A Closed Guard Pass Direct From Brazil

I’m in the middle of trying something new at Grapplearts.com…

The lion’s share of the BJJ videos in the article and technique section of this site have been produced by yours truly (Stephan Kesting).

But recently one of my very first BJJ training partners also wanted to contribute some cool footage to the video vault.

You see, my friend Mark Mullen was recently in Brazil. While he was there he trained at several different BJJ schools, both in regular classes and by taking private lessons even though he was already a black belt.

Here comes the cool part…

He asked, and was given permission, to film some parts of these private lessons so that the Grapplearts readership (you guys) could benefit from them too.

I’m calling this new series of Youtube videos ‘Grapplearts Field Reports.’  The idea is to share interesting techniques, tips and training methods from master grapplers all around the world.  The first instalment of those videos is below.  It features the bread and butter closed guard pass of the man who originated the modern half guard, Roberto ‘Gordo’ Correa.

Before we get to the video itself I should point out that this is the first in a series. There’s more cool stuff coming, including some of Gordo’s patented half guard wizardry.

If you want to be notified of when NEW videos come out I strongly suggest that you do TWO things:

  1. Sign up for the Grapplearts.com newsletter.  We put out so much good content via those emails it’s ridiculous.  Plus you get to download A Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Guide for Learning BJJ Fast completely for free.
  2. Subscribe to my Youtube channel by going to this page and clicking on the red ‘Subscribe’ button.  That way new videos we produce, whether in the BJJ Field Reports series or our other instructional videos, will show up in your Youtube feed.

Now, on to the first video in the Grapplearts Field Reports series.  Here’s Gordo showing his bread and butter closed guard pass!

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