JT Torres 2nd Series 2 - De La Riva X-Guard Turning Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 2 - De La Riva X-Guard Turning Sweep

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JT sets up the De La Riva X-guard as before, but now he lets go of the far sleeve and makes a collar grip instead. He releases his bottom hook to the mat, posts his hand that was holding the ankle, and lowers his top hook behind the ankle. Now while doing a technical stand up, he turns his opponent hard with the collar grip to sweep him. JT immediately sets up his knee cut pass to finish the position in side control.


JT Torres 2nd Series 1 - De La Riva X-Guard Frontside Sweep

JT Torres 2nd Series 1 - De La Riva X-Guard Frontside Sweep

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To start off his 2nd series with BJJ Library, JT Torres shows some sweeps from his well known De La Riva X-Guard. Starting in the De La Riva guard with an ankle and far sleeve grip, JT raises his hips and sinks in his deep De La Riva hook before bringing his second hook underneath and behind the thigh to set up the De La Riva X-Guard. Next he lets go of the ankle for the near side sleeve grip, then falls back and turns to sweep his opponent to his front. Now he underhooks the arm, frees his bottom hook and knee cuts over his opponent's leg to establish side control.

Inside The University 282 - Taking the Back from Reverse Half Guard

Inside The University 282 - Taking the Back from Reverse Half Guard

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Xande's opponent again goes to the reverse half guard as he did in the last position, but this time Xande isn't able or comfortable to keep his outside frame, so grabs the belt. When his opponent steps his leg back to pass, Xande uses this moment to escape his hips and attack the back.

Inside The University 281 - Escaping the Reverse Half Guard

Inside The University 281 - Escaping the Reverse Half Guard

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Xande is half guard and blocking with his frames, but now his opponent brings his arm over the top to settle into a reverse half guard position. Xande keeps his frame on the arm in place until he can switch his other hand behind the armpit, and keep his opponent's weight on his elbows. Now he pushes off the mat to escape his hips, and work to replace the full guard.

Inside The University 280 - Replacing the Knee Shield in Half Guard

Inside The University 280 - Replacing the Knee Shield in Half Guard

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Xande starts in his half guard, and his opponent has the underhook and is flattening him. Xande first keeps his free arm framed to prevent the cross face. He pushes off the mat and bumps his top arm against his opponent's head to create space. Now he does a little hip escape, which gives him the room to replace the knee shield.

Inside The University 279 - Recovering Half Guard with the Shoulder Escape

Inside The University 279 - Recovering Half Guard with the Shoulder Escape

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Xande is playing half guard and his opponent gets the underhook on him and is trying to flatten him, so his first thought is to get his frame back. Just as in the drill he showed, Xande hip escapes and shoulder escapes, giving him the space he needs to swing his arm back in for the frame.

Inside The University 278 - Defensive Half Guard Movement Drills

Inside The University 278 - Defensive Half Guard Movement Drills

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Xande shows some specific movement drills to help your defensive half guard game. He covers in depth, the shoulder escape and the technical standup using your elbow. These are the basic movements used in his upcoming defensive half guard lesson.

Inside The University 277 - Collar and Sleeve Grip Arm Drag

Inside The University 277 - Collar and Sleeve Grip Arm Drag

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Xande starts in the seated guard with the collar and sleeve grip. When his opponent tries to pull his arm back, Xande redirects the arm to the inside, across his body, and at the same time pushes the knee back with his foot. His opponent falls and now he can attack the back.

Inside The University 276 - Open Elbow Arm Drag

Inside The University 276 - Open Elbow Arm Drag

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Again from the seated guard, Xande has the collar grip and his foot in the hip. This time when he is ready to drag the arm, he brings his other hand off the mat to grab the triceps, and pull with both arms as he lays back. His opponent's elbow opens as he is dragged, and Xande can take the back as he did before, or sometimes the omoplata is there for him to take as well.

Inside The University 275 - Traditional Arm Drag from Seated Guard

Inside The University 275 - Traditional Arm Drag from Seated Guard

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From the seated guard with a collar grip, Xande's opponent grabs his leg, so Xande grabs the wrist and transfers his collar grip to the triceps. At the same time, his right foot goes to the hip and his left foot comes to the outside. From here, Xande leans back pulling the arm, forcing his opponent to release his grip and post. Now Xande attacks his opponent's back, which has been exposed.

Inside The University 274 - Faceplant Collar Drag from Closed Guard

Inside The University 274 - Faceplant Collar Drag from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Xande makes a grip on the collar, opens his guard and moves himself back to a seated guard position. In this scenario, his opponent does not have any grips, so Xande posts his hand on the mat, raises his leg and switches his hips as he pull his opponent face first to the mat, making sure to land his elbow. Now Xande releases the collar and pushes off the mat as he reaches for his opponent's hip to gain back control.

Inside The University 273 - Breaking Grips

Inside The University 273 - Breaking Grips

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Saulo goes over the most common grips during the standup fight and how to break them to gain the advantage on your opponent.