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Bernardo Faria a 5x BJJ Black Belt World Champion

  • Bernardo is considered by many the master of fundamentals
  • With this easy to learn system, you will be able to develop a strong foundation
  • The fundamentals are the most important part of Jiu Jitsu, basics are what wins
  • Learn the same basics that led Bernardo to 5 World Championships
  • The perfect instructional set for anybody of any age, rank, athletic level, and fitness level

 

Foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Bernardo Faria

At the end of the day, basics are what wins.

If you are just starting in BJJ, your understanding and mastery of the basics are what will dictate your whole journey.

If you are far down the road: blue belt or beyond, you may have missed a few steps and that could be what is causing you to struggle.

You may need to relearn a few things.

 

Bernardo Faria: Fighter Bio

 

Bernardo Faria BJJ

 

Bernardo Faria probably has a lot more in common with you than he has with the athletic freaks that you picture winning the Jiu Jitsu World Championships.  He is friendly to everyone, he snorts when he laughs and he is laughing almost all of the time, and he is really into using his computer; not exactly the typical picture of a “tough guy..”

When he gets to the gym he isn’t very good at doing the warmups..  He can’t really do a cartwheel and if you were watching him shrimp or roll you wouldn’t say “wow, I bet that guy is a killer! He’s just not that fluid. But when it comes time to slap hands and start rolling or get on the mat at the World Championships – everything changes.   Bernardo’s lack of elite athletic ability doesn’t really matter – because he has a much better system for sweeping than his opponents. While we will never say that his or anyone’s moves can’t be stopped, we can comfortably say that they haven’t been stopped!

We know he has an incredible understanding of the fundamentals because he has used the fundamentals to win 5 Black Belt World Championships including the adult Black Belt Open Class. Bernardo has beaten so many of Jiu Jitsu's household names including Xande Ribeiro, Leandro Lo, Rafael Lovato, Roberto Cyborg Abreu, Josh Hinger, Erberth Santos, Yuri Simoes, Luiz Panza, Braulio Estima, and the list goes on and on...

Knee On Belly Escape by Bernardo Faria

 

 

 

For Example, did you know there is one little detail that will make the difference between hitting a scissors sweep or not?

A lot of people that learn some of these fundamental sweeps like the scissor sweep rule them is ineffective because as they progress and start rolling, they are not able to succeed with them.  This is all due to the lack of subtleties in the details.

If you are trying to do a scissor sweep on your opponent, the difference could be inches. If you attempt this sweep and your partner's butt is on their heels or near their heels, this means you will never be able to hit the sweep.  We are talking inches.

The simple trick to finishing the scissor sweep is to pull your partner on top of you so that their base is directly over you and their lower body is light.  Take their butt off their heels.  If you do this, you would be surprised to see how easy it is to sweep them 

These same principles of inches can be applied to numerous techniques that many people do wrong.  Techniques like the arm bar, the bow arrow choke, the hook sweep, escapes, and so much more.

If you never master the basics, don’t even bother learning anything else, it probably won’t work. Just as a house sits on its foundation, your advanced BJJ moves sit on the foundation of its basics. If the foundation isn’t strong, the house will crumble and your BJJ is the same way.

 

 

Knee Shield Basics by Bernardo Faria

 

 

What People Are Saying About Bernardo?

 

Michael Zenga BJJ

"As a big older guy, I naturally feel like a turtle on my back. When Bernardo started showing me his half-guard techniques and fundamental approach I found that I didn’t need any athletic ability to use them, just the knowledge of how they worked, and since then my game is 1,000% better. I sweep any non-professional and I’ve even had the chance to roll with multiple world champions and sweep them as well. As the owner of BJJ Superdeals and BJJ Fanatics, I get to see the very best guys in the world all of the time, but Bernardo’s techniques are the only ones I use on the bottom – they are that good; especially if you are slow and unathletic like me."

-Michael Zenga, Black Belt

 

 

Bruno Malfacine BJJ

"With Bernardo's accomplishments, he has proven how consistent and effective his game is. We all know he is one of the best fighters in the World, but you may not know him as an instructor. He came to my school in 2013 to teach a seminar. The seminar was only 2 two hours long, but left a legacy here. Half of my students here are doing his position... doing his half guard sweeps. It is amazing to see, that he is not just a great competitor, but he is an amazing instructor as well. I'm sure you guys will learn a lot from him as we did here."

-Bruno Malfacine, 10X World Champion

 

 

Fabio Gurgel BJJ

"Every time I get in the Half-Guard with Bernardo, it was a problem; I got swept over and over. I started to study the position to counter his sweeps and every time I get a new situation, Bernardo had another one inside his sleeve. His Deep Half is so powerful. This helped him win five World titles as a black belt --- using the same technique that everybody knows he is going to do. He goes there and he does it, because he knows all the details. He understands the technique. He understands the position. HE REALLY KNOWS TECHNIQUE.

-Fabio Gurgel

 

 Pound Lamb

"My name is Pound Lamb. I am 52 years old and train at Nashville MMA. I want to sing praises on Bernardo’s half guard system. I was introduced to the Faria Guard and Pressure Passing system by a teammate last year. I promptly purchased both DVD sets and with only three months of training, I was fortunate enough to win the 2015 World Masters. The system worked so easily. I was promoted to Purple belt in 2016 and placed 2nd in the 2016 World Masters. I knew this system was designed for me when I started beating upper belts half my age. It was like my game had jumped three years. This system allows me to slow the super athletic guy’s game down and places me in control. It sounds crazy but I feel like I’m literally resting in this guard while the young guys are gassing out. They know what’s coming and still have a hard time stopping it. I think this is absolutely the best guard system for masters who like beating young guns."

-Pound Lamb

So What Exactly Is On This Set?

 

Part 1:

  • Intro
  • Jumping Closed Guard
  • Pulling The Open Guard
  • Posture When Standing
  • Double Leg
  • Double Leg From Knees When Opponent Sprawls
  • Single Leg
  • Fighting For Grips
  • Harai Goshi
  • O'Goshi
  • Morote Seoi
  • Intro To Closed Guard
  • Scissor Sweep
  • Pendulum Sweep
  • Arm Bar From Failed Pendulum Sweep

Part 2:

  • Hand On The Belt Sweep
  • Kimura From closed Guard
  • Cross Choke From Guard
  • Inverted Arm Bar
  • Arm Bar From Closed Guard
  • Both Hands On Both Legs Sweep
  • Underhook Leg Sweep
  • Basic Spider Guard Sweep (Opponent On Knees)
  • Spider Guard Sweep When Opponent Stands
  • Triangle From spider
  • Balloon Sweep
  • Regular Tripod Sweep
  • Opposite Tripod
  • Collar + Sleeve Balloon Sweep
  • Collar + Sleeve Triangle

Part 3:

  • Intro To Lasso
  • Intro To De La Riva
  • Butterfly Hook Sweep
  • Butterfly Sweep Without Underhook
  • Knee Shield Basics
  • Lapel Single Leg
  • Bridge For Half Guard Sweep/Retention
  • Using Hook To Go From Half To Closed
  • Top Closed Guard Posture
  • Opening The Closed Guard Controlling The Sleeve
  • Toreando Pass
  • Double Under Pass
  • Closed Guard Straight To Side Control Or Half Guard

Part 4:

  • Opening Closed Guard When Opponent Hides Sleeve
  • How To Pass Spider Guard
  • How To Pass Foot On The Hip Guard
  • Top Half Guard Posture 
  • Passing Half Guard
  • Passing Half Guard To Mount Using Hooks
  • Half Guard To Knee Slice
  • Knee Slide Control To Mount
  • Stepover Side Control To Mount
  • Arm Bar From North South
  • Kimura From North South
  • Turning Arm Bar 
  • Cross Choke From Side Control
  • Knee On Belly Basics
  • Near Side Arm Bar From Knee On Belly

Part 5:

  • Far Side Arm Bar From Knee On Belly
  • Choke From Knee On Belly
  • Arm Bar From Mount
  • Americana From Mount
  • Cross Choke From Mount
  • Double Attack From Mount
  • Flip Over Back Take
  • Foot Hook Back Take
  • Clock Choke From Turtle 
  • Rear Naked Choke
  • Collar Choke From Back
  • Modified Collar Choke From Back
  • Bow And Arrow Choke
  • Upa Mount Escape
  • Elbow Escape From Mount
  • Bridge Escape From Side Control

Part 6:

  • Side Control Escape To Single Leg
  • Bridge And Turn Side Control Escape
  • Side Control Reversal
  • North South Escape With Elbows In
  • North South To Single Leg
  • Knee On Belly Escape
  • Basic Back Escape
  • Turtle Back Escape
  • Turtle Escape
  • Arm Bar Escape
  • Arm Bar From Closed Guard Escape
  • Triangle Escape
  • Backwards Roll
  • Front Roll
  • Hip Escape
  • Upa 
  • Technical Stand Up
  • Sprawl

So What Does It Cost?

Well, that depends, what is it worth to learn the secrets of a 5x Black Belt World Champion?

What do you think a private lesson would cost with Bernardo Faria?

We could have easily charged you $247

But as usual, we're not going to do that..

Instead, cut that price by almost 50%

That's right, you can get all of Bernardo's secrets for just $147

 

Bernardo Faria a 5x BJJ Black Belt World Champion

  • Bernardo is considered by many the master of fundamentals
  • With this easy to learn system, you will be able to develop a strong foundation
  • The fundamentals are the most important part of Jiu Jitsu, basics are what wins
  • Learn the same basics that led Bernardo to 5 World Championships
  • The perfect instructional set for anybody of any age, rank, athletic level, and fitness level

 

Foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Bernardo Faria

At the end of the day, basics are what wins.

If you are just starting in BJJ, your understanding and mastery of the basics are what will dictate your whole journey.

If you are far down the road: blue belt or beyond, you may have missed a few steps and that could be what is causing you to struggle.

You may need to relearn a few things.

 

Bernardo Faria: Fighter Bio

 

Bernardo Faria BJJ

 

Bernardo Faria probably has a lot more in common with you than he has with the athletic freaks that you picture winning the Jiu Jitsu World Championships.  He is friendly to everyone, he snorts when he laughs and he is laughing almost all of the time, and he is really into using his computer; not exactly the typical picture of a “tough guy..”

When he gets to the gym he isn’t very good at doing the warmups..  He can’t really do a cartwheel and if you were watching him shrimp or roll you wouldn’t say “wow, I bet that guy is a killer! He’s just not that fluid. But when it comes time to slap hands and start rolling or get on the mat at the World Championships – everything changes.   Bernardo’s lack of elite athletic ability doesn’t really matter – because he has a much better system for sweeping than his opponents. While we will never say that his or anyone’s moves can’t be stopped, we can comfortably say that they haven’t been stopped!

We know he has an incredible understanding of the fundamentals because he has used the fundamentals to win 5 Black Belt World Championships including the adult Black Belt Open Class. Bernardo has beaten so many of Jiu Jitsu's household names including Xande Ribeiro, Leandro Lo, Rafael Lovato, Roberto Cyborg Abreu, Josh Hinger, Erberth Santos, Yuri Simoes, Luiz Panza, Braulio Estima, and the list goes on and on...

Knee On Belly Escape by Bernardo Faria

 

 

 

For Example, did you know there is one little detail that will make the difference between hitting a scissors sweep or not?

A lot of people that learn some of these fundamental sweeps like the scissor sweep rule them is ineffective because as they progress and start rolling, they are not able to succeed with them.  This is all due to the lack of subtleties in the details.

If you are trying to do a scissor sweep on your opponent, the difference could be inches. If you attempt this sweep and your partner's butt is on their heels or near their heels, this means you will never be able to hit the sweep.  We are talking inches.

The simple trick to finishing the scissor sweep is to pull your partner on top of you so that their base is directly over you and their lower body is light.  Take their butt off their heels.  If you do this, you would be surprised to see how easy it is to sweep them 

These same principles of inches can be applied to numerous techniques that many people do wrong.  Techniques like the arm bar, the bow arrow choke, the hook sweep, escapes, and so much more.

If you never master the basics, don’t even bother learning anything else, it probably won’t work. Just as a house sits on its foundation, your advanced BJJ moves sit on the foundation of its basics. If the foundation isn’t strong, the house will crumble and your BJJ is the same way.

 

 

Knee Shield Basics by Bernardo Faria

 

 

What People Are Saying About Bernardo?

 

Michael Zenga BJJ

"As a big older guy, I naturally feel like a turtle on my back. When Bernardo started showing me his half-guard techniques and fundamental approach I found that I didn’t need any athletic ability to use them, just the knowledge of how they worked, and since then my game is 1,000% better. I sweep any non-professional and I’ve even had the chance to roll with multiple world champions and sweep them as well. As the owner of BJJ Superdeals and BJJ Fanatics, I get to see the very best guys in the world all of the time, but Bernardo’s techniques are the only ones I use on the bottom – they are that good; especially if you are slow and unathletic like me."

-Michael Zenga, Black Belt

 

 

Bruno Malfacine BJJ

"With Bernardo's accomplishments, he has proven how consistent and effective his game is. We all know he is one of the best fighters in the World, but you may not know him as an instructor. He came to my school in 2013 to teach a seminar. The seminar was only 2 two hours long, but left a legacy here. Half of my students here are doing his position... doing his half guard sweeps. It is amazing to see, that he is not just a great competitor, but he is an amazing instructor as well. I'm sure you guys will learn a lot from him as we did here."

-Bruno Malfacine, 10X World Champion

 

 

Fabio Gurgel BJJ

"Every time I get in the Half-Guard with Bernardo, it was a problem; I got swept over and over. I started to study the position to counter his sweeps and every time I get a new situation, Bernardo had another one inside his sleeve. His Deep Half is so powerful. This helped him win five World titles as a black belt --- using the same technique that everybody knows he is going to do. He goes there and he does it, because he knows all the details. He understands the technique. He understands the position. HE REALLY KNOWS TECHNIQUE.

-Fabio Gurgel

 

 Pound Lamb

"My name is Pound Lamb. I am 52 years old and train at Nashville MMA. I want to sing praises on Bernardo’s half guard system. I was introduced to the Faria Guard and Pressure Passing system by a teammate last year. I promptly purchased both DVD sets and with only three months of training, I was fortunate enough to win the 2015 World Masters. The system worked so easily. I was promoted to Purple belt in 2016 and placed 2nd in the 2016 World Masters. I knew this system was designed for me when I started beating upper belts half my age. It was like my game had jumped three years. This system allows me to slow the super athletic guy’s game down and places me in control. It sounds crazy but I feel like I’m literally resting in this guard while the young guys are gassing out. They know what’s coming and still have a hard time stopping it. I think this is absolutely the best guard system for masters who like beating young guns."

-Pound Lamb

So What Exactly Is On This Set?

 

Part 1:

  • Intro
  • Jumping Closed Guard
  • Pulling The Open Guard
  • Posture When Standing
  • Double Leg
  • Double Leg From Knees When Opponent Sprawls
  • Single Leg
  • Fighting For Grips
  • Harai Goshi
  • O'Goshi
  • Morote Seoi
  • Intro To Closed Guard
  • Scissor Sweep
  • Pendulum Sweep
  • Arm Bar From Failed Pendulum Sweep

Part 2:

  • Hand On The Belt Sweep
  • Kimura From closed Guard
  • Cross Choke From Guard
  • Inverted Arm Bar
  • Arm Bar From Closed Guard
  • Both Hands On Both Legs Sweep
  • Underhook Leg Sweep
  • Basic Spider Guard Sweep (Opponent On Knees)
  • Spider Guard Sweep When Opponent Stands
  • Triangle From spider
  • Balloon Sweep
  • Regular Tripod Sweep
  • Opposite Tripod
  • Collar + Sleeve Balloon Sweep
  • Collar + Sleeve Triangle

Part 3:

  • Intro To Lasso
  • Intro To De La Riva
  • Butterfly Hook Sweep
  • Butterfly Sweep Without Underhook
  • Knee Shield Basics
  • Lapel Single Leg
  • Bridge For Half Guard Sweep/Retention
  • Using Hook To Go From Half To Closed
  • Top Closed Guard Posture
  • Opening The Closed Guard Controlling The Sleeve
  • Toreando Pass
  • Double Under Pass
  • Closed Guard Straight To Side Control Or Half Guard

Part 4:

  • Opening Closed Guard When Opponent Hides Sleeve
  • How To Pass Spider Guard
  • How To Pass Foot On The Hip Guard
  • Top Half Guard Posture 
  • Passing Half Guard
  • Passing Half Guard To Mount Using Hooks
  • Half Guard To Knee Slice
  • Knee Slide Control To Mount
  • Stepover Side Control To Mount
  • Arm Bar From North South
  • Kimura From North South
  • Turning Arm Bar 
  • Cross Choke From Side Control
  • Knee On Belly Basics
  • Near Side Arm Bar From Knee On Belly

Part 5:

  • Far Side Arm Bar From Knee On Belly
  • Choke From Knee On Belly
  • Arm Bar From Mount
  • Americana From Mount
  • Cross Choke From Mount
  • Double Attack From Mount
  • Flip Over Back Take
  • Foot Hook Back Take
  • Clock Choke From Turtle 
  • Rear Naked Choke
  • Collar Choke From Back
  • Modified Collar Choke From Back
  • Bow And Arrow Choke
  • Upa Mount Escape
  • Elbow Escape From Mount
  • Bridge Escape From Side Control

Part 6:

  • Side Control Escape To Single Leg
  • Bridge And Turn Side Control Escape
  • Side Control Reversal
  • North South Escape With Elbows In
  • North South To Single Leg
  • Knee On Belly Escape
  • Basic Back Escape
  • Turtle Back Escape
  • Turtle Escape
  • Arm Bar Escape
  • Arm Bar From Closed Guard Escape
  • Triangle Escape
  • Backwards Roll
  • Front Roll
  • Hip Escape
  • Upa 
  • Technical Stand Up
  • Sprawl

So What Does It Cost?

Well, that depends, what is it worth to learn the secrets of a 5x Black Belt World Champion?

What do you think a private lesson would cost with Bernardo Faria?

We could have easily charged you $247

But as usual, we're not going to do that..

Instead, cut that price by almost 50%

That's right, you can get all of Bernardo's secrets for just $147

 

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