Inside the University 371 - Turning Belly Down

Inside the University 371 - Turning Belly Down

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After emphasizing the importance of timing, and turning before your opponent gets to your side, Saulo now shows how to react when your opponent grabs your pants and prevents you from replacing guard. Already on his side, he takes several small steps away from his opponent, and creates the space to bring his leg underneath and turn belly down. From here he can press forward or sit back and replace guard.


Inside the University 370 - Preventing the Guard Pass

Inside the University 370 - Preventing the Guard Pass

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Saulo's opponent has just passed his guard and is looking to establish side control. Saulo immediately turns on his side to face him, with his arms tucked in, using his shoulder as a barrier. He bridges with his shoulder pushing his opponent away, and creates space to either bring his bottom leg back and turn belly down, bring his leg back in and recover the guard, or sit up and push forward.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 10 - Side Control Escape to Guillotine

Leticia Ribeiro Series 10 - Side Control Escape to Guillotine

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From the bottom in side control, Leticia places one forearm across her opponent's neck and the other across her hips. She bridges and escapes her hips, before moving her top elbow under the armpit and her other hand inside the hip. She pushes off, using the leverage top spin out and come to the top, immediately setting up a guillotine lock, where she can try to choke or set up other attacks.

Inside the University 354 - Three Micro Movements to Replace Guard

Inside the University 354 - Three Micro Movements to Replace Guard

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Saulo breaks down the three main points of the previously shown escape when your opponent is on your side. First, his top arm stays attached to his body, and his elbow and shoulder make his shield. Second, he rolls onto his bottom elbow to sit up, rather than trying to move his arm out to make a post. Finally, he pushes off both feet to escape his hips, and then turns back to face his opponent.

Inside the University 353 - Replacing Guard after Opponent has Passed Your Legs

Inside the University 353 - Replacing Guard after Opponent has Passed Your Legs

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Saulo teaches some basic defense and guard replacement when his opponent is past his legs and looking to establish side control. His first step is to turn his hips away and frame against his opponent's biceps. He pushes off to create distance, scooting away with help from his forearm posted on the mat, and turns his hips back the other way to replace the guard.

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

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Again from side control, Xande frames and swims his arm under his opponent's armpit as he did before. He tries to hip escape and replace the guard, but it does not work this time, so he brings his hand from the hip to help him swim his head under the armpit. From here he posts on his elbow and grabs the pants at the hip to find the leverage to hip escape. Now he can turn belly down, or he also has the option to replace the guard.

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

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Xande's opponent has side control on him with a grip on the collar, so Xande's first move is to frame inside his opponent's elbow, making sure to keep his own elbow close to his body. He uses his frame to open the elbow, and swims his other arm underneath the armpit. His other elbow now goes to his opponent's hip, and he hip escapes to create space to bring his knee inside. From here, he continues to escape until he can replace the guard.

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

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Maximiliano shows some options he uses after his opponent passes his guard. By feeding his opponent's lapel behind his back and gripping the belt, Max shows how he is able to sweep and set up a brabo or bread cutter choke.

Xande's Defensive Series 19 - North South Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 19 - North South Escape

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Xande's opponent is controlling him from the north south position underneath his armpits. Xande makes a frame by grabbing his own wrist and pushes himself away off his opponent's hips. Next he swings his hips side to side until he has the leverage to swing all the way to face his opponent. From here, he shows a couple options to replace his guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 18 - Escaping Side Control with the Sprint Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 18 - Escaping Side Control with the Sprint Escape

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Xande begins by discussing the classic run escape shown in previous videos, and shows his adaptation to it, the sprint escape. From side control, Xande makes sure to keep his forearm between himself and his opponent, with his elbow below the chin. He places his outside arm out from his body and jumps his hips over on top of his arm, keeping his inside arm close to his body. Now he has the space to turn belly down to finish the escape.

Xande's Defensive Series 17 - Escaping Side Control by Turning Belly Down

Xande's Defensive Series 17 - Escaping Side Control by Turning Belly Down

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Xande's opponent passes his guard and is controlling him at the elbow. Xande keeps his frames in place as he showed before, but he is not able to use any of the previous escapes, so he opens his elbow and places his head on his forearm. As his opponent tries to maintain control, Xande turns to his belly and grabs the leg.

Xande's Defensive Series 16 - Escaping Side Control by Using Your Elbow on the Mat

Xande's Defensive Series 16 - Escaping Side Control by Using Your Elbow on the Mat

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Xande show another side control escape when his opponent reaches his arm across Xande's body. This time, Xande puts his elbow at his opponent's armpit with his arm going across the back and his hand at the hip. He uses the arm to push off his opponent and bring his other arm out so he can place his elbow on the mat and sit up. Now he has space to escape, replace the guard or even take the back.