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Slick Leg Trap Sweep From Half Guard Vs Knee Cut Pass
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Slick Leg Trap Sweep From Half Guard Vs Knee Cut Pass

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Leap Trap From Knee Cut by Eduardo Telles

Known as one of the most innovative grapplers of his generation, Eduardo Telles is a living legend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Fabio Gurgel and a high level competitor with many accolades. He has been at the top of the sport for nearly 2 decades. Eduardo’s list of accomplishments is impressive. He has achieved victories in World Champion, No Gi (2013), Pan American Champion (2007), Brazilian National Champion – CBJJE (2008), World Silver Medallist (1999 – Purple Belt), 3x World Bronze Medallist (2000 – Brown Belt, 2008 and 2010 Black Belt), 2x Pan American Silver Medallist (2005, 2006), 3x Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2001, 2005, 2006), and more. Eduardo is famed for his style of “weird jiu jitsu” and he is known for revolutionizing the turtle position with his turtle guard, as well as his trademark set up now often referred to as the Octupus Guard.

Eduardo Telles has one of the most unorthodox styles in BJJ. Surprise all of your training partners with Eduardo's competition tested techniques

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Today Eduardo Telles is here to demonstrate a very clever and unique leap trap from the knee cut. This is a very slick technique that I am sure you will want to add to your arsenal in order to be a well rounded Brazilian Jiu Jitsu player. Watch the video below of Eduardo Telles demonstrating his leap trap from knee cut technique and then we will break it down. Check it out now!

This leg trap is very good for when your training partner tries to knee cut. If you are playing bottom half guard and your opponent is standing, often times they will go straight for a knee cut across your bottom leg. Eduardo does not hesitate when this happens. He immediately counters by rolling with the knee cut and ending up in a turtle guard position. From here he simply sits back up and traps the foot. Often times it will be very common for your training partner to have a cross collar grip when attacking the knee cut. This can make it difficult or even impossible to do the technique properly. To get around this, Telles passes the arm around the back of his neck before moving into the turtle. Pay attention to how he switches his hips to get his training partner’s momentum moving. This is what allows him to trap the foot and control your training partner’s knee.

You can always using the turtle position when your training partner’s knee goes the way you would expect it to when going for the knee cut. If his knee goes the other way you can use the three quarter mount and position yourself in deep half guard. What I like the most about this technique is just how effortless it is. If you are knew to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you may not have a lot of ideas for what to do when your opponent goes for the knee slice. This technique from Eduardo Telles is very basic, even a complete beginner can learn it fairly quickly. With a low effort move like this, you give yourself a tremendous advantage over your opponent by using less energy to take him down and control where the fight goes. So remember this one the next time you are training on the mats or in a live roll. It could be very beneficial for preventing your training partner from getting an easy pass and moving into a more dominant position. I encourage you to play around with this move, working it slowly to get your technique incredibly sharp before working on your speed. I hope you found this video useful. I want to give a big ‘thank you’ to Eduardo Telles for demonstrating this technique for us here today!

Learn The Secrets Of The Turtle Guard From The World Champion Who Has Used It For Decades To Beat The Best Fighters On Earth It Might Sound Completely Nuts, But Eduardo Telles Beats The Best Guys – From His Hands & Knees.

This is your opportunity to learn one of the most unorthodox systems in bjj. This system will be unlike anything you have ever seen and you can use it to easily destroy all of your training partners.

Eduardo Telles is one of the trailblazers of sport jiu-jitsu, a true technician in modern grappling, and he is here giving everyone a new look into the position that he revolutionized. As one of the foremost masters of the guard, Eduardo Telles flows and attacks as good as anyone we have ever seen. Known for his unique brand of esquijitsu (‘weird’ jiu-jitsu), Eduardo has always fought his own unique style, and he has done it at the highest levels of the sport. Now, with decades of experience, one of grappling’s best coaches is here to break down the position he is best known for, turtle guard.

Learn what more than 20 years of hard training will get you, Eduardo Telles is a living legend

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