Balloon Sweep Variation by Bruno Malfacine
Who is Bruno Malfacine? He is a Jiu Jitsu black belt that is arguably the best rooster weight ever to compete. He has 10 IBJJF world titles and is one of the brightest stars at the Alliance association.
Malfacine is from Duque de Caxias (Rio de Janeiro State), Brazil. At the age of 11, Bruno started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Santana. After Santana retired, Bruno came under the tutelage of Vinicius Amaral. Under Vinicius Amaral’s instruction, Bruno Malfacine achieved his blue, purple, brown and black belt. Eventually Bruno started training with the great Fabio Gurgel.
Learn the secrets that allowed this 127 pound champion to destroy and dominate 200 plus pound monsters at will. After a decade of dominance on the mats, ten time IBJJF World Black Belt Champion Bruno Malfacine is finally revealing the moves he uses to beat fighters of any size.
Malfacine has an impressive grappling resume. He is the IBJJF World Champion in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He won the IBJJF Pan American Championship in 2007, 2008, 2015 and 2017. He claimed the IBJJF European Open Champion in 2010 and the IBJJF Rio International Open Champion in 2008 and 2009. He also won the CBJJ Brazilian Champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2009 he also took gold at the CBJJ Brazilian No-Gi Champion. As a lower ranking belt he won the IBJJF World Champion 2004 and 2005 for purple and brown respectively. As a purple belt he also won the IBJJF Pan American Champion. He was the CBJJ Brazilian Champion in 1999, 2002 and 2003 as a yellow, blue and purple belt.
In this video Bruno Malfacine explores a balloon sweep. He starts with a grip on the collar and then applies the De La Riva hook. Malfacine spends some time discussing the importance of not leaving a space in the De La Riva hook. Bruno states that a good measure of space is being able to see his own toes. Ultimately, the goal of the hook is to turn your training partner’s knees inward. Next Malfacine controls the elbow on the same side as the De La Riva hook. Notice how he pushes his opponent’s arm in and then brings his head to their shoulder to bump his opponent. He leverages the momentum from the bump and uses his hook to roll them over.
This video is a wonderful example of Bruno’s ability to communicate technique to even novice grapplers. Like all of Malfacine’s instructional videos, there is a lot of detail. I know that I often gain new insights every time I re-watch one of his videos. Bruno Malfacine’s instructional videos have a powerful impact on anyone who makes a careful study of them. Certainly, the Jiu Jitsu community is lucky to have him.
Even though he is almost always one of the smallest guys on the mat, Bruno’s got a guard that has made him a terror. After unmatched success in his career, Bruno is finally breaking down all of the details and invisible Jiu Jitsu that sets his guard apart from the rest. Get it now from BJJ Fanatics!