Inside the University 352 - Takedown to Armbar

Inside the University 352 - Takedown to Armbar

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Victor Hugo , World Champion in the Purple Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division and Silver Medalist in the Open Class Division, shows a takedown to submission he used in the 2017 World Championships. First Victor makes a grip on the back of his opponent's gi and the sleeve, and then he sweeps the foot, taking him down. He passes to knee on belly right away with the X-pass and his opponent turns his back, trying to roll away. Victor grabs the arm and traps it against his body, gripping his own collar. He steps his leg over the head, and sits back to finish the armbar.


Inside the University 349 - Hook Sweep from Guard Pull

Inside the University 349 - Hook Sweep from Guard Pull

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Xande is standing up with his opponent and gets the classic collar and triceps grips. He pushes his opponent a little to get the push back reaction from him, and he uses the opportunity to step to the side of the collar grip and pull guard. As he pulls, he hooks his foot behind the knee to elevate his opponent, and his other foot scissors at the ankle to sweep him. The key to this position is making sure he steps aside to pull his guard at an angle, rather than straight on.

Mario Reis Guard Series 2 - Pulling Closed Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 2 - Pulling Closed Guard

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From standing up, Mario wants to pull guard, so he first makes a grip on his opponent's sleeve and then the collar. Next he kicks the shin, causing his opponent to take a step back and create some space. Now he brings his foot to the hip, on the same side as his sleeve grip, and drops down to pull his opponent in the full guard.

Inside the University 346 - Pulling Guard

Inside the University 346 - Pulling Guard

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Xande is looking to pull guard, so he makes the basic collar and triceps grips on the gi. A common practice is to put your foot in the hip on the same side that you have the sleeve grip, but in this case, Xande is more focused on pulling his opponent off balance as he pulls guard. So he puts his foot on the hip on the collar grip side, and lands in front of his opponent, breaking his base. Now he can set up an open guard or look to close his guard.

Inside the University 344 - Single Leg Takedown Defense

Inside the University 344 - Single Leg Takedown Defense

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Xande's opponent grabs the single leg on him, so his first reaction is to reach over both arms and grab by the armpits. Now he steps his leg back and sprawls his weight on his opponent. For a more advanced option, he can reach over the back and grab the belt, and grab the pants at the knee. He lifts the leg up and drops pressure on the back with his elbow, as he turns to get the takedown.

Inside the University 343 - Single Leg Takedowns

Inside the University 343 - Single Leg Takedowns

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From standup, with the collar grip, Xande pushes his opponent back until he steps forward. At this time, Xande drops down and scoops up the leg. From here, he shows several variations of how he can finish the takedown.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 7 - Takedown to Heel Hook

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From behind, Masakazu wraps his arms around the waist, and steps his leg between his opponent's legs. He falls to the mat and turns, using his leg to sweep his opponent back in the 50/50 guard, as he slides his arm down the leg and traps the foot. Using his arm, he torques the heel to finish the submission.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 6 - Takedown to Kneebar

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 6 - Takedown to Kneebar

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From standing, Masakazu shoots on his opponent and takes him with one arm pushing at his stomach and the other pushing the back of the knee. He lands in side control and immediately scoots his hips up under his opponent's armpit. He slides his shin to his opponent's hip, and pinches the leg between his own leg. He controls the foot and turns away to finish the kneebar.

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 2 - Pulling Guard

Dominyka Obeylenyte Series 2 - Pulling Guard

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Dominyka covers the basics of pulling guard properly. Her first step is to lower her level and get in a good base. When she goes to make grips, she grabs what she can and quickly pulls her opponent hard, dragging her to the side if possible, as she goes down to the mat. Now she can start setting up whatever guard she wants to play. It's important that she acts quickly and doesn't hesitate.

Inside the University 324 - Tai Otoshi Drill

Inside the University 324 - Tai Otoshi Drill

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Saulo shows one of his favorite drills to practice his standup game. He makes the traditional collar and triceps grips, and steps forward as he stiffens his arm, causing his opponent to step back. Now he has the space to back step and place his trip leg across his opponent's leg for the Tai Otoshi. It's also important that he pulls up on his opponent's collar and down on the sleeve.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 4 - Ankle Pick to Loop Choke

Takamasa Watanabe Series 4 - Ankle Pick to Loop Choke

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From standing, Takamasa makes a cross collar grip, and pulls his opponent's head down as he steps toward him, looping his arm around the neck like a guillotine. He lowers his level and grabs the ankle, but rather than picking the leg up, he just blocks it from moving as drives his opponent backward and to the ground. He circles to side control, and has the option to finish the loop choke.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 3 - Grip Break to Ankle Pick

Takamasa Watanabe Series 3 - Grip Break to Ankle Pick

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Takamasa's opponent has a grip on his collar, so his first step is to break the grip. He keeps control of the sleeve and pushes his opponent's arm as he takes a big step forward, placing his foot between the legs. As he steps, he reaches down to grab the heel, and pulls the leg up to finish the ankle pick.