Bernardo Faria is a 5 times world champion at black belt and one of the most accomplished grapplers in the world. His level of technical knowledge is immense and he is one of the best teachers in the sport. However, most of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu people in the world do not have the opportunity to go train directly with Faria. Luckily for all of us, he is regularly releasing DVD instructionals on various subjects that are his expertise. In fact, he’s so active in shooting digital content that there’s quite a collection of Bernardo Faria DVD instructionals available.
Before we look at the complete collection more closely, let’s talk about why a Bernardo Faria DVD is a great investment. First, you get to learn from a world champion, and a multiple times one at that. Second, Faria is really easy to listen to and explains everything in tremendous detail. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Faria DVD that’ll raise more questions than answers. Third, he is a big fan of order and everything he demonstrates is perfectly systematized. In Bernardo Faria DVD you won’t find jumping from subject to subject or needles talk on various unrelated subjects. it’s all about the theme of the instructionals and how to integrate everything into your game as a whole system. Finally, the simplicity of his style means that it is going to suit anyone, regardless of belt level, age and/or athletic abilities.
For all you half guard players out there, this is the bread and butter of the half guard position. Beginner or advanced, young or old, male or female, this Faria DVD is one that will benefit you immensely. Across three DVDs you get to learn everything, from the very basics to deep half magic. Pull half guard, retain half guard, counter everything and attack with ruthless efficiency. The fourth DVD is a real treat, as Bernardo narrates rolls against top-level black belts while using his trademark half guard. A true bible of the position that you can get HERE.
If you’re a fan of the closed guard position than you can’t miss this Faria DVD! If you’re not a fan of the closed guard in Jiu-Jitsu than you need it even more! The closed guard is a staple position that you’re going to encounter at every level of Jiu-Jitsu. So, why not be proficient at it? You’ll certainly surprise all of your opponents and training partners after watching Faria’s material.
In a four-disc bundle, Faria takes you through all kinds of entries into the guard, followed by a wide variety of attacks. Lear the very dangerous technique of jumping guard correctly so that you can take anyone into your closed guard. Make sure you follow it up with enormous control that’ll lead your opponent’s into a trap of your choosing. On the subject of traps, Bernardo Faria has developed such an elaborate system based on basics that it’ll take you next to no effort! many many sweeps are intertwined by basic close guard submissions and even a few more advanced ones, for those feeling particularly adventurous.
This Bernardo Faria DVD fits in perfectly with the two previous ones. Once you have a great bottom game from both the half and closed guard, why not master a skillful submission as well? Despite often considered a fundamental move, the Omoplata is not a simple technique. It involves complex mechanics and many “moving parts” that can easily go wrong.
Bernardo Faria is a true master of this devastating shoulder lock. This DVD is a great progression through the world of the Omoplata. Faria demonstrates amazing finishing variations, fit for all levels of Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. Some of his alternative finishing variations are forever going to change your attacking guard game. No matter how strong or flexible your opponent is, Faria’s setups are foolproof and work on everyone. Furthermore, there’s no position that is going to keep you from entering the Omoplata. Entries are available from mount, turtle, topside control, half guard and virtually every position if you know what you’re looking for. Most importantly, the Omoplata Everyone DVD is going to teach you to counter-attack common passes with a brutal submission!
Now that all of Bernardo Faria’s favorite bottom game positions are covered, let’s see if he has something to offer in the top game department. Well, it turns out he has. It comes in the form of another 4-disc digital release dubbed Battle Tested Pressure Passing.
Why struggle with the guards of your opponents when you can make them give up a pass? No need to try and go through their structure when you can pressure them into submission. Pressure passing is arguably the best passing concept in BJJ. And there is nobody better at it than 5 times World Champion Bernardo Faria. His DVD is going to teach you how and when to use the famous Faria over underpass to great success! The over underpass can be used against every guard in Jiu-Jitsu, as proven by Faria himself at the highest level. Time to make everyone feel the pressure of an elite level passing game!
Do you remember the last time Bernardo Faria got submitted in competition? Neither do I and probably neither does he. That is because the Brazilian is notoriously hard to submit. Even if an opponent gets close there’s simply no way to finish a submission. And now you can learn the tricks of his trade yourself.
If you have a nagging position that you can’t seem to solve, this is the DVD to get. Bernardo Faria teaches you how to Escape From Anywhere regardless of where your opponent has got you. Mounted by a heavy opponent? No problem! People hanging on your back? Shrug them off with ease! Stuck in side control? No more! What you’ll get from this DVD is not only an escape option but also a route to a position of safety or a direct counterattack. Oh, and there is a complete volume dedicated to defending and escaping submission holds.
This is the final release by Bernardo, still hot out of the oven. While the half guard is a subject frequently visited by Faria, this time he ditches the Gi to freshen things up! The real hidden benefit of this Faria DVD is that it can be used in both Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu.
Once again, it’s a bundle of four highly detailed DVDs with a total length of about 5 hours! That’s 5 hours of Faria’s best methods on entering, retaining and attacking from the half guard! Sweep, submit or simply frustrate your opponents without any effort whatsoever! Discover how the deep half and other advanced half guard variations work in No-Gi so that you can confuse every opponent you come up against! This is the first No-Gi DVD by Faria and I certainly hope it is not the last, as it is every bit as good as his Gi instructionals. Perhaps even better!