Sazinho shows standing pass to closed guard

You begin in your opponent’s closed guard. You put on hand on both lapels at the sternum, and you rotate your palm to face you, knuckles face away. With your other hand you control the same side sleeve.

You explode backwards and you rotate your body back away from the lapel holding side. You end up rotated 90 degrees and with your back leg up. Your thin body profile with respect to the opponent is part of what breaks his feet. Next you pressure in to him, into your lapel holding hand to allow yourself to come to standing (to extend your up leg the rest of the way and to lift your other leg which was previously down.)

At this point, you angle both feet in to create pressure with both knees to contain their hips – to help keep them held up and to limit their movement.

You release the lapel grip and transfer the sleeve grip to that hand. Your free hand now grabs the gi pants at the knee and pushes down to open the guard. Once they open you follow them down, keep the sleeve grip and pressure it to their opposite “pocket” and you grab same side lapel behind their neck with your free hand and step knee over into half guard or a full pass. You want to pressure with the lapel grip to turn them away from you. When they turn away you want to get your knee behind their shoulder to keep them from turning back in.

As a variation, once you have the lapel grip behind their neck, if they try to sit up you can take the back by pulling them forward and swinging around behind them. This is one of the ways that the same side lapel grip is important.

Stutzman shows x-guard back take

You begin in open guard where you have both sleeves, opponent stands. Both feet butterfly hooked, you pull both sleeves towards/past you, scoot hips underneath and attempt to elevate. If the opponent doesn’t defend, this will become a basic superman sweep. However, the opponent will drop their weight back and downward.

One foot comes from its butterfly hook position to down on the floor. You use that foot to scoot you under to that side and angle you underneath. That same side arm also hooks under that leg. Next that foot goes from the floor up to complete the “x” of the x guard.

You pressure them towards the x side and you sit up and get a better, deeper grip on their belt. You settle into a good grip/good go position, then release the sleeve grip, reach over your head to the pant bottom, then pressure them again in the x direction. This takes their weight off the leg you’re underhooked, the leg you have the pant grip. When their weight is off the leg, you use the pants grip to clear your head with their leg. One foot hook will already be in a reverse butterfly position. Move the other foot hook to the same position and pressure them out while maintaining a serious grip on their belt. They’ll fall into the back mount position. Get over under control with your arms, put traditional hooks in with the feet.

Cameron shows driver pass grip leg drag

You begin with the driver pass grips – one grip inside each knee. Step out – not as far as x pass. Inside knee drives through to ground, opposite arm underhooks. Drop your body over the knee. Keep foot hidden (prevents kneebar.) Head pins down. Same side arm as knee get same side (not across) collar. Underhooked arm takes belt. With the belt, the collar and the head, you sink and hold. The elbow of the collar holding arm can hold down the knee.

Can pass to side. If they turn away, can use collar grip to take the back.

Stutzman shows basic armlock from guard

You begin with the opponent in your guard. You dig your right hand (for example) cross collar, to their right side. You get their right sleeve with your left hand.

Break the guard and put your left foot on their right hip. At the same time, you pull their right arm toward your head and toward your right side. The left knee stays behind their right elbow. So pulling the sleeve and sliding the knee help to push the elbow where you need it. Placing the foot on the hip keeps the elbow where you want it.

Next, you pull the sleeve again and lock your feet behind their neck. This isn’t a submission position, but they should feel stuck. You release the sleeve grip and that hand goes to their cross collar. If the opponent doesn’t defend well enough, you’ll get the cross collar choke from here.

If they do defend, you push their face away (or grip the shoulder), release the crossed feet, push the face past your left thigh, put the left thigh in front of their face, release your right hand collar grip and bring your right hand to their wrist, extend and lock the arm.

Butcher fixes Paul’s half guard

This was from a Butcher private, fixing half guard pass 6/5/2013

(Left and right in the following assume you’re passing to your left, opponent’s right.)

First – knee pressure – pinch knees. You can cross ankles, you can even figure four/triangle your legs. Tight knees and you SIT on their leg. Right arm tries to get underhook. If you can’t you still grab the gi at the hip and stay tight to them with it. This grip on their left hip, their right hip is held with the tight knees. Left arm grabs collar and frames a choke to flatten them out. If they try to come up, you can wrap around the back of their neck with your right arm for a choke. Otherwise, the frame pushes them down and pushes you onto your base. When they reach up, you can get the underhook with the right arm. Once you have the underhook, you can wrap the head with your left arm, gable grip and left shoulder pressure into the side of the neck. Climb legs (still pinched) up and cut pass.

If they start to get the underhook you paste your right arm to their side and knife hand your left by their elbow. Once that pushes through you switch hips and grab the pant leg by their left knee. Butt into their right armpit and elbow into their left armpit and stretch them way out. Head down. They will reach. When they can’t reach the head they will reach like going for and underhook, which can become a kimura grip for you.

Or, if not, leg comes out or knee on hip brings leg out. Keep grip on the leg to prevent a scramble and reach over the head and grab some gi. Once you have head control you can square you knees and optionally let go of the pant leg.

Butcher shows warm up armbar, triangle omo plata parner drill

You begin with your partner in guard. You do a traditional armbar. Partner pulls the arm out.

You first control the back of the head, then kick leg STRAIGHT down past the head (not open and scoop) then pull the leg straight back to pull the head to you. Both hands go to the head then push on the hip, rotate the leg, hold the ankle, lock up the leg.

Push the head but keep the grip. Other hand goes to the sleeve, leg goes over for omo plata. Dig the close knee and pull the body over top for the sweep (no the roll out sweep – it is too messy.)

Now you have partner in side control. Partner shrimps out to get guard, and they perform the same routine.

Stutzman teaches an omo plata

You begin with the opponent in your closed guard. You grab a sleeve with the opposite hand, and you grab their same side pant leg with the same side hand. As an example, you could grab their right hand with your right, and their right pant leg with your left hand.

Same foot as the cross hand, you open and plant flat on the floor to allow you to shrimp. You shrimp out and place the other foot on their hip. You move your free leg (that you had planted) far away. Professor said if the opponent grabs that leg, you simply triangle them.

Explosively, you swing the free leg over the top toward the pant leg grip. Once you hit you reverse right back to where you came from except in an omo plata position. Your foot that was on the hip slides past the hip so when you reverse, you catch the arm.

You keep the sleeve grip and sit up to force them down. They might not be completely flat – you scoot away and bring them with you until they flatten out.

Hip in to get the tap.

Professor says you “whisper into their ear” to get the tap, but it the closer ear, not the farther one.

He explained this was a go to when you need to open up the opponent. Say they got a takedown and now they’re stalling, for example. It is a way to open up and get things going.