Mario Reis Guard Series 6 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 6 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

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From inside his closed guard, Mario's opponent is controlling his collar and his hip, so he turns to the side of the hip control, and sits up. He posts his hand on the mat and reaches over her back and grabs the belt, trapping her arm in between their bodies. He lays back down on the mat, bringing her down with him, and places his foot on her hip on the same side as the belt grip. His other hand swims under her arm and controls her biceps. He brings his knee up so his shin is on the biceps, and he stretches his body to break her grip on him. Now he controls her wrist and pushes it so he can bring his leg over her head to lock the triangle. To finish, he prefers to keep his hand on his shin and swim his other arm under her leg to turn himself and tighten the triangle.


Mario Reis Guard Series 5 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard Variation 2

Mario Reis Guard Series 5 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard Variation 2

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From the closed guard, Mario makes a cross collar grip to control his opponent's posture and threaten her neck, and his other arm reaches across to control her arm at the elbow. He very quickly puts his foot on the him and climbs his guard, trapping her arm in his legs. When he throws his leg over her head, she stands up to try to defend. He lets go of the collar and reaches across the arm, and cups his own thigh, keeping the arm trapped. Now he reaches underneath to the far leg, and spins himself under his opponent, forcing her to roll and landing in the armbar.

Mario Reis Guard Series 4 - Wrapping the Lapel to Choke from the Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 4 - Wrapping the Lapel to Choke from the Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Mario opens his opponent's lapel as he did before, and his other hands slides deep in the collar to set up his first choking grip. Rather than wrapping the lapel around the arm, he wraps it around the back of her neck, and closes his elbows together and pulls her down to his body to finish the choke.

Mario Reis Guard Series 3 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 3 - Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Mario opens his opponent's lapel, and makes a grip over the tip of her arm, trapping the arm tight, and he pulls it to his body. Next he puts his foot on the hip, pivots and climbs his guard high on top of her shoulder. Now he controls the collar to keep her posture down, and passes his leg over her head. His outside arm comes across and holds his thigh, and his inside arm goes across her legs so he can spin underneath her. Completing the spin, he forces her to roll, and is in position to finish the armbar.

Inside the University 348 - Triangle Choke after Pulling Guard

Inside the University 348 - Triangle Choke after Pulling Guard

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Xande now puts the two previous positions together, starting out with his guard pull. Once in the closed guard, he breaks his opponent's posture and sets up his triangle. Xande recommends drilling like this when preparing for competition.

Inside the University 347 - Triangle from Closed Guard

Inside the University 347 - Triangle from Closed Guard

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From his closed guard, Xande first breaks his opponent's posture, then hugs the head and traps the arm under his armpit. He plants his foot on the mat and escapes his hips to the side of the trapped arm, then closed his guard again. His elbow and his knee are connected on the other side of his opponent's body, and he reaches over the back to slide his hand in the armpit. His opponent reacts by grabbing his hand, so Xande pushes the wrist in and closes his triangle. Now he can raise his hips to bring the other arm across, and squeeze to finish the triangle.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 6 - Domoplata from Closed Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 6 - Domoplata from Closed Guard

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Dominyka shows a shoulder lock she calls the Domoplata. Again, she sets up the Williams guard as shown before, and with her free hand, she grabs the far wrist and pushes it away, giving her the space to bring her foot in the biceps. Next, she squares her hips to her opponent and extends the foot in the biceps, and uses her other foot to hook behind the elbow. Now she posts her free foot on the mat and bumps her hips, to sweep her opponent. She reaches for the elbow and pulls with both grips to finish the shoulder lock.

Dominyka Obeylenyte 5 - Williams Guard Omoplata Finish

Dominyka Obeylenyte 5 - Williams Guard Omoplata Finish

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Having already set up her Williams guard omoplata position, Dominyka is ready to finish. First she pushes her opponent’s head away, and extends her own body to create the space to throw her leg over the head. Next, she posts her elbow on the mat and turns her body to get her foot on the mat, so she can lift her hips and pull her bottom leg out. Now she puts both feet on the mat, switches the collar grip to her other hand, and reaches over the back to grab her opponent’s wrist and pull the arm in to the body. Now she walks her feet to the S-position and raises her hips to finish the omoplata.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 4 - Williams Guard Omoplata Setup

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 4 - Williams Guard Omoplata Setup

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From the closed guard, Dominyka breaks her opponent's posture and pulls her head down into her stomach. Her other hand pulls the arm, and she hips out and kicks her leg high into the armpit, and her arm comes undereath the leg to grab the back of the collar with her four fingers in. Now her Williams guard is setup.

Inside the University 337 - Armbar from Closed Guard

Inside the University 337 - Armbar from Closed Guard

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Xande breaks down the submission he used in one of his recent fights, which is a basic armbar from closed guard. Xande first attempts a basic cross choke, while his opponent is pushing him away and keeping his arms straight. After escaping his hips and breaking his opponent's posture, Xande climbed his legs high, above the shoulder, trapping the arm. Now he just brings his leg over the head to finish the 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.