Mar 26

Review of Jacare’s BJJ Instructional

Jacare's BJJ Instructional

I’ve had this set for awhile now but it wasn’t until recently that I actually sat down and watched it all. I wish I had done so earlier since there is a lot of great technique on it.

The instructional is split into four parts, which include takedowns, guard passes, submissions, and sweeps. Some of the techniques are even demonstrated in competition or against some resistance.  Also here and there, Jacare focuses on why he uses certain grips rather than others.

One thing is note is that Jacare does the explanation in Portuguese, while a voice-over is done over that in English. it is still easy to understand what’s being explained though

For me, the most interesting things were the grips he was using in multiple positions and how smooth his weight distribution was throughout the movements. Altogether, it’s great material to study.


Takedown Strategy

  • Taking the Back
  • Ankle Pick
  • Addressing the Opponent
  • Ankle Pick Variation
  • Variation on Morote Seoinage
  • Counter to Single Leg
  • Reversal from Failed Double Leg
  • Fireman Throw
  • Variation on Fireman
  • Foot on Hip Throw

Passing the Guard

  • Passing the Butterfly
  • Passing the Butterfly 2
  • Passing the Butterfly 3
  • Passing the Spider Guard
  • Opening the Closed Guard
  • Variation on the Closed Guard
  • Knee in the Middle to Omoplata
  • Passing the Situp Guard
  • Passing the Half Guard
  • Passing the Open Guard

Submission Strategy

  • Ezekiel Choke
  • Armlock from Side Control
  • Triangle from Open Guard
  • Armbar from Mount
  • Rear Ezekiel Choke
  • Gi Choke
  • The Wrist Lock
  • Armbar from North South
  • Gi Choke 2
  • Triple Attack from the Mount
  • Kimura from the Turtle
  • Clock Choke

Sweep Strategy

  • From the Closed Guard
  • Armdrag Sweep
  • From the Situp Guard
  • From the Turtle
  • From the Turtle 2
  • Sweeping from the Butterfly
  • Sweeping from the Butterfly 2
  • Sweeping from the Butterfly 3
  • From the Closed Guard 2
  • From the Situp Guard 2
  • From the Double Sleeve Guard
  • From the Situp Guard 3