Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 6 - Cross Choke Variations from Classic Guard

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 6 - Cross Choke Variations from Classic Guard

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Combining all the drills, Xande puts the cross choke in action. When his opponent smashes the shield, or steps over his leg, Xande shifts his head to the side and places his second choking grip. Now he uses the guard closing drills previously shown, and finishes the choke. In some situations, the neck is not open for Xande to grab the second choking grip right away. In these cases, he works the same technique to close his guard, and while he's closing the guard, he makes his second grip to finish the choke.


Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 5 - Cross Choke Details

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 5 - Cross Choke Details

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Xande has the cross collar grip is looking for the cross choke. His hand starts in the 12 o'clock position, and when he is ready to make his first choke grip, he turns it slightly to 1 o'clock, placing his wrist bone under the chin. Now his second hand comes over the shoulder, and grabs the back of the gi, mainly with his last three fingers, and his frame bone runs along side the neck. Another small detail is when he makes second grip and is ready to choke, his head moves across to that side just an inch or two, to get that extra leverage.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 4 - Armbar from Closed Guard when Attacker is Choking You

Leticia Ribeiro Series 4 - Armbar from Closed Guard when Attacker is Choking You

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Leticia shows another common self defense situation when her attacker is in her guard choking her. She crosses her arms with one going under her attackers arm and cupping the other elbow, and her other arm reaches across to grab the shoulder. She climbs her legs over her attacker's shoulders and closes a high guard. Now she passes her leg over the head, grabs the wrist with both hands, and raises her hips off the ground to finish the armbar.

Mario Reis Guard Series 9 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

Mario Reis Guard Series 9 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

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Again, Mario's opponent stands up while he has sleeve control, so he pushes off her shin to put his hip on her knee, and reaches inside the near leg. He uses his hips to bump her down with the muscle sweep. His opponent reacts by coming back to the top, and as she does, Mario throws his leg over her shoulder and locks the triangle. Now he grabs his shin to finish the choke, or he has the option for the armbar.

Mario Reis Guard Series 8 - Sweep to Armbar from Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 8 - Sweep to Armbar from Closed Guard

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Mario is controlling his opponent's same side sleeve from the closed guard, and she stands up, looking to pass. With his other hand, he pushes off her shin to move to the side, and then swims his arm all the way across to the outside of her other leg. Using his hip and his arm, he sweeps her to the mat. He opens his leg to on the side he's controlling the sleeve, escapes his hips, and is now in position to finish the armbar.

Mario Reis Guard Series 7 - Loop Choke from Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 7 - Loop Choke from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Mario controls his opponent with a cross collar and triceps grips, and pulls her down with the help of his legs. He reaches over the back and grabs the belt to keep her down, puts his foot on her hip and turns on his side. His hand on the belt now comes behind her neck, and under his other arm. Now he stretches his arms and opens his elbow to finish the choke.

Mario Reis Guard Series 6 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 6 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

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From inside his closed guard, Mario's opponent is controlling his collar and his hip, so he turns to the side of the hip control, and sits up. He posts his hand on the mat and reaches over her back and grabs the belt, trapping her arm in between their bodies. He lays back down on the mat, bringing her down with him, and places his foot on her hip on the same side as the belt grip. His other hand swims under her arm and controls her biceps. He brings his knee up so his shin is on the biceps, and he stretches his body to break her grip on him. Now he controls her wrist and pushes it so he can bring his leg over her head to lock the triangle. To finish, he prefers to keep his hand on his shin and swim his other arm under her leg to turn himself and tighten the triangle.

Mario Reis Guard Series 5 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard Variation 2

Mario Reis Guard Series 5 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard Variation 2

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From the closed guard, Mario makes a cross collar grip to control his opponent's posture and threaten her neck, and his other arm reaches across to control her arm at the elbow. He very quickly puts his foot on the him and climbs his guard, trapping her arm in his legs. When he throws his leg over her head, she stands up to try to defend. He lets go of the collar and reaches across the arm, and cups his own thigh, keeping the arm trapped. Now he reaches underneath to the far leg, and spins himself under his opponent, forcing her to roll and landing in the armbar.

Mario Reis Guard Series 4 - Wrapping the Lapel to Choke from the Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 4 - Wrapping the Lapel to Choke from the Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Mario opens his opponent's lapel as he did before, and his other hands slides deep in the collar to set up his first choking grip. Rather than wrapping the lapel around the arm, he wraps it around the back of her neck, and closes his elbows together and pulls her down to his body to finish the choke.

Mario Reis Guard Series 3 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 3 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Mario opens his opponent's lapel, and makes a grip over the tip of her arm, trapping the arm tight, and he pulls it to his body. Next he puts his foot on the hip, pivots and climbs his guard high on top of her shoulder. Now he controls the collar to keep her posture down, and passes his leg over her head. His outside arm comes across and holds his thigh, and his inside arm goes across her legs so he can spin underneath her. Completing the spin, he forces her to roll, and is in position to finish the armbar.

Inside the University 348 - Triangle Choke after Pulling Guard

Inside the University 348 - Triangle Choke after Pulling Guard

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Xande now puts the two previous positions together, starting out with his guard pull. Once in the closed guard, he breaks his opponent's posture and sets up his triangle. Xande recommends drilling like this when preparing for competition.

Inside the University 347 - Triangle from Closed Guard

Inside the University 347 - Triangle from Closed Guard

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From his closed guard, Xande first breaks his opponent's posture, then hugs the head and traps the arm under his armpit. He plants his foot on the mat and escapes his hips to the side of the trapped arm, then closed his guard again. His elbow and his knee are connected on the other side of his opponent's body, and he reaches over the back to slide his hand in the armpit. His opponent reacts by grabbing his hand, so Xande pushes the wrist in and closes his triangle. Now he can raise his hips to bring the other arm across, and squeeze to finish the triangle.