Luiza Monteiro Series 14 - Knee Bar from Spider Guard

Luiza Monteiro Series 14 - Knee Bar from Spider Guard

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Luiza shows a knee bar she likes to set up from the spider guard when she has one foot in the biceps and her opponent tries to pass to the opposite side. Luiza spins underneath her opponent and grabs control of the outside leg. Next she brings her knee between her opponent's legs and raises her hips off the mat to trap the leg and finish the knee bar.

Luiza Monteiro Series 13 - Kimura from 50/50 Guard

Luiza Monteiro Series 13 - Kimura from 50/50 Guard

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Luiza goes for the reverse armbar from the 50/50 guard as she showed in the last position, but now her opponent defends by bending her arm. So instead, Luiza controls her elbow, makes a grip on her wrist and finishes a Kimura.

Luiza Monteiro Series 12 - Reverse Armbar from 50/50 Guard

Luiza Monteiro Series 12 - Reverse Armbar from 50/50 Guard

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Luiza shows how she likes to setup a reverse armbar from the 50/50 guard when her opponent comes to the top position. First she grabs the elbow and the collar and pushes her opponent away as she to the comes up. The she brings her leg on top of the arm and squeezes to finish the reverse armbar.

Luiza Monteiro Series 11 - Spider Guard Toreando Pass

Luiza Monteiro Series 11 - Spider Guard Toreando Pass

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Luiza shows a way to toreando pass the spider guard when your opponent is playing with both feet in your biceps. First she swims one hand inside and breaks the foot on bicep by controlling the pants grip. Then she passes to the side of the foot that is still in her biceps, and pushes her hips forward and throws the leg before passing to the north-south position.

Luiza Monteiro Series 10 - Breaking Spider Guard Grips

Luiza Monteiro Series 10 - Breaking Spider Guard Grips

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Luiza shows a couple techniques she uses to get her opponent's feet off her biceps when her opponent is playing spider guard on her.

Luiza Monteiro Series 9 - X-Guard Sweep with Leg Lasso

Luiza Monteiro Series 9 - X-Guard Sweep with Leg Lasso

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Luiza shows another X-guard sweep, but now instead of placing her foot in the biceps, she lassos the arm with her leg, and then brings her foot behind her opponent's hamstring. Using her lasso leg, she kicks to make her opponent step forward, and places the other leg in the X-guard. Now she pulls the lasso grip and stretches both legs to sweep her opponent.

Luiza Monteiro Series 8 - Spider Guard to X-Guard Sweep

Luiza Monteiro Series 8 - Spider Guard to X-Guard Sweep

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Again starting with one foot on the hip and one foot in the biceps, Luiza brings her foot on the hip behind the other knee and kicks, forcing her opponent to step forward. Now she lets go of the pants grip to hug the leg, at the same time she brings her knee in to make the X-guard. Next she brings the foot in the biceps behind the knee, and when she is ready to sweep, she slides her hook down behind the heel and forces her opponent to fall backwards.

Luiza Monteiro Series 7 - Transitioning from Spider Guard to X-Guard

Luiza Monteiro Series 7 - Transitioning from Spider Guard to X-Guard

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Luiza starts with her preferred spider guard grips she has been working with, and now her opponent breaks the foot on biceps grip. Luiza reacts by first establishing a collar grip and hooking her foot behind her opponent's knee. Now she can stretch her legs to create space, and place her other knee inside, establishing the X-guard.

Luiza Monteiro Series 6 - Changing Grips

Luiza Monteiro Series 6 - Changing Grips

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Luiza shows the most common reaction her opponents make when she gets her desired grips, which is to break her grip on the pants. In order to get her grips back, first she grabs the collar with her free hand, and switches it to make a cross lapel grip with her other hand. Then she goes back to gripping the pants, and finally regains the sleeve grip, resetting back to her original grips.

Luiza Monteiro Series 5 - Tripod Sweep

Luiza Monteiro Series 5 - Tripod Sweep

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Luiza attempts her favorite variation of the tripod sweep, as shown in the previous position, but now her opponent steps back to defend the sweep, so Luiza uses the traditional tripod sweep instead. She first places her bottom foot on the hip, and brings the foot that was on the hip down to hook behind the foot instead. Now she pushes with her foot on the hip, and pulls with her other foot and both her grips to finish the sweep.

Luiza Monteiro Series 4 - Tripod Sweep Variation

Luiza Monteiro Series 4 - Tripod Sweep Variation

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After pulling guard, Luiza's favorite option is to go for a sweep similar to the tradition tripod sweep. With the pants and sleeve grip, Luiza escapes her hips and places her foot across her opponent's hips. Her foot on the same side she is gripping the pants drops down behind her opponent's other foot, and she simultaneously kicks her heel against her opponent's heel while pushing with her other foot and pulling with both grips, allowing her to come to the top for the sweep.

Luiza Monteiro Series 3 - Pulling Guard

Luiza Monteiro Series 3 - Pulling Guard

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Luiza shows he she likes to pull guard, which is by posting one hand on the mat and grabbing her opponent's lapel with the other hand. Once she pulls, she establishes a grip on her opponent's pants and shifts her lapel grip to the sleeve. Finally, she looks to place both feet on the hips.

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