Inside the University 1014 - How to Use a Triangle in a Self Defense Situation

Inside the University 1014 - How to Use a Triangle in a Self Defense Situation

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While showing how effective a triangle can be in a self defense situation, Nick goes over a very important detail. If your opponent attempts to pick you up and slam you, you can stop this by simply hooking his leg with your arm.


Inside the University 1012 - Triangle from Closed Guard

Inside the University 1012 - Triangle from Closed Guard

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After breaking his opponent's posture as shown previously, Nick gets the overhook, escapes his hips and pulls the head down. When his opponent makes a move to push his knee, Nick grabs the wrist and pins it to his opponent's body. From here it's easy for him to bring his leg over the top and cross his feet to start setting up the triangle.

Inside the University 1011 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture in Closed Guard

Inside the University 1011 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture in Closed Guard

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Nick shows two ways to break your opponent's posture while in closed guard. In the first one, he swims his arms inside and pushes his opponent's arms off his belly while he pulls in with his legs. He finishes with an overhook and head control. In the second, his opponent puts his knee in Nick's but looking to open the guard, and Nick times his pull with his legs to break posture and then gets head control.

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 1 - Introduction to the Arm-In Guillotine

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 1 - Introduction to the Arm-In Guillotine

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Special guest instructor and 3X No Gi World Champion, Josh Hinger, starts his seminar with some basic concepts of setting up and finishing an arm-in guillotine. He breaks down how sets his grips, where he finds his leverage and how he tightens everything up in the closed guard to finish the choke.

Inside the University 970 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 970 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

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Saulo covers some details on how to expose your opponent's neck by bringing him up above you, and how to crunch your body to tighten and finish the choke.

Inside the University 969 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

Inside the University 969 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

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Now back to sport Jiu-Jitsu, Saulo switches his hips to his side and places both feet on his opponent's hips, while keeping his collar grip. He raises his top leg up to the armpit and pressures down to break his opponent's posture. Now the other side of the neck is exposed so he makes a grip on the gi. Using his foot on the hip to create leverage, Saulo pulls his opponent in and stretches his body away to finish the choke.

Inside the University 968 - Self Defense Stand Up from Closed Guard

Inside the University 968 - Self Defense Stand Up from Closed Guard

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Now Saulo shows how to use this motion to stand up in a self defense situation. This time without any grips on the gi, he turns to his side using the scissors motion and grips the back of the head. From here he can post his hand to help him do a technical stand up and control his opponent with his hands on the back.

Inside the University 966 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

Inside the University 966 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

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To start off this lesson, Saulo begins in closed guard and looks to set up his classic guard position. With a sleeve and cross collar grip, he opens his guard, and without putting his feet on the ground he turns his hips toward his sleeve grip. Both feet go on the hips and his top leg opens to maintain inside control of the arm. Now he is in a good classic guard position.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

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After Xande fought his way to get on top, Roger was able to get a side closed guard and reach over Xande's back to get a sleeve grip. Xande breaks down some mistakes he made while stuck in the position, and also covers some things he would have been looking to do if he was in Roger's position.

Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

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Xande gets to the matrix, climbs on his elbow and looks to get on his knee so he can attack the back. But this time his opponent clamps down and holds his foot and leg so Xande can't take his back. Now Xande whips his back leg like a dragon tail til his knee gets to the shoulder. The momentum will force his opponent to roll and he will end up in a strong S-mount position.

Xande Enter the Matrix 9 - Xande Sweep 3021

Xande Enter the Matrix 9 - Xande Sweep 3021

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Now from his Matrix side closed guard, Xande's opponent starts trying to walk toward his back. Xande steps that side leg down on the mat, keeping his other heel heavy on the hip. Now using his armpit grip he torques his opponent and rolls him over to establish top position. He can look to attack the arm or settle into S position.

Xande Enter the Matrix 8 - Matrix Reverse Armbar

Xande Enter the Matrix 8 - Matrix Reverse Armbar

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Having gotten to his matrix side closed guard, Xande is now ready throw attacks at his opponent. His option is to grab the far armpit and swim his arm under the arm, trapping it to his body. He secures a solid grip at the elbow and crunches his body and he flexes to finish the reverse armbar.