Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 6 - Armbar to Triangle from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 6 - Armbar to Triangle from Closed Guard

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Again from the closed guard, Giva sets up the same armbar as before, and his opponent pulls it out as he did in the previous technique. Giva pushes the trapped arm all the way across and keeps heavy pressure on the head. His other hand reaches for the belt. His opponent will drive his weight into Giva, giving him the opportunity to swing his leg around the head and lock the triangle and finish.


Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 5 - Armbar to Omoplata from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 5 - Armbar to Omoplata from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Giva attempts the armbar previously shown, but his opponent defends by pulling the arm out. Giva keeps his legs squeezing tight, and controls the arm that is still inside his legs. Now he swims his arm under the leg and locks the omoplata. He stretches his legs to flatten his opponent and sit up, where he can finish the omoplata by bringing his hips forward.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 4 - Advanced Armbar from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 4 - Advanced Armbar from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, begins setting up the armbar the same as before. He grabs the arm and shoulder, and pulls his opponent down as his foot comes to the hip. But now instead of bringing his legs up step by step, he swings both legs up with one movement. His grips on the arm and shoulder pull in tight as he pinches his legs and raises his hips to finish the armbar.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 3 - Armbar from Closed Guard

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 3 - Armbar from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Giva first reaches across to grab the upper arm on the sleeve, and his other hand reaches across to grab the shoulder and pull his opponent down. His foot comes to the hip, trapping the arm tight with his leg. His other leg comes up under the armpit as he rotates his body and further breaks his opponent's posture. Now he brings his leg over the head, and finishes by raising his hips and pulling the arm down at the wrist.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 2 -Armbar from the Back with One Hook

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 2 -Armbar from the Back with One Hook

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On his opponent's back, with one hook in, Giva drops his bottom elbow to the mat, trapping his opponent's arm. His free foot pushes off the mat to bring his hips closer. He lets go of his seat belt to cross face, and turns belly down as he throws his leg over the head to finish the armbar. Another option is push your opponent back with your leg, rather than turn belly down.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 1 - Interview

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 1 - Interview

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Saulo sits down with Giva Santana, and talk about his history in BJJ and MMA. Giva is a World Cup Champion, multiple Pan American Champion and multiple World Master Champion. As an MMA fighter, he earned the nickname "The Arm Collector" during a 10 fight winning streak in which he finished all his opponents with armbars.

Inside the University 306 - Collar Drag to the Back

Inside the University 306 - Collar Drag to the Back

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Xande prefers to do the collar drag when he also has sleeve control, however, in his most recent fight with Felipe Pena, he had an opportunity for the collar drag without having sleeve control. Using the same principles as the last technique, Xande emphasizes the importance of going for the drag when your opponent is backing away from you. He breakdowns the situation in which Pena was trying to pass his guard, but at one point he backed away, giving Xande the opportunity to hit the collar drag.

Inside the University 305 - Collar and Sleeve Drag to the Back

Inside the University 305 - Collar and Sleeve Drag to the Back

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Xande is playing the open guard with the cross collar and same side sleeve grips. His opponent is gripping his belt, so Xande pushes at his hips with his feet, and pulls to break the grip. This gives him space to drag the collar and sleeve to the side, and kicking the hip allows him to escape his hips to the other side. Now his opponent's back is open for him to climb up and take it.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 17 - Mental Exercise for Champions

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 17 - Mental Exercise for Champions

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Travis discusses the mindset of a champion and walks everyone through a mental exercise he uses to prepare himself for competition.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 16 - Takedown and Defense Drills

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 16 - Takedown and Defense Drills

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Travis shows a couple different takedown drills to practice the seoi nage, one using the wall, and one using multiple partners. He also shows a drill to practice defending the seoi nage by squatting and using his hips.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 15 - Ippon Seoi Nage with Cross Collar Grip

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 15 - Ippon Seoi Nage with Cross Collar Grip

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Travis' opponent has a collar grip on him, so his first step is to grip the sleeve and pull it up the wrist. His other hand comes thumb to thumb, and pushes to break the grip, and he keeps the sleeve grip. He also makes a cross collar grip, and pulls it up and circles, pulling his opponent with him. When his opponent steps, he opens the space for Travis to utilize the same footwork he's been working to drop to the seoi nage.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 14 - Ippon Seoi Nage with Collar Grip

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 14 - Ippon Seoi Nage with Collar Grip

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Travis shows another variation of the seoi nage, now using a collar grip. Stressing the importance of the grip, Travis opens his arm and rolls his hand up his opponent's shoulder. His other hand is pulling the other arm up as well. Now he takes his steps and rotates into his opponent, bringing his elbow underneath the far arm. He finishes the throw by pulling the arm down and lifting his opponent as he did before.