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.

Inside the University 617 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Rolling Armbar

Inside the University 617 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Rolling Armbar

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Gustavo off balances his opponent again, and is able to break any grips, leaving his opponent posting both hands on the mat. He reaches to grab the near arm and pulls it to him between his legs. Now he rolls to the side on his shoulder, pinching his legs and securing the arm as he rolls, in position to finish by the time he rolls on to his back.

Inside the University 615 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Triangle

Inside the University 615 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Triangle

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Gustavo uses the same off balancing technique to force opponent to base on the mat, and this time he drops to one knee and keeps his hand in reach of Gustavo, either on his pants or the mat. Gustavo makes a sleeve grip, places his foot on the inside thigh again, extends his body and throws his legs up to lock a triangle. From here he can drag the arm across and properly lock his legs to finish the triangle.

Inside the University 579 - Foot Lock Escape

Inside the University 579 - Foot Lock Escape

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Now showing the defense to his foot lock submission, Bernardo's first objective is to close the distance between him and his opponent by grabbing whatever he can and pulling himself in. Then he looks to push the foot off his hip and scoot over his opponent's leg. A point of focus is to react as soon as possible to increase your chance of survival.

Inside the University 505 - Setting Up Attacks after Pulling Guard

Inside the University 505 - Setting Up Attacks after Pulling Guard

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Now Saulo steps to the side and pulls guard, immediately setting up his classic guard collar and sleeve grips. He turns to his side and pinches with his knees, places his foot in the hip and posts his hand to sit himself up into an attacking position. From here he has many attacks depending on how his opponent reacts. The three he shows now are the collar drag, loop choke and butterfly sweep.

Inside the University 395 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

Inside the University 395 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

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Starting from the classic collar and sleeve guard, Victor is preventing his opponent from passing to the side his hips are facing, so his opponent squares up and looks to pass to the other side. As he is switching sides, Victor pulls the sleeve and pinches the shoulder down with his knee. From here he can throw his leg over the shoulder and lock the omoplata, and begin working to submit or sweep.

Ruotolo Twins Series 6 - Arm In De La Riva Triangle

Ruotolo Twins Series 6 - Arm In De La Riva Triangle

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Tye shoots his leg over Kade's arm to set up the arm in De La Riva again, but this time he is below the elbow and cannot do the armbar. He grabs the other sleeve and kicks out Kade's leg to break his posture. Now he raises his hips and shoots his hook leg over Kade's neck, and locks the triangle on him.

Ruotolo Twins Series 5 - Arm In De La Riva Armbar

Ruotolo Twins Series 5 - Arm In De La Riva Armbar

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From spider guard, Tye raises his hips off the mat and shoots his leg over Kade's arm, and pushes the arm away before he traps it with a De La Riva hook. Now Tye swims his arm under Kade's arm and places his hand on his own knee. By raising his elbow from here, he can force Kade to tap from the armbar.

Inside the University 375 - Cross Choke from Collar and Sleeve Guard

Inside the University 375 - Cross Choke from Collar and Sleeve Guard

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Xande has the collar and sleeve guard grips and his opponent pushes down his knee shield. By simply turning his collar hand from 12 o'clock to 2 o'clock position, he can get his first choking grip under the neck. Now his other hand lets go of the sleeve and grabs the gi at the shoulder to make his second choking grip. Here he can just pull to his chest to finish, or use his guard replacing techniques to get the closed guard and have some better leverage to finish the choke.

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.