Inside the University 608 - Don't Lose the Momentum

Inside the University 608 - Don't Lose the Momentum

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Saulo stresses the importance of keeping a constant attack as soon as you mount. He does not try to settle in the position and wait, but instead he is looking to keep advancing toward the submission right away. He also touches on combining attacks to always keep your opponent under threat.


Inside the University 607 - Switching Sides to Attack the Other Arm

Inside the University 607 - Switching Sides to Attack the Other Arm

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Now Saulo is in S mount attacking the arm, but his opponent is able to pull it out, so immediately Saulo traps the other arm. Using his posted hand to help him, he swings his hips to face the other direction and settles on the mat ready to finish the armbar.

Inside the University 606 - Controlling the Arm

Inside the University 606 - Controlling the Arm

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From the S-mount, when Saulo is attacking the arm and throws his leg over the head, it is very important that he stays leaning at an angle and not rising up. Again, by lifting his body, he gives his opponent the space to free his arm. In the case his opponent doesn't push, and leaves his arm trapped, Saulo controls the chicken wing and works for head and arm control.

Inside the University 604 - Attacking with Your Outside Arm

Inside the University 604 - Attacking with Your Outside Arm

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After getting to his S mount position, Saulo attacks the armbar by wrapping the arm from the outside, rather than feeding his other arm from the inside. This way, he has the angle to attack the second arm if his opponent is able to pull away the first arm.

Inside the University 603 - Creating the Angle to Finish from the Mount

Inside the University 603 - Creating the Angle to Finish from the Mount

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After Saulo steps over and gets to the mount position on his opponent, he leans to the side at an angle with his hand posting on the mat, and swings his leg to an S position. With his S mount, he can put more pressure on his opponent and also has a better angle to attack the arm. If his opponent is able to defend the first arm, he has the leverage he needs to attack the second arm.

Inside the University 602 - Side Control to Mount to Armbar

Inside the University 602 - Side Control to Mount to Armbar

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From side control, Saulo keeps heavy pressure on his opponent by staying on his toes, rather than resting on his knees. He opens his hips and whips his leg over the body. He settles in this position, waiting for his opponent to push and bridge, giving Saulo the opportunity to square his hips and climb to a high mount. Now he can trap the arm and get the armbar.

Inside the University 574 - Placing Your Second Hand for the Choke

Inside the University 574 - Placing Your Second Hand for the Choke

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Now Xande has his first choking grip set and is looking to get his second. First he shifts his weight to the side and slides his hand on the mat over his opponent's head all the way to the far shoulder. He uses his forearm to pry the head away from the shoulder, giving him the space to make his lapel grip. From here he can easily place his wrist across the neck and finish his collar choke.

Inside the University 573 - Finer Details of Your Choking Grips

Inside the University 573 - Finer Details of Your Choking Grips

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When making his grip for the cross collar choke, Xande slides his hand down the lapel and grabs with his wrist staying connected to the neck. His general rule of thumb is when placing his second hand on the lapel, if he goes in palm up, the hand goes under his first, and If he goes palm down, the hand goes over the first hand.

Inside the University 572 - Applying the Cross Collar Choke from Mount

Inside the University 572 - Applying the Cross Collar Choke from Mount

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While applying the choke from mount, Xande points out two things not to do, which are thrusting your body forward and opening your elbows. Instead, he brings his elbows in to hips to tighten the choke. Another detail is he puts his on the ground on the same side of his top hand. Whether you use your finger fingers or thumb in when applying the choke is a personal preference.

Inside the University 404 - Butterfly Guard Pass to Armbar

Inside the University 404 - Butterfly Guard Pass to Armbar

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Professor Rene's opponent is sitting up in butterfly guard with his arm across Rene's back, so his first line of defense is to grab the collar and drop his elbow down, preventing a good underhook. Next he posts his free arm far away on the mat, and his opponent reaches for the arm, looking to sweep. Rene now has space on the side to step his leg over into an S-mount position. From here, he pulls the arm up and swings his leg over the head to sit back and finish the armbar.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 6 - Armbar from the Mount

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 6 - Armbar from the Mount

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Rafael has the mount, and his opponent tries to bump, so he switches to a technical mount right away, keeping his knees tight to his opponent. He traps the arm tight to his body and secures it by grabbing his own lapel. His opponent now defends by clasping his hands together, so Rafael grabs the sleeve of the other arm and pulls it up. He places his leg under the triceps, leans toward the body to create space and steps over the head to armbar attack position. Next, he pulls the arm to him, extends his legs and pinches them together on the arm. To finish, he uses his other arm to make a "V" with his elbow on the wrist. Now he can lean toward the head to break the grip and finish.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 2 - Sit Up Sweep to Kimura

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 2 - Sit Up Sweep to Kimura

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From the closed guard, Rafael opens and rests his leg on his opponent’s hip, and sits up, posting his other side hand on the mat. He reaches across over the shoulder, grabs the elbow and thrusts his hips up and in to sweep his opponent. Rafael lands in mount, and immediately grabs the wrist and locks the Kimura grip. He wipers his way to side control, where he switches his base and steps over the head to finish the Kimura.