Victor Hugo Series 1 - Single Leg X-Guard Pass

Victor Hugo Series 1 - Single Leg X-Guard Pass

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In this series, 7X World Champion and one of the top current Brown Belt Competitors, Victor Hugo shows some of his favorite techniques. First, from his opponent's single leg X-guard, Victor keeps a low base with his knee turned to the inside. He breaks his opponent's grip on his sleeve and then peels the foot off his hip. Now he plants his hand on the mat, long steps his leg back and establishes side control.


Inside the University 679 - Training Habits

Inside the University 679 - Training Habits

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Saulo speaks on the importance of switching up your training partners to break bad habits such as talking during training, and to experience a variety of styles. He also mentions the benefits of training with white belts to sharpen your techniques.

Inside the University 678 - Drilling the Choke

Inside the University 678 - Drilling the Choke

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From the mount, Saulo's first move is to drop his body to one side, putting his weight on his knee, opening the lapel and sliding his first grip to the neck. His knee will act as his base and his other leg will keep contact with his opponent's legs. Once his base is comfortable established, he grabs the other lapel and drops his forearm for the choke.

Inside the University 677 - Keys to Success

Inside the University 677 - Keys to Success

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Saulo speaks on the importance of believing in your technique and in yourself, and how to master positions by repetition.

Inside the University 676 - Choke from the Mount

Inside the University 676 - Choke from the Mount

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From the mount, Saulo's first move is to slide his hand up the collar and get his first grip, preferably with his thumb inside. He brings his knee up to the armpit and shifts his weight to the side of his gripping arm. From here, he grabs the other lapel wherever he can and pulls it tight as he opens his other elbow to sink in the choke.

Inside the University 675 - Resilience, Consistency and Friendship

Inside the University 675 - Resilience, Consistency and Friendship

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Saulo speaks on the importance of resilience, consistency and friendship along your Jiu Jitsu journey.

Inside the University 674 - Love for Jiu Jitsu

Inside the University 674 - Love for Jiu Jitsu

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To open class, Saulo speaks on the importance of having a love for Jiu Jitsu, training with his brother Xande, and what it takes to be a champion.

Inside the University 673 - Taking the Back from the Guard Pass

Inside the University 673 - Taking the Back from the Guard Pass

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Now Gustavo can do any of his passes, but once he gets to the side, his opponent tries to escape by turning away from him. First he grabs his seat belt and brings his knee up high behind his opponent's head. With his legs in the S position, he lifts his opponent onto his leg and keeps his elbow tight to his thigh. He throws his top hook over and pulls him back as he rolls to the other side, giving him the space to throw in his second hook and establish back control.

Inside the University 672 - Dealing with the Reverse De La Riva Hook

Inside the University 672 - Dealing with the Reverse De La Riva Hook

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Now when Gustavo gets to his feet, his opponent sinks the reverse De La Riva hook in deep behind his butt. Gustavo shows two options to deal with this. First he can put his weight into the chest and raise his hips to give him space to windshield wiper the leg. His other option is to cut his knee and slide his shin across his opponent's shin to pass.

Inside the University 671 - Half Guard Pass with Windshield Wiper

Inside the University 671 - Half Guard Pass with Windshield Wiper

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Gustavo stands up with his opponent playing knee shield, and looks for his first pass but his leg gets stuck. Now he steps his inside leg out past his opponent's hips, and steps his other leg in the same direction as he pulls the knee with him. He windshield wipers his leg to free it and pass the guard.

Inside the University 670 - Stay On Your Toes

Inside the University 670 - Stay On Your Toes

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Gustavo emphasizes the very important detail of staying on your toes when doing this passing drill. When he is on his toes, he can keep pressure on his opponent and also can move much faster and react better to his opponent's movements.

Inside the University 669 - Smashing the Half Guard to the Other Side

Inside the University 669 - Smashing the Half Guard to the Other Side

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Gustavo begins on his knees with his opponent framing on him from half guard. Gustavo places his hands on the hip and shoulder, and straightens his arms to push himself away. He comes up on his toes, and pushes the knee as he shuffles himself to the other side, turning his opponent as he goes. He finishes with his weight on his opponent and then repeats to the other side.