Monthly Archives: June 2020

Episode 33 – Learning Open Guard and Retention with Lucas Valente



We talk to open guard specialist and elite competitor Lucas Valente about how he built one of the best open guards in BJJ, how to mix open guard with guard recovery, having a diverse guard, who was his most difficult training recently, and more. Check out Lucas’s series’s The Classic Open Guard and The Guard Retention Encyclopedia right now on BJJ Fanatics.

To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com.
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.

Episode 32 – How Studying With BJJ Fanatics Helped John Combs Get To The Next Level



We talk to black belt guillotine specialist and ADCC veteran John Combs about how he studies videos from BJJ Fanatics (including how he studied leading up to his ADCC Trials championship), his background in both wrestling AND physical education that helps him in grappling, having the second-most EVER black belt guillotine wins, which educated New Zealand grappling coaches series he enjoys on BJJ Fanatics (hint), and more. Check out John’s series’ Mastering The Guillotine and The No-Gi Gameplan: Takedown, Pass, Finish now on BJJ Fanatics.

To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com.
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.

Episode 31 – Using Mental Training For BJJ Success & Learning Open Guard Secrets with Johnny Tama



BJJ Fanatics sat down with black belt no-gi world champion Johnny Tama to talk about how he developed an elite open guard, how he won a world title coming from Ecuador, how he changed his mental training for better results on the mat, his thoughts on modern no-gi tournaments, and more. Check out Johnny’s series’ The Aggressive Open Guard: No-Gi and The Aggressive Spider Guard now on BJJ Fanatics.

To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.
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Episode 30 – Becoming a BJJ Fanatic with Giancarlo Bodoni



BJJ Fanatics sat down with brown belt no-gi world champion & BJJ Fanatic Giancarlo Bodoni to talk about his teaching and learning style, how he won a world title a few months after injury, what it is like training and teaching with Bernardo Faria, his start in BJJ, and more. Check out Giancarlo’s series’ The Closed Guard Arsenal: Sweeps & Back Takes, Submission Arsenal: Closed Guard, and Single Legs From Everywhere now on BJJ Fanatics.

To learn more great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques, visit https://www.bjjfanatics.com
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time.  Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle.
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