Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 2 - The Xande Guruma

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 2 - The Xande Guruma

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Xande discusses Roger's favorite grip in the stand up fight and how he likes to take people down. Knowing this, Xande was able to mentally prepare, so when Roger got the cross sleeve grip on him, he could hit a variation of the duck under takedown which he now calls the Xande Guruma.


Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 1 - Duck Under Takedown

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 1 - Duck Under Takedown

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In this series Xande analyzes his fight with Roger Gracie in the 2008 World Championship Final. He starts off by showing a duck under takedown he hit on Roger in 2006, which helped him prepare for this fight, as he hit a similar takedown that will be his next technique in this series.

Inside the University 923 - Faking the Leg Sweep

Inside the University 923 - Faking the Leg Sweep

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Polishing up some details on the O Goshi hip throw, Professor Tyrone emphasizes the importance of selling to your opponent that you want to sweep his leg, when you actually want to close the distance and throw him over your hip.

Inside the University 922 - O Goshi (Hip Throw) Takedown

Inside the University 922 - O Goshi (Hip Throw) Takedown

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Beginning with the classic stand up fight grips, Professor Tyrone lets go of the collar and reaches behind the back to grab his opponent's belt. His opponent will likely react by leaning forward to keep his hips back. Tyrone looks to sweep his opponent's leg to force him to step it back, opening up the space for Tyrone to turn in and toss his opponent over his hips.

Inside the University 921 - Seoi Nage Takedown

Inside the University 921 - Seoi Nage Takedown

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Having set up his lapel grip, Professor Tyrone uses it to shove his opponent away and down, causing his opponent to push back to try to regain his posture. As his opponent is coming back up, Tyrone grabs the lapel with his other hand and spins in to the Seoi Nage position, where he can lower his hips and throw his opponent over his shoulder.

Inside the University 920 - Setting Up Seoi Nage Grips

Inside the University 920 - Setting Up Seoi Nage Grips

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To begin this lesson, guest instructor Professor Tyrone shows how he sets up his grips for his favorite takedown to use in competition, the Seoi Nage.

Inside the University 911 - Single Leg Takedown Defense

Inside the University 911 - Single Leg Takedown Defense

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Professor Gustavo goes over some basics of defending the single leg takedown. What he commonly sees beginners do is try to back away, but this will make it easier for your opponent to take you down. Instead, he grabs both the shoulders and drives his weight into his opponent until he can sprawl on him or kick his leg out.

Inside the University 909 - Preparing for Competition

Inside the University 909 - Preparing for Competition

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In this week's lesson, Professors Gustavo Dias and Nick Schrock go over some thoughts and techniques regarding competition. Nick begins with a little speech about mentally preparing for competition and not putting too much pressure on yourself. This leads to his idea on grip fighting at competition, which should be relaxed and not forced with so much tension.

Inside the University 851 - Kosoto Gari Sweep from Closed Guard

Inside the University 851 - Kosoto Gari Sweep from Closed Guard

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Now Rene's opponent stands up inside his closed guard, so Rene does a sit up to keep his body close and reaches one arm behind the back, while his other hand grabs the sleeve. He drops his legs so the same side leg as the arm on the back goes behind the leg. The other plants behind him and helps him drive forward to take his opponent down backward.

Inside the University 811 - Creating Angles and Using Your Shoulder for the Kouchi Gari

Inside the University 811 - Creating Angles and Using Your Shoulder for the Kouchi Gari

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Now Gustavo shows the kouchi gari with a more practical set up, and how he used it in his fights. Here he emphasizes the importance of hitting his opponent with his shoulder as he steps in, and how to create the proper angle instead of driving straight in.

Inside the University 810 - Kouchi Gari Drill

Inside the University 810 - Kouchi Gari Drill

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Going over some of the techniques he used in his 7 fights to claim double gold at the World Masters Championship, Professor Gustavo Dias begins class with a kouchi gari drill. With the classic judo grips, he walks backward with his partner, and practices sweeping and catching the heel with his foot.

Inside the University 808 - Arm Drag Drill

Inside the University 808 - Arm Drag Drill

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Continuing the stand up drills, Saulo shows how to create space and arm drag to set up a takedown. In the case that his opponent has the pummel on him, he shows a set up for a front headlock.