Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 6 - Transitions from Side Butterfly Guard

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 6 - Transitions from Side Butterfly Guard

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Now Rafael goes over some common reactions your opponent will have when you establish side butterfly guard, and gives options to counter them. He goes over a triangle, sweep and some general principles of how to connect the side butterfly to other positions in your game.


Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 5 - Side Butterfly Guard Sweep

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 5 - Side Butterfly Guard Sweep

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Sometimes while playing the 2-on-1 sleeve grip, Rafael's opponent will drop to his knees to feel more comfortable. This is the time for Rafael to insert his butterfly hooks and drag the arm so he can get to a side butterfly guard. When his opponent drives back into him, Rafael can use the momentum to hook sweep and establish a strong top position.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 4 - Transitioning to Other Guards from 2-on-1 Grip

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 4 - Transitioning to Other Guards from 2-on-1 Grip

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Rafael spends a little time showing how he can transition to other guards using his 2-on-1 sleeve grip.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 3 - Arm Throw-By to Single Leg or Back

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 3 - Arm Throw-By to Single Leg or Back

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In this situation, Rafael's opponent gets control of his leg and makes a move to pass the guard. As he goes, Rafael pulls the arm and throws it by him with his 2-on1 grip. Now he immediately looks to go after the single leg, but has many options if it turns into a scramble.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 2 - Cross Sleeve Omoplata Setup

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 2 - Cross Sleeve Omoplata Setup

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Covering another option from the 2-on-1 cross sleeve grip, Rafael shows how he can transition to an omoplata by diving in and underhooking the leg, if his opponent defends his shin-on-shin attack.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 1 - Shin-on-Shin to Side Closed Guard

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 1 - Shin-on-Shin to Side Closed Guard

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Rafael begins in open guard with a foot on the biceps and a foot on the hip, and 2-on-1 grip control on the arm. He drops his foot from the hip to make a shin-on-shin hook, kicks it out to force his opponent to his knees. Here his opponent will try to avoid the triangle by forcing himself in Rafael's closed guard, but because he is dragging the arm across with his 2-on-1 grips, he can easily lock up the side closed guard and begin working his attacks from there.

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 17 - Crucifix Setup Defending the Guard Pass

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 17 - Crucifix Setup Defending the Guard Pass

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To finish off his series, Dallas brings out the fancy crucifix setup he uses when his opponent is trying to stack pass him with one arm under the leg. He first looks to control the wrist and keep his opponent from grabbing his collar. Next he raises his hips off the mat and rolls belly down, pulling his free leg out as he rolls to end up on his opponent's back with the crucifix locked up.

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 9 - Transitioning from Crucifix to Back Control

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 9 - Transitioning from Crucifix to Back Control

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Sometimes Dallas's opponent will drive his weight back into him, trying to flatten him out and relieve some pressure on his neck. When he does, he leaves a gap between his legs and the floor, giving Dallas plenty of space to swing his leg underneath and get his hooks in. Most of the time his second hook will also trap his opponent's arm, making submission attacks much easier.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 11 - The Octopus Escape from Clock Choke

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 11 - The Octopus Escape from Clock Choke

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Xande goes over the octopus escape from a clock choke, which is a technique Eduardo Telles is very good at. With his opponent on his side, Xande grabs the choking arm sleeve and reaches out to grab the pants. As his opponent goes to choke, Xande rolls over his shoulder, putting his opponent on his shoulder, and then jumps over to land on his opponent's side.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 10 - Partial Training from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 10 - Partial Training from Turtle

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Now Xande does some partial training with his student, starting in the turtle position. The objective is to escape, and then reset back to turtle. Xande also takes this time to correct some of his student's mistakes while using the turtle defense techniques.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 9 - Roll Over to the Inside from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 9 - Roll Over to the Inside from Turtle

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This time while Xande is in turtle with his opponent is on his side, he does the roll over, but now toward his opponent. By rolling in, he can go straight to his back and into a guard position. If he gets stuck with his legs in the air, he can plant his heels on his opponent and walk himself back to create space.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 8 - Roll Over Reverse from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 8 - Roll Over Reverse from Turtle

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In this situation, Xande is in turtle and his opponent is on his side, reaching over his back. Xande controls the arm either by pinching with his elbow or grabbing the wrist. From here he essentially does a forward roll, bringing his opponent over the top. Xande ends up with his back on his opponent's ribs, where he can turn over to establish side control.