“If you watch the best jiu jitsu competitors, they all have something in common. They all know where they want to be in order to pass someone’s guard.” - Romulo Barral
Romulo Barral is a world-class Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt with a legendary reputation as a competitor. Romulo established himself as one of the top-tier athletes in the medium-heavyweight division and earned the Top 10 Competitors of All Time ranking title. He not only conquered events like ADCC 2013, IBJJF Worlds, and the IBJJF Pans and European Open but also is well-known for his unstoppable passing styles.
How much do you know about Guard passing?
This will probably sound familiar: You spend a good portion of time getting a sweep, and next thing you know, there seems to be no way to get past your opponent’s guard. Understanding what to do and what not to do playing top position is essential to pass your opponent’s guard and establish dominance. You also don’t want to get swept and end up giving up on 2 hard-earned points.
As Romulo specifies in his course “Death by a 1000 Knee cuts”, he only focuses on establishing his own comfort, since comfort enables us to do anything we’d like. Passing guard. Taking the back. You name it.
What makes Romulo’s knee cuts special compared to others?
Knee cuts are one of the most potent passing styles that Romulo relies on, whether he is training or competing. It's only a matter of time for your opponent to give up when you're penetrating with your knee and grinding on the pressure.
In Romulo’s course, you will learn various ways to enter the knee cutting position, as well as how to deal with the knee shield - your opponent's last resort for stopping your pass.
You probably have experienced this multiple times: You thought you'd finally figured out your opponent's guard and you forced the knee cut pass, only to be faced with their frustrating knee shield. And all your progress goes out the window, leaving you to start from scratch, yet again. The truth is, passing guard is complicated and with the seemingly endless combinations of grips and leg placements, it feels like new guards are being created almost every day. But what if you didn’t have to stress anymore? At least about this one thing.
Romulo’s course “Death by a 1000 Knee cuts” is full of tactics to troubleshoot your knee cut passes and shut down any knee shield.
What else will I learn from Romulo’s course?
As much as Romulo’s course will help you learn all the details of developing unstoppable knee cut passing, some of your training partners might get frustrated and try to tangle you up with various grips and guards to get back at you. Romulo’s course “Death by a 1000 Knee cuts” also provides systematic ways to approach their guards so you can finish passing no matter what. Here are some of the guards that this new system of knee cut can dismantle:
De la Riva
Deep De la Riva
Sit up Guard
Reverse De La Riva
Deep half Guard
Shin on Shin Guard
Not only will you be left with variations to dismantle any guard mentioned above, but you'll also be able to troubleshoot scenarios such as:
When our opponent has the pants grip
When you cant establish the cross face
Join 5 x IBJJF world champion and 2008 ADCC gold medalist, Romulo Barral, as he reveals the secrets and strategies behind his knee cut passing system and makes your opponent pay for even thinking about pulling guard on you.
There are also 3 free videos available for every single course, including Romulo’s “Death by a 1000 Knee cuts”! Click on any of them to access and start stepping up your jiu jitsu game!