Private Lesson with Saulo 12 - Saulo and James Sparring

Private Lesson with Saulo 12 - Saulo and James Sparring

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Concluding his private lesson, Saulo rolls with James and gives him the chance to work on some of the positions they went over.

Private Lesson with Saulo 11 - Taking the Back from Turtle

Private Lesson with Saulo 11 - Taking the Back from Turtle

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Starting in the turtle position once again, defending the single leg, now James is unable to flatten his opponent, so he spins to the side, ready to take the back. First he makes grips on the collar and hip, before hopping up and putting his weight on his opponent's back. Depending on his opponent's reaction, James picks a side to throw his first hook in and pull him down to finish taking his back.

Private Lesson with Saulo 10 - Defending the Single Leg from Turtle

Private Lesson with Saulo 10 - Defending the Single Leg from Turtle

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Saulo shows James how to defend the single leg when his opponent is in the turtle position, grabbing his leg. Saulo reaches his outside arm all the way underneath his opponent's body, to grab his elbow. He can use his other hand to help feed him the elbow. With this grip, he pulls his opponent's base out from underneath him, and then back steps til he establishes side control.

Private Lesson with Saulo 9 - Controlling the Arm from Half Guard

Private Lesson with Saulo 9 - Controlling the Arm from Half Guard

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Now in the half guard, Saulo emphasizes the importance of not letting the guy on top control your head. His first fight is to control his opponent's arm, and let him get head control. For the guy on top, whose arm is being controlled, Saulo shows how he can transition to a knee cut pass with the escrima.

Private Lesson with Saulo 8 - Passing the Half Guard to Mount

Private Lesson with Saulo 8 - Passing the Half Guard to Mount

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Now while trying to pass the half guard, James opponent is not letting him get the arm under his head, so Saulo shows James how to pass directly to the mount. First he drives his outside knee into his opponent's hip and places his head on the other side of the body. Now he can drive his inside knee to the mat, and pressure his way to the mount.

Private Lesson with Saulo 7 - Stepping Back to Pass the Half Guard

Private Lesson with Saulo 7 - Stepping Back to Pass the Half Guard

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With his arm under the head in his opponent's half guard, Saulo shows James a good way to pass. First he switches his base so his hips are facing his opponent, and with his hand gripping at the knee, he stiff arms to stretch his opponent's leg away from him. Here he can work to free his trapped leg, step it back and establish the guard pass.

Private Lesson with Saulo 6 - Back Take and Single Leg Takedown from De La Riva Guard

Private Lesson with Saulo 6 - Back Take and Single Leg Takedown from De La Riva Guard

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Now working from the open guard, Saulo shows James how to setup some sweeps with the De La Riva guard. His first option is to place the deep De La Riva hook and go for the back take. If his opponent counters this by stepping over the deep De La Riva hook, he goes for the single leg takedown instead.

Private Lesson with Saulo 5 - Muscle Sweep Variation from Closed Guard

Private Lesson with Saulo 5 - Muscle Sweep Variation from Closed Guard

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In this situation, Saulo stands up in James' closed guard, so James grips Saulo's sleeve, swims his arm under Saulo's leg and tries for the armbar. He can't get the armbar, so Saulo shows him a sweep as a second option. From this position, Saulo brings his shin across the chest of his opponent, and pulls the leg to him while pushing away with his shin, which allows him to come to the top and keep control of the leg.

Private Lesson with Saulo 4 - Passing the Half Guard by Sprawling

Private Lesson with Saulo 4 - Passing the Half Guard by Sprawling

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Now Saulo shows James how to pass the half guard when he jumps to his feet and his opponent brings his bottom foot out to place on his hip. As soon as Saulo feels the foot coming out, he immediately sprawls and passes to the side as he did in the first position of the private lesson.

Private Lesson with Saulo 3 - Passing the Half Guard with the Knee Cut

Private Lesson with Saulo 3 - Passing the Half Guard with the Knee Cut

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Continuing his lesson on half guard passing, now James' opponent has the cross lapel grip and is crossing his feet while using the knee shield. Saulo's first step is to plant his outside hand to base himself. With his other hand, he grips the pants and stiff arms, stretching his opponent's leg out, which allows Saulo to free his knee. Now he can cut the knee and work to pass the guard.

Private Lesson with Saulo 2 - Passing the Half Guard when your Opponent Has the Underhook

Private Lesson with Saulo 2 - Passing the Half Guard when your Opponent Has the Underhook

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Saulo works with James on passing the half guard, but in this scenario, his opponent has the underhook and is attempting to either come up for the single leg or put James in the deep half guard. The first thing Saulo does is step his inside leg to widen his base. Next he grabs his opponent's triceps on the arm of the underhook, and pressures his knee down until he can pass to the mount.

Private Lesson with Saulo 1 - Passing Half Guard when your Opponent has the Knee Shield

Private Lesson with Saulo 1 - Passing Half Guard when your Opponent has the Knee Shield

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Saulo gives a private lesson to his student, James, who is preparing for the Master's World Championship. The first position they go over is a way to pass the half guard when your opponent is using the knee shield. The first step is to hop up on both feet, while keeping pressure on your opponent's legs. Once a good base is established, Saulo grips the pants of the knee shield and the other hand grips the lapel. From here, he steps his leg back and shift his hips to pass to the side of his opponent, immediately looking to grab his far lapel to keep him from turning.

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