Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 5 - Sweep and Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 5 - Sweep and Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Rafael's opponent manages to finish the sit up sweep this time, but Rafael immediately pushes of the hip and shrimps to create space. He swims his arm under the ankle and brings the leg to him with the help of his own knee, and at the same time he grabs the pants on the other leg. From here, he puts his outside foot on the hip and extends his legs to sweep his opponent back, landing with one of his opponent's legs pinned on the mat and the other on his shoulder. He traps the hips by bringing his outside knee up, and controls his opponent with double lapel grips. From here, he shows a couple options to pass the guard.


Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

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Masakazu shows a string of submissions starting from the half guard. After using his underhook to bump his opponent forward, escapes out the back to start attacking the legs. He strings together many submissions, including leg locks, neck crank and a shoulder lock.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 12 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps Variation

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 12 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps Variation

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Giva sets up the same half guard sweep as before and his opponent back steps again, but this time when Giva puts his hook in on the back step leg, his opponent tries to come back to the original side. Giva simply follows his opponent with his hook, and comes to the top to finish the sweep.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 11 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 11 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps

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Giva begins in the same half guard position as the previous technique, and goes for the same sweep, but this time his opponent back steps to defend the sweep. Giva uses his bottom leg to hook his opponent's back step leg, and his other foot hooks the other leg. Now he elevates both hooks and continues sweeping his opponent to the side he back stepped to.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 10 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 10 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

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Giva is playing half guard, and his opponent gets the underhook and puts pressure on him. His first step is to grab the belt and pinch his arm to his body in order to trap his opponent's arm, and he escapes his hips to get on his side. His opponent reacts by trying to smash him back down, so Giva pushes of his foot and uses his opponent's momentum to roll him over, establishing half guard on top.

Inside The University 304 - Sweep from Knee Shield Half Guard

Inside The University 304 - Sweep from Knee Shield Half Guard

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Xande is playing the knee shield half guard with the collar and sleeve grips, and his opponent tries to smash his legs down. He uses his collar grip to push his opponent back, and got the underhook, which caused his opponent to sit back, allowing Xande to regain a good collar grip. Now his opponent tries to put the weight back on him, so Xande pulls the collar and pushes the sleeve while kicking back with his leg to sweep him.

Xande's Omoplata Series 15 - Omoplata from Half Guard Pressure

Xande's Omoplata Series 15 - Omoplata from Half Guard Pressure

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Xande is in his half guard with his frames on the neck and the outside arm, and his opponent has the underhook and is putting pressure on him. Xande escapes his hips enough to bring both his knees up to his chest, and then pinches his opponent's arm with his legs before extending them. Now he has the space to throw his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 14 - Omoplata from Knee Shield Half Guard

Xande's Omoplata Series 14 - Omoplata from Knee Shield Half Guard

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Xande is playing half guard, and his opponent has the underhook on him, so his first move is to escape his hips and place the knee shield inside. Next he frames his forearm against the neck, and brings his bottom leg out to place his foot on the hip. Now he removes the knee shield, and brings the knee above his elbow to trap his opponent's arm. As soon as his thigh touches the arm, he extends his body so he can throw his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Inside The University 291 - Replacing Guard when Opponent Smashes Your Z-Guard

Inside The University 291 - Replacing Guard when Opponent Smashes Your Z-Guard

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Xande uses the same setup as before to establish the Z-guard, but this time his opponent smashes his legs right away. Xande opens his elbow on the collar grip to make a frame against his opponent's neck, and his other arm posts on the mat. With the help of his bottom leg, Xande is able to escape his hips and replace the guard.

Inside The University 284 - Sweep when Opponent Knee Slices

Inside The University 284 - Sweep when Opponent Knee Slices

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Maximiliano shows a position he has developed to defend the guard pass when his opponent knee slices. First he feeds the far lapel to his hand between the legs, and grabs the pants at the inside of the knee. From here, he uses his arm to bump his opponent forward, and then switches the lapel grip to his other hand. A common reaction is for his opponent to whizzer, so Max reaches his free hand over the back to grab the belt, and sweeps by rolling to his back. Once he has swept his opponent, he switches his lapel grip again, and grips the sleeve to control his opponent.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 5 - Defending the Over Under Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 5 - Defending the Over Under Pass

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Xande continues his review, now talking about the semi-finals fight that he lost, and goes over what he should have done to win his fight. Xande's opponent is attempting to pass with the over under grips, so Xande blocks the over arm, and drops his leg heavy on the other shoulder. He escapes his hips enough so he can sit up and grab his opponent's belt. From here, he reaches over the back to grab the lat, and forces his leg free, landing in the turtle position. In the fight, his opponent was able to sit out and restart the fight standing. What Xande should have done is make the seat belt grip and keep his chest heavy on his opponent, and look to work the crucifix while his leg was still being held.

Inside The University 282 - Taking the Back from Reverse Half Guard

Inside The University 282 - Taking the Back from Reverse Half Guard

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Xande's opponent again goes to the reverse half guard as he did in the last position, but this time Xande isn't able or comfortable to keep his outside frame, so grabs the belt. When his opponent steps his leg back to pass, Xande uses this moment to escape his hips and attack the back.