Advanced Grapplering: Berimbolo's and how I'm $%$%ing them up today
For your viewing enjoyment are the following two videos from my recent US Grappling tournament in Virginia Beach.
If you don't care about watching the videos then skip past them for the Berimbolo discussion.
Jump straight to 1:20 for my first shitty berimbolo attempt.
This one is ALL fucked up. Not only do I reach with the wrong hand to secure the belt grip, but I'm unable to invert to make the sweep work properly and take the back, so I end up just dragging him down and forcing the sweep. Stop watching now so that it looks like I'm winning and skip to the next video.
For this one jump to 2:10 for the berimbolo.
This one is a little better. My hooks are better, my control is better, but I STILL secure the belt with the wrong hand, which means I don't have a hand available to hook the leg and help me invert. I still manage to invert for the sweep and get a much smoother transition to the top this time.
For reference, this is how the berimbolo is SUPPOSED to look:
I've been working on the berimbolo as a functional sweep for about a month and a half now. I've worked on it enough to see the mistakes I'm making and know how much more I need to drill it, so let's talk about berimboloing and how other people are using it, whether you feel like it's a 'fad' sweep or not, how you prefer to set it up, how you prefer to counter it, and all that jazz.