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.

Xande's Omoplata Series 10 - Shoulder Catch from Muscle Sweep Attempt

Xande's Omoplata Series 10 - Shoulder Catch from Muscle Sweep Attempt

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Again Xande is in the closed guard with the cross sleeve grip, and his opponent stands up to try to pass. Xande swims his arm under the leg for the muscle sweep, but now his hips drop low, rather than stay up. Instead of swinging his leg for the ballerina catch, he brings his far foot onto the shoulder, and uses it to base as he picks up his hips and catches the omoplata with his other leg. He can also do the same shoulder catch using a pants grip rather than trapping the leg with his arm.

Xande's Omoplata Series 8 - Omoplata from Closed Guard (Rubber Guard)

Xande's Omoplata Series 8 - Omoplata from Closed Guard (Rubber Guard)

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From the closed guard, Xande swims his arms inside his opponent's arms to spread them out and breaks his posture by pulling him in with his legs. One hand goes behind the neck and the other arm traps the arm he will attack. He opens his guard to escape his hips to the attacking side. His opponent postures up some, so he frames against his neck and swings his leg over the shoulder. If you are flexible, you can grab your leg to help pull it over. Once the leg is over the shoulder, adjust your hips and you are in the omoplata position, ready to use any of the previous finishes shown.

JT Torres 2nd Series 9 - Shoulder Lock from Triangle

JT Torres 2nd Series 9 - Shoulder Lock from Triangle

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JT starts with his triangle locked but just his feet are crossed. His opponent is protecting his arm by keeping it behind JT's hips. JT lifts his hips off the mat and grabs the elbow. His leg on the shoulder stays heavy and his other foot goes on the hip to help him walk his hips back. Now his foot on the hip goes to the rib cage and he closes his knees to finish the shoulder lock.

Daisuke Nakamura Series 6 - Wrist Lock from Closed Guard

Daisuke Nakamura Series 6 - Wrist Lock from Closed Guard

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From his closed guard, Daisuke reaches for his opponent's lapel, but his opponent blocks by grabbing his wrist. With his free hand, Daisuke grabs his opponent's elbow and pulls it tight to his body. Now his pulls his knees to his body and rolls his body up, using his abs. He turns his arm in to finish the wrist lock.

Inside The University 236 - Triangle or Omoplata from Closed Guard (James Puopolo)

Inside The University 236 - Triangle or Omoplata from Closed Guard (James Puopolo)

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James shows another favorite position of his from closed guard using a cross sleeve grip and a pants grip on his opponent. He first plants his foot on the ground and kicks his other leg as if he wants to sweep his opponent, which gives him the space to free his leg and close a triangle, or an omoplata, depending on his opponent's size and reaction.

Fredson Paixao Series 3 - Wrist Locks Part 1

Fredson Paixao Series 3 - Wrist Locks Part 1

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Fredson talks about his favorite submission, wrist locks, and shows a few that he hit in different competitions, including some from the closed guard, the mount and even while your opponent has side control and is attacking your arm.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 17 - Cross Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Armbar from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 17 - Cross Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Armbar from Closed Guard

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Tarsis does the same cross sleeve grip arm drag as the last position, but now Xande reacts by posting with his leg and putting weight back into Tarsis. Tarsis now steps on Xande's hip, underhooks his leg and pushes his head away so he can bring his leg over to finish the armbar.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 14 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 14 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

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Tarsis goes for the choke he showed in the last technique, but now his opponent blocks the second hand when he goes for the choke. Tarsis grabs the wrist, stretches his legs to create space and push the arm in so he can cross his feet. Now he pulls the head down and adjusts his position so he can lock the triangle and finish.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 13 - Choke from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 13 - Choke from Closed Guard

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Tarsis shows a choke he uses from the closed guard when his opponent has a good posture. First he grabs the lapel and pushes the arm so he can pull his opponent in tight. Now he wraps his arm around his opponent's arm, and feeds the far side lapel to his hand. He gets a good grip on the back of the gi, stretches his legs to create some space, and brings the other arm across the neck to finish the choke.