Inside the University 955 - North-South Escape

Inside the University 955 - North-South Escape

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Now Saulo shows how to escape the north-south position, but first shows how not to escape. Many times people will to push their opponent off of them like a bench press, but this is wrong. Instead, push up toward your head and use this force to move away from your opponent. Then you can swing your legs around to recover guard.


Inside the University 954 - Side Control Escape when You're Late to Block

Inside the University 954 - Side Control Escape when You're Late to Block

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In this scenario, Saulo is too late to block side control and his opponent establishes a collar grip on him. First Saulo must thread the needle to bring his hand inside to frame on the biceps. Now he uses the same movement as before, but he bridges away from his opponent in order to make space to recover guard.

Inside the University 953 - Escaping Side Control when Opponent Switches His Base

Inside the University 953 - Escaping Side Control when Opponent Switches His Base

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Now Saulo covers how to escape when your opponent switches his base after you block. Using his top arm Saulo can push and control his opponent's body, no matter which side he switches his hips to. Once he creates the space, he recovers his guard.

Inside the University 952 - Blocking Side Control with Your Outside Arm

Inside the University 952 - Blocking Side Control with Your Outside Arm

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First Saulo shows a mobility drill you can do to practice recovering guard from side control. Next he shows why it's so important to react right away and block your opponent using your outside arm. The old way is to block with your inside arm, but this can easily lead to trouble for you.

Inside the University 951 - Pushing Off Your Shoulder and Blocking with Your Shin

Inside the University 951 - Pushing Off Your Shoulder and Blocking with Your Shin

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Saulo covers a few key details including how to create force in your bridge by pushing off your shoulder. He also breaks down that you must first use your shin to block, then extend your body in order to create the space you need to recover guard. You will not be able to recover directly from the bridge without these steps.

Inside the University 950 - Creating the Angle to Escape Side Control

Inside the University 950 - Creating the Angle to Escape Side Control

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Saulo stresses the importance of timing your escape so you can be in a good position to prevent side control in the first place. Also he talks about creating an angle in your bridge to allow for an easier guard recovery.

Inside the University 949 - Blocking Side Control

Inside the University 949 - Blocking Side Control

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Using the same movement as the drill, Saulo shows how to block side control before your opponent can establish a good position. As soon as his opponent is passing his legs, Saulo turns all the way to his side and throws his arm across his body to make the block. Now he can extend his body and swing to recover guard. It is very important to anticipate the pass and block it first.

Inside the University 948 - Solo Drill for Side Control Escape

Inside the University 948 - Solo Drill for Side Control Escape

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This lesson Saulo goes over side control escapes, and begins with a movement drill to do by yourself to warm up and get the proper mechanics down. First he bridges onto his shoulder and reaches his arm across. Next he escapes his hips and then without touching his bottom leg to the floor, he pushes off the mat to spin his body. After working this movement, he has his students do the same but keeping their elbows tucked to the body.

Inside the University 947 - Classic Guard Sweep when Opponent Tries to Smash

Inside the University 947 - Classic Guard Sweep when Opponent Tries to Smash

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This time Saulo's opponent is putting pressure and trying to smash Saulo's legs in the classic guard. Saulo reacts by sitting up and staying low and compact. As his opponent tries to apply more pressure, Saulo switches his sleeve grip to the triceps and uses his hook to sweep.

Inside the University 946 - Classic Guard Sweep when Your Opponent Stands Up

Inside the University 946 - Classic Guard Sweep when Your Opponent Stands Up

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In this scenario, Saulo's opponent stands up to back away, so when Saulo follows, he places his hook behind his opponent's butt. He uses the hook to pull him in and underhooks the leg with his arm. Now he pushes him away, sits up to S position and comes to the top for the sweep.

Inside the University 945 - Switching Your Collar Grip to an Underhook

Inside the University 945 - Switching Your Collar Grip to an Underhook

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Now Saulo teaches some key points on not allowing your opponent to get an underhook on you while setting up your sweep, as well as how to efficiently switch your collar grip to an underhook to assist your sweep.

Inside the University 944 - Sitting Up and Opening Your Knee from Classic Guard

Inside the University 944 - Sitting Up and Opening Your Knee from Classic Guard

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Saulo covers two key points when your opponent backs away from your classic guard. First is to sit up immediately, otherwise your opponent will have an easy time passing. Second is to make sure you open your knee and get your elbow inside, which will give you better leverage to sweep.