Breno Sivak Basics Series 11 - Interview Part 2

Breno Sivak Basics Series 11 - Interview Part 2

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Saulo and Breno discuss how Jiu-Jitsu competitions and the rules have changed over the years, and Breno sidesteps Saulo's question about who is the best surfer in the Gracie family.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 10 - Interview Part 1

Breno Sivak Basics Series 10 - Interview Part 1

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Saulo sits down with Breno and talks about his history in Jiu-Jitsu and what it was like learning from Helio Gracie and the family back in the day.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 9 - Breaking the Posture from the Closed Guard

Breno Sivak Basics Series 9 - Breaking the Posture from the Closed Guard

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Bruno discusses the differences between using a defensive closed guard and an offensive closed guard. He also emphasizes the importance of using your legs and entire body to keep your opponent off balance an in defense mode while inside your guard.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 8 - Establishing the Crucifix and Finishing the Choke

Breno Sivak Basics Series 8 - Establishing the Crucifix and Finishing the Choke

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Breno shows one of his favorite positions, the crucifix. First he baits his opponent to go for the single leg on him, and once he does, he jumps over and rolls to the crucifix position. From here, he finishes the lapel choke.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 7 - Mount Defense and Escape

Breno Sivak Basics Series 7 - Mount Defense and Escape

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Breno shows some basic concepts to protect yourself while mounted and how to use your hips to defend against attacks. He emphasizes the importance of not allowing your opponent to have a grip and shows how to execute a proper upa mount escape.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 6 - How To Train Jiu-Jitsu

Breno Sivak Basics Series 6 - How To Train Jiu-Jitsu

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Concluding his live seminar for the class at the University of Jiu-Jitsu, Breno discusses his ideas on how to properly train Jiu-Jitsu, by putting your ego aside and always striving to learn and improve your technique.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 5 - Getting the Hooks and Finishing the Choke from the Back

Breno Sivak Basics Series 5 - Getting the Hooks and Finishing the Choke from the Back

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Breno discusses the importance of maintaining pressure with your chest on your opponent's back when you do not have the hooks, and shows how to get both hooks without disconnecting yourself from his back. After establishing both hooks, he shows how to finish the lapel choke.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 4 - The Importance of Maintaining Back Control

Breno Sivak Basics Series 4 - The Importance of Maintaining Back Control

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Bruno discusses the importance of taking your opponent's back, and emphasizes that it is the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu. He also shows how to maintain control of the back, rather than take your opponent's arm if he is giving it up.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 3 - Finishing the Choke from the Back

Breno Sivak Basics Series 3 - Finishing the Choke from the Back

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Breno begins on his opponent's back with both hooks and discusses many details on how to finish the choke, for both gi and no gi, in case it happens to be a self defense situation.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 2 - Taking the Back from the Closed Guard

Breno Sivak Basics Series 2 - Taking the Back from the Closed Guard

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Breno continues discussing some closed guard concepts, but now shows how to break your opponent's posture, properly escape your hips and take his back. He emphasizes the importance of practicing this position every day and notes it is especially practical for a self defense situation.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 1 - Closed Guard Concepts

Breno Sivak Basics Series 1 - Closed Guard Concepts

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Old School BJJ Professor, Breno Sivak, discusses in detail the purpose of the guard, and the importance of controlling the grips and keeping your posture while on top, as well as the importance of hip movement on the bottom.

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