Inside the University 395 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

Inside the University 395 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

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Starting from the classic collar and sleeve guard, Victor is preventing his opponent from passing to the side his hips are facing, so his opponent squares up and looks to pass to the other side. As he is switching sides, Victor pulls the sleeve and pinches the shoulder down with his knee. From here he can throw his leg over the shoulder and lock the omoplata, and begin working to submit or sweep.


Ruotolo Twins Series 7 - Arm In De La Riva Back Take

Ruotolo Twins Series 7 - Arm In De La Riva Back Take

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Tye has the sleeve and collar grips, and sets up the the arm in De La Riva guard, with his other foot on Kade's hip. He pulls Kade in and elevates him off his feet, as he would for an overhead sweep. Tye takes out his De La Riva hook, and pushes with his foot on the hip, causing Kade to fall to the mat with his back taken. Tye now can place both hooks and already has Kade's arm trapped as well.

Ruotolo Twins Series 6 - Arm In De La Riva Triangle

Ruotolo Twins Series 6 - Arm In De La Riva Triangle

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Tye shoots his leg over Kade's arm to set up the arm in De La Riva again, but this time he is below the elbow and cannot do the armbar. He grabs the other sleeve and kicks out Kade's leg to break his posture. Now he raises his hips and shoots his hook leg over Kade's neck, and locks the triangle on him.

Ruotolo Twins Series 5 - Arm In De La Riva Armbar

Ruotolo Twins Series 5 - Arm In De La Riva Armbar

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From spider guard, Tye raises his hips off the mat and shoots his leg over Kade's arm, and pushes the arm away before he traps it with a De La Riva hook. Now Tye swims his arm under Kade's arm and places his hand on his own knee. By raising his elbow from here, he can force Kade to tap from the armbar.

Ruotolo Twins Series 2 - Half Guard Sweep to the Back

Ruotolo Twins Series 2 - Half Guard Sweep to the Back

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Kade is playing half guard with his knee shield in place, and Tye is working to pass with a knee cut. Kade swims his arm in for the underhook and grabs the belt, and his other hand reaches for a pants grip. He kicks his knee shield leg straight, and uses it to hook Tye's ankle and torque it back, forcing Tye's hips open. Now he can release the pants grip, post up on his elbow and get on both knees. From here Kade forces Tye forward with a big bump from his shoulder, and comes up top to take his back.

Inside the University 378 - Replacing Guard when Opponent Stuffs Your Leg to Headquarters

Inside the University 378 - Replacing Guard when Opponent Stuffs Your Leg to Headquarters

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Now Xande's opponent stuffs his leg inside and steps over to headquarters position. Right away, Xande turns his hips to the opposite side his opponent stepped to. He pulls the collar and kicks his foot in the butt to make his opponent fall to the side and base. Now he kicks the far leg away, and from here he has many options to either replace his guard or set up different sweeps.

Inside the University 377 - Replacing Guard after Opponent Passes to the Side

Inside the University 377 - Replacing Guard after Opponent Passes to the Side

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Xande has his collar sleeve guard and once again his opponent stands up and backs away to pass. Xande sits up and lets go of the sleeve grip and posts his hand on the mat, and his opponent gets around his legs and to his side. Xande lowers his body, bending over to the side of his post, and pushes off his hand to escape his hips away. Now he has the space to square up and replace his guard.

Inside the University 376 - Guard Retention when Opponent Stand Up to Pass

Inside the University 376 - Guard Retention when Opponent Stand Up to Pass

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Xande is playing the collar and sleeve guard, and his opponent stands and backs away, looking to pass. Xande sits up, keeping the collar grip, but letting go of the sleeve grip so he can post his hand on the mat. When his opponent tries to go around, Xande pushes off his posted hand and follows, staying square to him. From here he has many options, but one of his favorites is to use the momentum and go for the collar drag.

Inside the University 375 - Cross Choke from Collar and Sleeve Guard

Inside the University 375 - Cross Choke from Collar and Sleeve Guard

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Xande has the collar and sleeve guard grips and his opponent pushes down his knee shield. By simply turning his collar hand from 12 o'clock to 2 o'clock position, he can get his first choking grip under the neck. Now his other hand lets go of the sleeve and grabs the gi at the shoulder to make his second choking grip. Here he can just pull to his chest to finish, or use his guard replacing techniques to get the closed guard and have some better leverage to finish the choke.

Inside the University 374 - Collar and Sleeve Guard Retention

Inside the University 374 - Collar and Sleeve Guard Retention

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Xande sets up his collar and sleeve guard with both feet on the hips and his knee shield in place. In the first scenario, his opponent pushes the shield down, so Xande immediately escapes his hips a little and replaces the shield. Next his opponent pushes the shield down and steps over. Xande extends his body and pulls the arm, then replaces both feet on the hips and his knee shield. Finally, his opponent pushes the shield and steps to knee cut. Again, Xande extends and pulls, replaces his feet on the hips and squares up to his opponent.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 11 - Omoplata when Opponent Steps Over and Crosses the Knee

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 11 - Omoplata when Opponent Steps Over and Crosses the Knee

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Xande is playing the classic guard, and his opponent pushes the knee down, steps over the leg and crosses his knee to start knee cutting. As he did in the guard retention drills, Xande pulls the sleeve and places his foot on the hip. His opponent reacts by standing and pulling away, so Xande places his other foot on the hip, and now he is in perfect position to hit the omoplata, just as he did in the last technique.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 10 - Omoplata when Opponent Stands Up

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 10 - Omoplata when Opponent Stands Up

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Xande has the classic guard, and his opponent stands up, so Xande keeps his grips and places both feet on the hips. Now he pulls the collar, elevates his hip and pulls the arm out to the side. He brings his leg in, pinching the arm and forcing it to bend. From here, he is pushing both of his grips, and now he can bring his leg over the arm to lock the omoplata.