Takamasa Watanabe Series 6 - Cross Choke from Butterfly Guard on Top

Takamasa Watanabe Series 6 - Cross Choke from Butterfly Guard on Top

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Using the same set up to pass the butterfly guard as the last position, when Takamasa lowers his head, his opponent also lowers his head to defend. Takamasa reacts by letting go of his shoulder grip to whizzer the arm, and make a cross lapel grip. With his other hand, he makes a grip behind the neck with his four fingers inside the lapel. From here, he pulls guard and uses his leg to prevent his opponent from jumping over. Now he can finish the cross choke.


Takamasa Watanabe Series 5 - Butterfly Guard Pass when Opponent has Underhook

Takamasa Watanabe Series 5 - Butterfly Guard Pass when Opponent has Underhook

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Takamasa's opponent is playing butterfly guard and has the underhook on him, so he reaches across the back to grab near the the shoulder blade, and his other hand grips the pants at the knee. With his legs close together, to keep his base heavy, Takamasa sprawls back his leg on the side of the pants grip, and lowers his head to his opponent's chest, as he turns him to the side. Now he lets go of the pants grip and pushes the near leg out of the way to pass the guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 30 - Using Esgrima Pressure to Force the Half Guard from Butterfly

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 30 - Using Esgrima Pressure to Force the Half Guard from Butterfly

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From his opponent's butterfly guard, Xande presses forward and shifts his hips to pose two. From here he looks to push the leg with one hand while his other works for the underhook. While maintaining pressure with his head in his opponent's chest, Xande inches his way to the side, forcing himself to his opponent's half guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 26 - Toreando Dribble Pass to Knee on Belly

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 26 - Toreando Dribble Pass to Knee on Belly

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Going into detail on the toreando pass, Xande first shows his preferred grip on the pants, which is with his thumbs pointing down. This grip is harder for your opponent to break. He likes to do a dribble or push-pull to the legs before stepping around to the side and establishing knee on belly. At this point his opponent will likely turn into him, so he drops his arm to the far hip and drops his hip to the mat for a strong side control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 25 - Four Approaches to Pass the Guard from Standing

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 25 - Four Approaches to Pass the Guard from Standing

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Xande discusses some different approaches to pass your opponent's guard from a standing position. These passing approaches include toreando, headquarters, crab quarters and butterfly smash. Each of these positions uses a different way of controlling your opponent's legs and setting up your guard pass.

Inside the University 1051 - Leg Drag to Bow and Arrow Choke

Inside the University 1051 - Leg Drag to Bow and Arrow Choke

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Now after Victor does the leg drag, he looks to take the back, first by gripping the pants or belt at the back and forcing his opponent onto his side. He feeds the top lapel to his choking hand and throws his hook over the body into place. Now he can sit back and grab the pants to finish the bow and arrow choke.

Inside the University 1050 - Leg Drag Drill

Inside the University 1050 - Leg Drag Drill

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Professor Victor Hugo shows a leg drag passing drill he uses when his opponent is playing De La Riva guard and grabbing his pants. Victor first turns his knee outside to break the hook, and then grabs the other leg at the knee and heel to pull it across his body. He finishes by grabbing the collar and keeping the leg pinched to his body.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 5 - Foot Lock while Passing the Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 5 - Foot Lock while Passing the Guard

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Now Masakazu is passing the guard toreando style, and his opponent reacts by bringing his foot up to Masakazu's hip. He grabs the foot as he would a guillotine, with his forearm under the achilles tendon, and his hand on his own stomach. He turns outside to face the leg he's attacking, and his far knee puts pressure on the thigh while finishes. He can finish standing up, or he can sit down with his hips tight against the thigh. He can also turn to the outside to help finish faster.

Inside the University 1044 - Finishing the Brabo Choke Using Your Opponent's Arm

Inside the University 1044 - Finishing the Brabo Choke Using Your Opponent's Arm

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Often when setting up the Brabo choke, Gustavo's opponent will frame with his arms and try to push Gustavo away. In this case, Gustavo leans back and does like a biceps curl to pull his opponent's head off the ground. Now he pulls at the far elbow to bring the arm across the neck, and drops his chest on top of the shoulder to finish the choke.

Inside the University 1043 - Immobilizing the Hip for the Brabo Choke

Inside the University 1043 - Immobilizing the Hip for the Brabo Choke

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Gustavo covers an important detail of where to place your knee when applying the Brabo choke. After he frees it and cuts it to the other side, he drops it to the mat and uses it to pin and immobilize his opponent's hip. He does not fully commit his knee cut as if he was trying to pass. Instead he stays above his opponent where he can apply top pressure and finish the choke.

Inside the University 1042 - Finishing the Brabo Choke

Inside the University 1042 - Finishing the Brabo Choke

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After switching his hips and freeing his knee, Gustavo drops his knee to the mat and posts his free leg, almost if he's in a knee cut position. He feeds the lapel to his other hand with a palm up grip, and drops his elbow and shoulder heavy on his opponent. His other hand reaches for a cross collar grip, and he now he pulls his elbows in and lowers his chest to finish the Brabo choke.

Inside the University 1041 - Setting Up the Brabo Choke from Half Guard

Inside the University 1041 - Setting Up the Brabo Choke from Half Guard

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Gustavo is on top in his opponent's half guard, and is unable to get the underhook, but has a good cross face control. He opens the far lapel and feeds it under the armpit to his hand controlling the cross face for a stronger control. Now he can switch his hips to face his opponent and begin to free his knee from the half guard. From here he has options to pass the guard or look for the choke, which he will go over next.