Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 12 - Baseball Bat Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 12 - Baseball Bat Choke

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From the butterfly guard, Robson's opponent gets the underhook and flattens him out. Robson feeds his lapel under his armpit to his other far hand with the palm down, and his other hand grabs from the other side of the neck with the palm up, making the baseball bat grip. Here, he can attempt to finish the choke by closing his elbows, but if his opponent defends, he can sweep and finish the choke from the top.


Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 11 - Brabo Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 11 - Brabo Choke

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Robson is playing butterfly guard, but before he can set up a good attack, his opponent gets the underhook and flattens him out. Robson pulls his opponent's lapel out on the same side as the underhook, and feeds it under the armpit and behind the neck to his other hand. Now he extends his butterfly hooks to stretch his opponent out and to sit up. He brings his free hand underneath the jaw, and gives the lapel, setting up the first grip on his choke. Here, Robson can grab the gi on the other shoulder to finish the choke, or if his opponent blocks with his hand, Robson drags the arm across the body and finishes the brabo choke.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

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From the butterfly guard, Robson takes his opponent's lapel out, and then his opponent swims his arm to get the underhook and tries to flatten him out. Posting on his elbow, Robson lassos the lapel around his opponent's neck, and reaches over the back to grab the belt. He uses his hook to sweep, and passes to the side. His free arm goes underneath the armpit and he feeds the lapel to his other hand. Now he grabs the lapel with his free hand, thumb in, and finishes the choke.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 9 - Sweep with Lapel Grip Behind the Back

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 9 - Sweep with Lapel Grip Behind the Back

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Robson starts in the butterfly guard with the underhook, and is unable to grab his opponent's sleeve. He pulls his opponent's far lapel out of the belt, and lays flat as he feeds it across the back to his underhook hand, trapping the arm with it. He posts his free foot flat on the mat, swims his arm underneath his opponent's leg, and uses his leverage to sweep his opponent.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 8 - Sideways Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 8 - Sideways Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

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Robson's opponent has the underhook and is able to flatten him out. With his free hand, Robson grabs the near sleeve and pushes it across his body. His other arm that had the whizzer now reaches over the back to grab the belt, and Robson ducks his head underneath his opponent's head, moving his body perpendicular to his opponent. Now he uses his leverage to pull with his grips and kick with his hook, sweeping his opponent to his side. He maintains his grip control until he rolls to the top and can establish side control.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 7 - Butterfly Sweep to Mount when Opponent has Underhook

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 7 - Butterfly Sweep to Mount when Opponent has Underhook

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Once again, Robson is playing butterfly guard, and his opponent gets the underhook. Like before, Robson makes a tight whizzer, feeds the far sleeve to his hand, and posts up on his elbow. His opponent feels off balance, so he drops to his knees to keep pressure on Robson. With his free leg behind his hook, gets on his knee, removes his hook and steps his leg over his opponent's back. Not wanting to give up his back, his opponent rolls and Robson takes the mount.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 6 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 6 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

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Robson is in the butterfly guard, and his opponent gets the underhook on him, so he whizzers the arm and makes a grip on the opposite sleeve by feeding it with his other hand. He posts his hand on the mat to keep his base, and drags the arm in as he stretches his free leg out, giving him the space he needs to close the triangle.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

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Again, Robson goes for the basic butterfly sweep, but his opponent bases, so Robson needs another option. He brings his free foot below his hook, and makes an X on his opponent's knee. He brings his underhook up as high as possible to force his opponent's posted arm past his head. Now he stretches out his legs and moves his body under his opponent's armpit, landing on the back. Here, he throws his top hook over the body, makes a grip on the lapel, and rolls through, taking the back. He brings his other leg over the shoulder to finish the choke. Note that Robson never lets go of the sleeve grip.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 4 - Butterfly Sweep to Kata Guruma

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 4 - Butterfly Sweep to Kata Guruma

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Robson sets up his butterfly guard and attempts the basic sweep, but his opponent has a good base and stays on his feet. Robson's first step is to pull the arm and wrap around the back of his neck, as he posts on his elbow. His other arm abandons the underhook and grabs the leg. He lowers his forehead to the mat, and at the same time sweeps his opponent using the kata guruma technique.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 3 - Basic Butterfly Sweep

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 3 - Basic Butterfly Sweep

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Robson sets up his butterfly guard as shown before, and raises his opponent off the mat with his hook. It's important that he pushes the hand between the legs, his underhook goes as high as it can, and he is on his side. He uses his foot on the mat to push and turn his body over as he sweeps his opponent. He looks to land with his shin across the thigh, so he can easily mount right away.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 2 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Full Guard

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 2 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Full Guard

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Robson starts from the full guard, controlling both sleeve grips, and opens his guard to escape his hips. With his foot in the hip, he pulls the same side arm, making sure his opponent can't make a grip. Robson now brings his other foot inside the legs to make the first butterfly hook, and at the same time, sits up, swimming his arm underneath the armpit. Now he takes the foot off the hip and puts his leg underneath his opponent's legs, as he shoves the sleeve grip arm between the legs, and lifts his opponent with his hook. Now his opponent is off balance, and Robson can start to work his butterfly techniques.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 1 - Interview

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 1 - Interview

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Robson "Robinho" Moura is 5th degree Black Belt under Master Andre Pederneiras, and 7X Black Belt World Champion. In this interview, he talks about his history in Jiu-Jitsu, and how he developed his amazing butterfly guard game, which he will be showing some of his favorite techniques from.