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Rafael Lovato Jr.
This powerful technique is based on a simple yet effective concept: the further you move your opponent’s elbows away from his body, the weaker his defenses will be.
Understanding how to capitalize on this position will quickly increase your ability to get submissions and control and dominate your opponents.
In this short video, Ryan Hall teaches some of the fundamental concepts and theory behind the open elbow.
Gary Tonon demonstrates the high elbow guillotine he used to submit Kit Dale at Metamoris 4.
You can see the finish from about 0:39 seconds in this highlight of Metamoris 4.
Triangle Set Up from Closed Guard by Draculino
This is a high percentage triangle set up from closed guard when you’re opponent has good posture and the correct arm positioning.
The video also covers how to solidify the position if you can’t fully lock the triangle from the start.
Here is one of the superfights from the ADCC 2013 between Andre Galvo v Braulio Estima.
To qualify for the match Andre won the Absolute title at the ADCC 2011 beating Pablo Popovitch in the final. Whereas Braulio beat long time rival Jacare Souza in the super fight in the same event.
Metamoris is the first and probably best known of the modern submission only professional Jiu Jitsu events.
The event has attracted many of the world’s best competitors: Braulio Estima, Andre Galvao, Buchecha, Rafael Lovato Jr., Rodolfo Vieira, and Roger Gracie.
Each match is contested over one 20 minute round and if there is no submission, a draw is declared.
Here are some of the fights from Metamoris 1 that took place in October 2012:
Andre Galvao vs Ryron Gracie
Xande Ribeiro vs Dean Lister
Kron Gracie vs Otavio Souza
Kayron Gracie vs Rafael Lovato Jr.
Jeff Glover vs Caio Terra
ESPECIALLY when they are aggressive, faster or they have you in a bad position. And when you are going against a guy that is overpowering and beating you over and over again, it can be really FRUSTRATING to say the least.
Well, with these techniques from Pan American Champ and Relson Gracie 4th degree Black Belt, Ricardo Migliarese… You can get the weapons you need to put the screws to those tough guys once and for all.
But he hasn’t always been that way…. At one point he was just a skinny kid growing up on the mean streets of South Philadelphia, and eventually finding his way into Jiu Jitsu from his older brother Phil.. Ricardo had a tough road coming up through the ranks in the early years of Jiu Jitsu in America…
Many big, strong, athletic guys would come to the Jiu Jitsu Academies and challenge instructors to fights trying to prove that they could beat Jiu Jitsu with strength and athleticism… and because of Ricardo being so fearless and relentless and dedicated in his training, the instructors always paired him with the biggest baddest and toughest linebackers to come down the pike looking for something to prove.
Through hundreds of matches and years of blood sweat and tears, Ricardo developed a war chest of tricky, sneaky and unlikely ways to catch and finish submissions on aggressive, fast, strong guys.
Now Ricardo is pretty much the strongest guy on the mat in any room from his 20 years of training day in and day out, but the cool unique tricky submissions remain, giving him a Jiu Jitsu weapon cache to face any battle. The main Balance Studios academy in Philadelphia is a hot bed of talent and has been established there for over a decade churning out leagues of Jiu Jitsu Champions and MMA fighters. People regularly travel multiple times a week from hours away just to be on the mat and train with Ricardo at this highly regarded Jiu Jitsu Academy.
Ricardo works with many UFC fighters and Jiu Jitsu competitors and rolls along side the best of them every single day helping them refine their games while dedicating himself 100% to helping his students get better and teaching every day.
This is taught by Ricardo Migliarese one of the head instructors and founders of Team Balance, A Relson Gracie affiliate school headquartered in Philadelphia.
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