Ruotolo Twins Series 8 - Open Guard Pass

Ruotolo Twins Series 8 - Open Guard Pass

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Tye is standing up and looking to pass Kade's open guard, so he grabs his shins and pins his heels to his butt. Next he brings both his feet to the outside of Kade's hips, and pinches his knees together, trapping Kade's feet. He turns to one side, slicing his shin across and freeing it of Kade's hook, and then turns back the other way, dropping his weight on top of both of Kade's legs. Now he can back step and establish side control.


Inside the University 382 - Escrima Pass when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

Inside the University 382 - Escrima Pass when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

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Xande's opponent is playing butterfly guard and has both underhooks on him. Xande's first move is to swim his arm in for the underhook on the opposite side of his head. Using his underhook, Xande drives his opponent sideways to the mat, and simultaneously breaks his hip so that his right hip lands on top of his opponent's right hip. Now he is back in his Escrima position, ready to pass by bringing his knee up and cutting it.

Inside the University 380 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

Inside the University 380 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

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Xande's opponent is playing butterfly guard with both hooks, so Xande first picks a side to lower his head to, and pushes the same side knee down as he posts his leg out and gets a good underhook on the other side. He keeps his weight down to fend off any hook sweep attempts. Next he breaks his hip to the mat, facing the outside. His opponent will now lock up the half guard, and Xande is in perfect to position to finish the escrima pass as shown before.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 7 - Knee Slice Pass

Leticia Ribeiro Series 7 - Knee Slice Pass

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Leticia's opponent is on her back playing an open guard, so Leticia lowers her level, grabs the pants at the inside of the knee and places her hand on the other hip. She drops her level even more, keeping her elbow connected to her body and her hip, not allowing her opponent to place the knee shield. She slides her hand from the hip to underhook the arm, as her other hand slides over the other arm and grabs the triceps. Now she drops her shoulder and places her head on the side of her opponent's head. From here, she pulls both elbows and slides her knee until her leg is free from the guard. To finish the pass, she connects her hip to her opponent's hip, walks the legs back and establishes side control.

Inside the University 360 - Back Step Pass

Inside the University 360 - Back Step Pass

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Again from the crab stance, Xande pins his opponent's leg to the mat and swims his other arm under the leg to put on the pressure, looking for the traditional pass. His opponent blocks his hip on the passing side, so Xande pushes his knee through to pin the open leg with his shin, using his foot to hook the thigh. Next he controls the head with his arm, and releases his grip on the collar as he back steps his leg out of the guard, keeping control of both legs still. Now he pushes off his foot to keep pressure on his opponent, so he can release his hook and establish side control.

Inside the University 359 - Traditional Guard Pass

Inside the University 359 - Traditional Guard Pass

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Xande teaches the first pass of this series, which is also his favorite pass. From the crab stance, Xande picks a side and changes his scoop hand to push down on the thigh, and as the leg goes to the mat, he swims his other hand under the other leg. He makes a grip on the collar with his palm facing down. The common reaction by his opponent is to attack his inside arm and look for the triangle, so Xande drives his weight forward and starts walking toward the other side. When Xande gets perpendicular to his opponent, he drops his hips to push the leg aside, and establishes side control.

Inside the University 358 - Setting Up the Crab Stance to Pass

Inside the University 358 - Setting Up the Crab Stance to Pass

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To begin this lesson on passing the guard, Xande teaches the basics of the crab stance. He begins by placing both hands on his opponent's stomach, standing up and pushing the knee to open the guard. Once the guard is open, Xande widens his stance so his knees are behind his opponent's knees, and he squats to find his base. His elbows are on the outside of his own knees, and his hands cup his opponent's thighs. Now from this crab stance, when his opponent moves, Xande moves with him, always keeping these points of connection in tact.

Mario Reis Guard Series 15 - Driving Toreando Passing Drill

Mario Reis Guard Series 15 - Driving Toreando Passing Drill

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This time, Mario's opponent stays on her back with both feet up, and Mario wants to pass without engaging her guard. Keeping his distance, Mario slaps his hands on one shin and one knee, and very quickly turns his opponent like a steering wheel. He emphasizes the touch and go aspect of this drill, and does it over and over at a quick pace.

Mario Reis Guard Series 14 - Knee Slice Passing Drill

Mario Reis Guard Series 14 - Knee Slice Passing Drill

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Mario first shows a variation of the previous drill, where he spins his opponent and passes to north-south. Next he shows a knee slice drill, again when his opponent sits up to play guard. Mario grabs the back of her gi and her knee, and steps his leg inside her legs. He pushes her down to the mat, and slides his knee across her thigh to pass the guard. Again, he immediately gets up and repeats the drill at a fast pace.

Mario Reis Guard Series 13 - Toreando Guard Passing Drill

Mario Reis Guard Series 13 - Toreando Guard Passing Drill

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To start off the class, Mario teaches a variation of the toreando guard pass to warm up with. His opponent sits in attempt to establish a guard, so Mario immediately blocks her hip with his hand, keeping his elbow inside her leg. His other goes on top of her other knee. Keeping his legs away from her, he pushes her knee to the side, causing her to spin, and he lowers his weight to gain side control. He gets up and repeats to make this a fast and dynamic warm up drill.

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 10 - Armbar Counter to the Hitchhiker Escape

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 10 - Armbar Counter to the Hitchhiker Escape

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Bruno starts with the armbar secured, but his opponent tries to escape using the common hitchhiker escape. When his opponent turns, Bruno places his foot on the hip and his shin across the neck, with his knee pointed down. He pushes off the hip to get on his shoulder and bring his leg over the head. He continues to roll, forcing his opponent to roll as well, ending up in position to finish the armbar again.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 5 - Foot Lock while Passing the Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 5 - Foot Lock while Passing the Guard

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Now Masakazu is passing the guard toreando style, and his opponent reacts by bringing his foot up to Masakazu's hip. He grabs the foot as he would a guillotine, with his forearm under the achilles tendon, and his hand on his own stomach. He turns outside to face the leg he's attacking, and his far knee puts pressure on the thigh while finishes. He can finish standing up, or he can sit down with his hips tight against the thigh. He can also turn to the outside to help finish faster.