Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 10 - Leg Pinch Sweep from Closed Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 10 - Leg Pinch Sweep from Closed Guard

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Dominyka sets up the balloon sweep when her opponent stands up in her closed guard, but her opponent defends by stepping back and basing. Dominyka drops her legs and wraps them around her opponent's legs near the knee, and pinches them together. Now it's easy for her to choose a side and sweep her opponent.


Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 9 - Balloon Sweep from Closed Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 9 - Balloon Sweep from Closed Guard

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Dominyka is in her closed guard with both sleeves grips, and her opponent stands up. Dominyka opens her guard, pinches the waist with her shins and brings her knees together. Now she pulls her opponent forward with her legs and the sleeve grips, and when she is in the air, Dominyka pushes the sleeves and does a back roll, landing in the mount.

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.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 3 - Breaking Posture in the Closed Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 3 - Breaking Posture in the Closed Guard

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One of Dominyka’s favorite positions is the closed guard, and here she focuses on breaking her opponent’s posture so she can set up her attacks. Her first method is to cup the back of her opponent’s elbows and pull in with her arms and legs. Another option is to make a two on one grip on one hand, and drag it across while escaping her hips to open up back attacks. Finally, she can grab both hands to break the grips on her belt, raise them up and push them out as she pulls her opponent in with her legs to break her posture.

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.

Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 1 - Collar Drag to Single Leg

Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 1 - Collar Drag to Single Leg

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In this series, Xande breaks down the key positions that happened in his fights on his way to Gold at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. In his first fight, he pulled guard and attempted a scissors sweep, but his opponent's base was strong, so he turned his hips back and went for an armbar. His opponent reacted by backing away, so still with the collar and sleeve grips, Xande tried to kick the knee and collar drag. To defend, his opponent stepped his inside knee up, so Xande used the momentum to sit up and switch from the drag to the single leg, coming up and finishing the sweep.

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.

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.