Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 11 - Omoplata when Opponent Steps Over and Crosses the Knee

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 11 - Omoplata when Opponent Steps Over and Crosses the Knee

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Xande is playing the classic guard, and his opponent pushes the knee down, steps over the leg and crosses his knee to start knee cutting. As he did in the guard retention drills, Xande pulls the sleeve and places his foot on the hip. His opponent reacts by standing and pulling away, so Xande places his other foot on the hip, and now he is in perfect position to hit the omoplata, just as he did in the last technique.


Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 10 - Omoplata when Opponent Stands Up

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 10 - Omoplata when Opponent Stands Up

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Xande has the classic guard, and his opponent stands up, so Xande keeps his grips and places both feet on the hips. Now he pulls the collar, elevates his hip and pulls the arm out to the side. He brings his leg in, pinching the arm and forcing it to bend. From here, he is pushing both of his grips, and now he can bring his leg over the arm to lock the omoplata.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 9 - Omoplata when Opponent Puts Knee in Middle

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 9 - Omoplata when Opponent Puts Knee in Middle

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Xande sets up the classic guard, and his opponent puts his knee up in the middle to defend attacks. Xande puts his foot on the floor, and pushes off the hip with his other foot to move away and change the direction his hips are facing. He's stretching his opponent's arm and places the hand on his ribs, before he brings his knee toward his head and pushes the arm past his thigh. The arm will bend and Xande can now throw his leg over the arm to lock the omoplata.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 8 - Armbar

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 8 - Armbar

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Xande's opponent smashes his shield, and this time rather than keeping his base low, he is staying on his feet and driving his weight into Xande. In this case, Xande will look for the armbar rather than the back take. Using his foot on the hip for leverage, Xande changes his angle and drags the arm across as he did before. Now his other leg bites down on the back, as it did when previously when he closed the guard. But this time, instead of closing the guard, he throws his leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 6 - Cross Choke Variations from Classic Guard

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 6 - Cross Choke Variations from Classic Guard

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Combining all the drills, Xande puts the cross choke in action. When his opponent smashes the shield, or steps over his leg, Xande shifts his head to the side and places his second choking grip. Now he uses the guard closing drills previously shown, and finishes the choke. In some situations, the neck is not open for Xande to grab the second choking grip right away. In these cases, he works the same technique to close his guard, and while he's closing the guard, he makes his second grip to finish the choke.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 5 - Cross Choke Details

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 5 - Cross Choke Details

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Xande has the cross collar grip is looking for the cross choke. His hand starts in the 12 o'clock position, and when he is ready to make his first choke grip, he turns it slightly to 1 o'clock, placing his wrist bone under the chin. Now his second hand comes over the shoulder, and grabs the back of the gi, mainly with his last three fingers, and his frame bone runs along side the neck. Another small detail is when he makes second grip and is ready to choke, his head moves across to that side just an inch or two, to get that extra leverage.

Mario Reis Guard Series 11 - Armbar from De La Riva Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 11 - Armbar from De La Riva Guard

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Mario has a cross collar and sleeve grip from the De La Riva guard, and his free foot is in his opponent's biceps, controlling the arm. He moves his foot from the biceps to the hip, sits up, and pulls his opponent up off her feet as he rocks back. Now he spins her toward the De La Riva hook, and as she is spinning, he releases the hook and throws it over her head, setting up the armbar as she lands on the mat perpendicular to him.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 10 - Omoplata to Counter the Weave Pass

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 10 - Omoplata to Counter the Weave Pass

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Again, Rafael defends the weave pass by pushing the head and posting up on his hand and knee, but this time his opponent is stubborn about holding on to the single leg. Rafael reaches underneath to cup the elbow, and rolls over his shoulder, right into an omoplata. His preference is to stretch and squeeze his legs, and he reaches over the back before scooting his hips to break the posture. Now he is in position to finish the omoplata.

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 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.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

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From behind, Masakazu wraps his arms around the waist, and steps his leg between his opponent's legs. He falls to the mat and turns, using his leg to sweep his opponent back in the 50/50 guard, as he slides his arm down the leg and traps the foot. Using his arm, he torques the heel to finish the submission.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 1 - Imanari Roll

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 1 - Imanari Roll

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In this series, Masakazu Imanari shows his famous Imanari Roll, and many other leg locks he uses in grappling and MMA. He starts off with a drill to practice the Imanari Roll. From a seated guard, with one leg between his legs, he reaches to the far leg, inverts and spins to the other leg, much like the kiss of the dragon. As he spins, his active leg wraps around his opponent's leg and his foot hooks behind the butt. Pinching the leg with both his legs, Imanari sweeps his opponent backward, landing with the foot in his side, ready to be finished with a heel hook.