Composed, calculated, charismatic, and colorful are words that come to mind when one thinks of Rodrigo “Comprido” Medieros. Just before the 2015 IBJJF Pan Ams, the multiple time World Champion stopped by JJM HQ, much to our delight. With our new mat area set up, we had great anticipation of what’s to come and the Brasa Team stand out did not disappoint. With such a vast amount of knowledge about the game, Comprido gave us a breakdown of how to properly do a toe hold, as well as the numerous positions it can be obtained from. The teaching skill displayed by Comprido instantly showed us why former UFC Champion, Brock Lesnar, selected him as his jiu-jitsu coach. If you’d like to find more information on Comprido, his school, seminars, camps, etc., you can go to

In this video Comprido demonstrates how to obtain and secure a toe hold when you and your opponent are in 50/50 guard. Assisting him is fellow black belt, Marcelo Barbosa.

For more information on Comprido, a breakdown of this move, others demonstrated by him, more great techniques from other high level practitioners, news, product reviews, nutritional advice, conditioning programs, supplements information, and more check out issue #33 of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine. Be sure to get your subscription today at