The berimbolo is a staple of sport’s Jiu-Jitsu nowadays. However, the popular sweep is frowned upon by many practitioners of Jiu-Jitsu, mostly from the self defense based practitioners, arguing that the move is not realistic and not applicable in a real fight.
There are many great uses for the berimbolo. When your opponent is facing you in combat base, you can use the berimbolo sweep and take the back.
There are so many set ups for the berimbolo and you don’t even have to invert. Leo D’avila’s variation of berimbolo which he calls “Fatbolo” works for big guys who don’t feel comfortable to be upside down.
In this one, Professor Leo goes for a footlock, when the opponent defends, he transitions to a berimbolo.
He shows a variation from the berimbolo attack to the back in the double pull guard situation, without the De La Riva hook.
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