Yuri Simoes Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass with One Foot on the Bicep

Yuri Simoes Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass with One Foot on the Bicep

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Yuri shows a couple ways he likes to pass the guard when his opponent has one lasso and the other foot on his bicep. First he clears the foot off his bicep, then removes the lasso and decides how to pass based on how his opponent reacts.

Yuri Simoes Series 9 - Spider Guard Pass with One Foot on Bicep and One Foot On Hip

Yuri Simoes Series 9 - Spider Guard Pass with One Foot on Bicep and One Foot On Hip

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Yuri shows his favorite way to pass the guard when his opponent is playing the spider guard with one foot on his bicep and one foot on his hip. After moving to the side of the foot on the hip and pinning that leg to the ground, he removes the foot in his bicep and comes back to pass on the other side. His head pressure on his opponent's chest is key to controlling this position.

Yuri Simoes Series 8 - Spider Guard Pass with Both Feet on the Biceps OR Both Feet on the Hips

Yuri Simoes Series 8 - Spider Guard Pass with Both Feet on the Biceps OR Both Feet on the Hips

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Yuri shows a spider guard pass when your opponent has both his feet on your biceps or both his feet on your hips. First he gains control of the pants from the inside, steps back and spins his opponent to pass the guard and establish side control.

Yuri Simoes Series 7 - Sideways Suplex Takedown

Yuri Simoes Series 7 - Sideways Suplex Takedown

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Yuri shows a takedown where he shoots for his opponent's leg and spins around to his side, hugging him at the waist. He picks his opponent up and slams him down to the side, where he can establish the top position.

Yuri Simoes Series 6 - Step Behind Double Leg Sweep Takedown

Yuri Simoes Series 6 - Step Behind Double Leg Sweep Takedown

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Yuri shows a variation of a Judo takedown he uses, where he steps to the side of his opponent trapping his hip, and falls while sweeping both legs with his own leg.

Yuri Simoes Series 5 - Half Guard Sweeps while Trapping the Arm with Belt Control Grip

Yuri Simoes Series 5 - Half Guard Sweeps while Trapping the Arm with Belt Control Grip

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Yuri reviews the previous sweeps he showed from the half guard, but now he uses his favorite grip controlling the belt. By gripping the belt, he is able to better control his opponent's arm, and all of his sweeps are still easily accessible for him, depending on how his opponent reacts.

Yuri Simoes Series 4 - Sweep to the Side Using the Knee Shield from Half Guard

Yuri Simoes Series 4 - Sweep to the Side Using the Knee Shield from Half Guard

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Yuri once again starts from the half guard with the knee shield in place, but this time he looks to control both arms, rather than the collar and one arm. After gaining control of the arm on top of his knee shield, Yuri switches his hips to face the opposite side, and sweeps his opponent with this motion. He then goes for the leg drag pass to finish the position in side control.

Yuri Simoes Series 3 - Collar Drag from Half Guard

Yuri Simoes Series 3 - Collar Drag from Half Guard

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Yuri Simoes starts again in his half guard with the knee shield and cross collar grip. From here he sits up, switches his knee shield to a butterfly hook and collar drags his opponent, finishing on his back.

Yuri Simoes Series 2 - Backward Rolling Sweep from Half Guard

Yuri Simoes Series 2 - Backward Rolling Sweep from Half Guard

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Yuri shows how he likes to play the half guard, using the knee shield and controlling his opponent's cross lapel and sleeve. His knee and lapel grip help to keep his opponent at a comfortable distance so he can work for his favorite attacks from this position. Here he shows a sweep where he pushes the arm he's controlling into the body, and pulls his opponent's weight on top of him before rolling backward over his shoulder, sweeping him.

Yuri Simoes Series 1 - Interview with Yuri Simoes

Yuri Simoes Series 1 - Interview with Yuri Simoes

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Yuri Simoes is one of the top heavyweight competitors today and has many achievements in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu. He is a Black Belt No-Gi World Champion and Pan American Champion, as well as a World Champion at purple and brown belts. He has learned from some of the greatest Jiu-Jitsu teachers and competitors, including Mauricio Bearing and Ricardo Vieira, and he currently trains in San Jose with Caio Terra. In this series, Yuri shows some of his favorite sweeps, guard passes and takedowns.

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