Triangle from back control

Heres a basic and simple way to hit a back triangle. Simple arm trap then transition to back triangle by controlling own shin and stepping on hip for the angle for the back triangle ! Hope you guys enjoy it !! Ossss

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Dela riva sweep + Arm Lock

Hey guys, check out this new technique I’ve been playing and drilling with. I really like to use this when I am able to control the same side sleeve in the Dela Riva guard. This grip variation with the foot on hip also allows you to switch into a straight ankle foot lock instead of the sweep as well! Hope you guys enjoy!! Osssssssss

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2015 NAGA NorthEast

Competed at Naga Northeast this past weekend here in Providence RI! I love competing close to home and this venue is 8 minutes from my house. I did both the no gi and gi divisions. For no gi I competed expert 180-189.9 lbs, and for gi I did purple belt at the same weight. My no gi matches went pretty fast. I won my first one by knee bar at 20 seconds in! My second one I won by knee bar also at about 1:40 into the match. By the time I did my gi division it was about 9 pm! Naga never disappoints on being late and being the most unorganized event there is to this day. I won my first gi match with about 40 seconds via straight ankle lock aka “Estima Lock.” My second match I pulled guard and attempted a couple foot locks from 50/50 guard then ended up in a scramble which I capitalized on and scored a sweep. I was now in my opponents closed guard and I stood up to break and pass. He tried to sweep me and I recovered by catching myself and putting my hand on the mat, this made my other arm easy to attack since all my weight and focus was on my other arm. He immediately switched to an arm bar which he caught me in and I had to verbally tap. Not in a million years I thought Id lose that match but hey sometimes a small mistake will get you caught and that was the case Saturday. For my 3rd place match I went hard. I attempted many submissions including the key lock and some chokes. I was unable to finish my opponent, but I racked up a 18 x 0 score from sweeping, passing, kneeing on belly and mounting him. Overall I was happy with my performance and now I know what to go work on for the next few weeks! More experience gained and more knowledge Ossss!

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Dela Riva guard to Back take No gi Bjj

Here’s one of my favorite back takes that I came up with on my own from the Dela Riva Guard when training No gi!Check it out!
(Be aware in gi this is illegal by IBJJF rules)

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Metamoris Challenger New York 2015

Competed at the Metamoris Challenger this past weekend. The tournament was originally suppose to be in Boston, but I guess from the lack of competitors they had to join the Meta Challenger from NY, Boston and , Washington DC into one. It was held in Brooklyn New York at one of the Renzo Gracie academies. When I arrived there with my friend to compete the place looked like a ghost town. There weren’t too many people on the mat, and if I didn’t see the cameras and the camera man I probably would think this was a small open mat on a Saturday. Anyways the lack of people made it a speedy tournament which I like very much, and since it was sub only I enjoyed it even more. I was in a light heavy weight division (under 194.9 lbs), we were separated in groups. My group consisted of me and three others one guy didn’t show, so it became a round robin. I fought one of the guys first and won via heel hook with about 30 seconds. The video is below check it out !The guy who I beat fought the next guy next and lost with about 3 minutes in by RNC. My second match happened after the lunch break. I went head to head with my next guy, I attempted multiple foot lock attempts. I was in control of the match. I was dictating where the match went and my opponent was more on defense mode. Matches were 10 min long and if it there were no submissions at the end it was considered a tie. By the end of the match me and my opponent were both getting tired, but I did not stop the attacks with about 45 seconds left I entered 50/50 guard and dove for a toe hold and so did my opponent we rolled around trying to break each others foot for about 15 seconds and boom my ankle popped very loud and I verbally tapped. I was disappointed but not mad at myself because even though I lost the match I felt like I fought much harder and just happened to get caught because I was chasing the submission. I could of stalled my guy out and won my group by having the fastest submission, but all I kept thinking was how bad I want to make this guy tap. I gave my all and came up short and I do not regret it. Once Again another lesson learned and more experience gained. We live and learn, every tournament I learn a little and thats what counts because improving is the goal!

I am pumped to be competing at the Metamoris Challenger !! I will be training my hardest for this !!#DreamChaser #Bjj #JiujitsuJourney #JiuJitsu _#akbjj #QobraQlutchQlothing #Q3 #FitneasFactory #TBBJJ #CovBjj @akbjj @qobraqlutch @fitnessfactorymomma @coventrybjj @covbjj Metamoris Challengers are flooding in from all over. Meet Challenger Vin Canabarro, @VCanabarro Team: Tim Burrill BJJ Instructor: Tim Burrill Sponsor: Armor Kimonos @AKBJJ Facebook: facebook.com/vin.canabarro Twitter: @vcanabarro Instagram: @vcanabarro Weight: Light Heavy (176-196 lbs.) Challenger City: Providence, RI Why did you sign up for the Challenger? I signed up for the challenger because I simply love to compete against the best around! There’s no other feeling better than competing against the highest level of competition! What do you think will be your most difficult challenge? I look at things in a positive way so to me I like to think that there is no most difficult challenge, and only the challenge itself. What do you think about the Challenger rules? I love the rules, submission only is the true essence of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! What is your main inspiration for training and competing? My main inspiration for training is my love for Jiu jitsu !!! But for competition it’s the addictive feeling you get once being on the competition mats, its unexplainable – you have to feel it for yourself! It’s the adrenaline plus nerves that make you forget the world for that match’s length that makes me love competition so much and yearn for more! @MetaChallenger #VinCanabarro

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Check out my first match below:

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Dragon Lair Challenge 2015

Once again I got to Referee and compete at the Dragon Lair Challenge in Holliston, Massachusetts. I had two matches in the gi and two in the no gi. Check out a mini high light video and also the full match videos below:

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2015 IBJJF Boston Summer Open

Back to Boston for another shot at the gold in the IBJJF Boston Summer Open. Competed in the Medium Heavy weight adult purple division as usual. My first match wasn’t too exciting, I won by two advantages. I pulled guard right off the bat and tried working my bottom game but was not able to sweep my opponent, about 3 minutes in I almost swept him and gained an advantage.Then at about 4 minutes in I gained an advantage for an arm bar attempt, and the rest of the match went pretty much him trying to pass my guard. For my second match I got to face the guy who beat me in the first round of the NY Summer No Gi open and I was excited for my rematch. I did the same thing as the match before pulled guard right away, I played dela riva for a bit then got my opponent to my closed guard. I kept trying to set up my bravo choke grip to use it as a lever to break his posture. At the 3 minute mark we ended up out of bounds and had to re tie our belts on the reset and my opponent took extra long and got penalized for it. I proceeded to my game once again by pulling guard, at about 4 minutes in I was able to catch him in a closed guard arm bar! I was fired up and pumped for my win and performance, I won my rematch just how I wanted to. My finals match did not go so well. Right off the bat I pulled and he also pulled, I went right into 50/50 guard and attempted an ankle lock. I was on his foot trying to finish with all my might for about 4 minutes and basically I gassed, my opponent was able to escape the 50/50 guard and pass,the match was basically me recovering guard and him passing again stacking points he did this twice then he scored points for mount as well at the end. Not how I wanted my finals match to go, but it was my fault for giving everything into the submission instead of letting go and continuing the match by trying to sweep and pass. Overall I was happy with my performance and glad I left another tourney without injuries. I was so gassed that I did not even sign up for absolute I went straight home after getting my silver medal. I left it all on the mat and another lesson was learned and more experienced was gained.

Check Out my Semi Finals match below:

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