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.

Inside The University 272 - Uchikomi Takedown Entry

Inside The University 272 - Uchikomi Takedown Entry

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Saulo shows the traditional uchikomi drill from Judo, which is the basic entries to all of the hip throws. He focuses on the proper footwork for the drill.

Inside The University 271 - Single Leg Takedown Drill

Inside The University 271 - Single Leg Takedown Drill

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Saulo wants his opponent's right leg in front, so he sweeps at the left leg, forcing his opponent to step it back. Now he drops his weight, hanging from the collar with his right hand, and wraps up the right leg with his left arm. To finish the single leg, he spins around while still hanging from the collar.

Inside The University 270 - Ouchi Gari Takedown Drill

Inside The University 270 - Ouchi Gari Takedown Drill

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With his grips, Saulo pushes his opponent backward, causing him to push back. Saulo uses this opportunity to pull and make him step his leg where he wants it. Now he can step inside for the leg trip and finish the ouchi gari.

Inside The University 269 - Double Leg Takedown Drill

Inside The University 269 - Double Leg Takedown Drill

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Saulo shows some finer points of the double leg takedown drill. After lowering his level and shooting on his opponent, he makes sure his hands chop at the thighs, and he drives his opponent to the opposite side of his head for the takedown.

Inside The University 268 - Osoto Gari Takedown Drill

Inside The University 268 - Osoto Gari Takedown Drill

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In preparation for the World Masters Championship, Saulo goes over some takedown drills, starting with the osoto gari. He shows two different grips sets you can use, which are either the collar and sleeve, or just the same side collar as the leg you are attacking. His focus points are keeping a straight posture and getting your leg far enough behind your opponent to keep him from reversing the takedown.

Inside The University 267 - Passing the Lasso Guard

Inside The University 267 - Passing the Lasso Guard

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Xande discusses his fight with Mahamed Aly at the World Pro Grand Prix, and shows how he should have passed the lasso guard. Muhamed was playing a half guard with Xande's arm lassoed, so Xande's first step is to use that arm to grab the pants on the bottom leg, and put the crown of his head on the shoulder. Now he uses his free hand to grab either the collar or sleeve, before cutting his knee out of the half guard. From here, he applies pressure with his head, and establishes a knee on belly, where he is able to break the lasso grip.

Inside The University 266 - Having the Right Mindset for Competition

Inside The University 266 - Having the Right Mindset for Competition

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Xande talks about his performance at the World Pro League Grand Prix, and discusses what it is to have the right mindset for competition.

Fredson Alves Series 11 - Half Guard Pass to Mount

Fredson Alves Series 11 - Half Guard Pass to Mount

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From inside the half guard, Fredson grips his opponent's belt and sandwiches that same side leg between his legs. Next he moves his belt grip to the back of the pants and drops the weight of his shoulder on his opponent's hips. Now he steps his leg out of the half guard, pulls the far knee toward him and steps over to finish in the mount.

Fredson Alves Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass

Fredson Alves Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass

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From inside his opponent's lasso guard, Fredson grabs the belt with his lassoed arm, and underhooks the other leg with his other arm. He stands up and sits down with his foot inside his opponent's thigh to break the lasso grip. Now he leg drags the leg he has underhooked, and passes the guard.