Inside the University 846 - Connecting Your Hip Movements

Inside the University 846 - Connecting Your Hip Movements

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Xande finishes the lesson by tying together all of his new hip mobility drills, and showing how they apply in a practical situation. He can use these movement principles in all of his Jiu Jitsu.


Inside the University 842 - Rolling Belly Down Step by Step

Inside the University 842 - Rolling Belly Down Step by Step

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Now that we have the basic movements down, Xande shows how to use them to roll belly down and back to his original base. He also shows how these movements are applied in a practical situation.

Inside the University 841 - Resetting Your Hips

Inside the University 841 - Resetting Your Hips

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Moving on with the mobility drills, Xande breaks down the movement to reset his hips, and shows how it applies to recovering your guard.

Inside the University 840 - Mobility Floor Drills

Inside the University 840 - Mobility Floor Drills

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After lots of world traveling, Professor Xande is back at the University to teach some mobility drills that will tie into his movements he uses for the classic guard. To warm up, he shows a few simple movements, making a point to always keep his feet on the mat as he does them.

Inside the University 807 - Sprawling and Pummeling

Inside the University 807 - Sprawling and Pummeling

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To begin the final BJJ Library class before Victor Hugo competes at his first ADCC World Championship this weekend, Saulo shows some sprawling and pummeling warm up drills.

Inside the University 762 - Butterfly Lift Drill

Inside the University 762 - Butterfly Lift Drill

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Showing how he sets up his butterfly guard, Xande first teaches the butterfly lift drill. With both hooks in place, he pulls himself close to his opponent and gets his hips underneath as lays back and lifts him up with his hooks. He reaches one arm behind the back and his other hand grabs the pants. He stretches his legs and puts his opponent back on the mat, then brings his leg on the pants grip side to him. He keeps his head in the chest and here he is set up to attack from his butterfly guard.

Inside the University 753 - Inverting Warm Up Drills

Inside the University 753 - Inverting Warm Up Drills

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Guest Instructor for this week's BJJ Library class, Tex Johnson, begins class with a couple warm drills designed to practice inverting your guard.

Inside the University 732 - Jiu Jitsu Chess

Inside the University 732 - Jiu Jitsu Chess

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Professor Nick Schrock shows a fun game you play as a drill called Jiu Jitsu chess. The rules are to make one move at a time, whether it be make a grip, break a grip, place a hook and so on. This game will make you think about each move and is a good exercise for your brain.

Inside the University 731 - Tiger Routine - Full Sequence

Inside the University 731 - Tiger Routine - Full Sequence

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Now Professor Rene shows how to combine all the movements in the tiger routine into one fluid sequence. Once the movements are learned, you can combine them any way you like to develop better mobility, flexibility, strength and endurance.

Inside the University 730 - Tiger Routine - Warrior Walk and Kick the Sky

Inside the University 730 - Tiger Routine - Warrior Walk and Kick the Sky

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For the warrior walk, Rene steps his back leg up from S position, and places it in front of him while staying on his back knee in a lunge position. His opposite arm comes across toward his front leg and he turns his body in that direction. Next he steps up onto his front foot and kicks to the sky at the same time he swings his arm to slap his foot. He notes that his leg and arm are rotating toward each other. After making contact, he steps his knee back down behind him and then his front leg goes back down to his original S position.

Inside the University 729 - Tiger Routine - Protection Walk and Side Kick

Inside the University 729 - Tiger Routine - Protection Walk and Side Kick

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From S position, Rene plants his hands on the side of his front leg, and switches his legs to alligator position. A detail here is that he always makes sure he stays looking forward. Now for the side kick, he pushes himself up with his arms and kicks his back leg through, bringing his knee to his chest and extending his leg straight up. As he kicks his front hand goes behind him so he ends up in a crab walk position, with one leg in the air. To finish the movement, he goes back to alligator position and then back to S position.

Inside the University 728 - Tiger Series - Belly Down

Inside the University 728 - Tiger Series - Belly Down

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For the belly down movement, Rene drops his shoulder to the mat next to his front leg, plants his back foot on the mat to lift his knee and slides his front leg back through it. When he gets to bell down, his arms are wide and his chest is open, making it easy for him to roll to his side. Then he steps his foot up high and slides his other leg through to establish S position on the opposite side.