Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Again, Rafael's opponent goes for the sit up sweep, but this time Rafael pushes the knee with his free hand, and steps over his opponent's leg. He drops his knee down behind the back, as his other knee comes up, making his first hook. Immediately, Rafael looks to control the lapel, and folds it to get a better grip for the choke. Now he can finish with one of a few choking variations he shows.


Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 3 - Knee Cut Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 3 - Knee Cut Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Rafael’s opponent attempts the sit up sweep he showed in the previous technique, so Rafael’s first reaction is to stop him from sitting up by stiff arming his body. Next, he brings his knee up on the side his opponent is trying to sweep him to, and slides his shin over the thigh. He reaches in to cross face, and his other arm hugs tight against the back. From here, Rafael chooses to lift his hips so he can use his inside leg to knee cut pass to side control.

Inside The University 301 - Passing the Closed Guard

Inside The University 301 - Passing the Closed Guard

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Xande's opponent has just jumped closed guard on him, so he squats with a strong base, grips his opponent's lapel and brings his elbow inside the knee. His other hand pushes down on the other knee to open the guard, and when his opponent hits the mat, Xande drives his knee on the lapel grip side to the floor, across his opponent's shin. From here he can either back step to finish the pass, or drop his hips, get the underhook and work his half guard passes.

Xande's Pan Ams 2016 Review 5 - Belt X-Pass from Closed Guard

Xande's Pan Ams 2016 Review 5 - Belt X-Pass from Closed Guard

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Xande now talks about the finals match in his weight class, in which he found himself inside his opponent's closed guard. When Xande stood up, his opponent swam his arm underneath to grab the far leg, causing Xande to fall and base himself on the mat. Xande kept his opponent at bay by making a grip on the belt and posting with his other hand. His opponent uncrossed his guard to attempt a triangle, but Xande kept a good posture, and his opponent let go of his leg. Xande was able to stand up in base, swim his arm inside the leg and finish the belt X-pass to side control.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 1 - Closed Guard Pass

Tarsis Humphreys Series 1 - Closed Guard Pass

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Tarsis Humphreys, World Champion and Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion, begins his seminar at the University of Jiu-Jitsu by showing how he passes the closed guard. First he opens his legs to widen his base and grabs both lapels with one hand. Next he grabs the sleeve and puts his forearm between his hips and ribs to secure the grip. Now he can stand up and open the guard by pushing his opponent's knee down. From here he kills the leg with his knee, grabs the head and back steps to pass the guard.

Inside The University 197 - Defending the Muscle Sweep and Passing the Closed Guard

Inside The University 197 - Defending the Muscle Sweep and Passing the Closed Guard

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Saulo shows how to stand up in the closed guard and how to properly defend the muscle sweep. After defending the sweep, he opens his opponent's guard, and swims his arm underneath the leg to pass the guard.

Inside The University 196 - Passing the Closed Guard and Finishing the Kimura

Inside The University 196 - Passing the Closed Guard and Finishing the Kimura

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Saulo shows how to stand up and open the closed guard, pass with the knee slice, and immediately attack the Kimura. Rather than focusing on all the details, he is showing this position to practice as a speed drill.

Vini Aieta Basics Series 4 - Closed Guard Break to Over Under Pass

Vini Aieta Basics Series 4 - Closed Guard Break to Over Under Pass

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Vini teaches a way to transition from a closed guard break to the over under pass. In this lesson we use to utilize the single arm post posture to prevent our opponent from closing their guard again and work a lapel grip to stack our opponent for the pass.

Vini Aieta Basics Series 3 - Single Arm Post Posture and Controlling from the Top in Closed Guard

Vini Aieta Basics Series 3 - Single Arm Post Posture and Controlling from the Top in Closed Guard

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Vini teaches a way to behave in your opponent's closed guard and uses a single arm to post on your opponent's stomach to create a structure that neutralizes attacks. We use our hips and pressure forward to neutralize the attacks and set ourselves up with a way to open the closed guard.

Inside the University 183 - Triangle Side Step Posture Escape Part 2

Inside the University 183 - Triangle Side Step Posture Escape Part 2

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Saulo stresses the importance of being patient when escaping from the triangle and how to position your body before backing out and away from your opponent.

Inside the University 182 - Triangle Side Step Posture Escape to Single Underleg Pass

Inside the University 182 - Triangle Side Step Posture Escape to Single Underleg Pass

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In this video Saulo teaches the class how you first defend against the Triangle Choke to allow you to pass your opponents guard. Stressing the importance of having a good defense to set you up for the pass.

BJJ Library Challenge One Contestants Series 4 -  Kimura Variation

BJJ Library Challenge One Contestants Series 4 - Kimura Variation

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BJJ Library Challenge One Contestant Dennis Hallman shows us how to execute a Kimura lock to counter your opponents arm triangle defense.