Inside the University 616 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Deep Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 616 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Deep Half Guard Sweep

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After answering some questions on the triangle, Gustavo does his push-pull and off balance, but this time his opponent keeps a good control of his leg and he is unable to break the grip. Now Gustavo lifts his leg and swims his arm underneath, while spinning his hips to establish deep half guard. From here he lets go of his own shin to bring his arm out and rolls inside to get the sweep.


Inside the University 614 - Push-Pull Off Balance to X-Guard Sweep

Inside the University 614 - Push-Pull Off Balance to X-Guard Sweep

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Gustavo sets up the same guard and does his push pull to off balance his opponent to the side, and force him to post with both hands on the mat. From here Gustavo releases his collar grip to block the arm, places his inside foot on the inside of the thigh and pushes his opponent away. This creates the space he needs to bring his other leg underneath to make a X-guard hook. Now he can stand up into base, holding the leg to sweep his opponent.

Inside the University 613 - Pushing and Pulling

Inside the University 613 - Pushing and Pulling

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Touching on a few key details and correcting some common mistakes, Gustavo shows how he uses his legs to push his opponent away when he has his knee pressuring Gustavo's legs. He is not just pushing with his collar grip. Also, by pushing away, he causes the reaction he needs to easily pull his opponent back and off balance him.

Inside the University 612 - Modified Open Guard

Inside the University 612 - Modified Open Guard

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Gustavo shows a guard he began using after a knee surgery, which allowed him to play guard without too much stress on his knee. From an open guard or perhaps a De La Riva, his opponent pushes his knees and pressures with his inside leg. Gustavo reaches under the leg to grab his own shin, making a kind of modified De La Riva hook, and his other leg hooks behind the inside leg. Now using his hooks and collar grip, he can pull his opponent and get off balance, setting him up for various sweeps which he will show next.

Inside the University 597 - X-Guard to Curu Curu Guard Sweep

Inside the University 597 - X-Guard to Curu Curu Guard Sweep

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Starting from the X-guard he set up in the last technique, Daniel wraps his arm around the leg and moves his top foot to the inside of his opponent's groin. His other hand grabs the pants on the free leg, and he stretches his legs to knock his opponent forward. Now he rolls to the side, spinning to the top position while controlling both legs.

Inside the University 589 - Modified Butterfly Guard Sweep

Inside the University 589 - Modified Butterfly Guard Sweep

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In this scenario, Saulo sets up his collar sleeve guard and his opponent reacts by leaning forward and putting his weight on Saulo's bottom leg. Now Saulo sits up and drops his knee shield to place his foot under the thigh as a butterfly hook. He drops his foot on the hip to the mat, and rolls to the side on his shoulder, elevating his hook leg and sweeping his opponent.

Inside the University 563 - Turning to Your Side

Inside the University 563 - Turning to Your Side

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Fine tuning the tripod sweep, Gustavo stresses the importance of turning to your side so your hips are facing your opponent instead of staying flat on your back. Otherwise your opponent can keep a strong base and not be swept. Also, whether this series is the one for you or not, it's key to have a go to technique for when you need to score a quick two points in competition.

Inside the University 562 - Guard Pull to Tripod Sweep

Inside the University 562 - Guard Pull to Tripod Sweep

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In this situation, after Gustavo pulls guard his opponent steps forward rather than pull back, so Gustavo is immediately ready to play guard. Sometimes he will pull the sleeve across and go right to De La Riva guard. But a better option can be to place his foot on the near hip, hook the far leg behind the knee and use the tripod sweep to get on top.

Inside the University 561 - Guard Pull to Single Leg Takedown

Inside the University 561 - Guard Pull to Single Leg Takedown

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Gustavo uses the same sitting guard pull and hooks his opponent's heels, but this time his opponent steps his leg back to regain his base. Now Gustavo switches his legs to S-position, pulls the hand to the floor as he stands up and grabs the single leg. Once he is standing, he has many options to takedown.

Inside the University 560 - Proper Guard Pulling

Inside the University 560 - Proper Guard Pulling

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Touching on a few key points to pulling guard, it is important to know that if you're competing, you must have a grip on your opponent before you sit down. Also, for this technique, he does not go to his back, rather he stays in a seated position. If his opponent has a strong base and is not falling backward from the hooks alone, he can let go of the sleeve and push the legs back.

Inside the University 559 - Guard Pull to Sweep

Inside the University 559 - Guard Pull to Sweep

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In preparation for competition, Gustavo Dias shows a guard pull to a quick sweep that has been successful for him. He first grabs his opponent's sleeve with both his grips and then sits down to pull guard. The most common reaction is for his opponent to walk backward, so Gustavo pulls himself in and hooks his feet behind the ankles. Now he simply pulls his feet in to sweep and get to the top position.

Inside the University 506 - Flipping the "S"

Inside the University 506 - Flipping the "S"

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Touching on some details of the collar drag, Saulo first notes the importance of not stretching your leg too much when your foot is on the hip, which can allow your opponent to easily pass your guard. Another key point is to not pull your opponent on top of you when dragging the collar. To avoid this, he puts his weight on his posted hand and foot on the hip, keeping his own hip off the mat. Now when he drags the collar, he can easily shift his body to the outside. This is when he flip the "S" by rotating his legs and hips to face the other side, placing him in a position next to his opponent where he can easily climb to the back or finish on top.