Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 8 - Hooking the Leg to Finish the Armbar

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 8 - Hooking the Leg to Finish the Armbar

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Now Rafael shows another option he sometimes uses to help finish the armbar if his opponent's grip on his lapel is really strong. He leans toward the leg and under hooks it to give himself leverage to keep inching his palm down his thigh until he can break the grip and secure the arm.


Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 7 - Finishing the Armbar when Opponent Grabs His Lapel

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 7 - Finishing the Armbar when Opponent Grabs His Lapel

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Rafael answers a student's question about finishing an armbar when your opponent is defending by grabbing his own lapel. He first threads his arm near the head through and cups his own thigh. He walks his hand down to his hip, and with his other hand he can push the lapel or the elbow to break the grip and secure the armbar.

Inside the University 872 - Momentum and Timing

Inside the University 872 - Momentum and Timing

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Now going through the position, Sensei Saulo explains and shows how important momentum and timing are to get what you want, not just in this technique, but in Jiu Jitsu as a whole.

Inside the University 871 - Attacking the Other Arm

Inside the University 871 - Attacking the Other Arm

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After going over some fundamentals of keeping a solid base while looking to attack the armbar, Sensei Saulo covers how to react if your opponent pulls his arm away from your grasp. He immediately grabs the other arm, and swings his hips to change his attack to the other side.

Inside the University 870 - Attacking with the Proper Angle

Inside the University 870 - Attacking with the Proper Angle

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Now Saulo breaks down how to keep your body at the right angles to attack your opponent, and not give him the space he needs to escape. Also, he shows what to do if your opponent doesn't react by pushing you away after you mount him.

Inside the University 869 - Staying Low When Attacking the Arm

Inside the University 869 - Staying Low When Attacking the Arm

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Correcting some mistakes, Saulo shows the importance of keeping your hips low when swinging your leg to attack the arm from mount. If he sits up too high, his opponent will have plenty of room to escape, and he will lose the arm.

Inside the University 868 - Wrapping the Arm and Applying Pressure

Inside the University 868 - Wrapping the Arm and Applying Pressure

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Here Saulo discusses the proper way to wrap up your opponent's arm when attacking the armbar, and also offers some key details on where and how to apply heavy pressure. The more pressure he applies, the more uncomfortable his opponent is, and the more likely he is to give up his arm.

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 3 - Finishing the Guillotine from Mount

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 3 - Finishing the Guillotine from Mount

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Now Josh shows a common scenario he encounters when attacking his guillotine series, in which his opponent flops onto his back. Keeping his guillotine grip in place, Josh rolls back to mount. From here he breaks down the mistakes many people make, and how to properly finish the guillotine.

Inside the University 839 - Kata Gatame and Ezekiel Choke from Mount

Inside the University 839 - Kata Gatame and Ezekiel Choke from Mount

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Having passed the guard to mount, Victor now looks to finish his opponent. His first option is to switch his head to the other side, trapping the arm against the neck and clasping his hands. He can leave mount to that side and finish the kata gatame choke. Another option while in mount is to grab his own sleeve and finish an Ezekiel choke.

Inside the University 835 - Finishing an Armbar with Your Shin Behind the Neck

Inside the University 835 - Finishing an Armbar with Your Shin Behind the Neck

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To finish up the lesson, Rene goes over some basic concepts of finishing an armbar when your shin is behind the neck, rather than over face. First he makes sure to control the wrist and keep the thumb facing up. He squeezes his knees together, and if his opponent sits up, he will follow and roll to maintain the armbar. He also turns his hips a little so they are facing his opponent's hips.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 7 - Thumb-In Choke from Three Quarter Mount

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 7 - Thumb-In Choke from Three Quarter Mount

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Now from the knee on body position, Rafael makes a thumb-in collar grip and drops his hips to the outside before sliding across to a three quarter mount. From here, even with his elbow on the mat, it's difficult to finish the choke with his one hand, so he grabs the head and pulls it toward the grip to finish the choke.

Inside the University 678 - Drilling the Choke

Inside the University 678 - Drilling the Choke

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From the mount, Saulo's first move is to drop his body to one side, putting his weight on his knee, opening the lapel and sliding his first grip to the neck. His knee will act as his base and his other leg will keep contact with his opponent's legs. Once his base is comfortable established, he grabs the other lapel and drops his forearm for the choke.