Inside the University 876 - Applying Pressure while Holding the Arm

Inside the University 876 - Applying Pressure while Holding the Arm

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Whether you're looking for the Kimura, straight armbar, choke or whatever else, Saulo stresses the importance of dropping your weight and keeping very heavy pressure on your opponent after spinning to the top and trapping the arm. After establishing your pressure from here, you will be able to find the opening you're looking for.


Inside the University 875 - Armlock from Superhold

Inside the University 875 - Armlock from Superhold

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Now instead of going to the mount from the superhold, Saulo looks to submit with an armlock. With a strong grip on his opponent's triceps, Saulo pulls him on his side and spins to the top, where he drops his weight heavy on his opponent. From here he has the option to attack a Kimura, or to continue his spin to the other side and attack the straight armbar.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 2 - Cross Collar Choke Variation

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 2 - Cross Collar Choke Variation

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After slicing his knee through to pass the guard, Rafael allows his opponent to turn to his side. He keeps his forearm to the chest and drops his shoulder on his body to keep pressure. His free hand reaches down the back to grab the belt, and with these grips, he drops his hip to the mat and steps his leg over, almost to mount. He can squeeze here and finish the choke, similar to a loop choke and a guillotine.

Inside the University 774 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

Inside the University 774 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

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Now having passed the guard, Professor Nick shows one of his favorite submissions, a wrist lock from side control. When his opponent puts his hand on Nick's shoulder to push him, Nick first traps the hand to his shoulder with his chin. He places both hands on the triceps and simply pulls in and drops pressure with his chest to finish the wrist lock.

Inside the University 759 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control when Opponent Won't Come to the Top

Inside the University 759 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control when Opponent Won't Come to the Top

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Again from side control, Rene wants the triangle but his opponent knows and won't come to the top. Now Rene lifts his opponent's head off the mat with his arm, and steps over, already placing his leg in position under the head. He can continue to roll to his side where he can finish the choke.

Inside the University 758 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control

Inside the University 758 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control

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Professor Rene shows a triangle choke set up from side control, where he first pulls his opponent's arm up to place his thigh under, and sits back on his own ankle. After reaching under the head to grab the armpit, and trapping the wrist with his other hand, Rene lays back, and as his opponent comes to the top he shoves the arm inside and bites down with his triangle.

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.