Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Berimbolo Kid's Match of the Week - Week 41 - Ida Hansson vs. Luanna Alzuguir - Europeans 2013

(The previous edition can be found HERE)

After a month break, welcome back to another edition of Match of the Week. This week's match is Ida Hansson vs. Luanna Alzuguir from the 2013 Europeans. 

Ida Hansson is a black belt under Leo Vieira and represents team Checkmat. Ida is the first ever Swedish female black belt and is one of the best competitors of her generation, taking medals at many of our sports most prestigious competitions at both the lower belts and black belt. Her academy, Arte Suave (Checkmat Denmark) is seen to be one of the best academies in Europe.

Ida is a three time European Champion (2012 black, 2011 brown/black, 2008 blue), a two time Brazilian National Champion (2011 weight & absolute brown/black), and a one-time Rio Open Champion (2010 brown/black) and ADCC European Trials Winner (2011). She is also a three time European Silver Medalist (2013 black, 2010 brown/black, 2009 purple), and a two time World (2011 brown/black, 2009 purple) and Rio Open Silver Medalist (2011, 2010 brown/black).

Half guard is a position where Ida is very comfortable. In fact, she often sets up quite a lot of her sweeps and attacks from that position. Her passing is also equally as good. She uses a tremendous amount of pressure whilst she passes the guard, especially from the knee slide position. Looking at submissions, her favourite submission, without question is the armbar. Whilst going through her matches, I noticed she finished a lot of them by armbar. 

Ida Hansson

Luanna Alzuguir is a black belt under Marco Barbosa and is a member of Alliance (formerly with Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu). Luanna is one of the best and most dominant competitors in the female lightweight division today. As a result, she holds many major titles to her name. 

Luanna has had great success in competition at the black belt level. She is a five time World Champion (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 absolute, 2009), a three time Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2012, 2011, 2010), a two time European (2011 weight & absolute) and CBJJE World Cup Champion (2007 weight & absolute), and a one-time ADCC (2009) and Pan American Champion (2011).

The open guard is Luanna's favourite guard of choice. She is excellent from that position and flawlessly sets up sweeps and transitions to submissions. She doesn't seem to have one particular favourite submission, but she does seem to have a little bit of a preference for triangle, something which she sets up great from the open guard position. 

Luanna Alzuguir
Luanna shows some nice open guard work at the start of this match and then starts to work a guard pass to almost take Ida's back. Equally, Ida tries to work some of her signature passing style with some very nice transitions on display. The last third of the match is tied up in the 50/50, which I personally don't mind, but the match DOES end in a submission!

The videos of the match can be found below! I hope you guys enjoy!

See you next week!

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