Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 4 - Foot Lock Defense by Countering with Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 4 - Foot Lock Defense by Countering with Heel Hook

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Masakazu now shows how he likes to defend a foot lock. His first point of focus is to relax his foot, and not focus on the pain. Rather than trying to escape the foot lock, he counters with an attack of his own. He simply grabs his opponent's foot, which is hooked under his leg, and torques it at the heel, forcing him to tap from the heel hook.


Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 3 - Heel Hook from 50/50 Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 3 - Heel Hook from 50/50 Guard

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From the 50/50 guard, Imanari does the same set up as the last position to get the kneebar. But now, for whatever reason, he can't finish the kneebar, he slides himself to his back, moving his opponent's leg back to the other side of his body. Now he can easily trap the foot and finish a heel hook. He also shows how to continue the movement over and over as a drill.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 2 - Kneebar from 50/50 Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 2 - Kneebar from 50/50 Guard

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From the 50/50 guard, Imanari first pulls his opponent's leg across his body to the outside, and pinches it against his side. He plants his outside foot to escape his hips, and brings the foot underneath his opponent's leg, hooking the hamstring. Now he plants his head on the mat and rolls to the outside, straightening the leg as he rolls. He hugs the leg in his armpit and stretches to finish the kneebar.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 1 - Imanari Roll

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 1 - Imanari Roll

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In this series, Masakazu Imanari shows his famous Imanari Roll, and many other leg locks he uses in grappling and MMA. He starts off with a drill to practice the Imanari Roll. From a seated guard, with one leg between his legs, he reaches to the far leg, inverts and spins to the other leg, much like the kiss of the dragon. As he spins, his active leg wraps around his opponent's leg and his foot hooks behind the butt. Pinching the leg with both his legs, Imanari sweeps his opponent backward, landing with the foot in his side, ready to be finished with a heel hook.

Inside the University 342 - Hell Choke from Turtle

Inside the University 342 - Hell Choke from Turtle

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Xande breaks down the choke he used in the Grand Slam finals, starting from turtle position on top. Xande makes the clock choke grips, but for whatever reason, he feels he won't be able to finish the clock choke. Instead, he throws his leg over to the far side, and rolls all the way through. The leg he throws ends up with the knee in his opponent's ribs, and his other leg ends up over the shoulder. Here he is in perfect position to finish the choke.

Inside the University 341 - Butterfly Guard Pass

Inside the University 341 - Butterfly Guard Pass

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Now breaking down his final, Xande's opponent has the butterfly guard with an overhook and sleeve grip. Xande keeps his elbow close to the hip, and breaks his hips to kill the bottom leg. His opponent frames and replaces the knee shield, meanwhile, Xande makes a grip on the sleeve and weaves his arm through the legs. Now he raises his hips high and knee cuts to side control.

Inside the University 340 - Collar Choke Set Up from Side Control

Inside the University 340 - Collar Choke Set Up from Side Control

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From side control, Xande's opponent tries to escape by pushing his chest and turning his back to Xande. Xande immediately makes the seat belt grip, and gets on his opponent's back. Keeping his chest tight on the back, Xande uses his toes to push himself up onto his elbow. Here, he works to get a deep collar grip, and then sits back, feeding his other arm behind the neck to finish the choke.

Inside the University 339 - Muscle Sweep to Omoplata Sweep

Inside the University 339 - Muscle Sweep to Omoplata Sweep

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Breaking down his fight with Jackson Sousa, Xande is in the closed guard with a cross sleeve grip and his opponent stands up. Xande goes hard for the muscle sweep, but his opponent stays balanced for a few attempts before falling to his knee. Xande locks the omoplata, and his opponent defends by long stepping over his head. Xande uses the momentum to roll to the top, making sure to keep a grip on the pants to control his opponent as he fights to avoid the sweep. Eventually Xande settles in and controls the hips to keep his opponent down.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 14 - Balloon Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 14 - Balloon Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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From the open guard, with both sleeve grips, Dominyka makes a De La Riva hook and keeps her other foot on the hip. She pushes her opponent away at the hip, and she reacts by stepping forward. Dominyka pulls in with her legs and sleeve grips to lift her off the mat. Once she has her off her feet, she pushes the sleeves in and does a back roll, coming on top in the mount.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 13 - Bow and Arrow Choke from Side Control

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 13 - Bow and Arrow Choke from Side Control

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Dominyka sets up the choke she showed in the last technique, but now her opponent defends by protecting her neck with her free hand. Dominyka grabs the wrist, and uses her chest to help push her opponent onto her side. Keeping the grip on the wrist, she circles her arm behind the head, and drives her weight forward so her opponent is almost on her chest. Now Dominyka lets go of the wrist and grabs the lapel. She throws her leg over her opponent's body and underhooks the top leg, before sitting back aggressively for a bow and arrow choke.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 12 - Paper Cutter Choke from Kimura Setup

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 12 - Paper Cutter Choke from Kimura Setup

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Dominyka has set up a kimura from north-south, as shown in before, but her opponent is defending by grabbing her own belt. Dominyka uses her hand that is grabbing her own wrist, to grab her opponent's wrist, as she pulls the lapel out and wraps it over the wrist and grips it, securing the arm in place. Now she moves to side control, and her free hand grips deep in the far lapel so she can drop her elbow to the mat and finish the choke.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 11 - Kimura from North-South

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 11 - Kimura from North-South

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From north-south on top, Dominyka uses her elbow to slide her opponent's arm up, and then pins it with her knee on the biceps. She swims her hand under the other arm, and uses her shoulder to drive the arm onto her opponent's stomach, then uses her head to trap it. Next, she makes her kimura grips on the wrist, turns her opponent onto her side, and steps her leg up behind the back to keep her there. Now she can lift the arm up and finish the kimura.