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3 "Old Guy" Moves For No Gi BJJ From Fabiano Scherner

3 "Old Guy" Moves For No Gi BJJ From Fabiano Scherner


Simple, Effective Tips That Any Masters Competitor Can Use For No Gi From The Greatest Master's Competitor Ever, Fabiano Scherner!

As a German Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt, Fabiano Scherner may be over 40, but he has still got an impressive approach to BJJ. Fabiano is a 10 Time Masters World Champion. He keeps his game simple, focusing on precision fundamental techniques that just work. Fabiano has an extensive history in combat sports. He has fought in Cage Rage and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, amongst other major MMA promotions. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Murilo Bustamante. Fabiano has also had a very successful career in jiu jitsu. He has won important titles such as World No Gi Champion, International Masters and Seniors Champion, Pan American Champion, Brazilian National Champion, American National Champion, American National No Gi Champion, and more.

45 Year Old Fabiano Scherner Has Entered 11 Masters World Championships and Has Won 10. Learn An "Old School Game" That Anyone Can Do


Fabiano has just released a great new instructional series called “The No Gi Road Map For Masters Competitors” available exclusively on! This instructional series full of great advice for anyone looking to compete at Masters level, or just anyone in general looking for a very basic and effective approach to Brazilian Jiu jitsu. That is the beauty of Fabiano Scherner’s game, his concepts are so simple they work even for white belts. And Fabiano is a great coach too, so you will learn his techniques very easy. Fabiano is the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach to many famous UFC athletes including names like Paige Van Zant and Chael Sonnen. So with that in mind let us take a look at 3 “Old Guy” moves for No Gi BJJ from Fabiano Scherner!

#1: Double Leg Take Down

If you have spent any time on the mats at all then you are probably familiar with the double leg take down. The double leg take down is considered by many to be one of the most effective take downs for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In this video, Fabiano Schernerdemnstrates an efficient way to do a double leg take down using calculated techniques that work. Let’s check it out. Watch the video below and then we will break down Fabiano’s double leg take down technique.

The double leg that Fabiano likes to use requires very little movement. Typically when Fabiano starts his no gi matches he is looking for a collar tie while controlling the opposite arm. Fabiano will start pushing at his opponent which will cause him to push back. That is when Fabiano looks to pull his opponent and snap his head down with the collar tie. Often times though it will be very likely that your opponent is going to pull his head back up to correct his posture. Fabiano uses this opening to change his level and shoot in at knee level. He reaches around with both hands right above the knees. His left knee comes to the mat in between his training partner’s stance, while his head goes to the outside of the rib cage. Now Fabiano can extend his left leg and post on the mat while lifting his opponent to the side. To finish the take down Fabiano dumps his opponent and then steps around into top half guard.

#2: Knee in the Middle Guard Opener

Breaking the closed guard is one of the most fundamental techniques you can learn. In this video Fabiano shows a very efficient way to do it by placing your knee in the middle of the guard to open it. This is an advanced application of a very fundamental move, so let us check it out. Watch the video below and then we will break down the technique.

When playing closed guard top, Fabiano likes to first control his opponent’s arms by pushing them into the mats at the biceps. This type of control allows for him to scoot his knee underneath his opponent’s butt and then readjust his base. Fabiano steps up with his outside leg and then stands fully into a tripod base. Notice that he never let’s go of his opponent’s biceps while doing so. That is a very important part of the technique. Normally this is not enough to break the guard though so Fabiano shows how to do that. Keep in mind your leg should still be a wedge in your opponent’s guard. Fabiano steps back with his outside foot. His inside knee is now slicing down the middle of his opponent’s guard in order to pry it open. As Fabiano sits, his back forces the guard open. His knee is now completely in between his opponent’s legs and he is set up for an easy pass.

#3: Knee Shield Guard Pass

The knee shield is one of the most frustrating guards to pass. But Fabiano is able to beat is with basic techniques. Let’s take a look. Check out the video below and then we will break down Fabiano’s knee shield guard pass!

The knee shield is very common when an opponent is playing half guard. Often times you will see guys try to beat the knee shield by pushing the knee to try and straighten the leg and start working their body around the guard. But Fabiano prefers a much more efficient method. Fabiano wraps his outside arm around his opponent’s top leg. He feeds his hand through and then grips his opponent’s thigh. At the same time Fabiano places his left hand on his opponent’s arm. He is looking for some type of control, be it the bicep or the wrist. Now Fabiano posts on his left leg in order to pressure down with his shoulder. From here Fabiano works to get his bottom leg around to the side. To finish the pass he uses his legs to push his opponent flat onto the mat, ending in top side control.

What impresses me the most about Fabiano’s techniques is just how basic they are. Being efficient with your movement goes a long way in jiu jitsu. Fabiano understands this, and he has proven his mastery of efficient fundamental jiu jitsu by becoming a 10 time Masters World Champion. If you liked these techniques then be sure to check out Fabiano’s instructional series, “The No Gi Road Map for Master Competitors!” It is fully of simple and effective tips like these that any Masters Competitor can use with complete confidence.

UFC Stars like Chael Sonnen and Page Van Zant Seek His Coaching & His BJJ Team Dominates Local Tournaments. His DVD series called MASTERING BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AFTER 40 is an easy to learn "old school" approach to BJJ

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