André Galvão Exploring Closed Guard: Closed Guard To Back

7. Scissor your right leg across his far leg to hook his right leg.

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8. Use your other leg to help hook your right foot onto his leg.

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9. Now scoop your right arm under his arm and grip your hands together.

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10. Stretch your body out extending your right leg and pull his shoulder to your chest. This makes life a little more miserable for him and helps make the next step easier.

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11. Underhook his arm with your left arm and bring your right arm under and around his head to a seatbelt grip.

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12. Finally, put your other hook in to secure the back position. You can then easily finish with your favorite choke.

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