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Lapel Guard with Keenan Cornelius

The lapel guard or galaxy guard has become a common sight in the Jiu Jitsu competition scene with superstars like Braulio Estima, Cobrinha, and Keenan Cornelius regularly utilizing it.

Whether you like to use the lapel guard or not, it’s a good idea to understand the mechanics of it so you can avoid it or use it to escape a tricky situation.

These video’s from Keenan Cornelius will provide a solid introduction to the Lapel Guard and how to use it effectively in training or competition.

Lapel Guard Introduction

Lapel Guard Series

Lapel Guard Breakdown

Jiu Jitsu World Champion Lucas Leite Shows You this slick Roll Variation of hid Dogfight Sweep from Half Guard


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Jiu Jitsu World Champion Lucas Leite Shows You his Dogfight Sweep

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Shut Down The Knee Cut Pass with Jiu Jitsu World Champion Bernardo Faria


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Over the past few years, the lapel guard variations have become a big part of the modern Jiu Jitsu guard game.

In this video, four-time world champion Gui Mendes shows some attacks from a De La Riva Lapel X-Guard.

Gui Mendes | De La Riva X-Guard Lapel Variations

Marcus “Buchecha” Almedia and Bernardo Faria clashed in the 2013 IBJJF Worlds black belt open class semi-final and had arguably the most exciting fight of the competition.

Both Buchecha and Faria won their divisions that year and Buchecha went on to claim the absolute title as well.

This is arguably one of the greatest match in BJJ worlds History.

This epic battle happened in the qualifying arounds of the Absolute division in the 2012 IBJJF World Champions between Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida and Rodolfo Vieira.

Both Buchecha and Vieira won their divisions that year. This could easily have been the final if they hadn’t met in the earlier rounds and Buchecha went on the win the Gold in the absolute division,

Sweeps might be the most underrated moves in all of Jiu Jitsu….. Why?

With a simple sweep, you can instantly turn a bad situation in your favor, like this… just when your opponent is about to rip through your guard and move in for a submission, you sweep him and gain dominant control. In seconds – thanks to the sweep – the Guard Recoverysubmission becomes yours for the taking.

Without your own arsenal of effective sweeps, you exhaust your time and energy defending, escaping and surviving.

But just a few killer sweeps easily transform your guard into an OFFENSIVE game that lets YOU dominate and attack.

Bottom line?… Sweeps give you the extra edge you need to control your opponent and finish the fight on your terms.

Check out these new sweeps and passing technique videos from World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr…

But first…

Watch This Awesome highlight where Jiu Jitsu World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. uses a nasty sweep to arm bar in Brazil just a few weeks ago (June 12th 2015)

The “Tripod” Sweep, SIMPLE and works for everyone.

This is a simple sweep from guard you can use at any level. The “tripod” sweep gives you a nasty weapon you can catch over and over again on a standing opponent: (Get Lovato’s New Sweeps and Passing Series)

See the exact DLR X Sweep that Rafael uses in the highlight video above to set up his passing and armbar(Get Lovato’s New Sweeps and Passing Series)

This is another great guard sweep to use against a standing opponent. This sweep utilizes both legs and traps an opponents arms and legs in a web of control that is hard to beat. (This is the EXACT sweep Rafael catches at 23 seconds in the highlight video above)


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