Inside The University 232 - Headquarters to Jumping Guard Pass

Inside The University 232 - Headquarters to Jumping Guard Pass

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Saulo shows another guard pass from the headquarters position. This time he fakes like he wants to knee cut, causing his opponent to escape his hips and face him. Immediately Saulo makes a grip on the pants and drives his weight down on his opponent with his lapel grip. Next he shuffles a little bit toward his opponent's head, and after creating the space, he jumps to the other side and settles in side control. He can also go right to his classic lapel choke.


Inside The University 231 - Headquarters to Smash Pass Part 2

Inside The University 231 - Headquarters to Smash Pass Part 2

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Saulo continues his lesson on the smash pass from headquarters, but covers some mistakes he sees his students making. His first comment is for his students to make sure their weight is going forward before they come to the side to smash. He also emphasizes the importance of using the stiff arm when he grabs the pants.

Inside The University 230 - Headquarters to Smash Pass Part 1

Inside The University 230 - Headquarters to Smash Pass Part 1

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Saulo shows one of the main positions of Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu, headquarters, which is when he squats in a firm base with one of his opponent's legs between his legs. In this case, his opponent tries to lift him for the sweep, so Saulo goes to the side and smashes him. He grabs underneath the head, switches his base and uses his forearm to put pressure on the face. Now he grips the pants and grinds his opponent down. As soon as he feels he might lose the position, Saulo passes the guard.

Fredson Paixao Series 8 - Ankle Locks

Fredson Paixao Series 8 - Ankle Locks

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Fredson shows a couple different ankle locks he likes to use. First is a basic toehold, and he shows some details on how he grips the foot to make the lock more effective. Second, he shows a unique position in which he pins his opponent's leg with his knee and attacks the foot using his own leg. He also has a reverse armbar ready for this position, if the ankle lock doesn't make his opponent tap.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 7 - Passing after a Double Guard Pull (Arnaldo Maidana)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 7 - Passing after a Double Guard Pull (Arnaldo Maidana)

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Xande begins to analyze his fights at the World Championship and starts with his first fight against Arnaldo Maidana. He found himself in a double guard pull situation, so his first step was to gain a collar grip and a cross grip on the pants. From here, he put pressure on Arnaldo and used a stiff arm with the pants grip as he passed to side control.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 6 - Passing the Reverse De La Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 6 - Passing the Reverse De La Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

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Xande continues analyzing his fight with Keenan Cornelius, and now discusses how he prepared himself for Keenan's reverse De La Worm guard, and what was his game plan if Keenan attempted it. The first and most important step for him would be to control the free leg, and not let Keenan invert. Then he would look to get the cross lapel grip, and even threaten the choke if possible, or look to pass with the knee cut.

Private Lesson with Saulo 4 - Passing the Half Guard by Sprawling

Private Lesson with Saulo 4 - Passing the Half Guard by Sprawling

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Now Saulo shows James how to pass the half guard when he jumps to his feet and his opponent brings his bottom foot out to place on his hip. As soon as Saulo feels the foot coming out, he immediately sprawls and passes to the side as he did in the first position of the private lesson.

AJ Sousa Series 9 - Armbar as a Counter Attack to the Kimura

AJ Sousa Series 9 - Armbar as a Counter Attack to the Kimura

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AJ shows the armbar he used to finish Vitor Schlosser in the BJJ Library Challenge. As AJ was attempting to pass Vitor's guard, Vitor grabbed a kimura grip on AJ's arm, so AJ spun around Vitor's head and went straight for the armbar. AJ emphasizes the importance of speed for this position.

AJ Sousa Series 3 - Knee Cut Guard Pass

AJ Sousa Series 3 - Knee Cut Guard Pass

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AJ Sousa shows his favorite way to use the knee cut guard pass. He starts standing with his opponent playing open guard, and controls his opponent's hips, taking him to one side. From here he establishes control and pressure, before cutting his knee through to pass to side control.

Inside The University 211 - Butterfly Guard Passing Combinations

Inside The University 211 - Butterfly Guard Passing Combinations

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Wrapping up his lesson on passing the butterfly guard, Xande reviews some of the principles he taught and discusses how the different passing options can be combined and connected.

Inside The University 210 - Butterfly Guard Knee Cut Pass

Inside The University 210 - Butterfly Guard Knee Cut Pass

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Xande continues to show passing options from the butterfly guard, and now when his opponent tries to hook sweep him, after basing, he shoots his far knee across his opponent's body for the knee cut pass.

Inside The University 209 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

Inside The University 209 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

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Xande goes over in detail his favorite position from the top, the escrima pass. Starting in his opponent's butterfly guard, Xande shows how to get the underhook, and distribute your weight to keep your opponent from sweeping you. From here, he sprawls his legs and passes the guard.