Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

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Now Rene is in half guard and his opponent is under one of his legs, similar to an over-under pass. Rene makes a grip on the triceps and quickly switches his hips to face the other direction, sweeping his opponent in the process.


Inside the University 815 - Guard Submission Transition Drill

Inside the University 815 - Guard Submission Transition Drill

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To start of his last class at the University, Professor Tyrone shows a drill from the guard to practice transitioning between submissions. In the first drill, he shows how he combines an armbar, omoplata and triangle.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 5 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 5 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Victor control his opponent's triceps and makes a grip on the opposite side pants. He opens his guard and bumps toward the triceps grip, knocking his opponent to the side and forcing him to base. When his opponent pushes back to maintain his base, Victor throws his leg over the shoulder and sets up his triangle.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 4 - Leg Lock from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 4 - Leg Lock from 50/50 Guard

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Victor sets up his 50/50 lapel guard and swings his outside leg to sweep, but his opponent is defending it well. So now Victor brings his inside leg on top of the knee and pinches with his other leg. By squeezing and then raising his hips, he can finish a leg lock.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

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After setting up his lapel 50/50 guard, Victor's opponent drops his knee to the floor, so again he hooks the far leg and grabs the pants. He stretches his legs to push his opponent and create space, then lets go of the lapel and slides his knee inside behind the leg. He opens his knee to the outside and reaches for the belt, and now stretches his legs til he sits his opponent down and can take the back.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

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Victor sets up his 50/50 guard with lapel control, and tries to swing his free leg like a pendulum, but his opponent defends by dropping his knee to the floor. With his free leg, Victor hooks the leg on the floor and pulls it to him so he can grab the pants. Now he pulls his other leg out and kicks the chest to knock his opponent back before sitting up to establish top position.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

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In this series, Victor Hugo shows some of the positions he used to capture double gold as a brown belt at the 2019 World Championship. First he shows how sets up his 50/50 guard from closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he goes for a muscle sweep, but his opponent defends by turning in his knee. Victor drops his leg to bring his knee inside, and drags his opponent's leg over his head to get to 50/50. To secure the position very tight, he feeds his opponent's lapel to his hand coming under the leg. Now his base position is set up, and he is ready to try some attacks.

Inside the University 801 - Defending Right Away

Inside the University 801 - Defending Right Away

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Now Saulo discusses the importance of defending right away, as oppose to taking your time and allowing your opponent to impose his offense. As soon as his opponent starts to open his guard, he immediately shrimps and begins his counter attack.

Inside the University 800 - Preventing the Guard Pass

Inside the University 800 - Preventing the Guard Pass

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Now on bottom, Saulo shows how to react when your opponent opens your closed guard. When his opponent pushes on his knee, Saulo immediately reaches and makes a cross grip on the sleeve, his other hand grips the triceps and his foot goes on the hip. Now he opens his other leg and places it on the shoulder, where he now has some different options to attack.

Inside the University 794 - Positioning Yourself in Turtle on Bottom

Inside the University 794 - Positioning Yourself in Turtle on Bottom

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To wrap up the lesson, Saulo shows how to correctly position yourself when on all fours in the turtle position on bottom. He stays always with his hips low, his elbows on the mat to base himself, and he turns on his hip when going to the side.

Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

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Again Professor Rene's opponent rolls and he stops him on his back. But now instead of doing a forward roll to regain his omoplata control, he shuffles his way over his opponent's head, turning him over as he goes, ending up in the omoplata again. Now his opponent is facing inside and can't roll out of it again.

Inside the University 784 - Taking the Back from Omoplata

Inside the University 784 - Taking the Back from Omoplata

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Professor Rene has his omoplata locked but for whatever reason can't finish it, so instead he looks to take the back. He posts his foot that is over the arm on the mat, along with his hand, to raise himself and place his other leg in for his first hook. Now he throws his leg over the back to get his second hook and establish back control.