Spider Lasso Step Drag Back Pass by
Who Is Lucas Lepri? Lucas is a black belt under the great Elan Santiago. He is arguably one of Jiu Jitsu’s greatest light weight fighters. He has won some of the highest tournaments in Jiu Jitsu. These titles include the IBJJF World Championship (gi and no gi) the UAEJJF World Pro Championship as well as Brazilian and Pan American titles.
Lepri found Jiu Jitsu through a popular Brazilian television program called “Vinte e Poucos Anos.” On an episode of this show he saw Fernando “Margarida” Pontes showing his training for an upcoming Jiu Jitsu tournament. A few weeks later, Lepri joined Elan Santiago‘s Jiu Jitsu academy. In 2006, Lucas was awarded his black belt.
Lucas’ grappling accomplishments are exceptional. He is the IBJJF World Champion in 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He claimed gold at IBJJF World No-Gi Champion in2009, 2010 and 2011. He is the UAEJJF World Pro Champion in 2015 and CBJJ Brazilian National Champion in 2014. He won gold at the IBJJF Pan American Champion in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017. He also claimed gold at the IBJJF European Champion in 2011 and IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion in 2009.
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Lepri cemented his teaching credentials at the Alliance academy in New York City in 2008. His teaching abilities led to outstanding success of his students at many high level competitions. Lucas is now living in Charlotte, North Carolina. He teaches at Lucas Lepri Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness. He is a highly sought after instructor teaching seminars all over the world.
In this video Lucas Lepri explores how to pass when your training partner or opponent has the spider and lasso. If Lepri is unable to find a good angle he places his knee on his opponent’s stomach. Next he lets go of the collar then places his foot back on the mat. Now he grabs his training partner’s pants. With these steps he effectively defeats his opponents lasso. Now he stacks his opponent and drives forward. There is one last grip to break and he has passed his opponent’s guard. Lepri notes a key detail is it is important not to pass onto our shoulder. For some of us that would be our instinct. However, he states by doing this our opponent’s will easily recover their guard. Instead we should pass by having our knee on their bicep.
This video is a wonderful example of Lucas Lepri’s expert grappling knowledge and exceptional teaching ability. He has an exceptional eye for details. Additionally, he communicates information so that it can be understood by even the novice grappler. Well done Lucas. The grappling community is lucky to have you.
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