This week at Renzo Gracie Online Academy, you will learn five submissions starting from the closed guard: two chokes with the hands, two armbars and one triangle. In each of these moves there is a common element: the help provided by your opponent’s lapel.
In this move, for example, Robsinho Gracie sneakily frees up the lapel that was previously trapped by the passer’s belt, and then uses it to choke with his hands crossed. Watch it:
In this other lesson, Robsinho opts to attack the passer’s arm. He uses the lapel as a support point, opens the guard swiftly, hip-escapes to the side, and passes the leg to tighten the armbar. Here it is:
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