Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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Monique has her lasso guard and her opponent stands up with a good base, so Monique puts her free foot in the biceps, and removes her lasso, swinging her leg to the De La Riva guard. Pushing off her feet, Monique uses her core to spin toward her De La Riva hook. As she spins, she stretches her foot in the biceps, and uses the momentum to sweep her opponent backward. She rolls back over her shoulder and lands in the mount.


Monique Elias Spider Guard 3 - Lasso Guard Sweep with Feet Crossed

Monique Elias Spider Guard 3 - Lasso Guard Sweep with Feet Crossed

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Monique sets up the lasso guard and her opponent is working to pass, so she puts her other foot across her shin. When her opponent goes to her side, Monique swims her arm to the far shin, and spins herself so she is underneath and in a north south position. Now she can stretch her legs to sweep her opponent forward, and come up to side control.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 2 - Lasso Guard Sweep when Opponent Knee Cuts

Monique Elias Spider Guard 2 - Lasso Guard Sweep when Opponent Knee Cuts

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Monique sets up her lasso guard again and is looking for her sweep, but her opponent pushes her leg to the mat and steps over to knee cut. Monique stretches her lasso leg to give her more power, and makes the grip on her opponent's knee. Now she can easily kick her lasso leg to the side and sweep her opponent, coming up to side control as before.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 1 - Basic Lasso Guard Sweep

Monique Elias Spider Guard 1 - Basic Lasso Guard Sweep

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In this series, Monique Elias, who is Black Belt World Champion and wife of Mario Reis, shows us some of her favorite techniques from the spider guard. She begins with both sleeve grips and one foot on her opponent's hip. She brings her other leg over the arm to make her lasso hook, and her other hand releases the sleeve and grabs the pants outside the knee. Now she turns her hips toward the knee grip, and creates the leverage she needs to turn back hard the other way, and sweep her opponent. As she comes up, she lets go of the sleeve grip to control the head, and she establishes side control.

Inside The University 300 - Lasso Guard Sweep

Inside The University 300 - Lasso Guard Sweep

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Continuing from the lasso guard, Gustavo has his lasso hook deep and his other foot is in the biceps, stretching the arm. He removes his lasso hook from the armpit and brings it across to hook behind the knee, causing his opponent to lower his base. Now he moves the foot in the biceps to the mat, while switching his grip from the sleeve to the collar. He pulls with his grips and kicks with his hook to sweep his opponent.

Inside The University 298 - Lasso Guard Control

Inside The University 298 - Lasso Guard Control

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Gustavo Dias, World Champion at blue and purple belts, and silver medalist at brown belt, discusses some principles of maintaining control using the lasso guard. He also shows a drill to practice lassoing each arm when your opponent tries to pass to the side.

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.