Inside the University 941 - Frustrating the Predator

Inside the University 941 - Frustrating the Predator

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Saulo gives some important words of wisdom about staying calm, blocking the mount and frustrating your opponent while he is on the attack. By keeping your defense strong and not giving him the opportunity to advance, he is bound to get frustrated and make a mistake, which gives you a chance to capitalize.


Inside the University 940 - Creating Separation to Gain Leverage

Inside the University 940 - Creating Separation to Gain Leverage

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Saulo goes over the finer points of creating separation by extending your body away from your opponent, or becoming elegant. This space gives him the leverage he needs to explode his knee up to escape. Also, it is very important he breathes as he moves. If he holds his breath, it will hinder his movement and make him tense.

Inside the University 939 - Solo Drill to Escape Mount and Recover Guard

Inside the University 939 - Solo Drill to Escape Mount and Recover Guard

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Now Saulo goes over a drill to do on your own that covers the entire movement of escaping the mount and recovering your guard. This drill puts all the movements together, and you should make a point to focus on doing a proper block at the beginning, as it is the key to the entire escape.

Inside the University 938 - Freeing Your Knee and Escaping Your Hips

Inside the University 938 - Freeing Your Knee and Escaping Your Hips

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Saulo goes over the finer points of escaping mount after you have successfully blocked the hips. He first extends his body away and then explosively brings his knee to his body to free it. Now he can escape the hips, rolling from shoulder to shoulder to change direction and recover guard.

Inside the University 937 - Keeping Your Elbows Attached to Your Body

Inside the University 937 - Keeping Your Elbows Attached to Your Body

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Now Saulo shows the importance of keeping your elbows tucked in and attached to your body when mounted. If your elbows are away, it's easy for your opponent to wrap them up for better leverage and attacks. He also stresses to move with your torso, not your arms.

Inside the University 936 - Blocking the Mount

Inside the University 936 - Blocking the Mount

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Using the exact same movement as the solo drill, Saulo shows how to block the mount in a real situation. The key here is to react immediately when your opponent goes to take mount. If you wait until he has mounted you already, you are too late.

Inside the University 935 - Solo Drill to Block the Mount

Inside the University 935 - Solo Drill to Block the Mount

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In this class Saulo focuses on not just escaping, but defending the mount. The key is to block the mount as soon as you feel your opponent going for it. A simple drill to practice is falling to your side, bringing your top hand across to the pocket, keeping your elbows tucked to your body. Make sure to breathe to help your mobility.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

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Victor sets up a single leg X guard with his hook on the outside leg, and he grabs his opponent's leg to begin his attack. His opponent tries to pull it out, so Victor readjusts his grip and brings the leg across to a 50/50 guard. From here he grabs the other leg and feints a sweep, causing his opponent to base his leg, which gives Victor the leverage he needs to finish the knee bar.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

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Victor is playing the seated guard and pulls his opponent's head down, causing him to react by posturing back up. Victor uses this opportunity to grab the heel and push his opponent back as he comes up to finish the ankle pick sweep.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

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This is one Victor's favorite passes to use when his opponent is playing a sit up guard. First he grabs the heels and lifts his opponent's legs to roll him on his back. His opponent will react by sitting back up, and when he does, Victor jumps to the side and looks to establish his guard pass.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

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In this series, Victor Hugo goes over some of the techniques he used on the way to become No Gi Open Weight World Champion. First is a submission from the closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he wraps the leg and goes for the muscle sweep, but his opponent does not accept the sweep and tries to get back up. Victor now uses the space to pull his leg out and throw it over the shoulder to lock a triangle choke.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 10 - Lasso Guard Concepts

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 10 - Lasso Guard Concepts

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A student asks Rafael about some lasso guard concepts, specifically how to play it verses a larger opponent. Rafael covers some of his favorite ways to use the lasso and also how he can connect it to his 2-on-1 grip game.