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Rodrigo Teixeira - Dynamic Guard Work

Rodrigo Teixeira - Dynamic Guard Work

Rodrigo is an accomplished grappler himself with over 25 years of jiu-jitsu under his belt. In those decades of training he’s rolled or competed against many of the absolute legends in the art. On a recent trip Rodrigo found himself in Jiu-Jitsu Magazine Headquarters and showed us a few of his favorite techniques. Enjoy!
- Issue 52

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Rodrigo Teixeira - Dynamic Guard Work
  • Sitting Guard to Mount Sweep - Rodrigo Teixeira

    When starting from the Sitting Guard, this is a highly effective sweep that will earn you six points in competition, two for the sweep and four for the mount as well as put you in a great place to finish.
    - Issue 52

  • Sitting Guard Sweep to Back - Rodrigo Teixeira

    This is a variation of the previous move in which Rodrigo sees (and feels) an opportunity and chooses to take the opponent’s back.  This too is a six point move in competition. The entry and setup from the previous technique, up to Step 4, is identical.  So, let’s start from there.
    - Issue 52

  • Setup Against Standing Opponent - Rodrigo Teixeira

    Here, Rodrigo shows how he can use the two previous techniques against his opponent even if they’re in a standing position in front of him.  The entry to get his opponent elevated is from a different position (Spider Guard), but once there, he may continue to use either technique.
    - Issue 52

  • Sitting Guard Truck Driver Pass - Rodrigo Teixeira

    This is a very simple yet very effective pass that once you try will be amazed at how simple and effective it is. When you think about passing and when you and your opponent are both sitting, you’d think you’d have to stand at some point to effectively pass. However, with this pass, when done cor...