Inside the University 708 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard

Inside the University 708 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard

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Now Xande pulls himself underneath his opponent from butterfly guard, and lifts him off the ground. When his opponent posts his arms on the mat to keep his base, Xande kicks out the hook on the opposite side of the arm he wants to attack. With his opponent stretched out, he traps the arm between his head and shoulder, and clamps down to finish the reverse armbar. If he is unable to finish, he has other options such as sweeping or taking the back.


Inside the University 707 - Butterfly Lift

Inside the University 707 - Butterfly Lift

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Xande first discusses how to gauge your distance and find the correct positioning to play your butterfly guard. When lifting his opponent, his elbow goes up as he turns the wheel, and his knee follows behind. As soon as he lifts his hip off the mat, his head touches the mat and stays until he finishes the sweep.

Inside the University 706 - Butterfly Hook Jack Lever Drill

Inside the University 706 - Butterfly Hook Jack Lever Drill

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Before showing the details of the butterfly hook sweep, Xande first goes over his jack lever / turning the wheel drill. From his butterfly guard, he grabs both sleeves by the triceps and tucks one foot in behind his hook foot. He turns the wheel with the sleeves and falls down to his shoulder. As he goes, he lifts his jack, which is his hook foot, raising his opponent off the mat. As he completes his roll to the side, he sweeps his opponent and establishes top position.

Inside the University 705 - Setting Up the Kouchi Gari

Inside the University 705 - Setting Up the Kouchi Gari

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After establishing his cross grip on his opponent's sleeve, Gustavo pulls the arm tight to his body and reaches over the back. Now as he pulls his opponent in with his leverage, he steps his leg in for the ouchi gari or inside trip. His opponent reacts by stepping his leg back, at which point Gustavo sweeps the other foot to finish a kouchi gari takedown.

Inside the University 704 - Defending the Cross Collar Grip While Standing

Inside the University 704 - Defending the Cross Collar Grip While Standing

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Covering some standup work, Gustavo shows how he defends a strong cross collar grip. He first grabs the sleeve on the inside of the wrist with his cross hand, and then steps in and grabs over the back to make another grip. He keeps his posture up, and now looks to set up either a kouchi gari or uchi mata.

Inside the University 703 - Berimbolo to Leg Drag

Inside the University 703 - Berimbolo to Leg Drag

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Next up, another competitor teaches a berimbolo to leg drag sweep he used at the Pan Ams. Starting in De La Riva guard with the pants and cross collar grip, he then places his other foot on the near him and knocks his opponent down backward. He places his foot across the far hip now, and inverts to a berimbolo, with the leg in between his. He slides his knee under the leg and angles his shin to hook his foot behind the heel. Now he uses the leverage to roll back the way he came from, settling in the leg drag position.

Inside the University 702 - Passing the Guard if Your Opponent Doesn't Turn

Inside the University 702 - Passing the Guard if Your Opponent Doesn't Turn

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Sometimes while setting up the choke, your opponent will not turn into you, making it difficult to finish him. In this case, Victor opens his elbow, forcing his opponent's head to turn the other way, and then cuts his knee out of the half guard to side control.

Inside the University 701 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Headquarters

Inside the University 701 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Headquarters

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Now Victor Hugo is on top, in his opponent's open guard. He steps over the leg to headquarters position and inserts his knee to the hip, while controlling the cross collar grip. He finds a stable base here and his opponent will turn in to him, trying to stop him from passing. Victor uses his elbow to control the turn, and can pull him on his side more, sinking his cross grip in deep. Now he can grab the gi on the other side of the neck and finish a choke.

Inside the University 700 - Knee Bar and Sweep from Open Guard

Inside the University 700 - Knee Bar and Sweep from Open Guard

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After winning double gold at the Pan Ams, Victor Hugo shows the class his favorite submission and sweep he used in the tournament. With his opponent on top in the headquarters position, Victor controls the cross collar and the near pant leg. He pulls him in with the collar and kicks his hook to off balance him. In the case that his opponent brings his outside knee between Victor's legs, he locks a triangle on the leg and finishes a knee bar. In the other scenario where his opponent tries to pressure with his inside knee, Victor swims his leg underneath and pushes away as he kicks his leg to stand up. Still with his collar and pants grip, Victor can easily finish a single leg takedown.

Inside the University 699 - Parting Words from Professor Waseam

Inside the University 699 - Parting Words from Professor Waseam

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To finish up his class at the University, Professor Waseam says some final words encompassing his last 8 years in San Diego, training under Saulo and Xande Ribeiro.

Inside the University 698 - Triangle Setup Variation from Closed Guard

Inside the University 698 - Triangle Setup Variation from Closed Guard

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Using the same beginning steps as the last triangle setup, Waseem swims his arms in, pulls his opponent in and reaches over to grab the armpit. This time when he grabs the wrist, his opponent resists when he tries to push the arm inside as he did before. So now Waseem turns his palm out and pushes the arm to the outside, giving him space to throw his leg over and setup his triangle.

Inside the University 697 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

Inside the University 697 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

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In his last class at the University before moving out of state, Professor Waseem Dannaoui teaches his favorite triangle setup. From the closed guard, he swims his hands inside his opponent's arms to grab the back of the head and triceps, and he pulls them tight to his body, using his legs at the same time to help. Next he plants his foot on the mat and escapes his hips to the side of his triceps grip. He lets go of the arm and reaches across the back of the head, cupping his hand in his opponent's armpit. Now he can let go of the head and push the wrist in, allowing him to throw his leg behind the head. His hand in the armpit grabs his shin to secure the triangle until he can adjust his hips and lock it tight with his other leg.