Binding: DVD EAN: 0808424046082 Format: Color Label: Unique Publications Manufacturer: Unique Publications Publisher: Unique Publications Studio: Unique Publications
Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros, two-time open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, with the gracious assistance of Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, head coach of the Alliance, bring you Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in its ultimate state of evolution. Comprido explains each technique in Portuguese, which is then translated into English by Jacare as each technique is shown from a variety of angles. Tape 3: Sweeps, Reversals & Submissions from the Guard. Comprido & Jacare reveal their arsenal of escapes and submission holds!
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Customer Rating: Summary: Great Techniques for the Intermediate, Ordinary Presentation Comment: This is a great tape for getting some great techniques that you may have not seen before. You might also pick up some details you didn't know about techniques you know.
The video is a collection of techniques by Rodrigo 'Comprido' Medeiros. He speaks in Portuguese and explains the entire technique before having the legendary Roero 'Jacare' Calcaventi explain them in english, while Medeiros demonstrates them again.
This seems to be an experiment that didn't work so well. On the negative side, it can is disjointed and easy to wander off during the parts you don't understand and becomes quite tedious.
On the plus side, however, you get to see the techniques slowly. And, if you're bilingual, you'll pick up nuances in both explanations you otherwise wouldn't.
As far as the techniques themselves, they are exactly as described on the cover. A snapshot of the techniques that make up Comprido's game at the time. He covers sweeps and subs from the guard. I found some of his subs a little complex for my tiny brain, but the sweeps were great. I knew all the sweeps shown, but found details that enabled me to integrate some into my game.
And - let me tell you - Comprido can move. Especially considering he's a big guy.
In short, if you want a few new guard techniques that some might find unorthodox and are patient enough to trawl through the video to find them, this is not a bad buy.