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This Sweep Can Help Anyone From White Belt To Black Belt!

This Sweep Can Help Anyone From White Belt To Black Belt!


Bernardo Faria's Knee Capture Sweep

If you have been around the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene for some time you surely will have heard the name Bernardo Faria. Bernardo has long been one of the most dominant fighters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Bernardo is infamous for implementing simplicity into every aspect of his Jiu Jitsu. Bernardo is a five time Black Belt World Champion and has even won the most prestigious title in all of Jiu Jitsu, that being, the Open Class World Title at Black Belt. Commonly known for his trademark over under passing position, his deep half guard and his single leg half guard, Bernardo has always used these techniques, although his opponents know his game, very few have ever been able to stop him from implementing his will.

Learn the easiest and most effective closed guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...


Today we are going to look at a knee capture sweep from Bernardo. This is a rather interesting sweep from closed guard. Faria implements this sweep whenever his opponent stands to pass his closed guard. This is an effective sweep for every belt level. Watch the video below and then we will break down Bernardo Faria’s knee capture sweep technique. Check it out now!

Often times your training partner is going to stand to try and pass your closed guard. In this situation he is going to stand up without controlling your sleeves. When your opponent stands and postures up to pass your guard what you want to do is open your guard before he opens it and then close it again around his knees. You will notice that when Bernardo demonstrates this it off balances his opponent. Your next step is to come up and secure both legs with one arm. Now you can place your hand on the mat, hip escape, and drive forward, making your opponent fall over.

Even if your training partner controls your sleeves you can still use this technique. If this is the case simply control your opponent’s sleeve when he stands up. As long as you close your guard around the back of your training partner’s knees you will be able to nail this sweep. This is a really simple, yet effective technique, only one of many that Bernardo Faria is known for. You should have this sweep in your arsenal no matter what your belt level is as this is a very common way for a person to try and pass your closed guard.


Learn the easiest and most effective closed guard in BJJ that you can use to sweep and submit bigger and stronger opponents everytime

  • Bernardo Faria is a 5x Black Belt World Champion

  • Bernardo has won the Open Weight Division at the Adult Black Belt Worlds

  • His easy to use closed guard system will give you a whole new perspective on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Bernardo's closed guard has worked time and time again at the highest levels and it WILL work for you

  • Transform your entire game



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