Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 8 - Leg Locks from the Saddle Position

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 8 - Leg Locks from the Saddle Position

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This time when Tex goes to single leg X guard, his opponent leans to avoid being knocked down, so Tex places his outside leg underneath his opponent to make an inverted X guard. Next he kicks to lift the far leg up and slides it down between his legs into a saddle position. From here he shows a couple variations to finish either a heel hook or a calf crusher submission.

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 4 - Heel Hook on Far Leg when Opponent Turns Out of 50/50 Guard

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 4 - Heel Hook on Far Leg when Opponent Turns Out of 50/50 Guard

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Now from the 50/50 guard, Tex's opponent knows what is coming so he pushes the leg and turns away to get out of 50/50. Tex catches the far leg, inverts to the inside and traps the leg. He makes sure to control the toes and then places the foot in his armpit, where he can trap it with his arm and crank the heel hook.

Inside the University 761 - Finishing the Triangle when Opponent Hides His Arm

Inside the University 761 - Finishing the Triangle when Opponent Hides His Arm

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Now Rene begins already biting down on his triangle, and his opponent hides his arm to the side of the leg. Rene shows how he drags the arm across using a Kimura like hold, and then shows the details to lock the triangle tight and finish.

Inside the University 760 - Securing a Tight Triangle

Inside the University 760 - Securing a Tight Triangle

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Having set up his triangle with the arm across the neck now, and grabbing his shin for the safety lock, Rene goes over all his smaller details of adjusting and tightening the choke. One major key to tightening the choke is to keep your feet flexed at all times.

Inside the University 759 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control when Opponent Won't Come to the Top

Inside the University 759 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control when Opponent Won't Come to the Top

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Again from side control, Rene wants the triangle but his opponent knows and won't come to the top. Now Rene lifts his opponent's head off the mat with his arm, and steps over, already placing his leg in position under the head. He can continue to roll to his side where he can finish the choke.

Inside the University 758 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control

Inside the University 758 - Triangle Set Up from Side Control

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Professor Rene shows a triangle choke set up from side control, where he first pulls his opponent's arm up to place his thigh under, and sits back on his own ankle. After reaching under the head to grab the armpit, and trapping the wrist with his other hand, Rene lays back, and as his opponent comes to the top he shoves the arm inside and bites down with his triangle.

Inside the University 757 - Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 757 - Finishing the Choke

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Tex finishes class with a quick review of inverting to the foot lock and taking the back. He also gives some finer details on maintaining solid back control and finishing the choke, either with the collar or a even a rear naked choke.

Inside the University 756 - Bringing Your Knees Inside to Take the Back

Inside the University 756 - Bringing Your Knees Inside to Take the Back

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Now Tex breaks down the importance of how he sneaks his knee behind his the thigh, and why he brings his knees to his chest to maintain better control of his opponent while hunting for the back. He also gives some details to help finish the choke.

Inside the University 755 - Inverting Transition to Taking the Back

Inside the University 755 - Inverting Transition to Taking the Back

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Tex swings to the side of his opponent again, invevrting and kicking him away to isolate the leg, but now his objective is to take the back. While gripping the heel, he drags the leg across his body and hooks his feet behind the knees. He kicks opponent out in front of him, forcing him to a seated position and then works to gain a solid back control, already looking for the lapel choke.

Inside the University 754 - 50/50 Guard Setup to Straight Foot Lock

Inside the University 754 - 50/50 Guard Setup to Straight Foot Lock

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Using the same inverting movement as in the previous drill, Tex spins on his back parallel to his opponent and uses his foot in the armpit to push him forward. Here he traps the leg to threaten the knee bar, causing his opponent to turn into him, allowing him to drag the leg across and set up the 50/50 guard. He traps the foot in his armpit and applies pressure as he squeezes his knees together with both his feet on the hip.

Inside the University 753 - Inverting Warm Up Drills

Inside the University 753 - Inverting Warm Up Drills

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Guest Instructor for this week's BJJ Library class, Tex Johnson, begins class with a couple warm drills designed to practice inverting your guard.

Inside the University 752 - Preventing Your Opponent from Inverting

Inside the University 752 - Preventing Your Opponent from Inverting

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Now Victor answers a question about how to prevent his opponent from inverting and setting up a 50/50 or other guard. He prevents it by getting a good collar grip and putting a strong cross face on him as he drops his weight to keep him down while he passes the guard.