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The Machado Method

The Breakdown:

In this video, Master Carlos Machado discusses the famous Z-Guard. What is it, how do opponents like to use it, and how can you offset/counter it? Once your opponent has you in the Z-guard, several opportunities arise for them, which means you need to act fast. Master Machado demonstrates how you should keep a strong base, position yourself to avoid leg and arm attacks while neutralizing the guard so you can 'melt through it'.

Goal: Counter the Z-Guard
Base position: Z-Guard (top)
Grips: Collar grip

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Carlos Machado and Hayabusa are collaborating on this series to bring you techniques never seeing outside of highly exclusive seminars before. Master Machado is a Coral belt with over 51 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience.

The methods and teachings in this series are suitable for all levels, and they solidify fundamental skills that will help to improve your ground game.