Inside the University 596 - Knee Shield to X-Guard Transition

Inside the University 596 - Knee Shield to X-Guard Transition

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Guest Instructor Daniel Campos begins in a knee shield guard position with his opponent putting pressure on his knee shield. Daniel opens his knee to the side, creating space and the angle for him to swim his other knee behind his opponent's knee for the first X-guard hook. He grabs the pants and closes his elbow to keep the leg trapped. Next he moves his knee shield to hook behind the far thigh, creating his second X-guard hook, stretches his legs and sits up into his X-guard.


Inside the University 595 - Practical Drilling

Inside the University 595 - Practical Drilling

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Here Saulo points out the importance of drilling technique with the right timing, strength and intentions. It is not helpful for him or his partner to jump in full speed when attempting to learn and perfect a technique. It is much more beneficial to practice at reasonable pace that both training partners are comfortable with.

Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

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Now Saulo focuses on establishing the reverse De La Riva hook immediately when his opponent steps his leg in to knee cut. By kicking back over his head or inverting and spinning underneath, Saulo opens the door for many attacks to get a sweep. The key for him now is to react at the right time.

Inside the University 593 - Staying In Tune with Your Training Partner

Inside the University 593 - Staying In Tune with Your Training Partner

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Going over the techniques, Saulo discusses the importance of working with your partner and staying in tune as you practice, in order to get the most efficiency out of your training. It is important to talk to each other and calibrate your strength and timing when doing the drills, so you can both learn the ins and outs of the position.

Inside the University 592 - Defending a Deep Knee Cut

Inside the University 592 - Defending a Deep Knee Cut

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Saulo shows the last line of defense when your opponent goes for a knee cut and gets it deep before you can defend. He turns in facing his opponent, and keeps his elbows hugged tight to his body keeping himself safe from any grip control. From his side, can sit up and recover his guard.

Inside the University 567 - Developing Proper Timing

Inside the University 567 - Developing Proper Timing

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Wrapping up the lesson for the day, Saulo speaks on the importance of training with the right goal in mind. In this case, the training partners must be on the same page and cooperate with each other in order to develop the proper timing of the sweep. This lesson can be extended to everyday practice.

Inside the University 566 - Half Guard Sweep Demonstrated in Live Training

Inside the University 566 - Half Guard Sweep Demonstrated in Live Training

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Fabio demonstrates his sweep in a live situation while training partners get the escrima and try to pass his guard.

Inside the University 565 - Getting Top Position After You Bridge

Inside the University 565 - Getting Top Position After You Bridge

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Touching on a few details, Fabio shows that he is not rolling immediately after bridging his opponent off him. He steers the wheel with his grips to roll his opponent, and then he can either bring his outside leg over or his inside leg underneath to get to the top. He also points out the difference of having a low escrima which is ineffective, and a high escrima which can immobilize the arm.

Inside the University 564 - Bridge Sweep from Half Guard when Opponent has Escrima

Inside the University 564 - Bridge Sweep from Half Guard when Opponent has Escrima

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Guest instructor and old student of Saulo's, Fabio Lewin, shows his specialty sweep from the half guard when his opponent has the escrima or underhook on him. First Fabio turns his hips to the outside and makes a grip on the knee of the trapped leg. Now he his other grip goes either to the other knee or reaches over the arm and grabs the belt if his opponent gets that side escrima as well. Next he plants both feet on the mat and bridges high, rolling his opponent off him, and turns belly down to come to the top position.

Inside the University 557 - Defending the Toreando Pass

Inside the University 557 - Defending the Toreando Pass

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Now Xande's opponent is attempting the toreando or bull fighter pass, so Xande's first line of defense is to make his frames on the shoulder and biceps. As his opponent keeps trying to go around, Xande stays connected with his frames and uses his bottom foot to keep turning his body with his opponent, never giving him the angle to pass.

Inside the University 556 - Preventing Mount and Replacing the Shield

Inside the University 556 - Preventing Mount and Replacing the Shield

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Xande's opponent is looking to get shoulder pressure and mount from the half guard, so first Xande makes sure to hook his leg and place his hand between his cheek and opponent's shoulder. He connects his elbow to his knee and works the crown of his head to the shoulder, keeping his opponent at bay and forcing him to make a move. When his opponent goes, Xande pushes away, places his shield and recovers guard.

Inside the University 555 - Creating Space with the Earthquake

Inside the University 555 - Creating Space with the Earthquake

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Sometimes when your opponent is dropping his weight on you, it can be very difficult to create space, so Xande suggests using the earthquake. He pushes off his outside foot to bridge his hips, and then pushes with his shoulder, and repeats so he is rocking back and forth and creating space to recover his guard. Also, it is key for him to keep his opponent's weight at his hips where he can generate more power.