Inside the University 311 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control on Bottom

Inside the University 311 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control on Bottom

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Douglas Santos shows a technique that he uses when his opponent has passed his guard and has side control on him. Douglass frames on his opponent's neck and bumps him forward, forcing him to post. Now the space is open for him to feed his leg through and lock his legs over the head, like a reverse triangle. Pinching the arm between his head and shoulder, Douglass squeezes at the elbow to finish the reverse armbar.


Inside the University 310 - Passing the Knee Shield Guard

Inside the University 310 - Passing the Knee Shield Guard

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Fredson Alves shows a combination of passes he uses to pass the knee shield guard. First he grips both lapels in one hand, and grabs under the bottom knee with the other. In the first pass, he stands up and walks his opponent's legs to the other side, and smashing them before he cuts his knee across the shin to pass. However, if his opponent reacts by escaping his hips while he is trying to smash the legs, Fredson simply switches to the X-pass to pass the guard.

Inside the University 309 - Baseball Choke from Side Control

Inside the University 309 - Baseball Choke from Side Control

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Paulo Guillobel shows a way to set up the baseball choke, that can catch your opponent by surprise. From side control, he gets his first grip on the lapel with four fingers in. He hops up to knee on belly, and his opponent turns into him, so he switches to the other side. Now his other hand makes a grip on the lapel, with his hands together like he's holding a baseball. From here he can go north-south to finish the baseball choke.

Inside the University 308 - Grip Break to Seoi Nage

Inside the University 308 - Grip Break to Seoi Nage

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Xande again is gripping his opponent's collar, and his opponent is gripping his collar. Xande cups the wrist from underneath and breaks the grip by turning the wrist and pushing it across his chest. Now he steps toward his collar grip side, making sure to keep his feet at an angle rather than square to his opponent. This will shorten the time it takes him to turn into the seoi nage.

Inside the University 307 - Grip Break to Kata Guruma

Inside the University 307 - Grip Break to Kata Guruma

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Xande is gripping his opponent's collar, and his opponent has the same collar grip on Xande. Xande grabs his opponent's wrist from underneath, leans back to create some distance, turns the wrist and pushes it across his chest, breaking the grip. Now he circles to the collar grip side, and when his opponent squares up to him, Xande drops down and throws his arm between the legs to set up the kata guruma.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 13 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 13 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take

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Giva goes for the same half guard sweep, and gets both hooks after his opponent back steps. But now when he tries to elevate, his opponent posts his hands on the mat and stops him. Instead of sweeping, Giva underhooks the arm and climbs to the back. He makes sure to get his seat belt grip first, and then the top and bottom hooks.

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.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 9 - Armbar from Knee on Belly

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 9 - Armbar from Knee on Belly

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Giva is controlling his opponent from knee on belly, and he defends by pushing Giva's knee. Giva slides his knee forward on the mat and puts some pressure on the arm with his chest. He makes a grip on the back of the collar and his other arm comes underneath the wrist and grips his own collar. To finish the armbar, he brings his hips forward as he opens his chest. Giva shows a few variations to finish, depending on the reaction.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 8 - Belly Down Armbar from Mount

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 8 - Belly Down Armbar from Mount

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From the mount, Giva gives his opponent a little room on one side to turn his body to try to escape. Giva squeezes his knees and traps him on his side, then swims his arm underneath the wrist and grabs his own lapel. The first option to finish is by simply stepping his leg behind the back and applying pressure, twisting the arm. It's likely his opponent will defend this, so his second option is to lay forward over his opponent, extending the arm as he goes belly down. Here he can put pressure with his hips to finish the straight armbar.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 7 - Finishing the Armbar by Spinning Under the Legs

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 7 - Finishing the Armbar by Spinning Under the Legs

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Giva has set up the armbar from the guard, and now he is going to finish another way. It is very important that he keeps constant heavy pressure on his opponent's head with his leg, and does not extend his legs. While controlling the arm, he reaches underneath to the far leg, and spins himself underneath his opponent. From here, he keeps the pressure from his legs and stretches his hips to finish the armbar.