Category Archives: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques

The sport of BJJ is a vast and endless journey of self discovery, physical, mental and emotional growth. Techniques take years to learn and refine. There is always someone out there that is better, faster and more technical. The more we learn, the more we realise just how much more there is. When it comes improving, we each have our own path to follow. There are drills, rolling, technical instruction and competitions. All of these and more are required along the path of Jiu-Jitsu. One thing that is a cornerstone of BJJ improvement is good solid instruction by top class coaches and competitors. This is not always so easy to find though. To help you on your way, we’ll regularly post and share Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques by BJJ players at the top of the heap so that regardless of where you are or if you have access to solid instruction, our posts can help bring some of that knowledge to you. The techniques have been sorted into sub categories to form a BJJ curriculum so that you can actually learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a structured way. So let’s get started with these Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques.

Back take and mount from closed guard with Buchecha

back take from closed guard buchechaThis video is a perfect storm of sick techniques. BJJ Wizard, Marcus Almeida aka ‘Buchecha’ shows us how to take the back from closed guard and transition to the mount at will from there.

The reason I like this video so much is that there’s nothing complex here, just good solid technique. Closed guard is an iconic position of BJJ. The back take and the mount are arguably the two most dominant positions. In this video, you learn how to go from one to the other to the other in a simple and almost unstoppable sequence. The best part is that you can rely on the fact that it’s rock solid technique, because the instructor is Buchecha himself. It doesn’t come much better than this, so go drill it.

The video is courtesy of Hayabusa. You can see their great range of BJJ Gi’s here.