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Dominique Bell - The Tarantula Guard

Dominique Bell - The Tarantula Guard

Arriving at Atos Jiu Jitsu in 2014 as an unknown purple belt, Dominique Bell quickly established himself among the serious competitors at Andre Galvao’s headquarters in San Diego. With just one year of training at the HQ, Dom, as he’s known by his friends and training partners, won his first World Championship in 2015 at purple belt. After a serious wrist injury set him off the mats for some time, Dom came back full force in 2016, winning the No-Gi World Championship at brown belt and soon after, the European Championship in early 2017.
- Issue 58

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Dominique Bell - The Tarantula Guard
  • Triangle From Tarantula Guard - Dominique Bell

    Dom has set up the Tarantula Guard with one foot on his opponent’s bicep, controlling the sleeve and the other grip at the collar. His free foot stays on his opponent’s hip. Dom’s opponent has dropped to his knee to prevent being swept.
    - Issue 58

  • Kneebar From Tarantula Guard - Dominique Bell

    The final move Dom shows us is an advanced leg attack. He uses the Tarantula Guard to get to a sort of Single Leg X Guard position where he attacks a toe hold to bait his opponent to turn into the kneebar. You must be fast and precise with this technique for it to be successful.
    - Issue 58

  • Rolling Armbar From Tarauntula Guard - Dominique Bell

    If you continue to attack the shin-on-shin position from Tarantula Guard, your opponent will eventually try to control your free leg. When he does this, it sets up an opportunity for a unique style of armbar.
    - Issue 58