Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 9 - Armbar from the Back

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 9 - Armbar from the Back

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Bruno is on his opponent's back with the seat belt grip, and when he opens the collar to get his choke grip, his opponent grabs his arm and pulls it over his head. Bruno immediately grabs the wrist and then his own wrist, like a kimura grip, using his elbow to block the head. Next he brings his foot to the hip and his other leg goes across the body. Now he can throw his leg over the head and lay back to finish the armbar.


Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 8 - Bow and Arrow Choke from Back

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 8 - Bow and Arrow Choke from Back

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From the back, Bruno opens the collar and slides his choking hand as deep as he can. He places his same side foot on the hip, and his free hand reaches to grab under the knee and pull the leg to him. Next, he moves his foot from the hip and throws his leg over the shoulder and closes his elbow to finish the choke. It is important that he keeps his chest tight to his opponent's body, as to not give him space to escape.

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 7 - Maintaining Back Control

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 7 - Maintaining Back Control

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Bruno has the back, and his opponent tries to escape by jumping to the other side and freeing the bottom hook. It is important that Bruno does not let him move his head to the other side of his head. Using his free foot, Bruno pushes off the mat to bridge on his shoulder and bring his knee to his elbow. From here, he can sit down and make the space to replace his second hook.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Again, Rafael's opponent goes for the sit up sweep, but this time Rafael pushes the knee with his free hand, and steps over his opponent's leg. He drops his knee down behind the back, as his other knee comes up, making his first hook. Immediately, Rafael looks to control the lapel, and folds it to get a better grip for the choke. Now he can finish with one of a few choking variations he shows.

Inside the University 336 - Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 336 - Finishing the Choke

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Xande focuses on the proper way to position your hand when choking from the back. A common mistake is when people keep their palm facing away, rather than facing up, so they can look at their watch, as Xande says. He also shows some options using his other hand underneath his opponent's arm.

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.