Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 3 - Setting Up the Armbar from Closed Guard

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 3 - Setting Up the Armbar from Closed Guard

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Xande goes over how he was able to set up his armbar attempt on Fellipe, and it all started with controlling his head from the closed guard. As Fellipe stood up to try escaping, Xande found the time and space he needed to shoot the armbar, and fortunately the attempt was enough to earn him the judge's decision.


Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 1 - Crossing Your Feet in the Armbar

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 1 - Crossing Your Feet in the Armbar

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For this segment Xande goes over some analysis of his match at Fight 2 Win 178 vs. Fellipe Trovo. To begin he discusses whether or not you should cross your feet while going for the armbar, how it can be good or bad, and how it effected his armbar attempt.

Inside the University 1049 - Attacking the Arm with a Low Bent Elbow

Inside the University 1049 - Attacking the Arm with a Low Bent Elbow

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Now showing a more practical situation when your opponent is experienced in Jiu-Jitsu, Gustavo's opponent is keeping his elbow bent and tight on Gustavo's body. With his collar grip already in place, Gustavo throws his free arm over his opponent's arm as he spins to trap the armbar.

Inside the University 1048 - Threatening the Neck to Get the Armbar

Inside the University 1048 - Threatening the Neck to Get the Armbar

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Showing a more advanced and practical setup for the armbar, Gustavo first makes a cross collar grip and threatens the choke by trying to reach across to make his other grip. His opponent naturally defends by blocking Gustavo's arm, giving Gustavo the perfect opportunity to now attack the outstretched arm.

Inside the University 1047 - Armbar Drill Alternating Sides

Inside the University 1047 - Armbar Drill Alternating Sides

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Using the same concepts, Gustavo combines the armbar movements in a more fluid manner and shows a drill attacking the arms and switching sides every time. It is important that his head moves as he spins, and his body follows so that he ends up perpendicular to his opponent when finishing the armbar.

Inside the University 1046 - Exaggerating Hip Movement While Practicing the Armbar

Inside the University 1046 - Exaggerating Hip Movement While Practicing the Armbar

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Gustavo covers a little more detail in the armbar steps, but really emphasizing the movement in your hips. Not only when swinging your hips in rotation, but really elevating off the mat to capture the arm. Also, it is very important to bite down with your leg over the head, and prevent your opponent from moving you in any direction.

Inside the University 1045 - Armbar from Closed Guard in a Self Defense Situation

Inside the University 1045 - Armbar from Closed Guard in a Self Defense Situation

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Starting off with a common self defense scenario, Gustavo is in closed guard with his opponent trying to choke him with both hands around his neck. Gustavo grips an arm behind the elbow and his other arm goes under the leg, gaining leverage as he spins his hips. He raises his hips and bites down over the head with his leg to trap the arm and get the submission.

Inside the University 1014 - How to Use a Triangle in a Self Defense Situation

Inside the University 1014 - How to Use a Triangle in a Self Defense Situation

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While showing how effective a triangle can be in a self defense situation, Nick goes over a very important detail. If your opponent attempts to pick you up and slam you, you can stop this by simply hooking his leg with your arm.

Inside the University 1012 - Triangle from Closed Guard

Inside the University 1012 - Triangle from Closed Guard

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After breaking his opponent's posture as shown previously, Nick gets the overhook, escapes his hips and pulls the head down. When his opponent makes a move to push his knee, Nick grabs the wrist and pins it to his opponent's body. From here it's easy for him to bring his leg over the top and cross his feet to start setting up the triangle.

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 1 - Introduction to the Arm-In Guillotine

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 1 - Introduction to the Arm-In Guillotine

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Special guest instructor and 3X No Gi World Champion, Josh Hinger, starts his seminar with some basic concepts of setting up and finishing an arm-in guillotine. He breaks down how sets his grips, where he finds his leverage and how he tightens everything up in the closed guard to finish the choke.

Inside the University 970 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 970 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

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Saulo covers some details on how to expose your opponent's neck by bringing him up above you, and how to crunch your body to tighten and finish the choke.

Inside the University 969 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

Inside the University 969 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

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Now back to sport Jiu-Jitsu, Saulo switches his hips to his side and places both feet on his opponent's hips, while keeping his collar grip. He raises his top leg up to the armpit and pressures down to break his opponent's posture. Now the other side of the neck is exposed so he makes a grip on the gi. Using his foot on the hip to create leverage, Saulo pulls his opponent in and stretches his body away to finish the choke.