Inside the University 881 - Xande Sparring with Papalegua

Inside the University 881 - Xande Sparring with Papalegua

Add to Favorites Remove From Favorites 449 1 day ago

Xande spars with his student Papalegua, who is also a Capoeira master.


Inside the University 880 - Where to Position Your Knee on the Belly

Inside the University 880 - Where to Position Your Knee on the Belly

Add to Favorites 607 Remove From Favorites 2 days ago

Now both Saulo and Xande share their personal preferences of where they like to position their knees to keep good knee on belly control. Saulo has shorter legs and prefers a lower position, where as Xande prefers to keep his up higher toward the chest. Each offers its advantages and disadvantages.

Inside the University 879 - Establishing and Escaping Knee on Belly

Inside the University 879 - Establishing and Escaping Knee on Belly

Add to Favorites 547 Remove From Favorites 3 days ago

First Saulo goes over getting to knee on belly from side control, by first going hip to hip on his opponent and then sliding his knee up to the belly. To escape when on bottom, he turns away and brings his knee and elbow together, as he did during the kick the door movement, and uses his leverage to push off and turn back into his opponent to attack the single leg.

Inside the University 878 - Kick the Door Warm Up

Inside the University 878 - Kick the Door Warm Up

Add to Favorites 615 Remove From Favorites 4 days ago

To begin this week's lesson on knee on the belly, Sensei Saulo warms up the class with the Kick the Door movement from the tiger routine. During the lesson, he will show how this movement can be applied to protecting yourself while trying to escape the knee on belly.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

Add to Favorites 442 Remove From Favorites 5 days ago

Victor sets up a single leg X guard with his hook on the outside leg, and he grabs his opponent's leg to begin his attack. His opponent tries to pull it out, so Victor readjusts his grip and brings the leg across to a 50/50 guard. From here he grabs the other leg and feints a sweep, causing his opponent to base his leg, which gives Victor the leverage he needs to finish the knee bar.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

Add to Favorites 467 Remove From Favorites 7 days ago

Victor is playing the seated guard and pulls his opponent's head down, causing him to react by posturing back up. Victor uses this opportunity to grab the heel and push his opponent back as he comes up to finish the ankle pick sweep.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

Add to Favorites 32 Remove From Favorites 9 days ago

This is one Victor's favorite passes to use when his opponent is playing a sit up guard. First he grabs the heels and lifts his opponent's legs to roll him on his back. His opponent will react by sitting back up, and when he does, Victor jumps to the side and looks to establish his guard pass.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

Add to Favorites 535 Remove From Favorites 10 days ago

In this series, Victor Hugo goes over some of the techniques he used on the way to become Absolute Champion at the 2019 No Gi Worlds. First is a submission from the closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he wraps the leg and goes for the muscle sweep, but his opponent does not accept the sweep and tries to get back up. Victor now uses the space to pull his leg out and throw it over the shoulder to lock a triangle choke.

Inside the University 877 - The Importance of Partial Training

Inside the University 877 - The Importance of Partial Training

Add to Favorites 455 Remove From Favorites 11 days ago

Now Sensei Saulo addresses a common question regarding the difference between drilling and partial training. His preference to sharpen technique in a practical situation is to practice partial training. In this case, Saulo begins with the superhold and looks to submit, while his partner looks to recover his guard.

Inside the University 876 - Applying Pressure while Holding the Arm

Inside the University 876 - Applying Pressure while Holding the Arm

Add to Favorites 577 Remove From Favorites 12 days ago

Whether you're looking for the Kimura, straight armbar, choke or whatever else, Saulo stresses the importance of dropping your weight and keeping very heavy pressure on your opponent after spinning to the top and trapping the arm. After establishing your pressure from here, you will be able to find the opening you're looking for.

Inside the University 875 - Armlock from Superhold

Inside the University 875 - Armlock from Superhold

Add to Favorites 655 Remove From Favorites 15 days ago

Now instead of going to the mount from the superhold, Saulo looks to submit with an armlock. With a strong grip on his opponent's triceps, Saulo pulls him on his side and spins to the top, where he drops his weight heavy on his opponent. From here he has the option to attack a Kimura, or to continue his spin to the other side and attack the straight armbar.

Inside the University 874 - Fundamentals of the Superhold Grip

Inside the University 874 - Fundamentals of the Superhold Grip

Add to Favorites 578 Remove From Favorites 16 days ago

Sensei Saulo breaks down the superhold grip from side control, where he is controlling under the head and arm. His first objective is to not let his opponent get any frames on him, and then to keep his hip pressuring his opponent's hip. Now he can bring his hand from under the head to make a collar grip across the neck, and drop his head forward. From here he can slide his knee across to the mount.