Inside the University 913 - Wheel Passing the Sit Up Guard

Inside the University 913 - Wheel Passing the Sit Up Guard

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Now when Gustavo's opponent has his leg and is in the sit up guard, Gustavo looks to use the wheel pass, but first he must pull his leg out from between his opponent's legs. Now that he is in a kind of butterfly guard, he can reach over the back and grab the pants to turn his opponent and back step for the wheel pass.


Inside the University 912 - Defending the Sit Up Guard

Inside the University 912 - Defending the Sit Up Guard

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Moving on to another position where your opponent is controlling your leg, Gustavo shows some ways to defend the sit up guard. In this case, his opponent wraps up his leg and pulls him down, looking to sweep. First Gustavo must get a good base, which he does by making a strong collar grip and driving his knee into the chest. He has many options from here, but what he wants to work on now is pulling his opponent back to a seated position and then working to pass.

Inside the University 911 - Single Leg Takedown Defense

Inside the University 911 - Single Leg Takedown Defense

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Professor Gustavo goes over some basics of defending the single leg takedown. What he commonly sees beginners do is try to back away, but this will make it easier for your opponent to take you down. Instead, he grabs both the shoulders and drives his weight into his opponent until he can sprawl on him or kick his leg out.

Inside the University 910 - Creating and Sticking to Your Game Plan

Inside the University 910 - Creating and Sticking to Your Game Plan

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Now Nick gives a little talk about strategy for competition, including putting together a game plan and sticking to it. Most competitors only have a handful of techniques they are very proficient with and consistently look to use them in competition. Nick has the students run through their game plan, which could be takedown, pass the guard and submit with any positions they are comfortable with.

Inside the University 909 - Preparing for Competition

Inside the University 909 - Preparing for Competition

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In this week's lesson, Professors Gustavo Dias and Nick Schrock go over some thoughts and techniques regarding competition. Nick begins with a little speech about mentally preparing for competition and not putting too much pressure on yourself. This leads to his idea on grip fighting at competition, which should be relaxed and not forced with so much tension.

Inside the University 908 - Single Leg X-Guard Pass to S-Mount

Inside the University 908 - Single Leg X-Guard Pass to S-Mount

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Now showing another way to pass the single leg x-guard, Victor has the same side sleeve grip and peels the foot off his hip. Next he switches the sleeve grip to his other hand shoves his opponent's knee back as he drops his hips to the mat, landing in an s-mount position. From here he has many attacking options he can go to.

Inside the University 907 - Dealing with a Pants Grip in Single Leg X-Guard

Inside the University 907 - Dealing with a Pants Grip in Single Leg X-Guard

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Now Victor shows how to deal with your opponent who is gripping your pants from the single leg x-guard. He first grips his opponent's pants at the foot on his hip, then reaches down to grab the sleeve that is grabbing his pants. He yanks up to break the grip and free the hook off his hip. Now he can go to his back step pass.

Inside the University 906 - Single Leg X-Guard Back Step Pass

Inside the University 906 - Single Leg X-Guard Back Step Pass

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In this lesson Victor Hugo covers some ways to pass the single leg X-guard. First he shows how to maintain your balance and keep a strong base while your opponent is working the position. Next he peels the foot off his hip and turns his knee in to put pressure on the ribs. Now he back steps out of the guard and looks to establish side control.

Inside the University 905 - Staying Connected to the Ribs

Inside the University 905 - Staying Connected to the Ribs

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When using the pressure pass, Xande stresses the importance of staying connected to his opponent's ribs with his arm. Depending on his opponent's reaction and his own preference, Xande has many options to set up his pass from here, and his next point of control will be shoulder pressure.

Inside the University 904 - Pressure Pass to Mount

Inside the University 904 - Pressure Pass to Mount

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Now when Xande goes for the over-under pass, his opponent blocks his shoulder and pushes Xande's under arm with his leg. Instead of fighting for the over-under, Xande brings his arm out and drops it to his opponent's side and puts very heavy pressure on his ribs. From here many things can happen, but Xande's number one move is to go for the mount.

Inside the University 903 - Over-Under Pass

Inside the University 903 - Over-Under Pass

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Moving on to the next guard pass, Xande teaches the over-under pass. For this, he needs to step over one leg and his arm on that side will go over the leg, while his other arm goes under the other leg. From here he stays on his toes with his hips tilted inward, and drives his weight into his opponent through his shoulders. After stepping out with his other leg, he stays tight and works to establish side control. This pass can be combined with the attempt for the double under pass also.

Inside the University 902 - Using Heavy Pressure to Stack Your Opponent

Inside the University 902 - Using Heavy Pressure to Stack Your Opponent

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Continuing on the double under pass, Xande really emphasizes the importance of driving forward into your opponent to apply a lot of pressure and make him very uncomfortable while passing. Because of the pressure, your opponent should eventually move his legs out of discomfort rather than making you throw them to the side to pass.