Inside the University 813 - Deep Half Guard Pass with an Underhook

Inside the University 813 - Deep Half Guard Pass with an Underhook

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Using the same setup as the previous technique, Gustavo transitions to the three quarter mount like position while his opponent is in deep half guard. Now he reaches his arm to get the underhook and makes a grip on the belt, which he can use to pull and make himself heavier. When he steps his leg over the head to pass, he already has the underhook and can establish a good side control.


Inside the University 812 - Deep Half Guard Pass

Inside the University 812 - Deep Half Guard Pass

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Now Gustavo's opponent has him in the deep half guard, so Gustavo gets a good base. When his opponent tries to sweep him backward, Gustavo leans forward, and when his opponent tries to come back, Gustavo transitions to a three-quarter mount. From here he looks to bring his other leg over the head, putting him in a position he can easily pass the guard.

Inside the University 811 - Creating Angles and Using Your Shoulder for the Kouchi Gari

Inside the University 811 - Creating Angles and Using Your Shoulder for the Kouchi Gari

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Now Gustavo shows the kouchi gari with a more practical set up, and how he used it in his fights. Here he emphasizes the importance of hitting his opponent with his shoulder as he steps in, and how to create the proper angle instead of driving straight in.

Inside the University 810 - Kouchi Gari Drill

Inside the University 810 - Kouchi Gari Drill

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Going over some of the techniques he used in his 7 fights to claim double gold at the World Masters Championship, Professor Gustavo Dias begins class with a kouchi gari drill. With the classic judo grips, he walks backward with his partner, and practices sweeping and catching the heel with his foot.

Inside the University 809 - Live Takedown Sparring

Inside the University 809 - Live Takedown Sparring

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After discussing how to keep your opponent on his back in order to get points for ADCC rules, Saulo sets up a king of the mountain takedown sparring for the team.

Inside the University 808 - Arm Drag Drill

Inside the University 808 - Arm Drag Drill

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Continuing the stand up drills, Saulo shows how to create space and arm drag to set up a takedown. In the case that his opponent has the pummel on him, he shows a set up for a front headlock.

Inside the University 807 - Sprawling and Pummeling

Inside the University 807 - Sprawling and Pummeling

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To begin the final BJJ Library class before Victor Hugo competes at his first ADCC World Championship this weekend, Saulo shows some sprawling and pummeling warm up drills.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 5 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 5 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Victor control his opponent's triceps and makes a grip on the opposite side pants. He opens his guard and bumps toward the triceps grip, knocking his opponent to the side and forcing him to base. When his opponent pushes back to maintain his base, Victor throws his leg over the shoulder and sets up his triangle.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 4 - Leg Lock from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 4 - Leg Lock from 50/50 Guard

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Victor sets up his 50/50 lapel guard and swings his outside leg to sweep, but his opponent is defending it well. So now Victor brings his inside leg on top of the knee and pinches with his other leg. By squeezing and then raising his hips, he can finish a leg lock.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

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After setting up his lapel 50/50 guard, Victor's opponent drops his knee to the floor, so again he hooks the far leg and grabs the pants. He stretches his legs to push his opponent and create space, then lets go of the lapel and slides his knee inside behind the leg. He opens his knee to the outside and reaches for the belt, and now stretches his legs til he sits his opponent down and can take the back.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

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Victor sets up his 50/50 guard with lapel control, and tries to swing his free leg like a pendulum, but his opponent defends by dropping his knee to the floor. With his free leg, Victor hooks the leg on the floor and pulls it to him so he can grab the pants. Now he pulls his other leg out and kicks the chest to knock his opponent back before sitting up to establish top position.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

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In this series, Victor Hugo shows some of the positions he used to capture double gold as a brown belt at the 2019 World Championship. First he shows how sets up his 50/50 guard from closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he goes for a muscle sweep, but his opponent defends by turning in his knee. Victor drops his leg to bring his knee inside, and drags his opponent's leg over his head to get to 50/50. To secure the position very tight, he feeds his opponent's lapel to his hand coming under the leg. Now his base position is set up, and he is ready to try some attacks.