Berimbolo when guy is controlling free leg

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  1. bfmv300

    bfmv300 Brown Belt

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    Hey f12, just a quick question for you all. I've been playing a lot more of a berimbolo to leg drag/back take type of guard game lately (thanks a lot to the Mendes brother's video on the technique), but I've run into a pretty major issue. Basically I manage to get my opponent seated, but now my training partners are wisely controlling my free leg and preventing me from completing the inversion for the sweep. It's incredibly annoying (especially because it's right when I'm so close to completing the technique), so I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how to prevent/deal with that position.

    So far I've had moderate success with using the hand that is making the belt grip to change to a sleeve grip (on the arm that's controlling my free leg) and kicking my leg and pulling the sleeve to break the grip. But sometimes that sleeve is a little out of reach.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Higher Learning

    Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    that is actually a strong defense for the berimbolo and they can set up leg drags against you from that grip too...

    the defense (for me anyway) is generally down to timing and how fast you invert and begin to bring them over you
     
  3. BJJArsenal

    BJJArsenal Brown Belt

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    Roll back to your knees/feet and leg-drag the leg you holding at the ankle. Preferably move the belt grip to the knee as well.
     
  4. zomoplata

    zomoplata Green Belt

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    Sorry I'm having trouble picturing this. Wouldn't the opponents leg be between yours if you rolled back to your knees, because of the dlr
    hook?
     
  5. bfmv300

    bfmv300 Brown Belt

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    I'm with zomoplata on this one. I could see maybe more of a single leg from what you're describing but I feel like the guy would have to almost not be concerned with his leg whatsoever in order to allow me to leg drag him.

    Do you have a video or something that would explain more what you're describing?
     
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    bfmv300 Brown Belt

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    Think I found the answer to my question. Here in Rafael's Pan Ams match against Rader, Rafa attempts a berimbolo but Rader controls the free leg. Rafa simply switches grips and comes up with a single leg. Starts at 10 seconds in. Man it's fun watching Rafael vs. Rader.

     
  7. Little_Tony

    Little_Tony White Belt

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    @bfmv300,

    The foot on the hip for distance control is very important in the berimbolo game. In the efforts to spin under the opponent's legwork there are many little battles to win based on resistances. Many times, when the opponent smashes the berimbolo spin, you will find yourself needing to un -spin to move to the mount position because it is too difficult to pass the legwork or take the back mount. Even when I spin under the opponent's legs and he folds my body or posts his hand out for base: I can not get the front mount by un-spinning, I can't pass or take the back mount; therefore, I prefer to un-spin back to the foot of hip position to gain the advantage in the battle. This will gain the edge and angle of the position so I can sweep or pass. Here is a video posted before on this forum on the leg positioning. In the next year or so, the top competitors and high level guys will be mastering this legwork as common knowledge.

    Video:
    http://jitsmagazine.com/video/berimbolo-variations-with-ary-farias-part-2/P12



    This week I am working of a video for the standing position berimbolo when the opponent has a super tough balance or is pressuring to counter the berimbolo/de la riva hook positioning. I coined this technique/strategy "The Slide-Reset!" I will be filmed on Wednesday.

    "little" Tony Pacenski
    www.bjjonline.net
     
  8. BJJArsenal

    BJJArsenal Brown Belt

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    Sorry, that Mendes position is kinda what I was thinking of, I just didn't get the visual quite right.
     
  9. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    I always try and come back up into the leg-drag position.

    Or try and shoot backwards and up like in the Ary Farias video.
     
  10. zomoplata

    zomoplata Green Belt

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    I'm so glad Ary showed that position. It has become such a critical part of my de la riva game let alone the berimbolo game. I have videos of bruno, andre, and rafa demonstrating different techniques/details to the berimbolo. They are all great and it's good to see different variations and details to similar techniques, however, Ary's two videos the mount and sit up leg drag have been two pieces to the berimbolo game I was desperately missing.

    Can't wait to see the new video Tony!
     

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