Inside the University 877 - The Importance of Partial Training

Inside the University 877 - The Importance of Partial Training

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Now Sensei Saulo addresses a common question regarding the difference between drilling and partial training. His preference to sharpen technique in a practical situation is to practice partial training. In this case, Saulo begins with the superhold and looks to submit, while his partner looks to recover his guard.


Inside the University 876 - Applying Pressure while Holding the Arm

Inside the University 876 - Applying Pressure while Holding the Arm

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Whether you're looking for the Kimura, straight armbar, choke or whatever else, Saulo stresses the importance of dropping your weight and keeping very heavy pressure on your opponent after spinning to the top and trapping the arm. After establishing your pressure from here, you will be able to find the opening you're looking for.

Inside the University 875 - Armlock from Superhold

Inside the University 875 - Armlock from Superhold

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Now instead of going to the mount from the superhold, Saulo looks to submit with an armlock. With a strong grip on his opponent's triceps, Saulo pulls him on his side and spins to the top, where he drops his weight heavy on his opponent. From here he has the option to attack a Kimura, or to continue his spin to the other side and attack the straight armbar.

Inside the University 874 - Fundamentals of the Superhold Grip

Inside the University 874 - Fundamentals of the Superhold Grip

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Sensei Saulo breaks down the superhold grip from side control, where he is controlling under the head and arm. His first objective is to not let his opponent get any frames on him, and then to keep his hip pressuring his opponent's hip. Now he can bring his hand from under the head to make a collar grip across the neck, and drop his head forward. From here he can slide his knee across to the mount.

Inside the University 873 - Warming Up with the Whip

Inside the University 873 - Warming Up with the Whip

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To kick off the first BJJ Library class of the new year, Sensei Saulo begins with a warm up lesson on the whip. The whip is part of the Ribeiro Tiger Routine, and offers some fundamental movements to help you flow through your overall Jiu Jitsu game.

Inside the University 872 - Momentum and Timing

Inside the University 872 - Momentum and Timing

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Now going through the position, Sensei Saulo explains and shows how important momentum and timing are to get what you want, not just in this technique, but in Jiu Jitsu as a whole.

Inside the University 871 - Attacking the Other Arm

Inside the University 871 - Attacking the Other Arm

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After going over some fundamentals of keeping a solid base while looking to attack the armbar, Sensei Saulo covers how to react if your opponent pulls his arm away from your grasp. He immediately grabs the other arm, and swings his hips to change his attack to the other side.

Inside the University 870 - Attacking with the Proper Angle

Inside the University 870 - Attacking with the Proper Angle

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Now Saulo breaks down how to keep your body at the right angles to attack your opponent, and not give him the space he needs to escape. Also, he shows what to do if your opponent doesn't react by pushing you away after you mount him.

Inside the University 869 - Staying Low When Attacking the Arm

Inside the University 869 - Staying Low When Attacking the Arm

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Correcting some mistakes, Saulo shows the importance of keeping your hips low when swinging your leg to attack the arm from mount. If he sits up too high, his opponent will have plenty of room to escape, and he will lose the arm.

Inside the University 868 - Wrapping the Arm and Applying Pressure

Inside the University 868 - Wrapping the Arm and Applying Pressure

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Here Saulo discusses the proper way to wrap up your opponent's arm when attacking the armbar, and also offers some key details on where and how to apply heavy pressure. The more pressure he applies, the more uncomfortable his opponent is, and the more likely he is to give up his arm.

Inside the University 867 - Proper Weight Distribution When Attacking the Armbar

Inside the University 867 - Proper Weight Distribution When Attacking the Armbar

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Now Saulo briefly covers how to properly distribute your weight when attacking the armbar. If he leans too far forward or too far backward, his opponent can easily escape while he goes for the arm. Here Sensei Saulo shows how he can attack either arm, depending on his weight and his opponent's reaction.

Inside the University 866 - Taking Mount from Side Control

Inside the University 866 - Taking Mount from Side Control

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Having established side control, Sensei Saulo now looks to mount his opponent. After placing his arm over the head and trapping the shouler, he opens his hips to bring his knee up, and steps his leg hard over his opponent's body. With his foot on the mat and his body still on the side, he gauges his opponents reaction and leverage, and when he feels he has the advantage, he climbs his body to establish a heavy mount.