Takamasa Watanabe Series 7 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

Takamasa Watanabe Series 7 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

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With his opponent on his back playing open guard, Takamasa engages by grabbing the pants on one leg and underhooking the knee on the other. He pins the bottom leg to the mat and hugs the knee tight to his body. From here, he lets go of the knee and his arm wraps over the top and grips the bottom leg underneath, and his other hand makes a collar grip. Now he cuts his knee across the bottom shin, and works his way to the side. His collar grip now moves to a grip on the back, and he uses shoulder pressure to flatten his opponent, where he can establish side control.


Inside the University 974 - Berimbolo from Three Quarter Mount

Inside the University 974 - Berimbolo from Three Quarter Mount

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When attempting the half guard pass from the previous technique, Nick is having trouble freeing his foot so he drives his knee over to the mat and puts himself in a three quarter mount. He opens his free leg and turns so his chest is over the hips, then does a forward roll over his shoulder. He kicks the leg out in the roll to land on the back and secure back control.

Inside the University 964 - 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Back or Single Leg

Inside the University 964 - 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Back or Single Leg

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Now as Gustavo is working with the 2-on-1 sleeve grip, his opponent looks to pass to the far side. As he does, Gustavo kicks the far leg out and drags the arm to the ground as he sits up to attack the back or grab a single leg, depending on his opponent's reaction. A key detail is he uses the grip at the armpit to help him get up and keep his opponent from closing the distance.

Inside the University 960 - Hunting for the Choke

Inside the University 960 - Hunting for the Choke

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Gustavo goes over a few details on how to use your feet to help you move your hips where they need to be. He also shows how he immediately looks for the choke when attacking his opponent's back. Getting the hooks in is secondary for him, so always hunt for the choke.

Inside the University 958 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 958 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard

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Showing a second option after he sets up his deep half guard, Gustavo shows how he likes to take the back. Once he has his lapel grip and is ready to sweep, he hooks his opponent's leg with his foot and elevates it. He kicks his opponent forward and slides his head out the back. Now depending on his opponent's reaction, he looks to control the back, or maintain top position.

Xande Enter the Matrix 10 - Matrix Back Take

Xande Enter the Matrix 10 - Matrix Back Take

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Now after getting to his matrix position, Xande looks to take the back by using his armpit grip and the leverage of his calf on the back to pull himself to the top. He pulls his bottom leg through to get on his knee and establish his first hook. Now he can see what his opponent is giving him and look for many attacks from here.

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 17 - Crucifix Setup Defending the Guard Pass

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 17 - Crucifix Setup Defending the Guard Pass

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To finish off his series, Dallas brings out the fancy crucifix setup he uses when his opponent is trying to stack pass him with one arm under the leg. He first looks to control the wrist and keep his opponent from grabbing his collar. Next he raises his hips off the mat and rolls belly down, pulling his free leg out as he rolls to end up on his opponent's back with the crucifix locked up.

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 9 - Transitioning from Crucifix to Back Control

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 9 - Transitioning from Crucifix to Back Control

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Sometimes Dallas's opponent will drive his weight back into him, trying to flatten him out and relieve some pressure on his neck. When he does, he leaves a gap between his legs and the floor, giving Dallas plenty of space to swing his leg underneath and get his hooks in. Most of the time his second hook will also trap his opponent's arm, making submission attacks much easier.

Inside the University 859 - Closed Guard Arm Drag to the Back

Inside the University 859 - Closed Guard Arm Drag to the Back

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Now when Professor Alex does his arm drag from the closed guard, he looks to climb onto the back. After dragging the arm, he adjusts himself to a side closed guard. From here he posts on his elbow and climbs his way to the back, where he looks to sink in both hooks and secure back control.

Inside the University 854 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard on Top

Inside the University 854 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard on Top

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After his opponent gets deep half guard on him, Victor establishes his base and now looks to take the back. He swims his arm underneath his own leg and grabs his opponent's knee with his other hand. Now he rolls over his shoulder, kicks his opponent's legs away and escapes his hips to get the back control.

Inside the University 823 - Taking the Back when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

Inside the University 823 - Taking the Back when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

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Rene's opponent is again trying to pass with one arm under the leg, but now Rene wants to take the back. First he grabs the wrist and pushes it against his thigh, then posts his forearm to sit up. Next he raises his hips and rolls sideways til his hip sits on the elbow. He grabs the pants and pulls his bottom leg out, and now he can work on establishing back control.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

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After setting up his lapel 50/50 guard, Victor's opponent drops his knee to the floor, so again he hooks the far leg and grabs the pants. He stretches his legs to push his opponent and create space, then lets go of the lapel and slides his knee inside behind the leg. He opens his knee to the outside and reaches for the belt, and now stretches his legs til he sits his opponent down and can take the back.