Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

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Again Professor Rene's opponent rolls and he stops him on his back. But now instead of doing a forward roll to regain his omoplata control, he shuffles his way over his opponent's head, turning him over as he goes, ending up in the omoplata again. Now his opponent is facing inside and can't roll out of it again.


Inside the University 784 - Taking the Back from Omoplata

Inside the University 784 - Taking the Back from Omoplata

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Professor Rene has his omoplata locked but for whatever reason can't finish it, so instead he looks to take the back. He posts his foot that is over the arm on the mat, along with his hand, to raise himself and place his other leg in for his first hook. Now he throws his leg over the back to get his second hook and establish back control.

Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

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This time when Rene sets up the omoplata, his opponent rolls forward to try to escape. Rene sits up and stops the roll by trapping the arm between his hamstring and calf, leaving his opponent flat on his back. His first option is to go for an easy wrist lock here, but he can also roll forward and end up back in the omoplata, where he can look to finish.

Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

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Having set up the omoplata, Professor Rene now shows how to finish. After locking his legs, he escapes his to the outside and then extends his legs to push his opponent down. Now he can switch his legs to S position and sit up to finish the omoplata.

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

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Before getting into some variations on finishing the omo plata, Professor Rene shows a basic omo plata setup from the classic collar and sleeve guard. With one knee up against the shoulder, he shifts his hips to the other side, puts the hand in his 'back pocket' and throws his leg over the arm. Here he can grab the belt, adjust his position and lock his legs to secure the omo plata.

Inside the University 778 - Taking the Back from Half Guard

Inside the University 778 - Taking the Back from Half Guard

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This time when Professor Gustavo goes for the half guard lift, his opponent sprawls his weight and stays on his knees, so Gustavo reaches under the arm and across the back. By punching his shoulder up, he opens space to sit up and attack his opponent's back. Here he shows a couple different options of finishing his back take.

Inside the University 768 - De La Riva Lift to Armbar

Inside the University 768 - De La Riva Lift to Armbar

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Now while in De La Riva guard, Victor's opponent keeps his base low so Victor tries to lift him overhead. His opponent reacts by dropping his weight til his knee is on the floor. From here Victor just places his foot on the hip and throws his other leg over the head to attack the armbar.

Inside the University 767 - Rolling Armbar from De La Riva Sweep

Inside the University 767 - Rolling Armbar from De La Riva Sweep

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Victor hits his De La Riva sweep as he did before, but this time his opponent doesn't accept it and tries to come back up. So now as he comes to the mount, he looks to immediately attack the arm and rolls into a nice armbar. When drilling this technique, it is important his opponent has the correct reaction for Victor to get the armbar.

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 8 - Leg Locks from the Saddle Position

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 8 - Leg Locks from the Saddle Position

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This time when Tex goes to single leg X guard, his opponent leans to avoid being knocked down, so Tex places his outside leg underneath his opponent to make an inverted X guard. Next he kicks to lift the far leg up and slides it down between his legs into a saddle position. From here he shows a couple variations to finish either a heel hook or a calf crusher submission.

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 7 - Heel Hook from Single Leg X Guard

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 7 - Heel Hook from Single Leg X Guard

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Starting from a sitting shin on shin guard, Tex lifts his opponent's leg and spins underneath to set up the single leg X guard. He uses his hips knock his opponent down, and rotates in, immediately looking to attack the foot. Using a rear naked choke like grip, he applies pressure and torque on the heel to force the submission.

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 6 - Crab Ride to Back Control from Calf Slicer

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 6 - Crab Ride to Back Control from Calf Slicer

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In this technique, Tex has gotten to the calf slicer, but for whatever reason he is unable to finish it, so he decides to go for the back. First he rolls his opponent to the side and releases his calf slicer lock. He gets into a crab ride position, then places his twister hook to kick the hips down and get a solid back control.

Inside the University 756 - Bringing Your Knees Inside to Take the Back

Inside the University 756 - Bringing Your Knees Inside to Take the Back

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Now Tex breaks down the importance of how he sneaks his knee behind his the thigh, and why he brings his knees to his chest to maintain better control of his opponent while hunting for the back. He also gives some details to help finish the choke.