Rubens Charles Cobrinha BJJ Set Instructional Review Rubens Charles Cobrinha BJJ Set Instructional Review BJJ DVD Reviews SHARE BJJ Heroes , / 7861 2 What to say about Rubens Charles? Well, he is on our “Top 10 Best BJJ Fighters of all Time” list, but don’t take our word for it. “Cobrinha” has been at the top of the Jiu Jitsu’s featherweight division for the past 6 or 7 years, one of the most technical divisions in grappling today, with 5 World Titles to his name. Sometimes, that isn’t enough; good competitors don’t always translate into good instructors, luckily that isn’t the case. The Highs This is not just another instructional, Rubens Charles really shows some of the trademark positions that we love to watch so much. He adds to every basic move a little of the flair he is known for which on many occasions translates into a clairvoyance that only a natural born talent could find. There is also good news to those who believe the agile game of Rubens will not bring anything of value to their heavier set of tools. The closed guard section of the DVD is perfect for any fighter of any size. In fact, the Overhooks section of the closed guard should be essential to anyone that likes playing closed guard, excellent material. The extras are pretty good also, and the fight with Bruno Frazatto is one of the best World Championships Finals of all time with a very dramatic ending (I won’t spoil the surprise). The Lows The 3rd Section of the DVD set is in fact high level Jiu Jitsu, and not everyone will be able to absorb those positions, this is “Cobrinha” showing what he really enjoys doing, his awareness is on another level and if you are a beginner or intermediate and/or you do not like to play guard, this is not for you, plain and simple. The Veredict This is a very good find for all of you out that like to play a good mobile guard, plenty of transitions and variations from some standardized positions such as the De La Riva and the Closed Guard. Cobrinha’s innovation from the De La Riva is pretty impressive, though (like stated in the “lows” paragraph) not for everybody. His lapel grip variations are a definite plus and going back to the De La Riva, some great principles on how to break a big man with a good posture from the smaller man’s stand point. A good buy! The Rubens Charles Instructional DVD Includes: Jump Guard to Back Take Jump Guard to Armbar Jump Guard to Sweep Omoplata Sweep to Armbar Variation Overhook to Straight Armlock Overhook to Omoplata Overhook to Triangle Inside Overhook to the Back Inside Overhook to Armbar Taking the back off Armbar Defence Flower Sweep Armbar off Flower Sweep Defence Nearside Armbar Variation Sweep to Omoplata Brabo Armbar Brabo Straight Armbar from Armbar Defence Brabo Triangle Tereré Sweep From Belt Grip Tereré Sweep to Armlock X Guard to Single Leg X Guard to Tomoe Nage X Guard to the Back X Guard to Tripod Sweep Underhook Sweep to the back Lapel Grip Variation Lapel Grip to Helicopter Sweep Underhook Sweep to the Back Double Underhooks to Straight Armbar Straight Armlock to Americana Variation Double Underhooks to the Back Double Underhooks to the Back Variation Omoplata Against Hip Pressure Inverted Defence Against Jacaré Pass Triangle Against Underhook Pass Half Guard Defence to Straight Armbar Omoplata Overhook to Triangle Variation Hook Sweep Against Same Side Guard Pass Kimura Reversal off Sweep Defence Lapel Feed to Helicopter Sweep Variation Reverse Halfguard Hook Sweep Reverse Halfguard to the Back Spinning Brabo Choke Brabo Escapade to Guard Recovery Half Guard to Deep Half Guard Drill Knee Push Sweep Open Half Guard to Single Leg Sweep Douple Lapel Deep Sweep Douple Lapel Back Transition Reverse Half Guard to the Back Cobrinha vs Renan Borges (Nogi) Cobrinha vs Magno Gama (Nogi) Cobrinha vs Shane Rice (Nogi) Disc 2 Spider Control Drill Spider Armbar Drill Spider Omoplata Drill Spider Triangle Drill Spinning Fundamentals Drill Inverted Guard Recovery Spin out the Back Door Helicopter to the Back Helicopter to Spinning Guard Recovery Spider Sweep to Armdrag Spinning De La Riva/Spider Guard Sweep Standing Spider Sweep Standing Spider Sweep Tomoe Nage Leg Lasso Spinning Sweep Spinning Sweep to Omoplata Leg Lasso Tomoe Nage Loose Hips Drill Loose Hips to Spider Guard Recovery Shoulder Shimmy and Spider Guard Recovery Pummel to Straight Armbar Pummel to Omoplata Heel in Collar to Triangle Heel in Collar to Omoplata Heel in Collar to Spider Guard Recovery Pass Defence to Guard Recovery Opening the Elbow to Guard Recovery Opening the Elbow to Triangle Spinning Armbar Variation Armless Sweep to Crucifix Armless Sweep to Reverse Omoplata Armless Sweep to Triangle Inside Out Shoulder Lock Inside Out Shoulder to the Back André Galvao Back Transition Cobrinha vs Mario Reis Cobrinha vs Pete Han Cobrinha vs Wilson Reis Cobrinha vs Kazumasa Sekiguchi Cobrinha vs Rodrigo Ranieri Disc 3 Deep De La Riva Roll Over Sweep De La Riva Tomoe Nage Tomoe Nage to Omoplata Reverse De La Riva Knee Push Sweep De La Riva Leg Lasso Sweep Transitioning Into Inverted De La Riva Guard Kneebar Sweep Single Leg Variation Backdoor Single Leg Takedown Lapelaplata Sweep Lapelaplata Kneebar Sweep Hands Free Omoplata Drill Kneeling Spider Omoplata Drill Leg Lasso to Omoplata Leg Lasso to Rolling Omoplata Armpit Hook Omoplata Armpit Hook Manoplata Rolling Omoplata to Manoplata Finishing Rolling Omoplata to Manoplata Finishing Rolling Omoplata to the Back Cobrinha vs Naoya Uematsu Cobrinha vs Theodoro Canal Cobrinha vs Jose Augusto Cobrinha vs Scott Dewitt Cobrinha vs Bruno Frazatto You can order Cobrinha’s DVD set by clicking on this link.