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.

Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

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Xande gets to the matrix, climbs on his elbow and looks to get on his knee so he can attack the back. But this time his opponent clamps down and holds his foot and leg so Xande can't take his back. Now Xande whips his back leg like a dragon tail til his knee gets to the shoulder. The momentum will force his opponent to roll and he will end up in a strong S-mount position.

Xande Enter the Matrix 3 - Scissors Choke

Xande Enter the Matrix 3 - Scissors Choke

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Again Xande is looking for the scissors sweep from classic guard, but his opponent defends by stepping over his leg, giving Xande the opportunity to make his second choke grip. While keeping his scissors activated in his legs, he pulls his opponent's head toward his hip and uses his back muscles to finish the choke.

Xande Enter the Matrix 2 - Knee Push Scissors Sweep

Xande Enter the Matrix 2 - Knee Push Scissors Sweep

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This time when Xande sets up his classic scissors sweep, his opponent shifts his weight and changes the angle, making it hard for Xande to scissors. Now Xande places his foot on the knee and pushes to get the sweep, all while making sure to stay elegant, or keep his body extended.

Xande Enter the Matrix 1 - Scissors Sweep from Classic Guard

Xande Enter the Matrix 1 - Scissors Sweep from Classic Guard

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In this series Xande starts off with some simple sweeps and techniques from the classic guard, then dives deeper into using the movements to set up the matrix, which is a position he uses in the side closed guard. First off is a classic scissors sweep to mount, which Xande shows how to set up when your opponent steps over your leg.

Inside the University 930 - Collar Drag to Defend Toreando Pass

Inside the University 930 - Collar Drag to Defend Toreando Pass

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Professor Nick Schrock uses this class as a Q&A session to answer his students' questions, the first being how to defend the toreando pass. When his opponent has both grips on his pants, Nick likes to make a strong collar grip and hit a collar drag. Because his opponent's hands are occupied with pants grips, it's hard for him to react in time and Nick can get the back or the sweep.

Inside the University 929 - Abandoning the Choke for a Collar Drag

Inside the University 929 - Abandoning the Choke for a Collar Drag

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In the case Saulo can't finish the collar choke for whatever reason, he can fall back to his collar drag. He shifts his body to the side as he pulls his opponent down to the other side, making sure to keep a strong stiff arm to hold his opponent at a distance. Now Saulo can look to attack the back or establish a top position.

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

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

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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.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 3 - Arm Throw-By to Single Leg or Back

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 3 - Arm Throw-By to Single Leg or Back

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In this situation, Rafael's opponent gets control of his leg and makes a move to pass the guard. As he goes, Rafael pulls the arm and throws it by him with his 2-on1 grip. Now he immediately looks to go after the single leg, but has many options if it turns into a scramble.