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The Dragon Tail or more commonly called Back Stepping is a great way to add depth to your game, especially against an opponent who likes to use the Underhook.
In this video I show some of the finer points of being successful when you Back Step. The first step is to clear your knee. This is an important step that is often taught but under stressed. Besides it being a good idea to clear your knee from the Half Guard it also sets up this move, takes pressure off your knee AND aligns your hips
Position of the week with Ricardo Cavalcanti 2/4/11
This week Mario Sperry is in the gym for a seminar and in this weeks video he shows a simple and effective half guard pass.
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This week Master Ricardo Cavalcanti shows a half guard pass defense. For more visit rcjiujitsu.com watch video >>
The Reverse Sit is my BEST Half Guard pass. It is my A game and is very high percentage.
There is a little bit of perception that needs to be built when you reverse sit. You want your weight on watch video >>
This is a very simple and effective Half Guard Pass. It works well as a beginner and continues to be effective all the way through the ranks.
One of the great things about this pass is it does no watch video >>
In this video I show a very simple and effective Half Guard Pass, The Underhook and Tripod (I've also heard to it referred to as the Knee Cut Pass and a few others).
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In this video I show a unique pass that was shown to me by one of my past instructors, Luis Togno. Luis was a great guy with some sick grappling skills and I think this pass showcases Luis's love fo watch video >>
In this video I show a defense for when your opponent is leg riding you or performing the tackle pass.
The first step in this technique is to disregard your normal instinct to be "nice". You need watch video >>
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This week Master Ricardo Cavalcanti shows a De La Riva pass with some attacks against half guard to finish off your opponent. If you have any questions or suggestions for future videos please leave a watch video >>