Inside the University 961 - Deep Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Grabs Your Pants

Inside the University 961 - Deep Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Grabs Your Pants

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This time when Gustavo sets up his deep half guard, his opponent grabs his pants at the knee to control his leg and fend off the hook. Instead off feeding the lapel to his hand, he opens the gi and reaches in for a nice collar grip. Now he sits up, and sweeps his opponent very similar to a fireman's carry.


Inside the University 959 - Why You Shouldn't Stay Flat on Your Back in Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 959 - Why You Shouldn't Stay Flat on Your Back in Deep Half Guard

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Gustavo breaks down why you shouldn't stay flat on your back while playing deep half guard. If you are flat, it's much easier for your opponent to step over your head and work on passing your guard. The only time you should be flat on your back is during a transitional movement.

Inside the University 958 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 958 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard

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Showing a second option after he sets up his deep half guard, Gustavo shows how he likes to take the back. Once he has his lapel grip and is ready to sweep, he hooks his opponent's leg with his foot and elevates it. He kicks his opponent forward and slides his head out the back. Now depending on his opponent's reaction, he looks to control the back, or maintain top position.

Inside the University 957 - Deep Half Guard Sweep with Lapel Grip

Inside the University 957 - Deep Half Guard Sweep with Lapel Grip

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To start this lesson Professor Gustavo goes over some basic rules for the deep half guard, including making sure you face the same way as your opponent, and not stay flat on your back. He feeds his opponent's lapel behind the leg and swims his front arm to the back to make the grip. To sweep he can either bridge or lift the leg and turn into his opponent.

Xande's Esgrima Series 1 - Esgrima Fundamentals

Xande's Esgrima Series 1 - Esgrima Fundamentals

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This series is all about the esgrima, or underhook. Xande first breaks down some different ways he can use his arm for the esgrima and also how his body and hips should be positioned while using it.

Inside the University 905 - Staying Connected to the Ribs

Inside the University 905 - Staying Connected to the Ribs

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When using the pressure pass, Xande stresses the importance of staying connected to his opponent's ribs with his arm. Depending on his opponent's reaction and his own preference, Xande has many options to set up his pass from here, and his next point of control will be shoulder pressure.

Inside the University 891 - Recovering Guard from the Superhold

Inside the University 891 - Recovering Guard from the Superhold

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Now Xande goes over how he uses these movement principles to recover his guard when his opponent has a superhold grip on him. First he bumps to create space so he can insert his shield, which he uses to push off and extend his body so he can insert his frame. Next he likes to bring in his pedal and look to recover guard or go right into setting up some attacks.

Inside the University 853 - Getting to Deep Half Guard when Mounted

Inside the University 853 - Getting to Deep Half Guard when Mounted

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This lesson begins with Professor Victor Hugo showing how to get to deep half guard when your opponent has you mounted. After getting to his survival position on his side, Victor bridges and pushes the knee to trap the leg. Next he swims his arm under the leg and swivels his hips to get his body under the leg and into deep half guard.

Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

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Now Rene is in half guard and his opponent is under one of his legs, similar to an over-under pass. Rene makes a grip on the triceps and quickly switches his hips to face the other direction, sweeping his opponent in the process.

Inside the University 779 - Details of a Proper Underhook

Inside the University 779 - Details of a Proper Underhook

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To wrap up the lesson, Gustavo shows a couple details on getting a good underhook. Instead of just reaching all the way across the back, he makes sure his shoulder is in his opponent's chest and he is hugging tight with his underhook. This will give him the leverage he needs to work his positions.

Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

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Using the half guard lift, Gustavo raises his opponent off the mat and gets underneath him. Now he pulls the collar down and pushes it away as he looks toward his right shoulder and does a back roll, ending up on top in his opponent's half guard, where he has many options.

Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

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Now with knee shield across the belly, and has a collar and wrist grip, Professor Gustavo plants his top foot on his bottom foot for leverage. He pushes into his opponent to cause a reaction before using his hips to pull him up and on top of him, where he holds him up like a table. From here he will show different options.