Fredson Paixao Series 12 - Shutting Down the Berimbolo Part 2

Fredson Paixao Series 12 - Shutting Down the Berimbolo Part 2

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Fredson continues discussing how to shut down the berimbolo and De La Riva guard, and emphasizes the importance of how uses his pressure and controls his opponent's legs.

Fredson Paixao Series 11 - Shutting Down the Berimbolo Part 1

Fredson Paixao Series 11 - Shutting Down the Berimbolo Part 1

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Fredson shows how to shut down the berimbolo when your opponent is trying to set it up from the De La Riva guard. His first key is to turn the leg that has the De La Riva hook on it to the outside, and drop his weight. He also emphasizes the importance of being loose in his body, rather than forcefully resisting his opponent's strength.

Fredson Paixao Series 10 - Back Take from Half Guard

Fredson Paixao Series 10 - Back Take from Half Guard

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From the half guard, Fredson forces his opponent's arm over his head, exposing the back. He gets a grip on the pants of the free leg and grips the lapel with his other hand. By bumping his opponent's weight off him and keeping a strong hook on the trapped leg, Fredson creates the space to kick his legs out as he did in the last position and take the back.

Fredson Paixao Series 9 - Back Take from Butterfly Guard

Fredson Paixao Series 9 - Back Take from Butterfly Guard

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Although Fredson is most known for his wrist locks, his favorite positions are taking the back. Here he shows a back take from the butterfly guard, that he sets up by attempting a wrist lock. When his opponent defends the wrist lock, he drags the arm across his body, causing his opponent to base on his feet in order to avoid being swept. Now his back is exposed, so Fredson escapes his hips from underneath and attacks the back.

Fredson Paixao Series 8 - Ankle Locks

Fredson Paixao Series 8 - Ankle Locks

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Fredson shows a couple different ankle locks he likes to use. First is a basic toehold, and he shows some details on how he grips the foot to make the lock more effective. Second, he shows a unique position in which he pins his opponent's leg with his knee and attacks the foot using his own leg. He also has a reverse armbar ready for this position, if the ankle lock doesn't make his opponent tap.

Fredson Paixao Series 7 - Wrist Locks Part 5

Fredson Paixao Series 7 - Wrist Locks Part 5

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Fredson shows some important details in finishing wrist locks when your opponent grabs your gi, including pinching the hand between your shoulder and chin. Fredson also shows a way to defend wrist locks by pulling your opponent and sweeping his feet.

Fredson Paixao Series 6 - Wrist Locks Part 4

Fredson Paixao Series 6 - Wrist Locks Part 4

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Fredson shows some more wrist locks when your opponent grabs your lapel, and also how to set up some takedowns from the wrist lock.

Fredson Paixao Series 5 - Wrist Locks Part 3

Fredson Paixao Series 5 - Wrist Locks Part 3

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Fredson discusses how he saw wrist locks being used in Aikido, and decided to apply them to his Jiu-Jitsu game. Now he shows a couple wrist lock options when your opponent grabs your sleeve.

Fredson Paixao Series 4 - Wrist Locks Part 2

Fredson Paixao Series 4 - Wrist Locks Part 2

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Fredson continues showing different wrist lock variations he's used in competition. He shows a few options when your opponent grabs your gi while you are both standing.

Fredson Paixao Series 3 - Wrist Locks Part 1

Fredson Paixao Series 3 - Wrist Locks Part 1

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Fredson talks about his favorite submission, wrist locks, and shows a few that he hit in different competitions, including some from the closed guard, the mount and even while your opponent has side control and is attacking your arm.

Fredson Paixao Series 2 - Interview Part 2 of 2

Fredson Paixao Series 2 - Interview Part 2 of 2

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Fredson continues to share some of his history with BJJ and talks about more of his competition experience as a Black Belt World Champion.

Fredson Paixao Series 1 - Interview Part 1 of 2

Fredson Paixao Series 1 - Interview Part 1 of 2

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Fredson Paixao, 3X Black Belt World Champion and 5X Black Belt National Champion, talks about his early days of Jiu-Jitsu in Manaus, receiving his black belt from Osvaldo Alves, and his competition experience as a black belt.

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