Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 2 - Guillotine Setup to Anaconda Choke

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 2 - Guillotine Setup to Anaconda Choke

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In this situation, Josh has sprawled on his opponent after he shot on him. After securing his guillotine grip, Josh sits into his "Gangster" guard and is able to put his opponent on his side with very limited mobility. Here Josh is able to trap arm with his legs and drag it across the neck, so he can lock up a tight anaconda choke.


Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 1 - Introduction to the Arm-In Guillotine

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 1 - Introduction to the Arm-In Guillotine

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Special guest instructor and 3X No Gi World Champion, Josh Hinger, starts his seminar with some basic concepts of setting up and finishing an arm-in guillotine. He breaks down how sets his grips, where he finds his leverage and how he tightens everything up in the closed guard to finish the choke.

Inside the University 852 - Closed Guard Leg Wrap Sweep

Inside the University 852 - Closed Guard Leg Wrap Sweep

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This time when Professor Rene's opponent stands up, Rene is late to get his hips high enough to do the kosoto gari. Instead, he drops down and closes his legs around his opponent's knees. Here he likes to get a cross sleeve grip, squeeze his legs and bring his knees to him, then extend and drag the sleeve to sweep his opponent.

Inside the University 851 - Kosoto Gari Sweep from Closed Guard

Inside the University 851 - Kosoto Gari Sweep from Closed Guard

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Now Rene's opponent stands up inside his closed guard, so Rene does a sit up to keep his body close and reaches one arm behind the back, while his other hand grabs the sleeve. He drops his legs so the same side leg as the arm on the back goes behind the leg. The other plants behind him and helps him drive forward to take his opponent down backward.

Inside the University 849 - Helicopter Armbar

Inside the University 849 - Helicopter Armbar

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First Rene shows some details to polish up the armbar from the chair sweep, and then goes into a quick review of the helicopter armbar, which he uses when the first two options are not available.

Inside the University 848 - Chair Sweep to Armbar

Inside the University 848 - Chair Sweep to Armbar

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Now for a quick review of the chair sweep to armbar, Rene gets to the foot on the hips guard, and his opponent is sitting back with good posture, preventing the balloon sweep. Rene pulls his hips in closer, grabs both heels and knocks his opponent down backwards. Here he comes to the top and immediately looks to get the armbar.

Inside the University 847 - Balloon Sweep Review and Drill

Inside the University 847 - Balloon Sweep Review and Drill

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Professor Rene begins class with a quick review of material he previously covered, starting with the balloon sweep. He shows how to set up his foot on the hips guard, and incorporates a drill to practice getting your hips under your opponent and lifting him off the ground.

Inside the University 845 - Omoplata from Classic Guard

Inside the University 845 - Omoplata from Classic Guard

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Now showing one of his favorite go to attacks from the classic guard, Xande breaks down his omoplata. When his opponent walks to the side and steps over his leg, Xande uses his legs to scissor his opponent's leg and stop his progress. He brings his bottom foot to the far hip and squares his hips, using his momentum to continue his hip rotation and attack the omoplata right away.

Inside the University 844 - Shin to Hip Connection in Classic Guard

Inside the University 844 - Shin to Hip Connection in Classic Guard

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Xande breaks down some core concepts of the classic guard, and explains how getting in position to scissors sweep is his go to first action. From here he can look for other attacks and come back to the scissors if they don't succeed. He also stresses the importance of your shin bone staying connected to your opponent's hip bone while playing classic guard.

Inside the University 843 - Principles of the Classic Guard

Inside the University 843 - Principles of the Classic Guard

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Now Xande goes into detail on his classic guard, using collar and sleeve grips with both feet on the hips. He goes over the common scenario of his opponent stepping over one leg to pass, and how he can replace the guard, and also set up some attacks while doing so.

Inside the University 834 - Helicopter Armbar

Inside the University 834 - Helicopter Armbar

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After touching up some details on the chair sweep armbar, Rene shows another variation he can use from the foot on hip guard. Again he picks his opponent up off the mat with both of his feet, but instead of rolling backward for the balloon sweep, he turns his hips to spin his opponent into an armbar.

Inside the University 833 - Chair Sweep to Armbar

Inside the University 833 - Chair Sweep to Armbar

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This time when Professor Rene goes to try the balloon sweep, his opponent drops his weight back and keeps his head and posture very high. Rene lets go of his grips to grab the heels and knocks his opponent back down with the chair sweep. As he tries to come to mount, his opponent stretches his arm to push him away, so Rene throws his leg over the head and rolls to set up an armbar.