Cobrinha vs Roberto “Tussa” Alencar, IBJJF: The First Cryangle

Enjoy Rubens Charles Cobrinha vs Roberto Tussa Alencar below.

This classic David vs Goliath match is chalked with glimpses of modern Jiu-Jitsu in its early stages. Thanks to Budo Videos for putting this up.

BJJ Notes from Cobrinha vs Roberto “Tussa” Alencar:

  • From open guard Cobrinha uses proactive hip movement to outmaneuver the bigger immovable Tussa
  • Then he uses leg entanglements to become the base of a much larger opponent who he would have no hope of actually moving- so he moves himself [under him]
  • When threatened by Tussa's sprawl and stack, Cobrinha displaces his head underneath Tussas hips (aka inversion) to ball up recover the leg entanglement
  • Notice how IBJJF rules cause them to make the insane choice of not figure four'ing their leg to protect the heel hook from 50-50. Sheesh.
  • The first cryangle ever pulled off at the black belt level in competition, as far as I know. Pretty cool.
  • Goliath sometimes wins :/

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