Inside the University 478 - Lasso Guard Drill

Inside the University 478 - Lasso Guard Drill

Add to Favorites Remove From Favorites 464 217 days ago

Gustavo once again starts with the spider guard, and his opponent is gripping both of his pants and walks to the side as he did before. As his opponent moves, Gustavo is extending his leg to the same side to keep him at bay. Now to break the other grip, he kicks his leg and pulls the sleeve. From here he loops his leg over the arm and makes his lasso hook, keeping his elbow tight to his body and his palm facing up so his opponent cannot swim his hand outside. After establishing a good lasso guard, he unhooks his lasso so his opponent can move to the other side, where he repeats the drill.


Inside the University 477 - Spider Guard Side to Side Drill with Moving Opponent

Inside the University 477 - Spider Guard Side to Side Drill with Moving Opponent

Add to Favorites 532 Remove From Favorites 218 days ago

Now Gustavo practices the same concept of the previous spider guard drill, but this time his opponent is moving from side to side. As his opponent moves to the side, Gustavo extends his leg on the side he's moving to. He keeps his other leg bent and pulls the sleeve tight to his body. Now his opponent moves to the other side and he continues the drill.

Inside the University 476 - Spider Guard Side to Side Drill

Inside the University 476 - Spider Guard Side to Side Drill

Add to Favorites 561 Remove From Favorites 219 days ago

Showing the first spider guard drill of the night, Gustavo has both sleeve grips and both feet in the biceps. It is very important he does not stay flat on his back, rather is on his side, with his lower leg bent and he upper leg extended. When he transitions to the other side, he bridges off his bent leg foot in the biceps to change his direction, and then extends that same leg. For this drill he just switches back and forth, side to side. Another key point is that his foot remains right in the elbow crease, where he can keep more control of his opponent's arm.

Inside the University 475 - Open Guard Pass

Inside the University 475 - Open Guard Pass

Add to Favorites 741 Remove From Favorites 220 days ago

Knowing his opponent has a strong lasso guard, Saulo looks to avoid falling into his game by approaching the guard from a strong headquarters position, keeping his arms to his body and not extended. He steps in, grabs the shins and pushes them in, causing his opponent to react by kicking his feet back out. Saulo uses this reaction to push the legs to the side and step to the other side, where he can look to use his favorite guard pass.

Inside the University 474 - Sprawling and Pinning the Leg to Pass

Inside the University 474 - Sprawling and Pinning the Leg to Pass

Add to Favorites 800 Remove From Favorites 222 days ago

Saulo has established his headquarters position and is using the bounce motion to create his space to pass. As he bounces out, he drops his hand to his opponent's knee and pushes it to the mat. His same side knee turns out to pin the leg and he sprawls his other leg back. Here he can windshield wiper pass over the leg, or set up another pass.

Inside the University 473 - Importance of the Bounce

Inside the University 473 - Importance of the Bounce

Add to Favorites 757 Remove From Favorites 223 days ago

Throughout his career, Saulo has been able to pass guards because of his bounce. The pushing in and pulling away motion is key in his whole passing game. Whether it's to clear the lasso hook, free his arm from a spider grip or any other kind of grip, the bounce creates space for him to escape. Make sure to incorporate this action/reaction movement into your passing.

Inside the University 472 - Maintaining a Strong Headquarters Position

Inside the University 472 - Maintaining a Strong Headquarters Position

Add to Favorites 733 Remove From Favorites 224 days ago

Correcting some mistakes, Saulo stresses the importance of maintaining a good headquarters position while in someone's guard. This means staying low with a good posture, rather than keeping the hips high and bending over, which will put you in danger. Also, the back and forth hip movement is key in creating the space needed to clear the lasso hook.

Inside the University 471 - Lasso Guard Pass

Inside the University 471 - Lasso Guard Pass

Add to Favorites 770 Remove From Favorites 225 days ago

Saulo's opponent puts the lasso guard on him, so his very first move is to move his body in and then away, in order to create space so he can swim his hand behind the thigh. Next his other hand comes to the knee, and again he moves his body in and away to create space, this time to shove the leg down to the mat. Now he keeps both hands pinning the leg down as he begins to pass to the side.

Eduardo Inojosa Series 10 - Cross Collar Choke from Knee On Belly

Eduardo Inojosa Series 10 - Cross Collar Choke from Knee On Belly

Add to Favorites 671 Remove From Favorites 226 days ago

Starting in side control, Eduardo post one hand at his opponent's far hip and the other under the head, and hops up to a knee on belly position. He brings his hand from the hip to sink a deep cross collar grip with his fingers inside and his other hand grabs the cloth on the cross shoulder. Now he squeezes the choke as he lowers his head to the mat to get the finish.

Eduardo Inojosa Series 9 - Kimura from Side Control

Eduardo Inojosa Series 9 - Kimura from Side Control

Add to Favorites 591 Remove From Favorites 227 days ago

From side control, Eduardo's opponent pushes his head to try to escape, so Eduardo brings his arm across the body and hugs the arm at the triceps. Next he walks to north-south position and grabs the wrist with his other hand to make a Kimura grip. Using the arm, he turns his opponent onto his side, but his opponent is still defending by holding on to his own pants or belt. Eduardo breaks the grip by pulling the arm away from the body, and now to finish he can bring the arm up and over toward the back til his opponent submits.

Eduardo Inojosa Series 8 - Kouchi Gari to Single Leg Takedown

Eduardo Inojosa Series 8 - Kouchi Gari to Single Leg Takedown

Add to Favorites 577 Remove From Favorites 229 days ago

Combining two takedowns, Eduardo first grabs the same side lapel and pulls his opponent to him as he sweeps across at the inside of his opponent's foot. His opponent reacts by stepping his leg out, so Eduardo drops to his knees and grabs the near leg. Now he can stand up and drive or run the pipe to finish the takedown.

Eduardo Inojosa Series 7 - Toreando Pass from De La Riva Guard

Eduardo Inojosa Series 7 - Toreando Pass from De La Riva Guard

Add to Favorites 552 Remove From Favorites 230 days ago

Starting in his opponent's De La Riva guard, Eduardo grips both pant legs on the outside of the knees, turns his knee out to break the hook, and pushes the legs away as he pulls his own body back to create space. It is also helpful to push enough that his opponent's hips are off the mat. Now he can choose a side to pass to and establish side control.