Takamasa Watanabe Series 4 - Ankle Pick to Loop Choke

Takamasa Watanabe Series 4 - Ankle Pick to Loop Choke

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From standing, Takamasa makes a cross collar grip, and pulls his opponent's head down as he steps toward him, looping his arm around the neck like a guillotine. He lowers his level and grabs the ankle, but rather than picking the leg up, he just blocks it from moving as drives his opponent backward and to the ground. He circles to side control, and has the option to finish the loop choke.


Takamasa Watanabe Series 3 - Grip Break to Ankle Pick

Takamasa Watanabe Series 3 - Grip Break to Ankle Pick

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Takamasa's opponent has a grip on his collar, so his first step is to break the grip. He keeps control of the sleeve and pushes his opponent's arm as he takes a big step forward, placing his foot between the legs. As he steps, he reaches down to grab the heel, and pulls the leg up to finish the ankle pick.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 2 - Tai Otoshi to Ankle Pick

Takamasa Watanabe Series 2 - Tai Otoshi to Ankle Pick

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With the standard collar and elbow grips, Takamasa steps in and pivots, putting his leg across his opponent's far shin to try a tai otoshi takedown. His opponent reacts by stepping over the leg, so he keeps his hand on the collar, drops to his knee and grabs the heel and picks up the leg. While pushing on the collar, he stands up, switches his stance and uses the collar to pull his opponent to the mat, finishing the takedown.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 24 - Grip Fighting Basics

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 24 - Grip Fighting Basics

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Answering a student's question about breaking grips, Xande goes over some basic grip breaking techniques, and some overall concepts about grip fighting.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

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From behind, Masakazu wraps his arms around the waist, and steps his leg between his opponent's legs. He falls to the mat and turns, using his leg to sweep his opponent back in the 50/50 guard, as he slides his arm down the leg and traps the foot. Using his arm, he torques the heel to finish the submission.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 6 - Takedown to Kneebar

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 6 - Takedown to Kneebar

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From standing, Masakazu shoots on his opponent and takes him with one arm pushing at his stomach and the other pushing the back of the knee. He lands in side control and immediately scoots his hips up under his opponent's armpit. He slides his shin to his opponent's hip, and pinches the leg between his own leg. He controls the foot and turns away to finish the kneebar.

Inside the University 1040 - Double Leg Takedown

Inside the University 1040 - Double Leg Takedown

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To warm up for class, Professor Gustavo goes over a basic double leg takedown. He first lowers his level then shoots to his opponent, always keeping his head up and looking straight. His head goes to the side of the body, and he drives with his head while collapsing the legs to take his opponent down.

Inside the University 994 - Single Leg Entry After Breaking Opponent's Collar Grip

Inside the University 994 - Single Leg Entry After Breaking Opponent's Collar Grip

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Now Nick shows a single leg takedown entry when his opponent has a collar grip on him. After first breaking the grip, Nick can pull the arm up as he lowers his level and grabs the leg. He makes sure to keep his head up and pinned to his opponent's body so he doesn't get guillotined.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 2 - The Xande Guruma

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 2 - The Xande Guruma

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Xande discusses Roger's favorite grip in the stand up fight and how he likes to take people down. Knowing this, Xande was able to mentally prepare, so when Roger got the cross sleeve grip on him, he could hit a variation of the duck under takedown which he now calls the Xande Guruma.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 1 - Duck Under Takedown

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 1 - Duck Under Takedown

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In this series Xande analyzes his fight with Roger Gracie in the 2008 World Championship Final. He starts off by showing a duck under takedown he hit on Roger in 2006, which helped him prepare for this fight, as he hit a similar takedown that will be his next technique in this series.

Inside the University 923 - Faking the Leg Sweep

Inside the University 923 - Faking the Leg Sweep

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Polishing up some details on the O Goshi hip throw, Professor Tyrone emphasizes the importance of selling to your opponent that you want to sweep his leg, when you actually want to close the distance and throw him over your hip.

Inside the University 922 - O Goshi (Hip Throw) Takedown

Inside the University 922 - O Goshi (Hip Throw) Takedown

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Beginning with the classic stand up fight grips, Professor Tyrone lets go of the collar and reaches behind the back to grab his opponent's belt. His opponent will likely react by leaning forward to keep his hips back. Tyrone looks to sweep his opponent's leg to force him to step it back, opening up the space for Tyrone to turn in and toss his opponent over his hips.