We recently caught up with the 3x IBJJF black belt world champion Ana Carolina Vieira in her new gym in Boynton Beach, Florida. Ana was kind enough to show us the exact technique she used to sweep her opponent in the final and win her second world title.

Ana likes this position because it makes use of her legs to prevent heavier opponents from pressuring their weight on her. She has been known to compete against much heavier opponents in the absolute, so this is one of her tricks to prevent them from using their weight advantage.

Give this one a shot and let us know how it works.



Ana "Baby," as she's known, also shared her thoughts on women's jiu-jitsu and what her and her partner Luana Alzuguir are doing to change the game for women in the sport.


Will Safford