Inside the University 702 - Passing the Guard if Your Opponent Doesn't Turn

Inside the University 702 - Passing the Guard if Your Opponent Doesn't Turn

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Sometimes while setting up the choke, your opponent will not turn into you, making it difficult to finish him. In this case, Victor opens his elbow, forcing his opponent's head to turn the other way, and then cuts his knee out of the half guard to side control.


Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 5 - Armbar from Three Quarter Mount

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 5 - Armbar from Three Quarter Mount

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From his opponent's half guard, Eduardo pushes the knee and moves to three quarter mount position. He pins his opponent's wrist to the mat, traps the other arm with his arm and steps his free leg over the head, as he would for a monoplata. From here he sits back and adjusts his position to finish the armbar.

Inside the University 514 - Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 514 - Finishing the Choke

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When Saulo makes his grip on the collar, he does not grab too deep, but grips so the edge of his hand is across the throat. Now when he sits back, his elbow is on the floor for better leverage. Now he can grab the pants and shift back to begin to free his leg. As he's passing, then he can put pressure on the neck and go for the choke.

Dennis Hallman Series 10 - Kneebar from Half Guard on Top

Dennis Hallman Series 10 - Kneebar from Half Guard on Top

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Dennis is on top in his opponent's half guard, and when his opponent lays flat, he turns away planting his right hand on the mat and stepping his left leg backward to a sitting a position. From here he hugs his opponent's leg and lays back to finish the kneebar. If his opponent figure fours his legs to defend, Dennis can easily peal the leg off with his hand.

Rafael Lovato Jr.'s Evolution of Jiu Jitsu 5 - Modified Guillotine Choke with Cross Collar Grip

Rafael Lovato Jr.'s Evolution of Jiu Jitsu 5 - Modified Guillotine Choke with Cross Collar Grip

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Rafael uses his knee cut to pass the guard with his four fingers in cross collar grip, and his opponent begins to turn in to him and try to turtle. Rafael lets him turn a little and then stops him using shoulder pressure on the arm, and with his free arm, he reaches over the shoulder and grabs the belt. Now he flexes his wrist on the neck and clears his opponent's bottom arm with his knee, before switching his hips and dropping them to the mat. From here he keeps his ribs heavy on his opponent's face, squeezes with his elbow and wrist, and steps his leg over the body to finish the choke.

Inside the University 451 - Deep Half Guard Sweep to Foot Lock

Inside the University 451 - Deep Half Guard Sweep to Foot Lock

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Leonel hits his deep half guard sweep after his opponent cross faces him, as shown in the previous technique, and has established top position. He steps his knee up so that both of his opponent's legs are on top of his thigh. While still controlling the sleeve grip, his other arm wraps around the ankle to begin his foot lock attack, and he pulls the top leg across the bottom leg, and tucks his elbow in between. Now he steps his other leg so his knee is on the belly, and he sits back perpendicular, making sure to squeeze his knees the whole time as he finishes the foot lock.

Claudia do Val Series 6 - Submission Series from Half Guard

Claudia do Val Series 6 - Submission Series from Half Guard

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Claudia is on top in her opponent's half guard, and because of her shoulder injury, she could not put a heavy cross face on her opponent. Instead she switches her base so that her hips are facing her opponent, and she traps the hips with her knee and forearm. If her opponent leaves her arm over Claudia's arm, Claudia raises her elbow up to the armpit, then swims her arm through and across the neck, where she can wrap it around the head and attack the Kata Gatame. If her opponent swims her arm under Claudia's arm, Claudia traps it with her elbow and grabs the wrist. From here, she can either attack the wrist lock, or make a Kimura grip and straighten the arm to submit with an arm lock.

Inside the University 408 - Brabo Choke from Half Guard

Inside the University 408 - Brabo Choke from Half Guard

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From inside his opponent's half guard, Professor Kayan pulls his opponent's far lapel out of the belt, feeds it under the armpit and behind the neck to his other hand, establishing a strong cross face. Next he switches his hips so he is facing him, and then stands up to free his knee from the half guard, and cuts it across the thigh so his hips are facing away now. Now he changes the lapel grip to his other hand, with his wrist tight to the back of the neck. From here he has two options to finish. He can grab the gi at the shoulder and finish with a cross choke, or he can pull his opponent's far arm across his neck and drop his weight with his chest on the arm to finish the choke.

Josh Hinger Series 11 - The Bukich Triangle

Josh Hinger Series 11 - The Bukich Triangle

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Josh is in half guard, and his opponent has the underhook and has smashed his shield. Josh locks a good overhook on his opponent's arm, and gets control of the other wrist. He brings the wrist to his other hand, and locks a Kimura type grip, pinning his opponent's arm to the chest. From here, he slides his top knee out and puts it over the back, and plants his bottom foot to escape his hips and get his leg free so he can throw it over the shoulder and cross his feet. Keeping his overhook, Josh releases the wrist grip and grabs the back of the head. Now he can let go of the overhook to grab his shin. From here, he adjusts his hips and legs to lock the triangle and finish.

Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 3 - Finishing the Kimura from Deep Half Guard

Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 3 - Finishing the Kimura from Deep Half Guard

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Continuing where the last position left off, Xande is on top in the deep half guard, and has the arm trapped, ready to attack the Kimura. Xande keeps the arm hugged tight to his body, and he leans back to create the space to slide his other arm underneath. Now he switches his hands, grabs his opponent's wrist, and then his own, locking the Kimura grip. His opponent is now defending by holding his hands tight together, so Xande shows two options to break his grip and finish. First, he kicks his leg straight as he pulls the arm back hard with his body, breaking the grip. Another option is to lower his head to the mat, roll over his shoulder, and finish with his leg on top of the head, where he can easily break the grip and finish.

Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 2 - Kimura Setup from Deep Half Guard

Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 2 - Kimura Setup from Deep Half Guard

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During his first fight, Xande's opponent put him in his deep half guard. Xande's first step is to get the underhook and sprawl, putting the weight from his hips on the face. Now he walks his foot til his leg is on the other side of the head. From here, he sits back on the head and opens the arm with his underhook to set up the kimura.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 7 - Kimura from Deep Half Guard on Top

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 7 - Kimura from Deep Half Guard on Top

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Xande now reviews his first fight at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. His opponent pulled a deep half guard, so Xande made sure to get the underhook and sprawled to keep his weight heavy on his opponent's head. He was able to step his leg over the head, and then pulled his elbow tight to his body to keep his opponent's arm trapped. His opponent turned in to him, and Xande was able to create the space to switch his grip to a kimura trap. His opponent tried to defend with different grips, but Xande was able to use his leverage to break the grip and finish the kimura.