Xande's Dominant Control Series 13 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder to North-South Transition

Xande's Dominant Control Series 13 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder to North-South Transition

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Xande has hip to shoulder control with a grip on the belt, trapping the far arm, and his opponent is not giving up the arm as he did in previous techniques. Looking to get the arm, Xande walks to north south and drops pressure on the face, causing his opponent to react by turning into him. Xande gives him some space to turn and uses his shoulder to push the arm across, where he can grab the wrist with his other hand and get his Kimura trap. Now he steps his knee over the arm, pinches his knees to trap his opponent and cranks to finish the Kimura.


Xande's Dominant Control Series 12 - Bread Cutter Choke from Hip to Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 12 - Bread Cutter Choke from Hip to Shoulder Control

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Using the same transition to switch sides as he did in the previous technique, Xande establishes his hip to shoulder position and opens the far arm, reaches around it and grabs the collar with his palm up. He keeps pressure on the face with his ribs and then walks back to the other side with his free hand on the outside of the arm. Now the neck is wide open for him to place his second grip and sink in the bread cutter choke.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 10 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 10 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder Control

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In this video, Xande shows his favorite submission from hip to shoulder control, the Kimura. When his opponent places his arm in front of his body, Xande immediately grabs the wrist to make his first Kimura grip. Now ideally in one fluid motion, he turns his hips square, steps his leg over the head, feeds his arm through to make his second Kimura grip and pulls his opponent onto his side. From here he can pull the arm up and crank the Kimura.

Inside the University 521 - Isolating the Arm

Inside the University 521 - Isolating the Arm

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Now Gustavo fine tunes some of the details of trapping the arm. He also shows how he can set up the same armbar from other guard passes. The main point of focus is to use his elbow to pin and isolate the arm he wants as soon as his opponent turns away.

Inside the University 520 - Armbar from Side Control when Opponent Tries to Turn Away

Inside the University 520 - Armbar from Side Control when Opponent Tries to Turn Away

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After Gustavo passes to the side, his opponent tries to turn away to escape, exposing his back. Gustavo controls the head with one arm and his other arm traps his opponent's arm to his body. After stopping his opponent from rolling, Gustavo brings his shin along the back, sitting in the S-position. From here he can use his elbow to pinch the arm, and he falls back, throwing his other leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Dennis Hallman Series 7 - Arm Lock from Arm Triangle

Dennis Hallman Series 7 - Arm Lock from Arm Triangle

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Dennis is trying to finish an arm triangle choke, but his opponent is defending by putting his hand to his ear as if he's talking on the phone. Dennis grabs the wrist with his outside hand and feeds it to his inside hand. Next he holds the wrist with both hands and puts his head at the elbow to act as a fulcrum. Now he uses his outside hand to pull the wrist away, finishing a sort of key lock.

Dennis Hallman Series 6 - Howdy Neck Crank

Dennis Hallman Series 6 - Howdy Neck Crank

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Again Dennis steps over the head, and his opponent pushes the leg so he sets up his head lock trapping the arm with his body. Rather than turn away, this time his opponent tries to turn into him. Dennis now hops to the other side of the body and lifts the head as he squeezes, finishing a painful neck crank.

Dennis Hallman Series 4 - Howdy Figure Four Lock

Dennis Hallman Series 4 - Howdy Figure Four Lock

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This time when Dennis steps over the head, his opponent doesn't do anything, so he grabs the back of the head and makes a figure four lock with his legs. From here, he has several options, including arm locks, toe holds, or if it's MMA, he can throw body punches.

Dennis Hallman Series 3 - Howdy Americana

Dennis Hallman Series 3 - Howdy Americana

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Continuing the Howdy series, when Dennis steps over the head, his opponent reacts by pushing his face. Now Dennis grabs the wrist and sets up his key lock grip, and jumps up to put his knee on his opponent's face. To finish the Americana, he pulls the to him and cranks the key lock.

Dennis Hallman Series 2 - The Howdy Choke

Dennis Hallman Series 2 - The Howdy Choke

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The first series of techniques Dennis shows is called the Howdy Series, and each position begins from side control with his hips facing the head. In this scenario, his opponent is keeping his elbow on the mat, so Dennis steps his leg over the head, causing his opponent to push the leg off. This opens up his side, and Dennis reaches across the body, swims his arm under the head, traps his opponent's arm with his body, and grabs his own biceps to lock in a tight head and arm choke.

Eduardo Inojosa Series 10 - Cross Collar Choke from Knee On Belly

Eduardo Inojosa Series 10 - Cross Collar Choke from Knee On Belly

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Starting in side control, Eduardo post one hand at his opponent's far hip and the other under the head, and hops up to a knee on belly position. He brings his hand from the hip to sink a deep cross collar grip with his fingers inside and his other hand grabs the cloth on the cross shoulder. Now he squeezes the choke as he lowers his head to the mat to get the finish.

Eduardo Inojosa Series 9 - Kimura from Side Control

Eduardo Inojosa Series 9 - Kimura from Side Control

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From side control, Eduardo's opponent pushes his head to try to escape, so Eduardo brings his arm across the body and hugs the arm at the triceps. Next he walks to north-south position and grabs the wrist with his other hand to make a Kimura grip. Using the arm, he turns his opponent onto his side, but his opponent is still defending by holding on to his own pants or belt. Eduardo breaks the grip by pulling the arm away from the body, and now to finish he can bring the arm up and over toward the back til his opponent submits.