picture of Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles

Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and champion competitor in both gi and no-gi competitions. A four-time IBJJF World champion (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and two-time ADCC champion (2013, 2017). In 2017 Cobrinha was the first person to achieve the "Super Grand Slam", winning the four IBJJF major tournaments (European, Pan, Brazilian National and World championships) and the ADCC World Championships all in the same year. He is the father of Kennedy Maciel and teaches and trains out of Cobrinha BJJ in Los Angeles.

Cobrinha's Come-Up Sweep

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Cobrinha Was Doing The Come-Up Sweep Before It Was Cool

Mar 23, 2020

Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles has always been at the cutting edge of jiu-jitsu technique. Look at how he hits this sweep during his Super Grand Slam run. 

Facing off with the underrated Queixinho in the final of 2017 Pans, Cobrinha used the come-up sweep not once but twice. Back then, only a handful of competitors were using this move regularly– Cobrinha shows us that was ahead of the curve with this picture-perfect example of what the sweep looks like.