Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

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Again Professor Rene's opponent rolls and he stops him on his back. But now instead of doing a forward roll to regain his omoplata control, he shuffles his way over his opponent's head, turning him over as he goes, ending up in the omoplata again. Now his opponent is facing inside and can't roll out of it again.


Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

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This time when Rene sets up the omoplata, his opponent rolls forward to try to escape. Rene sits up and stops the roll by trapping the arm between his hamstring and calf, leaving his opponent flat on his back. His first option is to go for an easy wrist lock here, but he can also roll forward and end up back in the omoplata, where he can look to finish.

Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

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Having set up the omoplata, Professor Rene now shows how to finish. After locking his legs, he escapes his to the outside and then extends his legs to push his opponent down. Now he can switch his legs to S position and sit up to finish the omoplata.

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

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Before getting into some variations on finishing the omo plata, Professor Rene shows a basic omo plata setup from the classic collar and sleeve guard. With one knee up against the shoulder, he shifts his hips to the other side, puts the hand in his 'back pocket' and throws his leg over the arm. Here he can grab the belt, adjust his position and lock his legs to secure the omo plata.

Inside the University 768 - De La Riva Lift to Armbar

Inside the University 768 - De La Riva Lift to Armbar

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Now while in De La Riva guard, Victor's opponent keeps his base low so Victor tries to lift him overhead. His opponent reacts by dropping his weight til his knee is on the floor. From here Victor just places his foot on the hip and throws his other leg over the head to attack the armbar.

Inside the University 767 - Rolling Armbar from De La Riva Sweep

Inside the University 767 - Rolling Armbar from De La Riva Sweep

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Victor hits his De La Riva sweep as he did before, but this time his opponent doesn't accept it and tries to come back up. So now as he comes to the mount, he looks to immediately attack the arm and rolls into a nice armbar. When drilling this technique, it is important his opponent has the correct reaction for Victor to get the armbar.

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 8 - Leg Locks from the Saddle Position

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 8 - Leg Locks from the Saddle Position

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This time when Tex goes to single leg X guard, his opponent leans to avoid being knocked down, so Tex places his outside leg underneath his opponent to make an inverted X guard. Next he kicks to lift the far leg up and slides it down between his legs into a saddle position. From here he shows a couple variations to finish either a heel hook or a calf crusher submission.

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 7 - Heel Hook from Single Leg X Guard

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 7 - Heel Hook from Single Leg X Guard

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Starting from a sitting shin on shin guard, Tex lifts his opponent's leg and spins underneath to set up the single leg X guard. He uses his hips knock his opponent down, and rotates in, immediately looking to attack the foot. Using a rear naked choke like grip, he applies pressure and torque on the heel to force the submission.

Inside the University 700 - Knee Bar and Sweep from Open Guard

Inside the University 700 - Knee Bar and Sweep from Open Guard

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After winning double gold at the Pan Ams, Victor Hugo shows the class his favorite submission and sweep he used in the tournament. With his opponent on top in the headquarters position, Victor controls the cross collar and the near pant leg. He pulls him in with the collar and kicks his hook to off balance him. In the case that his opponent brings his outside knee between Victor's legs, he locks a triangle on the leg and finishes a knee bar. In the other scenario where his opponent tries to pressure with his inside knee, Victor swims his leg underneath and pushes away as he kicks his leg to stand up. Still with his collar and pants grip, Victor can easily finish a single leg takedown.

Inside the University 685 - Triangle from Tornado Guard

Inside the University 685 - Triangle from Tornado Guard

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Starting off in a knee shield guard, Rene spins and inverts to a tornado guard, and his opponent begins to smash him. Rene frees his leg from between his opponent's legs and brings it under the armpit. Now he uses the same motion as the previous drill to spin and lock his triangle. One important note is to work on your flexibility if you wish to be proficient at the tornado guard in general.

Inside the University 684 - Inverting to Set Up the Triangle

Inside the University 684 - Inverting to Set Up the Triangle

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Now Rene shows a triangle set up he uses when his opponent steps over his head to a kind of standing north-south position. He throws his legs back, crossing them with one across the neck and the other under the armpit. Now he uses his legs to turn himself to his opponent and bites with his legs. Now he can adjust and finish the triangle.

Inside the University 622 - Omoplata Setup from Classic Guard

Inside the University 622 - Omoplata Setup from Classic Guard

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Xande again has the collar and sleeve grips with his spur and shield in place, but this time his opponent decides to stand up. Now Xande places his pedal and squares himself with both feet on the hips. From here he elevates his hips and pinches the arm with his leg, before throwing it over the shoulder to lock his omoplata.