Augusto mendes – Passing the guard
|Format:||Digitsu On Demand|
|Length:||Approx 80 Minutes|
|Streaming Format:||270p, 480p, 720p|
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In his FIRST EVER instructional series, Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes takes you through the techniques that helped him beat countless world class opponents. Follow Tanquinho’s unique teaching style with a step by step break down of each position and technique. All the concepts shown on this lesson set has been tested both in the gym and in high level competition. Plus, all techniques are shown from multiple angles, with instant replays and with picture-in-picture technology, NOT A SINGLE ANGLE WILL BE MISSED! The materials covered on this lesson set will give you a whole new prospective on guard passing. If you are seeking to take your game to the next level, this is the instructional the year!
“My good friend Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes is one of the best pound for pound guys I’ve ever rolled with. Not only that but his eye for details when showing & explaining moves is unbelievable. I’ve improved a ton by rolling with Tanquinho and have gotten even better from his tips to my individual game. I couldn’t more highly recommend anyone to purchase this Instructional set. I know his eye for details & solid fundamental base can add even to the most seasoned of BJJ practitioners and open up beginners to whole other levels of BJJ.” Ben Henderson – Former UFC and WEC lightweight world champion.
“Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes Instructional series, is a must see. Tanquinho is one of the top Jiu-Jitsu competitors showing all of his best moves. I train on a regular base with Tanquinho but I get the instructional for myself so I can catch the little details. Thanks Tanquinho for putting out there these amazing instructional series.” Wellington “Megaton” Dias – Black belt
“Tanquinho’s jiu-jitsu style is so technical and versatile. From strategies to details in positions, he has helped me improve so much as a fighter from purple belt and to becoming a successful black belt! He is a huge part of the jiu-jitsu fighter I am today.” Mackenzie Dern -Black Belt
- Posture and Mobility Drills
- Long Step Pass
- Knee Slide To The Opposite Side
- Cross Collar Knee Slide
- Cross Collar Knee Slide to Collar Choke
- Cross Collar Knee Slide to Brabo Choke
- Knee Slide Pass to Rolling Back Take
- Calf Slicer vs. RLDR
- Berimbolo Defense
- Deep Half Guard Pass
- Deep Half Guard Pass 2
- Deep Half Guard Pass to Mounted Triangle
- Deep Half Guard Waiter Sweep Pass
- Passing Traditional Half
- Half Guard Pass With Shoulder Pressure
- Half Guard Pass To Far Side Arm Triangle
- Half Guard Pass To Far Side Ezekiel Choke
- Half Guard Pass To Far Side Straight Arm Lock
- Half Guard Pass Kimura Counter
- X-Guard – Step Over Pass
- X-Guard – Pass to Butterfly Guard
- 50/50 To Knee Slide Pass
- 50/50 Step Over Pass
- 50/50 Pass to Side Control
- 50/50 to Toe Hold
Augusto Mendes (born March 3, 1983) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner. He is currently signed to the Absolute Championship Berkut. He was the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Black Belt World (IBJJF World) 70kg champion (2013), International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation World Nogi (IBJJF World No-Gi) 73.5kg champion in 2012 and 2015 and UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion in 2011 and 2013.
Mendes was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He started training Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) in 1997 in Kioto gym in Tijuca when he was introduced by his brother, Bruno Tank who was a BJJ protectionist. He trained under Alvaro and Krauss Monsor who was the student of 9th degree black belt master Francisco Mansor. At fourteen, training three times a day, he competed four months later, winning a bronze medal in the Rio State Championships and in the same year he took home the silver medal in the Brazilian Championship. He started teaching BJJ two years later and continue to win many regional, international and world medals, notably IBJJF World 70kg champion in 2013, IBJJF World No-Gi 73.5kg champion in 2012 and 2015 and UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (in 2011 and 2013.
Medes and his brother Bruno Mendes open their BJJ gym, Renovacao BJJ, in 2005 and started transitioned to MMA training. Two years later, together with Rafael Barbosa, Leandro Escobar and his brother Bruno Mendes they founded Soul Fighters gym in 2008.
Mixed martial arts career
Mendes started his professional mixed martial arts career on April 2014 after one just win in amateur fight. He went to secure a 5 fight winning streak and was signed by UFC one year later in 2015.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mendes made his debut with 5 day short notice, replacing injured John Lineker, at UFC on February 21, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy against Cody Garbrandt. he was knocked out and lost the fight in round one.
Mendes’s second fight in UFC was set one year later on January 15, 2017, after an ACL surgery, at UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Penn against Frankie Saenz. He won the fight via split decision with the scoreboard of (28-29, 29–28, 29-28). This win earned him Fight of the Night award.
On April 15, 2017, Mendes face Aljamain Sterling at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs Reis. After three rounds fight, he lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Mendes was expected to face Boston Salmon on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida. However, Mendes pulled out of the fight on October 3, citing leg injury. He was replaced a week later by promotional newcomer Raoni Barcelos.
Mendes was expected to face Merab Dvalishvili on April 21, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 128. However, he was pulled from the fight after he was notified of a potential USADA violation.
On June 8, 2018, it was reported that Mendes who had one fight with UFC, has granted released after USADA suspension, and joined Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB).
Jiu Jitsu career
Mendes competed in Abosolute Championship Berkut 6: Jiu Jitsu no-gi (145 Ibs) grand prix tournament on July 16, 2017 in Moscow.Competitors in the division included Paulo Miyao, Leo Vieira, Isaque Paiva, Osvaldo Moizinho, Kim Terra, Gabriel Marangoni and Rafael Mansur. He defeated Rafael Mansur on quarterfinal and lost to Paulo Miyao in the semi final.
Mendes competed in Abosolute Championship Berkut 9: Jiu Jitsu no-gi 60kg Grand Prix tournament on December 9, 2017 in Moscow. He won the tournament after submitted Milton Bastos via a kimura under twenty seconds in the quarterfinal round and he proceeded to semifinal round where he won the fight against Joao Miyao, a world champion. He took on Samir Chantre at the final and won via a guillotine in the fifth round.
Mendes’s moniker “Tanquinho” means “Little Tank” in Portuguese which was coined after his older brother, Bruno Mendes’ moniker “Tank”.
Prior relocating to United States, Mendes taught BJJ at Tijuca Tenis Club as the head instructor.
Mendes is a certified referee by Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJ).
Mendes earned a degree in physical education at the University Estacio de Sá
Mendes has opened and operates a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gym in Tempe, Arizona called the AT Academy.