hands with your own hands.

Step 2:

Your opponent may break your grip on his/her wrist and move closer to you to attempt to again grab your pants. While maintaining control on one of your opponent’s wrists, place your opposite foot on his/her leg. Be sure to place your foot on the inside of your opponent’s leg as opposed to the front.

Step 3:

With one of your opponent’s wrists under your control and your foot placed onto your opponent’s inner leg, reach across with your other arm to grab your opponent right above his/her elbow. Your upper hand should be tightly gripping your opponent’s tricep, and your lower hand should be bringing his/her hand to the far side of your body.

Step 4:

Pull your opponent’s arm to yourself while simultaneously kicking out straight with the leg on your opponent’s knee. This will stretch your opponent out and lower him/her to the mat. Bump your hips away from your opponent also, in order to get farther to the side where you will be taking the back.

Step 5:

Plant your free leg down onto the mat while leaving your other leg in as a “hook”. Bump your hips again to lower your body down closer to your opponent’s hips and achieve a greater angle on him/her.

Step 6:

Reach across your opponent and grab him/her by the lat/armpit area. Use this grip to pull yourself up and over your opponent until you can get into a secure position to take his/her back.

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Topics: BJJ Technique Videos, Caio Technique Videos

Caio Terra Shows a New Variation to an Armbar

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May 14, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Caio Terra is wearing a white Gameness Elite Gi in this instructional video, and is demonstrating an armbar variation on his training partner.

Caio’s training partner in this video is wearing a white Gameness Limited Edition XT Gi.

Step 1:

 Many times, when you attempt a basic armbar submission from your guard, your opponent will defend the submission. They will do this by clasping his/her hands together and stacking you up to relieve pressure off the arm and escape the submission. When your opponent attempts this defense, maintain control of his/her arm.

Step 2:

With your opponent’s arm controlled, replace your hand grabbing his/her arm with your opposite hand. Do this by swimming your hand over the other, and across your opponent’s wrist. You can flair your elbow up to help ensure that you are controlling your opponent’s arm in the correct position.

Step 3:

Having controlled your opponent's arm, use your newly freed hand to reach under your opponent and push the back of your hand against his/her ankle. Rotate your head to face the same direction that your palm is facing.

Step 4:

Using your hand against your opponent’s leg as leverage, spin your body under your opponent until your head is placed near his/her knee. Once you are near the knee, use your free hand to push against the leg to free your opponent’s arm and set it up for attack.

Step 5:

The pressure you are placing on your opponent’s wrist will make it easy to pull his/her arm free from under their body. You will easily be able to straighten your back and pull the arm free and complete the armbar submission from this new position, effectively shutting down your opponent’s initial defense.

Step 6:

If you have difficulty finishing the submission, ensure that your legs remain in the initial position around the front of your opponent’s body and head. If you still cannot achieve the tap, you can pull on your opponent’s leg until you are on the bottom of a modified North South position.

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Topics: BJJ Technique Videos, Caio Technique Videos

Caio Terra Instructing an Alternative Finish in a Triangle Position

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Apr 29, 2013 4:22:00 PM

Caio Terra uses this Gameness Instructional Video to demonstrate a method of finishing an opponent while in the triangle position, but when your opponent is defending the choke. The attack is a shoulder lock that will allow you to complete a submission without giving up your advantageous, triangle position.

The gi that Caio Terra is wearing in this video is the White Gameness Elite gi, and it is the same gi that Caio prefers to wear in his competitions. His training partner is wearing a White Gameness Limited Edition XT gi.

Step 1

This technique starts when you have your opponent locked down with a triangle. In this position, you want to ensure that you keep his/her posture down and not allow them to straighten their back to escape. You can do this by holding your own leg to maintain the position.

Step 2

Though you have your opponent in a triangle, many times you find that they have their hands clasped under your leg, preventing the choke from being completed, and protecting the arm from a kimura. Instead of going for the standard triangle choke, grab your legs with your arms and reverse your legs so that your opposite leg is across his/her back.

Step 3

Lock down the figure-four as tight as you can while attempting to create enough space between your opponent’s arm and your body for the submission. You can do this by bridging your hips up and firmly grabbing your opponent’s wrist with a thumb-in grip.

Step 4

Now that you have the wrist secured and your hips off the mat, move your body to the side, and create an angle closer to your elbow on the attacking side. As you fall, space will be created and your opponent’s defensive grip may be broken. If the grip is not broken yet, move further to the side.

Step 5

Eventually, you will have enough room and space to lock your grips into a frame around your opponent’s arm. Stretch your leg across his/her back, and pull the elbow to you. You will now be in the kimura position and ready to finish the submission.

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Topics: BJJ Technique Videos, Caio Technique Videos

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