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.

Inside the University 743 - Bullfighter Pass

Inside the University 743 - Bullfighter Pass

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After opening his opponent's guard, Xande grabs both pant legs and pushes the legs in. When he feels his opponent react by pushing back, Xande steps to the side and goes around the legs to establish his knee on belly position. Once he has his knee in place, he lets go of the near pant leg to make a grip on the collar, giving him better control of his opponent.

Inside the University 735 - Knee Cut Pass from Headquarters

Inside the University 735 - Knee Cut Pass from Headquarters

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Now while in headquarters, Nick's opponent has a grip on his pants or ankle, keeping him from kicking his leg back for the X-pass. Instead, he whips his body along with his grips to the side, setting himself up in a knee cut position. His opponent will turn into him, and Nick finds the space with his elbow to control the body as he cuts his knee through to pass the guard.

Inside the University 734 - X-Pass from Headquarters

Inside the University 734 - X-Pass from Headquarters

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Nick is in his headquarters position, keeping his base low while holding a collar and pants grip. In this scenario, his opponent is gripping either his collar or sleeve, and not addressing Nick's leg. Nick shifts his weight toward the side of the trapped leg, leans forward into his collar grip and kicks his leg back in the air to clear his opponent's legs. He punches his pant grip away as he brings his leg back down, establishing knee on belly. He still has control of both grips and his arms now form an X.

Inside the University 733 - Getting to Headquarters

Inside the University 733 - Getting to Headquarters

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There are many ways to get to headquarters, but in this case Nick is starting in his opponent's De La Riva guard. He first makes a collar grip and grabs the pants on the leg that is in his hip. Now he straightens his legs to pop the De La Riva hook off his leg, and at the same time kicks his other leg back to step over his opponent's leg, settling in a strong headquarters position.

Inside the University 689 - Keeping a Strong Base

Inside the University 689 - Keeping a Strong Base

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Xande discusses some details about keeping a strong base while standing up to pass the guard. When he gets into his combat stance, his knees are bent, his back is straight and his forearm is rested on his thigh. This gives him a strong base to work his passes and defend attacks.

Victor Hugo Series 3 - Single X-Guard Pass to Mount

Victor Hugo Series 3 - Single X-Guard Pass to Mount

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Once again from his opponent's single leg X-guard, Victor controls both legs, pulling the one on his hip and pushing the one hooking his thigh. When the hook is behind his knee, he turns his own knee in and windshield wipers his leg over the hook. Now he stretches the leg back away from him and drops his outside knee to the mat, placing himself in the three quarter mount. From here he can get his underhooks up high and free his leg to take the mount.