Stutzman shows stambowsky triangle from opponent lapel and sleeve grip

You begin with the opponent in your closed guard. Their right hand in holding both lapels near your midsection, and has their left hand on your right sleeve. This is the grip to the basic standup pass that JG and Sazinho show.

A common tactic would be to try to secure the right arm – but it is anchored with its grip and being held strong. An easier route is to leave the right alone and attack the left which is more “floating” than the right.

Your left hand comes to the sleeve of their left hand. You pull explosively toward the archer position with the left, and you punch your right away from you, toward or past their hip. This is the break their grip on your right sleeve.

Once that grip is broken, the left hand grip stays and the free right hand goes behind their elbow and grips the gi on their tricep. You keep that arm “floating” – you never let them grip you anywhere with that left hand. You can elevate it or pull it to the right or pull it toward or past your head… but you never let them grab you (which would immobilize that arm – you need it free.)

You pull and punch that left arm toward their right side, which would usually create the arm across position (where you get your chest at their shoulder and grab around their back and to their lat/under their armpit.) For the purpose of this move, we commit less to that arm across move because we want them to square back up / get that arm back to neutral.

When the do so, we lace our right hand inside the crook of the elbow and through to behind their neck on the same side collar. Our elbow must be higher than theirs (closer too their bicep/shoulder) in order to have control/dominance over their arm. If our elbow is too low, they can collapse the arm / keep it tight to their body where they are strong.

With a strong stambowsky grip, you shrimp (probably easiest to drop your right foot to the floor to begin the shrimp) and get both feet on the hips. Then you pressure into their hips while pulling strong on the archer grip and while shoulder walking away from them. You continue until they are in a “table” position – their hips are back far and their upper body is forward, their back it flat, parallel to the ground – then you throw your left leg over to begin the triangle.

After your left leg goes over, your right hand can leave the collar grip and grab your shin and ankle. Your right leg locks the triangle. Now your left can drop the sleeve grip and secure the head. Next your right can let go of the shin and slip out from between the head and arm. Your right next collapses the arm and elbow across to finish the triangle position. Last you squeeze knees together, pull head down and hip up to complete the triangle.

When throwing the leg over, Jon says you can try to reach your foot to the floor in order to help get yourself into the right position if you have short legs.

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Stutzman shows standing tip sweep to back take

You begin playing open guard, the opponent is standing over you. You grab the right sleeve with your left hand, put the left foot on their right hip, and put a “baby hook” under their right knee with your right ankle and foot. Your right hand goes behind their heel, pinky touching the floor if possible (as low as possible.) Your left foot toes turn in to point toward their belly button.

Now, simply stretching them out here will not necessarily sweep them – they might be able to base out far back. So instead, you pull the heel sideways to your right side. This little bit of torque makes it harder to resist. Opponent falls to their side. You keep the sleeve tight with your left hand, extend strongly into them with your left foot, and change your grip with your right hand to be a pistol grip on the pant leg.

There are many ways to go from this position, but the move this time is when the opponent uses his free left foot to try to push away from you. You quickly let go of the sleeve grip with your left hand and grab the pant leg. You push it down and across and extend your left knee behind their knee. You place your right knee behind theirs and keep both pant legs tight with the pistol grip and extend the knees hard into them.

You are almost to a back mount, but you must come up or they must come to you. You grab their belt or the top of their pants. If they try hard to get away from you, their weight will be higher and you extend into them with your knees while pulling hard on the belt. They’ll go belly up and land where you can put your hooks and get over under. If they hunker down, you use the belt grip to come up, and get your over under and sink your hooks that way.

Professor Stutzman also showed a strong armlock setup from when they fall. Your left leg is extended, and your right leg is pretty free (it was the baby hook.) You can pull yourself with the sleeve grip toward their head, bending the left knee to allow you to travel. You hook over their arm with your right leg – over the bicep and under their head. Then you switch your hips back toward them and throw your left leg over their face to complete the arm lock. It comes sort of opposite of what you expect when it is getting put on you, which makes it harder to see coming / defend.

Ramsey shows high guard sequence

You begin digging your right hand high in their collar. You can punch that grip straight behind them to get them to try to pressure into you / bury their head. You pull hard on that grip to break them down.

You get their right sleeve with your left hand. You pull the sleeve high to your ear while you place your left foot on their hip and angle yourself hard to your right. Your right leg goes heavy into their armpit and over top of their back. Your left leg comes high to have the knee by their ear. You’re pressuring both sides to keep them still and expose their right arm. At this point you can lock your high guard by crossing your feet without giving up the pressure. Be sure your left leg is over their right shoulder. Otherwise you’re not breaking them down enough – you’ll be letting them get strong, stay connected and posture up.

Let go of the sleeve with your left and chop/grab on their left side of the neck. You can “shake the baby” or “ratchet” to get it truly locked in if it doesn’t come at first. This can help you clear the chin.

For this sequence, we let go of the choke, put the left leg over the face and let the right hand slide out of its grip on the lapel. You let both arms slide down the arm until it is in place for the armlock.

For this sequence, the opponent pulls out their arm. Immediately, your left hand goes to their left sleeve and your right hand goes to their left pant at the ankle. You explode and break them down by your arm punching straight out (“up” to you, though it is parallel with the ground) and your right leg straightening the opposite direction. This pulls their base apart – leg one way, shoulder locked the opposite way. It stretches them out and breaks them down. Keep the left grip on the sleeve – pull it actively in to you and to your right hip. Fold the hand away from you into the crease of your hip. Release the grip on the pant leg and sit up with your upper body low and over the center of their back. This folds you at the hip and hold their wrist in place. You right leg is holding the shoulder lock, your left leg should go behind you to help you press forward – not locked on your right like omo platas from another angle. Your left hand goes to your right ankle to cinch your leg in further. Your right hand grips something – their collar, their back – to pull you forward. You want your head to go to the mat in front and to the left of them. Instead of gripping with your right hand, you can place your elbow in between their ear and their left shoulder, like the clock choke Butcher showed.

If they try to base up, explode, wiggle out before you can get the finish, you keep your weight directly over top of their back, keep your left hand grip on the sleeve.

You can also grip their elbow and pressure it straight toward their bent wrist for a wrist lock.