Stutzman shows helicopter sweep

You begin in your open guard, opponent has his knee up.

Rotate toward the outside of the knee they have up to lace your hook in (de la riva hook?) and grab their ankle.

Square back up and break their grip on your chest. He showed breaking grip by two on one (if you’re not worried about letting go of the ankle) or by extending both legs to off balance them backwards while holding with only opposite hand.

Once the grip is broken, you swing your free leg out rotate and lift their hand above your head.

Continue the motion to come up over their leg and continue to drop your hip beyond their leg. You end up in an almost passed half guard.

Drop your closer elbow into their far armpit to cut them off. swing your trailing leg out to pass.

Two variations –

One, you get stuck on your back during the big swing out. If this happens, you reverse direction and come back to the leg, but on top. Still a sweep.

Another, you grab their other leg (not just the hooked leg) during your roll – now your same motion after takes you to their back instead of to half guard. He showed these but didn’t really have us try them.

Nickerson shows alterntive finish on arm triangle

You begin where you have an arm triangle and the opponent is “answering the phone” to prevent the finish. Nickerson says – you can squeeze and squeeze – but you have the wrong angle at the moment.

So – you lift them to their side, away from the side you’re locked on to, and you place your knee behind their back so they’re stuck. Then, you move your own body down and back, then drive THROUGH them at an angle, where their answering the phone is weak. It is like JG and Butcher show on shoulder pressure from half guard or side control – if it isn’t “in” enough, you go back, adjust the angle, then drive in.

If they turn away, you have the Ezekiel choke or the clock choke. He also showed going to a kimura, but didn’t show it in depth.

Snuggles shows cross collar choke

Begin in closed guard. Your non choking hand goes low on same side collar and opens the collar. Your choking hand goes UNDER their arm and to the collar you just loosened/opened.

Now you break their posture. This is done pulling on the collar you just grabbed but ALSO with your legs lifting and breaking their connection / their base at their waist/hips. Both are done together to break them down. Once they’re down, you secure them down. Your free hand might grab an elbow, you might grab some gi on the back, you might reach all the way to their belt over their back.

Legs roll them away from choking collar side and hand slides DEEP. Can’t be too deep. Can be as far as their opposite side ear.

They will square back up. Your non choking hand side foot posts and you shrimp slightly to get slightly on your side. Then that knee hits under their arm HARD to push them toward your choking hand, opening the opposite side. Your free hand comes in for choke. If they are far, it is the karate chop then grab and choke. If they are close you drop the elbow then slide the hand down then grab to choke.

Ramsey shows straight armlock from side control

Begin in side control, same arm that wraps the head has a grip under the gi to give you your shoulder pressure.

You swim their far arm with your far arm, trap it with your arm and your face. Palm comes to your cheek to keep it trapped.

Your forehead goes far out on the mat. Your shoulder pressure arm switches – loops around the head to push head backwards. You push the jaw away, so they’re looking away from their arm. Your lower knee goes over their body and plants with the knee on the ground and your instep/shin on their stomach. Finally, your high knee goes right to their jaw, keeping the face how you had it pushed with hand.

Finally, blade of the forearm goes right above (closer to the shoulder) the elbow. Gable grip your two hands together and squeeze.

Stutzman shows Stambowsky Triangle

Professor Stutzman showed this in a Friday noon class. Ross and Paul were in attendance.

You begin in your guard with same side hand on the elbow, other hand across on the sleeve. You bump and move slightly to the side and pull the arm/elbow across – if the opponent did nothing, you would get behind their elbow and work from there. But everyone will pull the elbow back hard – nobody wants anything behind their elbow.

When they pull back the elbow, you go under with your same side hand and snake the arm deep – under elbow, up to their collar behind the neck on the same side as the arm. That’s the grip – Butcher/JG showed a sweep from that grip. Sensei Jon showed after the grip you shrimp out, feet on hips, square up, shoulder walk your way back, stretching out the opponent. This brings their back parallel and their head down. Once their head is down, you throw opposite leg from the neck grip over to begin triangle. You can let go of collar and grab your shin if you are short. Lock the other leg, then put arm across. Finally, create the three pressures – pull head down, hips up/in, knees squeezed together.

Butcher Clock Choke

Butcher showed this during the end of year seminar and promotions, when he, Rich, Snuggles, Ramsey and Nickerson received their black belts and Ross received his brown belt.

You begin in the normal position where you’d begin a clock choke – opponent is turtled, you have over under, knee penetrated, near arm around neck, far arm under their arm. Far arm pulls collar open and down, near arm grips it deep. Far arm comes out from under arm, elbow goes between their neck and shoulder. Armpit/lat on their neck – all weight on their neck. Finally, knee comes out from inside and shoots forward – your hips switch – up on toes. All weight on the point on top of their neck/back. (Toes only serve to push your weight/keep your weight right over top of them.)

If you lose the choke, you’re still in good position to keep control.

Butcher also showed that from side control when someone escapes, they can escape right into this choke.