Impassable guard with Michael Langhi

Jul 12th, 2011 by Budo Jake

Wow, it’s hard to believe we’re already on the 23rd episode of Rolled Up.

This one was particularly fun to make. It was my second time to visit Cobrinha’s amazing academy. The Alliance training camp was in full swing for the 2011 Worlds and luckily we had a few hours to film before all the camp members came in. It was my first time training with Michael Langhi so I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that there was no way I was passing his guard unless he let me.

We hit on a number of interesting topics during the interview portion including:

-Langhi talks about how Cobrinha got him into BJJ
-Capoeira is the base of Jiu-jitsu
-Training with his brother
-His biggest threats in his weight class
-His big plans for the future
-Keys to a good guard

He showed some very cool spider guard moves. If they look like what you see Cobrinha do than that should be no surprise to know that Langhi is Cobrinha’s top student. The techniques he shows are:

-Spider guard against standing opponent
-Spider guard against kneeling opponent
-Spider guard against opponent in combat base

As for the roll, there’s a lot to learn there. I’m going to watch it over and over again to try to learn what he was doing to me!

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