Inside the University 805 - Passing when Your Opponent Inverts

Inside the University 805 - Passing when Your Opponent Inverts

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This time when Saulo is passing, his opponent inverts to keep Saulo in the guard. Now Saulo continues going around til he is around the head in a north south position. From here he forces the legs down and drops his weight to establish side control.


Inside the University 804 - Hitting Through the Defense

Inside the University 804 - Hitting Through the Defense

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Saulo points out the difference of hitting through the defense and going around it. In this type of guard passing, he is using his hips to power his way through his opponent's defense. In order to power through, he drops his base low.

Inside the University 803 - Passing Around Your Opponent's Frames

Inside the University 803 - Passing Around Your Opponent's Frames

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In this position, when Saulo begins to pass to the side, his opponent puts up his frames on Saulo's arm to stop or slow him down. When passing, Saulo likes to have the same side collar and pants grip as he works his way around. In order to get around the frames, he drops his level and aggressively bumps the arms with his hips. Here he shows two options where he can stay on the same side or go around the head to establish side control on the other side.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 8 - Conclusion

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 8 - Conclusion

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Rafael concludes his seminar, first by stressing the importance of getting past your opponent's knees and staying there, and then answering a few questions about the techniques shown.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 5 - Passing with the Shin Staple and Nearside Underhook

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 5 - Passing with the Shin Staple and Nearside Underhook

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Rafael shows another passing sequence variation from the shin staple, but this time after he gets a nearside underhook, which is his preferred way to use this guard passing system. After getting the nearside underhook, Rafael shows how he can pass with the knee slice, smash pass and straight to mount.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 5 - Passing with the Shin Staple

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 5 - Passing with the Shin Staple

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This time from his knee on body position, Rafael uses his shin staple, which is his shin across his opponent's thigh, pinning it to the mat. He gets his cross face and underhook to control the upper body next. From here, Rafael has a few different ways to pass the guard to side control or mount, depending on his opponent's reaction.

Inside the University 797 - Blocking the Hip

Inside the University 797 - Blocking the Hip

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Saulo points out the importance of putting your head all the way across your opponent's body and using it to pressure down on his hip to flatten him out.

Inside the University 796 - Passing with Head Pressure

Inside the University 796 - Passing with Head Pressure

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Continuing from the passing drill, now Saulo shows how to finish the pass. His main points of focus are to move his hand from the outside leg to control the inside leg, and his head drops to the hip to keep pressure on his opponent. Using this pressure to keep the hips flat, he can now pass the guard.

Inside the University 795 - Side to Side Passing Drill

Inside the University 795 - Side to Side Passing Drill

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To start off class, Saulo shows a passing drill to get comfortable moving side to side and passing in either direction. He first dives his arms between his opponent's legs to a double under position. From here he picks a side to force the leg down, and then switches to the other side.

Inside the University 771 - Torreando Headquarters Position

Inside the University 771 - Torreando Headquarters Position

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Professor Nick Schrock explains what he calls his torreando headquarters position, and how it is central to his entire passing game. He also goes into detail on when to spin his opponent or when to go straight for the guard pass.

Inside the University 770 - Torreando Spin to North South Drill

Inside the University 770 - Torreando Spin to North South Drill

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Professor Nick Schrock grabs his opponent's pants at the shins and pulls him to a sitting position. It is important his partner keeps his knees to his chest so his whole body sits up. Once he is sitting, Nick spins him 180 degrees to north south position.

Inside the University 744 - Guard Passing Drills

Inside the University 744 - Guard Passing Drills

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Now Xande shows a bullfighter speed passing drill, using the same technique of passing, but going side to side at a faster pace. Also, he explains partial training to his students, in which one person starts inside the closed guard and his objective is to open the guard, while his opponent looks to sweep or submit.