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Open Halfguard Passes

Guest Intructor Mark Christie came in tonight to show us his tech and tips on the open half guard position when your opponent is a bit more experience and starts using the top leg to create space. We looked at locking the triangle on our own legs to secure their leg as well as briefly dealing with lockdown. Then we

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Cabra KaiOpen Halfguard Passes

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Back Control and Rear Naked Choke

We started with two very basic ways on getting to back control – someone trying to roll from being mounted and from turtle position. A lot of details were covered such as which hooks to get in first, which hook is more important to keep and what an opponent can do depend on which hook they free, which side to

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Cabra KaiBack Control and Rear Naked Choke

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Kimura / Figure 4 Attacks

The first kimura attack shown was from side control and going over the details of body position and opponent’s general reaction. Then a similar kimura attack from North South and its relation to the attack from side control as well as some other options when opponent defends. We also went over how these attacks can go full circle and we

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Cabra KaiKimura / Figure 4 Attacks

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Side Control Escapes

In the no gi session tonight we looked at side control escapes when your opponent has dropped their hip and/or switched their base to stop you getting your knee through to regain your guard. In what I call the bulldozer escape from side control where we control their arms and sit up to off balance them on to their back.

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Cabra KaiSide Control Escapes

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Side Control Escapes

We started off the class going through the basic guardwork drill in the first white belt stripe syllabus to open up the fundamentals of regaining guard and identifying the need to react early during the guard pass. Following up with a couple details  once opponent already has side control and especially when they have a really tight side control. Lastly

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Cabra KaiSide Control Escapes