Inside the University 790 - Using Your Opponent's Resistance

Inside the University 790 - Using Your Opponent's Resistance

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Further breaking down the details of the stand up control game, now Saulo focuses on causing a reaction from your opponent by pushing or pulling him. When your opponent resists your action, now is the time to get your takedown.


Inside the University 789 - Setting Up the Single Leg or Double Leg Takedown

Inside the University 789 - Setting Up the Single Leg or Double Leg Takedown

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After a detailed breakdown of the collar grip control, Saulo shows how to close the distance to set up a takedown. He breaks his opponent's collar grip with both hands, then walks back with wrist control, bringing his opponent with him. Now he can lower his level and attack the legs for a takedown.

Inside the University 788 - The Basic Movements to Move Your Opponent

Inside the University 788 - The Basic Movements to Move Your Opponent

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Sensei Saulo continues to breakdown the movements of the standup game, stressing the importance of lowering your level when pushing your opponent and shooting for the takedown. He also answers a question about how to circle step to bring your opponent with you.

Inside the University 787 - Walking in the Standup Game

Inside the University 787 - Walking in the Standup Game

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After a long road trip, Sensei Saulo is back at the University and excited to teach. Today he warms up with a basic lesson in walking and moving your opponent in the standup game. With the classic collar and elbow sleeve grip, he shows how to lower your level, and how your legs control both pushing and pulling your opponent when looking to set up your takedown.

Inside the University 786 - Omoplata Escape

Inside the University 786 - Omoplata Escape

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Showing his favorite defense against the omoplata, before his opponent can sit up to try to finish, Rene brings his legs straight up so he's in a headstand and drops down to side control on his opponent.

Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

Inside the University 785 - Switching Sides to Finish the Omoplata

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Again Professor Rene's opponent rolls and he stops him on his back. But now instead of doing a forward roll to regain his omoplata control, he shuffles his way over his opponent's head, turning him over as he goes, ending up in the omoplata again. Now his opponent is facing inside and can't roll out of it again.

Inside the University 784 - Taking the Back from Omoplata

Inside the University 784 - Taking the Back from Omoplata

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Professor Rene has his omoplata locked but for whatever reason can't finish it, so instead he looks to take the back. He posts his foot that is over the arm on the mat, along with his hand, to raise himself and place his other leg in for his first hook. Now he throws his leg over the back to get his second hook and establish back control.

Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

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This time when Rene sets up the omoplata, his opponent rolls forward to try to escape. Rene sits up and stops the roll by trapping the arm between his hamstring and calf, leaving his opponent flat on his back. His first option is to go for an easy wrist lock here, but he can also roll forward and end up back in the omoplata, where he can look to finish.

Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

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Having set up the omoplata, Professor Rene now shows how to finish. After locking his legs, he escapes his to the outside and then extends his legs to push his opponent down. Now he can switch his legs to S position and sit up to finish the omoplata.

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

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Before getting into some variations on finishing the omo plata, Professor Rene shows a basic omo plata setup from the classic collar and sleeve guard. With one knee up against the shoulder, he shifts his hips to the other side, puts the hand in his 'back pocket' and throws his leg over the arm. Here he can grab the belt, adjust his position and lock his legs to secure the omo plata.

Inside the University 780 - Osoto Gari Variation from the Back

Inside the University 780 - Osoto Gari Variation from the Back

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Showing one of his favorite takedowns, Professor Rene begins by arm dragging his opponent and getting a body lock from the back. Now instead of trying to pick him up and slam him to the mat, he simply steps to the side and kicks his leg back between his opponent's legs, using the same motion as an Osoto Gari to take him down.

Inside the University 779 - Details of a Proper Underhook

Inside the University 779 - Details of a Proper Underhook

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To wrap up the lesson, Gustavo shows a couple details on getting a good underhook. Instead of just reaching all the way across the back, he makes sure his shoulder is in his opponent's chest and he is hugging tight with his underhook. This will give him the leverage he needs to work his positions.