Inside the University 830 - Collar Drag to Single Leg Takedown

Inside the University 830 - Collar Drag to Single Leg Takedown

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This time when Gustavo tries to get the choke from the collar drag, his opponent postures up to escape, so Gustavo grabs the heel and stands up with the single leg. Now he can finish the takedown either by pulling the collar down or sweeping the other leg.


Inside the University 829 - Collar Drag Choke

Inside the University 829 - Collar Drag Choke

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Now from his seated guard with a deep collar grip, Gustavo is looking to choke his opponent. He raises his elbow to sink his wrist in the neck, and his free hand grabs the back of the head and pulls down to finish a fast and simple choke.

Inside the University 828 - When to Hunt the Back from Collar Drag

Inside the University 828 - When to Hunt the Back from Collar Drag

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Gustavo adds a few details to the collar drag, and shows some scenarios that he will look to take the back rather than the single leg sweep. Typically he looks for the back only when his opponent stays with his knees on the mat. Another detail he points out is to make sure your collar grip is deep enough when collar dragging your opponent.

Inside the University 827 - Collar Drag Sweep

Inside the University 827 - Collar Drag Sweep

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Now from his seated guard position, Gustavo looks for the collar drag. He uses his posted hand to scoot his hips to the side as he pulls the collar down, forcing his opponent to base on the mat. Now Gustavo grabs the near leg as he comes up to put his opponent on his back and finish the sweep.

Inside the University 826 - Collar Guard Concepts

Inside the University 826 - Collar Guard Concepts

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To start the lesson, Professor Gustavo shows some basic concepts of the seated guard, and more importantly the collar guard. First is a drill to recover and transition, using your feet in the hips and biceps. This guard is often played with a sleeve grip also, but for this lesson he is more focused on using his free hand to base himself and move laterally.

Inside the University 825 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

Inside the University 825 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

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Now Professor Rene shows how you can use the same guard recovery technique as before when your opponent has side control on you. As his opponent brings his arm over Rene's head, he pushes the arm away, and scoots back to recover his guard, just as he did before.

Inside the University 824 - Recovering Guard when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

Inside the University 824 - Recovering Guard when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

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This time when Professor Rene's opponent is trying to pass with one arm under his leg, he simply pushes the elbow, posts on his forearm and escapes his hips, creating space to recover his guard. Sometimes he will also be able to roll himself to reverse his opponent and get on top.

Inside the University 823 - Taking the Back when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

Inside the University 823 - Taking the Back when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

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Rene's opponent is again trying to pass with one arm under the leg, but now Rene wants to take the back. First he grabs the wrist and pushes it against his thigh, then posts his forearm to sit up. Next he raises his hips and rolls sideways til his hip sits on the elbow. He grabs the pants and pulls his bottom leg out, and now he can work on establishing back control.

Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

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Now Rene is in half guard and his opponent is under one of his legs, similar to an over-under pass. Rene makes a grip on the triceps and quickly switches his hips to face the other direction, sweeping his opponent in the process.

Inside the University 821 - No Grips Guard Passing Drill

Inside the University 821 - No Grips Guard Passing Drill

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To start off class, Professor Rene has the students do a guard passing drill where they do not make any grips on the pants. Instead, they can grab the shins and focus on their footwork to get around the legs. The person on bottom works on their guard recovery, also not making grips.

Inside the University 820 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

Inside the University 820 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

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Using the same leg drag to the back sequence, instead of going for the bow and arrow choke, now when Victor rolls back, he throws his leg over his opponent's free arm to trap it. He releases his Kimura grip on the arm to grab the wrist and trap the other arm. Now his opponent can't defend and Victor can finish a rear naked choke with one arm. Another option for him here is to throw his leg across the body and lock an inverted triangle.

Inside the University 819 - Leg Drag to Bow and Arrow Choke

Inside the University 819 - Leg Drag to Bow and Arrow Choke

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Now after Victor does the leg drag, he looks to take the back, first by gripping the pants or belt at the back and forcing his opponent onto his side. He feeds the top lapel to his choking hand and throws his hook over the body into place. Now he can sit back and grab the pants to finish the bow and arrow choke.