Inside the University 710 - When to Release Your Hook

Inside the University 710 - When to Release Your Hook

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Answering a question on whether or not it's OK to release your hook when applying the armbar, Xande shows why he prefers to keep the hook in. It allows him to keep his opponent at bay if he tries to pressure Xande down. However, if he stands up and tries to back out, Xande releases the hook and places both feet on the hips, and can still finish the armbar.


Inside the University 709 - Greco Grip and Tight Grip

Inside the University 709 - Greco Grip and Tight Grip

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Further explaining how to grip the arm when finishing the armbar, Xande shows two variations. The first is what he calls the Greco grip, where each hand grabs the other forearm. The second he calls the tight grip, where one hand grabs his biceps and the other the outside of his elbow. He also shows how to turn the position into an arm drag if your opponent slides his arm free.

Inside the University 708 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard

Inside the University 708 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard

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Now Xande pulls himself underneath his opponent from butterfly guard, and lifts him off the ground. When his opponent posts his arms on the mat to keep his base, Xande kicks out the hook on the opposite side of the arm he wants to attack. With his opponent stretched out, he traps the arm between his head and shoulder, and clamps down to finish the reverse armbar. If he is unable to finish, he has other options such as sweeping or taking the back.

Inside the University 661 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard with Double Underhooks

Inside the University 661 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard with Double Underhooks

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First off, Xande shows a few different grips, and why the wrist to wrist grip is the strongest, and his preferred grip for this armbar. From the butterfly guard, he uses the same setup from the last technique to establish his double underhooks. He tries to stretch him out but this time his opponent stays heavy and posts his hands on the mat. Xande swims under the arm and catches his wrist to wrist grip at the triceps. From here he flares his elbow up and brings the arm to his neck, while stretching his legs. Now he has the space and leverage to squeeze and finish the reverse armbar.

Inside the University 656 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

Inside the University 656 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

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Victor Hugo shows the triangle setup he used to finish his final fight. After pulling guard, he tries for a hook sweep, but his opponent keeps a heavy base and posts on Victor's knee. Victor grabs the wrist and pushes it in, and brings his bottom foot to the thigh and his top leg over the shoulder as he would for an omoplata. His opponent reacts by posturing up, so Victor throws his legs up and locks his feet to set up his triangle. Now he can bring the arm across and adjust the triangle to submit.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 10 - Heel Hook from Butterfly Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 10 - Heel Hook from Butterfly Guard

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From the butterfly guard, Masakazu sits up with his hands in his opponent's armpits, and pulls himself underneath while lifting him up with his hooks. He stretches his left leg straight up and wraps it over his opponent's leg. His right leg pushes the other leg away and he hooks the foot he's attacking with his arm to finish the heel hook.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 12 - Baseball Bat Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 12 - Baseball Bat Choke

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From the butterfly guard, Robson's opponent gets the underhook and flattens him out. Robson feeds his lapel under his armpit to his other far hand with the palm down, and his other hand grabs from the other side of the neck with the palm up, making the baseball bat grip. Here, he can attempt to finish the choke by closing his elbows, but if his opponent defends, he can sweep and finish the choke from the top.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 11 - Brabo Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 11 - Brabo Choke

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Robson is playing butterfly guard, but before he can set up a good attack, his opponent gets the underhook and flattens him out. Robson pulls his opponent's lapel out on the same side as the underhook, and feeds it under the armpit and behind the neck to his other hand. Now he extends his butterfly hooks to stretch his opponent out and to sit up. He brings his free hand underneath the jaw, and gives the lapel, setting up the first grip on his choke. Here, Robson can grab the gi on the other shoulder to finish the choke, or if his opponent blocks with his hand, Robson drags the arm across the body and finishes the brabo choke.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

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From the butterfly guard, Robson takes his opponent's lapel out, and then his opponent swims his arm to get the underhook and tries to flatten him out. Posting on his elbow, Robson lassos the lapel around his opponent's neck, and reaches over the back to grab the belt. He uses his hook to sweep, and passes to the side. His free arm goes underneath the armpit and he feeds the lapel to his other hand. Now he grabs the lapel with his free hand, thumb in, and finishes the choke.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 10 - Loop Choke from Butterfly Guard

Takamasa Watanabe Series 10 - Loop Choke from Butterfly Guard

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From the butterfly guard, Takamasa makes a cross collar grip, and kicks his opponent's knee back on the opposite side of his collar grip, while simultaneously pulling his posture down. His free arm holds the head down behind the neck as he loops his collar grip over his own hand. Now he falls to the side and brings his far foot onto his opponent's back for leverage, and he finishes the choke.

Inside The University 214 - Leg Lock from Butterfly Guard

Inside The University 214 - Leg Lock from Butterfly Guard

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Saulo continues with the butterfly guard, and uses the same movement as the previous sweep, but instead of sweeping he grabs the leg to finish the knee bar. The key to this position is rolling sideways over your shoulders.

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 5 - Loop Choke from Open Guard or Turtle

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 5 - Loop Choke from Open Guard or Turtle

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Paulo covers details on how to set up the look choke from open guard as well as how to use the proper grips to finish the choke.