Inside the University 1030 - Trapping the Arm when Opponent Bumps Your From Mount

Inside the University 1030 - Trapping the Arm when Opponent Bumps Your From Mount

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This lesson will be covering some attacks from the mount, and in the first situation, your opponent will by pushing your chest as he tries to bump you off. Gustavo immediately turns his hips toward his opponent and slides bottom leg under the shoulder and slides his other shin across his opponent's face. For now he stops here with the arm trapped between his legs.


Inside the University 1029 - Setting Up Your Angle to Pass the Guard

Inside the University 1029 - Setting Up Your Angle to Pass the Guard

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Gustavo goes over some details of setting up your angle and positioning yourself as you stand up in the guard, so you are ready to pass as soon as you open your opponent's legs.

Inside the University 1028 - Two Passes from Closed Guard

Inside the University 1028 - Two Passes from Closed Guard

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Now that Gustavo has opened the guard, he is ready to pass. The first pass he shows is a basic knee cut, where he pushes the leg to the mat and slides his knee across. In the second pass, his opponent tries to throw his leg over Gustavo's head, so Gustavo underhooks the leg and passes to the outside.

Inside the University 1027 - Turning Your Body to Open the Guard

Inside the University 1027 - Turning Your Body to Open the Guard

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Gustavo shows how can open his opponent's guard by positioning his body and turning at angle, without using his hands to push the knee. Once the legs are open, he controls the bottom leg and is ready to set up his guard passes.

Inside the University 1026 - Keeping Posture and Opening the Closed Guard

Inside the University 1026 - Keeping Posture and Opening the Closed Guard

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Gustavo covers some key points in maintaining a strong posture when your opponent is trying to pull you down. He creates space between his knees and his opponent's hip, and his first step he places his foot by the hip and his knee pinches staying connected to the leg. His other leg steps to the side and he angles his body when pushing the knee to open the guard.

Inside the University 1025 - Standing Up Inside the Closed Guard

Inside the University 1025 - Standing Up Inside the Closed Guard

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Before getting into the lesson of passing the closed guard, Gustavo goes over simply standing up first. With his hands pressing down on his opponent's chest, he steps one foot up, then the other, and stands up with a strong base and posture.

Inside the University 1024 - Armbar from the Back when Opponent Defends Choke

Inside the University 1024 - Armbar from the Back when Opponent Defends Choke

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Gustavo's opponent is in survival position and defending the choke, so Gustavo reaches over an arm and grabs the elbow to open the arm. Now he can thread his arm through to control his opponent's arm, step on the hip and look to set up his armbar. He reaches to grab the pants and throws his leg over the head to get the submission.

Inside the University 1023 - The Finer Details of Finishing a Lapel Choke from the Back

Inside the University 1023 - The Finer Details of Finishing a Lapel Choke from the Back

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Gustavo goes over some intricate details of finishing the choke, including how to wrap the collar around the neck, basing on your forearm to create more pressure in the choke, and what your fingers and wrist should be doing to get the submission.

Inside the University 1022 - Collar Choke from Back Control when Your Grip Is Not Very Deep

Inside the University 1022 - Collar Choke from Back Control when Your Grip Is Not Very Deep

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In this situation, Gustavo is looking for the choke but his grip is not very deep because his opponent is defending well. So now instead of keeping his arm tight to his opponent, he extends his arms and stretches his body away to tighten the choke. After creating tension, he can close the distance to fully secure and finish the choke.

Inside the University 1021 - Keeping Your Elbow Attached to His Shoulder when Choking

Inside the University 1021 - Keeping Your Elbow Attached to His Shoulder when Choking

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Gustavo goes over an important detail of how his elbow never loses contact with his opponent's shoulder while he is going for the choke. If it does lose connection, then his opponent will have space to escape.

Inside the University 1020 - Collar Choke from the Back

Inside the University 1020 - Collar Choke from the Back

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Professor Gustavo begins class with a basic collar choke from back control. He starts with both hooks and seatbelt control, and goes over some details in maintaining a good control from here. To set up the choke, he opens the lapel and feeds it to his choking hand. His other hand makes a grip on the cross lapel and he can choke from here.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 16 - Escaping Mount and Back Control

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 16 - Escaping Mount and Back Control

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Wrapping up the seminar, Xande ties everything together by showing how these same movement principles are used to escape the mount and back control.