Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 7 - Arm Drag to the Back from Knee Shield Guard

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 7 - Arm Drag to the Back from Knee Shield Guard

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From closed guard, Rafael gets the collar and sleeve grips, and places his knee shield with his other foot on the hip. When his opponent grabs his wrist to break the collar grip, Rafael lets go and grabs the cross sleeve grip. At the same time, he drops his knee shield foot to the knee and his other leg to the mat, before pushing the knee and pulling the arm across. Now he can sit up and attack the back.


Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 6 - Armbar from the Mount

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 6 - Armbar from the Mount

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Rafael has the mount, and his opponent tries to bump, so he switches to a technical mount right away, keeping his knees tight to his opponent. He traps the arm tight to his body and secures it by grabbing his own lapel. His opponent now defends by clasping his hands together, so Rafael grabs the sleeve of the other arm and pulls it up. He places his leg under the triceps, leans toward the body to create space and steps over the head to armbar attack position. Next, he pulls the arm to him, extends his legs and pinches them together on the arm. To finish, he uses his other arm to make a "V" with his elbow on the wrist. Now he can lean toward the head to break the grip and finish.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 5 - Sweep and Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 5 - Sweep and Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Rafael's opponent manages to finish the sit up sweep this time, but Rafael immediately pushes of the hip and shrimps to create space. He swims his arm under the ankle and brings the leg to him with the help of his own knee, and at the same time he grabs the pants on the other leg. From here, he puts his outside foot on the hip and extends his legs to sweep his opponent back, landing with one of his opponent's legs pinned on the mat and the other on his shoulder. He traps the hips by bringing his outside knee up, and controls his opponent with double lapel grips. From here, he shows a couple options to pass the guard.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Again, Rafael's opponent goes for the sit up sweep, but this time Rafael pushes the knee with his free hand, and steps over his opponent's leg. He drops his knee down behind the back, as his other knee comes up, making his first hook. Immediately, Rafael looks to control the lapel, and folds it to get a better grip for the choke. Now he can finish with one of a few choking variations he shows.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 3 - Knee Cut Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 3 - Knee Cut Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Rafael’s opponent attempts the sit up sweep he showed in the previous technique, so Rafael’s first reaction is to stop him from sitting up by stiff arming his body. Next, he brings his knee up on the side his opponent is trying to sweep him to, and slides his shin over the thigh. He reaches in to cross face, and his other arm hugs tight against the back. From here, Rafael chooses to lift his hips so he can use his inside leg to knee cut pass to side control.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 2 - Sit Up Sweep to Kimura

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 2 - Sit Up Sweep to Kimura

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From the closed guard, Rafael opens and rests his leg on his opponent’s hip, and sits up, posting his other side hand on the mat. He reaches across over the shoulder, grabs the elbow and thrusts his hips up and in to sweep his opponent. Rafael lands in mount, and immediately grabs the wrist and locks the Kimura grip. He wipers his way to side control, where he switches his base and steps over the head to finish the Kimura.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 1 - Introduction

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 1 - Introduction

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Rafael Lovato Sr., the father of the most decorated American Jiu-Jitsu competitor, Rafael Lovato Jr., discusses his background in martial arts, and his history of training Jiu-Jitsu with the Machados, Gracies and Ribeiros.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 15 - Sparring Session

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 15 - Sparring Session

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Masakazu and his student spar, and he uses many of the submissions he taught in this series, giving you an opportunity to see them used in a live situation.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 14 - Anaconda Choke from Side Control

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 14 - Anaconda Choke from Side Control

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From side control, Masakazu places his elbow on the mat, in the far armpit of his opponent, and turns his hips up to the ceiling. He slides his hips up the body, bringing his opponent's arm up as well. His far arm comes underneath the head, and he grabs his biceps at his opponent's armpit, trapping the arm inside with the neck. He makes a grip like a rear naked choke, and squeezes to finish the choke.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 13 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 13 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

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From the omoplata, Masakazu's opponent postures up, not allowing him to reach over the back. Instead, he swims his arm underneath the body to wrap it around his torso. He rolls to the side, landing on top from the omoplata sweep. Now he grabs the elbow, places his hand on the mat, and steps back, placing his leg across the face and sitting back right into the armbar.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

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Masakazu shows a string of submissions starting from the half guard. After using his underhook to bump his opponent forward, escapes out the back to start attacking the legs. He strings together many submissions, including leg locks, neck crank and a shoulder lock.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

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Masakazu's opponent has knee on belly, so he brings his knee behind the leg and grabs it with his arm, also behind the leg. He bumps him to the side, landing with the leg next to him, in perfect to position to grab the foot and finish the heel hook. He also shows a variation where he comes to the top and passes right away.