BJJ / Grappling tips: 3 Mistakes to Avoid in the Butterfly Guard - a video by Stephan Kesting

Here is a great butterfly guard video by the always awesome Stephan Kesting. The video was released very recently and I really enjoyed it for a few different reasons:

1. Stephan is a very good grappler with a black belt under Marcus Suares (7th degree black belt from Carlson Gracie himself) and a ton of experience under the founder of Combat Submission Wrestling Erik Paulson.

2. Stephan is a very good and experienced teacher, with multiple acclaimed instructional products under his name (BJJ roadmap, Dynamic 1/2 guard, High Percentage Leg Locks and, more recently, "How to defeat the bigger, stronger opponent" with (Two time world champion Emily Kwok). If there are any possible mistakes out there, Stephan's made them and most likely learned from them.

3. Quality of production: today's BJJ instructional market is quite competitive and there are many excellent products on pretty much every aspect of grappling (with or without the gi) out there. Stephan always puts his best into producing high quality instructionals.

I really like the "3 mistakes" format because by the time these three mistakes are chosen the author usually has to think really hard and filter out the 3 BJJ mistakes that make the biggest difference. It's all about the most results for the minimum effort. Treat this video as a 5 minute lever that will raise your game more than hours of random rolling with no focus.

P.s. here's my own humble butterfly video which looks into entries and adding an element of aliveness to the guard game. I am very happy, and surprised, to say it's had over 1,400 hits!


Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi

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1 comment:

Brendan said...

What really makes this amazing was watching Marcelo systematically dismantle SK on MGinAction. Stephan is the REAL DEAL and it goes to show what level Garcia is on.

Thanks for sharing these tips!