Breakdown of Saulo at 2014 Brasileiros Fight 1 Part 1 - Late Recovery from Reverse De la Riva Sweep to the Modified Knee Cut Pass

Breakdown of Saulo at 2014 Brasileiros Fight 1 Part 1 - Late Recovery from Reverse De la Riva Sweep to the Modified Knee Cut Pass

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Saulo goes into great detail and breaks down his first match from the 2014 Brasileiro where his opponent had managed to throw Saulo over his reverse de la riva guard to unbalance him in an attempt to finish with a single leg sweep. Saulo breaks down the possible options from this position and explains how to react in this situation to refrain from being swept and take control of the situation to pass your opponent's guard.


Inside the University 109 - Headquarters to Buttflop or Side Smash Pass

Inside the University 109 - Headquarters to Buttflop or Side Smash Pass

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In this lesson we tie the headquarters position to the buttflop or side smash pass. As Xande digs deeper into the mechanics of the position, he begins to reveal that based on your opponent's reaction we can always find an attack from the headquarters position.

Inside the University 108 - Headquarters to Shotgun Pass

Inside the University 108 - Headquarters to Shotgun Pass

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Xande breaks down the shotgun pass from the headquarters pass. We learn that the headquarters position is a good way neutralize the modern De la Riva guard game and review the mechanics of how to do the shotgun pass. The headquarters position is a good hub for defensive posture from which we can launch a number of attacks to pass the guard.

Inside the University 104 - Swan Pass or Belt Grip X Pass against Classic Open Guard

Inside the University 104 - Swan Pass or Belt Grip X Pass against Classic Open Guard

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Xande teaches a few ways to break the classic guard open guard when your opponent is controlling your posture by dominating your hips. The swan pass is similar in concept to a jumping x pass, jumping high enough to weaken the control on the hips and coming to the side at the same time to pass the guard. The seatbelt x pass is a great option when your opponent has both sleeves dominated in the classic open guard.

Inside the University 103 - X Pass with Side to Side Torreando Pass Combinations

Inside the University 103 - X Pass with Side to Side Torreando Pass Combinations

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Xande teaches a modified grip to the torreando (torreada) pass using the X pass grips with one grip on the same side collar and one grip on the inside of the knee. In this lesson we learn to go for the X pass and to transition to the torreando pass if your opponent defends against the X pass. We also learn to go from side to side with the torreando pass to continue your attack if your opponent continues to defend.

AD World Pro 2014 Breakdown 2 - Rodolfo Vieira's Knee Cross Pass Transitions vs Luiz Panza

AD World Pro 2014 Breakdown 2 - Rodolfo Vieira's Knee Cross Pass Transitions vs Luiz Panza

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In this lesson we break down Rodolfo's pressure passing with the knee cross or knee slice pass. Rodolfo was able to neutralize Panza's guard with good grips on his leg and threatened Panza multiple times by transitioning from the knee cross to the esgrima pass, buttflop pass, and transition into the mount. Rodolfo utilizes heavy pressure in his passing game and we learn how he chains some of his passes together to make his knee slice pass more deadly. You can watch the full fight on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLZB_DqI9ck

Inside the University 95 - Passing Knee Shield and Shoulder to Shoulder Side Control to North South Choke

Inside the University 95 - Passing Knee Shield and Shoulder to Shoulder Side Control to North South Choke

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Xande covers some details on passing the knee shield into the shoulder to shoulder side control and setting up the north south choke.

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 9 - Leg Squeeze Half Guard Pass

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 9 - Leg Squeeze Half Guard Pass

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Rico teaches how to shut down your opponent's half guard by using your hands to post on their armpit and shoulder to create distance and keep them from transitioning into the deep half. He then teaches how to break the half guard using the leg squeeze pass which is like a giant hug around both legs combined with a sprawl to force your opponent's legs open for the guard pass.

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 8 - Torreada Pass with Two Hands on One Leg

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 8 - Torreada Pass with Two Hands on One Leg

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Rico explains the concept of passing with the torreada pass and continues to explain how to pass with the two on one grip where both hands are dominating one leg to immobilize your opponent's hips. He goes into great detail about how to deal with each scenario and the right mindset on how to set up a successful two on one torreada pass.

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 7 - Three Levels of Open Guard Passing Concepts

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 7 - Three Levels of Open Guard Passing Concepts

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Rico covers three levels of guard passing drills and goes into detail about the concepts of what makes an effective guard passing strategy.

JJU 27-15 Passing Butterfly with Shin to Shin Pass

JJU 27-15 Passing Butterfly with Shin to Shin Pass

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Saulo finishes the butterfly guard pass chapter with the shin to shin pass. In this pass we utilize or shin to immobilize our opponent's legs for the pass.

JJU 27-14 Butterfly Pass with X-Pass

JJU 27-14 Butterfly Pass with X-Pass

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Saulo teaches how to pass the butterfly guard with the X pass. The X pass is a great option to pass while standing against any open or butterfly guard.