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.

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.