Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

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Victor sets up a single leg X guard with his hook on the outside leg, and he grabs his opponent's leg to begin his attack. His opponent tries to pull it out, so Victor readjusts his grip and brings the leg across to a 50/50 guard. From here he grabs the other leg and feints a sweep, causing his opponent to base his leg, which gives Victor the leverage he needs to finish the knee bar.


Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

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Victor is playing the seated guard and pulls his opponent's head down, causing him to react by posturing back up. Victor uses this opportunity to grab the heel and push his opponent back as he comes up to finish the ankle pick sweep.

Inside the University 859 - Closed Guard Arm Drag to the Back

Inside the University 859 - Closed Guard Arm Drag to the Back

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Now when Professor Alex does his arm drag from the closed guard, he looks to climb onto the back. After dragging the arm, he adjusts himself to a side closed guard. From here he posts on his elbow and climbs his way to the back, where he looks to sink in both hooks and secure back control.

Inside the University 854 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard on Top

Inside the University 854 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard on Top

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After his opponent gets deep half guard on him, Victor establishes his base and now looks to take the back. He swims his arm underneath his own leg and grabs his opponent's knee with his other hand. Now he rolls over his shoulder, kicks his opponent's legs away and escapes his hips to get the back control.

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 2 - Guillotine Setup to Anaconda Choke

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 2 - Guillotine Setup to Anaconda Choke

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In this situation, Josh has sprawled on his opponent after he shot on him. After securing his guillotine grip, Josh sits into his "Gangster" guard and is able to put his opponent on his side with very limited mobility. Here Josh is able to trap arm with his legs and drag it across the neck, so he can lock up a tight anaconda choke.

Inside the University 845 - Omoplata from Classic Guard

Inside the University 845 - Omoplata from Classic Guard

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Now showing one of his favorite go to attacks from the classic guard, Xande breaks down his omoplata. When his opponent walks to the side and steps over his leg, Xande uses his legs to scissor his opponent's leg and stop his progress. He brings his bottom foot to the far hip and squares his hips, using his momentum to continue his hip rotation and attack the omoplata right away.

Inside the University 844 - Shin to Hip Connection in Classic Guard

Inside the University 844 - Shin to Hip Connection in Classic Guard

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Xande breaks down some core concepts of the classic guard, and explains how getting in position to scissors sweep is his go to first action. From here he can look for other attacks and come back to the scissors if they don't succeed. He also stresses the importance of your shin bone staying connected to your opponent's hip bone while playing classic guard.

Inside the University 843 - Principles of the Classic Guard

Inside the University 843 - Principles of the Classic Guard

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Now Xande goes into detail on his classic guard, using collar and sleeve grips with both feet on the hips. He goes over the common scenario of his opponent stepping over one leg to pass, and how he can replace the guard, and also set up some attacks while doing so.

Inside the University 834 - Helicopter Armbar

Inside the University 834 - Helicopter Armbar

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After touching up some details on the chair sweep armbar, Rene shows another variation he can use from the foot on hip guard. Again he picks his opponent up off the mat with both of his feet, but instead of rolling backward for the balloon sweep, he turns his hips to spin his opponent into an armbar.

Inside the University 833 - Chair Sweep to Armbar

Inside the University 833 - Chair Sweep to Armbar

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This time when Professor Rene goes to try the balloon sweep, his opponent drops his weight back and keeps his head and posture very high. Rene lets go of his grips to grab the heels and knocks his opponent back down with the chair sweep. As he tries to come to mount, his opponent stretches his arm to push him away, so Rene throws his leg over the head and rolls to set up an armbar.

Inside the University 832 - Balloon Sweep

Inside the University 832 - Balloon Sweep

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After setting up his foot in the hips guard, Professor Rene uses his feet to lift his opponent off the mat. He pushes in with his grips, making sure to get his opponent's head between his legs as he does a back roll, looking to land in mount.

Inside the University 831 - Setting Up Foot on the Hip Guard

Inside the University 831 - Setting Up Foot on the Hip Guard

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Professor Rene begins class by showing how he likes to set up the foot on the hip guard from the closed guard. As his opponent is standing up in his guard, Rene turns his hips and slides his shin across the waist to create frame. He places his foot on the hip and uses it to square up to his opponent, where he can place his other foot on the hip as well. Here he uses his collar and sleeve grips to pull, and uses his feet to push, making his opponent uncomfortable.