Inside the University 327 - Choke when Opponent Blocks the Mounting Leg

Inside the University 327 - Choke when Opponent Blocks the Mounting Leg

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Saulo has back control, and when his opponent tries to escape, he makes the collar grip and tries to step his leg over as he did previously. However, this time his opponent blocks his leg, so Saulo's immediate reaction is to his his foot behind the leg. Now, using his collar grip, he pulls his opponent all the way to the other side, and stays behind him. From here he can set up a clock choke or bow and arrow choke, depending on his preference and how his opponent reacts.


Inside the University 326 - Trapping the Arm while Taking the Mount

Inside the University 326 - Trapping the Arm while Taking the Mount

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Saulo breaks down a key detail about the previous position of taking the mount from the back. After grabbing the lapel and stepping his leg over the body, Saulo stresses the importance of trapping the arm between his elbow and leg, and pinching it tight to his body. By keeping control of the arm, he can neutralize any of his opponent's potential defenses.

Inside the University 325 - Mounting from Back Control and Finishing with a Choke

Inside the University 325 - Mounting from Back Control and Finishing with a Choke

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Saulo has back control, and his opponent starts to escape by laying his back on his Saulo's leg. The first thing Saulo does is reach across to make a grip on the collar, and then his top leg goes across the body with his foot finding leverage in his opponent's hip. From here, he pulls himself up to the mount, trapping his opponent's arm between his elbow and body. Next, his free hand grabs the collar across the neck, with his thumb in, and he leans forward to use his body pressure to help finish the choke.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 2 -Armbar from the Back with One Hook

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 2 -Armbar from the Back with One Hook

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On his opponent's back, with one hook in, Giva drops his bottom elbow to the mat, trapping his opponent's arm. His free foot pushes off the mat to bring his hips closer. He lets go of his seat belt to cross face, and turns belly down as he throws his leg over the head to finish the armbar. Another option is push your opponent back with your leg, rather than turn belly down.

Inside The University 303 - Armbar from Back Control

Inside The University 303 - Armbar from Back Control

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Xande is on his opponent's back with both hooks and the seat belt grip. He grabs wrist control as he would a Kimura grip, on the arm that his seat belt goes underneath, which is also the side he is leaning on. When attacking the arm, Xande must make sure that his opponent does not trap his bottom hook with his legs. First, Xande puts his top foot on the hip and brings his bottom leg across the belly. Now his top leg swings over the head, and he is now in position to finish the armbar.

Inside The University 287 - Armbar with Opponent on Your Back

Inside The University 287 - Armbar with Opponent on Your Back

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With his opponent on his back holding the seat belt grip, Maximiliano grabs the top wrist with both hands and pulls the arm straight and moves it to the other side of his head. He pins the arm with his shoulder and chin, and by wrapping it up with both his arms pointing behind his head, he is able to finish a straight armbar.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

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Now discussing the semi-finals with Erberth Santos, Xande is in turtle and his opponent has one hook and pulls him down to that side. First Xande puts his head down and looks to his opponent, and uses his hands to protect his neck and defend the 2nd hook. Next he brings his free leg to release the hook, and steps over the bottom leg. Xande attempted to turn back in to go to side control, but Erberth saw it coming and escaped.

Yuki Nakai Series 7 - Heel Hook from Standing Behind Opponent

Yuki Nakai Series 7 - Heel Hook from Standing Behind Opponent

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Yuki starts from standing behind his opponent with his arms wrapped around the waist. He drops his hips on the mat, swings his leg in between his opponent's legs, and spins to land in the 50/50 guard. He clasps his hands together and uses his forearm to torque his opponent's heel, forcing the submission.

Yuki Nakai Series 5 - Armbar from the Back

Yuki Nakai Series 5 - Armbar from the Back

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Yuki is on his opponent's back with both hooks and seat belt control. His opponent is defending the choke, so he grabs the wrist with his hand over the shoulder, and grabs his own wrist with his other hand. He pushes his opponent away with his feet on the hips, and brings his arm over the face to the other side of the head. Now he opens the arm from the body, and brings his leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Yuki Nakai Series 3 - Toe Hold when Opponent is on Your Back

Yuki Nakai Series 3 - Toe Hold when Opponent is on Your Back

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Yuki's opponent has back control with both hooks. His first objective is to protect his neck and defend the choke. When he is ready to attack, Yuki grabs his opponent's toes and drops his weight to one side, using his forearm to pin the leg down. His other hand now grabs the toes as well and he torques to finish the toe hold. Yuki shows a few options to submit from here.

Daisuke Nakamura Series 7 - Escaping Back Control

Daisuke Nakamura Series 7 - Escaping Back Control

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With his opponent on his back, Daisuke first grabs his opponent's arm at the shoulder and triceps, and pulls it down to his body. He falls to that same side, and releases the top hook with his hand. Next, he uses his foot to get rid of the bottom hook, and steps to the side of his opponent. Now rolls on to his shoulder and jumps across his opponent's body, before turning back over to establish the side control.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 14 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 14 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

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Starting with his opponent in turtle, Lucas sits on top, squeezing his opponent between his legs. He reaches through to grab the opposite collar and grips the same side sleeve. Lucas puts his knee next to his opponent's knee, and rolls to the side. Now he places the top hook, and rolls to the other side to place the second hook, before finishing the choke.