JT Torres 2nd Series 11 - Loop Choke from Open Guard

JT Torres 2nd Series 11 - Loop Choke from Open Guard

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JT starts from the open guard with the cross collar grip, one foot on the hip, and one shin on shin. He kicks the shin on shin leg out, and sits up, bringing his free hand to the back of the head while looping his collar grip arm around the neck. Now JT steps over the leg and traps it, before closing his elbow and finishing the choke.


JT Torres 2nd Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Open Guard

JT Torres 2nd Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Open Guard

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From the open guard, JT has one foot on the hip and a cross collar grip, while his opponent is working to pass with one knee on the mat. JT brings his free foot to hook in front of the ankle on his opponent's lead leg, causing his opponent to make a grip on JT's leg. JT grabs the triceps and kicks his hook out. Now he brings his foot up to the rib cage, pulls the elbow and pinches his knee down to finish the armbar.

JT Torres 2nd Series 9 - Shoulder Lock from Triangle

JT Torres 2nd Series 9 - Shoulder Lock from Triangle

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JT starts with his triangle locked but just his feet are crossed. His opponent is protecting his arm by keeping it behind JT's hips. JT lifts his hips off the mat and grabs the elbow. His leg on the shoulder stays heavy and his other foot goes on the hip to help him walk his hips back. Now his foot on the hip goes to the rib cage and he closes his knees to finish the shoulder lock.

JT Torres 2nd Series 8 - Seated Guard Pass

JT Torres 2nd Series 8 - Seated Guard Pass

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JT's opponent is playing the seated guard, so he makes a grip on the lapel and sleeve. He shuffles to the side of the lapel grip, and when his opponent follows, he steps over the legs to the sleeve grip side, with his foot landing near the hip. Now he turns his opponent like a judo throw, and immediately establishes the knee on belly position.

JT Torres 2nd Series 7 - Overhead Pass from Reverse De La Riva Guard

JT Torres 2nd Series 7 - Overhead Pass from Reverse De La Riva Guard

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From inside his opponent's reverse De La Riva guard, JT grabs the farside lapel and the outside of the hook knee. He stands up a little to clear space and cuts his shin across his opponent's shin to reach the side. His opponent reacts by turning into him, so JT spins overhead to establish side control on the opposite side.

JT Torres 2nd Series 6 - Long Step Pass from Reverse De La Riva Guard

JT Torres 2nd Series 6 - Long Step Pass from Reverse De La Riva Guard

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JT is in his opponent's reverse De La Riva guard, so he grabs the leg as if he wants a foot lock, and grips the bottom of the pants. His free hand grabs the nearside lapel and he uses the grip to pull his opponent toward him. He falls to his hip and back steps his leg out of the guard, before making a tripod with his head and positioning his hips to pass the guard.

JT Torres 2nd Series 5 - Diving Open Guard Pass

JT Torres 2nd Series 5 - Diving Open Guard Pass

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JT shows a guard pass he likes to use when his opponent is playing open guard. JT dives his lead shin behind his opponent's knee and his arm swims underneath the other leg. His other hand and foot are posted on the mat, driving his weight onto his opponent. JT swims his arms to get head and arm control, and his leg that is posting comes over the top of his opponent's legs and knee cuts to side control.

JT Torres 2nd Series 4 - De La Riva X-Guard Backside Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 4 - De La Riva X-Guard Backside Sweep

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JT sets up the De La Riva X-guard again, but now his opponent falls back and tries to free the hooks. JT opens his opponent's nearside lapel, feeds it to his other hand between his and his opponent's legs, and switches to his other hand again. Now he releases his top hook and posts on his free hand, maintaining the bottom hook like a butterfly guard. He extends his hook, comes to the top and smashes the legs, before windshield wiping his legs to pass to side control.

JT Torres 2nd Series 3 - De La Riva X-Guard Omoplata Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 3 - De La Riva X-Guard Omoplata Sweep

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From the De La Riva X-guard, JT releases the ankle grip and grabs the triceps, pulling the arm as he lays back. His bottom hook goes to the hip and he swings his top hook out and over the arm to lock up the omoplata. When his opponent rolls to defend, JT comes to the top and establishes side control.

JT Torres 2nd Series 2 - De La Riva X-Guard Turning Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 2 - De La Riva X-Guard Turning Sweep

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JT sets up the De La Riva X-guard as before, but now he lets go of the far sleeve and makes a collar grip instead. He releases his bottom hook to the mat, posts his hand that was holding the ankle, and lowers his top hook behind the ankle. Now while doing a technical stand up, he turns his opponent hard with the collar grip to sweep him. JT immediately sets up his knee cut pass to finish the position in side control.

JT Torres 2nd Series 1 - De La Riva X-Guard Frontside Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 1 - De La Riva X-Guard Frontside Sweep

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To start off his 2nd series with BJJ Library, JT Torres shows some sweeps from his well known De La Riva X-Guard. Starting in the De La Riva guard with an ankle and far sleeve grip, JT raises his hips and sinks in his deep De La Riva hook before bringing his second hook underneath and behind the thigh to set up the De La Riva X-Guard. Next he lets go of the ankle for the near side sleeve grip, then falls back and turns to sweep his opponent to his front. Now he underhooks the arm, frees his bottom hook and knee cuts over his opponent's leg to establish side control.

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.