Formiga BJJ Butterfly Guard Sweeps & Attacks – Soul Fighters Jiu-Jitsu
Rafael Formiga Barbosa of Soul Fighters Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a master attacking sweeps and submissions from the butterfly guard.

Formiga shows a jiu-jitsu sweep from butterfly guard using the arm across from an arm-drag or from pass attempt.

Formiga also hows how to take the back from butterfly guard.

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Formiga BJJ Q&A EP3: The “Haagular” BJJ Way

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In the Next Episode of Formiga BJJ Q&A we first discuss the most important “WAY” of Jiu-Jitsu… the Hhhagular Way.

Here’s the Formiga BJJ Q&A Video Breakdown:

00:00 Who is this “Haagular Guy”? And why is his Jiu-Jitsu the best?

00:27 How to attack and submit from side control when your opponent has a very tight choke and arm defense?

02:17 How to finish a 1-arm choke from BJJ back control?

03:13 How to do get a butterfly guard sweep when your opponent has a strong smash passing?

04:44 How to finish the omoplata by doing the rolling omoplata?

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BJJ Black Belt Tips EP2: Guard Pass Defense, Butterfly Guard Sweeps, Omoplatas, Z-Guard…

Another edition of BJJ Black Belt Tips with 3x BJJ World Champion: Rafael Formiga Barbosa. In this episode Formiga answers questions on how to counter guard passes, maintaining back control against bigger BJJ players, a couple variations for finishing the omoplata, break-dance sweep from butterfly guard, how to open a strong BJJ closed guard, how to pass the Z-Guard / Knee Shield Half Guard, the Leandro Lo Hip Switch Guard Pass,

00:21 – BJJ Sweep Counter from Tornado Guard Pass. Here’s a great counter to when your opponent is passing your guard.

02:22 – How to keep back control in BJJ againts a bigger opponent when you’re a short person.

03:53 – How to finish the Omoplata in BJJ using the other leg hook. Jiu-Jitsu Omoplata sweep to omoplata submission.

05:36 – Jiu-Jitsu Breakdance Sweep from Butterfly Guard. Formiga is a Butterfly Guard master… one of the best BJJ Butterfly Guards in the world.

07:30 – How to Open the Closed Guard Against a Stronger, Bigger Opponent. BJJ Players with long strong legs tend to have a great closed guard. Learn how to open a strong BJJ closed guard to pass from Formiga.

09:40 – How to Pass the Z-Guard or Knee Shield Half Guard in BJJ. Formiga shows his BJJ guard passing game when your opponent has a great BJJ z-guard, or a Knee Shield Half Guard.

11:21 – Leandro Lo is great at passing the BJJ half guard. Formiga shows his variation on the Leandro Lo half guard pass

13:09 – Bonus BJJ Technique: Arm Across Butterfly Guard Sweep. Formiga shows one of his favorite BJJ Butterfly Guard Sweeps by trapping the arm acroos the buddy to sweep.

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CRAZY BJJ Training: Formiga (Black Belt) vs Jessi (Purple)

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Incredible Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Roll between Rafael Formiga Barbosa (BJJ Black Belt & 3x World Champion) and the one the best best BJJ Purple Belt girls in the world: Jessi Swason.
Location: Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy in Cromwell, CT
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INTENSE! BJJ Black Belts Sparring: Formiga VS Rafa

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Soul Fighters BJJ Black Belts Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa and Rafael Quinoes have an INTENSE Rolling session! They are rolling during our competition BJJ training classes at the Jiu-Jitsu and Strength Academy in Cromwell, CT
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Black Belt BJJ Tips: Side Control, Choke Defense, Butterfly Guard, 50/50 Guard, Triangle Choke

In our first episode of BJJ Quick Tips with Rafael Formiga Barbosa of Soul Fighters BJJ; Formiga answers the following questions.
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Jiu-JItsu Club Weapon Defense – Ippon Seo Nage or Choke

TRITAC-Jitsu lesson showing how to defend against a weapon attack (club) using Combat Jiu-Jitsu. Matt Bryers shows how to defend and enter when an attack swings a club. A club can be any weapon that is swung at your head.

The defense using hacking principles and then entering with an elbow strike to setup the Ippon Seo Nage Judo Throw or enter in and finish with a Jiu-Jitsu Standing Submission: The Rear Naked Choke.

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How to Fight With Aggressive Combat Jiu-Jitsu: Hit, Snap, Choke

Matt Bryers explains his philosophy of how to fight with combat Jiu-Jitsu during a self-defense situation.

Matt then shows how to defend against a clubbed weapon attack and them how to enter using combative striking and finish with a standing rear naked choke technique.

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Jiu-Jitsu VS Street Fighter ‘Thug’

In our Series: Jiu-Jitsu VS we have a little fun with “Big Berto” as he plays the roll of a Street Fighter.

Sean from TRITAC-Jitsu is our bad-ass gardener who fights the street thug Berto.

FYI – Big Bert is a big teddy bear – but loves playing the bad guy!

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How to Learn Martial Arts: Grab Self-Defense

In our new “Learn Martial Arts” series, Matt Bryers and Sean Jugler from Soul Fighters Academy give a self-defense lesson on how to defend against a grab and sucker punch.

When learning martial arts, it’s important to understand the basic concepts of movement, self-defense principles and instinctual defense.

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