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.

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.