Match Study: Murilo Santana v Keenan Cornelius at Pans 2014

New Video Series!

I haven’t been too keen on video making on individual matches (Lo v Clark was my last one) because I initially started out focusing on strategies – so looking for “repeated moves” playing out over many matches was the primary goal. I think I will start making some “match study videos” when it is relevant to the study at hand though.  As to “moves” and breaking them down I will probably stick to my instagram for that. How my thinking goes right now at least.

In this first of my “Match Study” videos, I look at how Murilo used basic passes and sound strategy to overcome Keenan’s hydra like guard. To be honest I was “ho hum” about Murilo until I saw this match which resulted in me digging further into his approach to passing. The details of which are in my last entry on Murilo Santana. This particular match is good food for thought towards the “fundamental v modern” debate I feel.

Murilo is a crafty cat, this stack to over/under switch is just one of his moves. If you want to get ahead of my series do go study his matches. Eye openers I promise. Like Lo, I do believe aspects of Murilo’s passing will be adopted by sport jiujitsu players in the future to combat tricky guards.

As usual, do feel free to let me know if you think there are any matches worth covering. Thanks again for the support everyone. Enjoy.

ps: Keenan and Murilo are in the same bracket at the Worlds to get to the semifinals and there is a very high chance we get to see a rematch (both get 1st round byes). Watch out for it.


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