Inside the University 601 - Knee Shield Principles

Inside the University 601 - Knee Shield Principles

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Xande breaks down the general concepts of the knee shield guard, stressing the importance of using one foot on the hip while using your knee shield. He shows how to switch back and forth from side to side, and how to use his frame to scoot back into a technical stand up or to reset his guard.


Inside the University 600 - Kata Guruma / Fireman's Carry Drill

Inside the University 600 - Kata Guruma / Fireman's Carry Drill

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Walking backward with the collar and triceps grip, when his opponent is stepping forward with the same side leg as the collar grip, Xande pulls the collar down as he squats and throws his other arm under the legs. In the second variation of the drill, Xande drops to his knees while pulling the collar, and dumps his opponent over his shoulder.

Inside the University 599 - Walking Forward Seoi Nage Drill

Inside the University 599 - Walking Forward Seoi Nage Drill

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Applying the same grips and walking pattern as the previous seoi nage drill walking backward, Xande now takes his partner and walks forward. This time, as he plants his pivot foot, he also shoves his opponent back, causing his opponent to react by pushing back. This is the time Xande uses the reaction to pivot into the throw.

Inside the University 598 - Walking Backward Seoi Nage Drill

Inside the University 598 - Walking Backward Seoi Nage Drill

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Using a traditional collar or elbow grip, Xande walks backward with his partner, timing their steps together. To set up the throw, he steps his pivot foot, in this case his right foot, back a little behind his left foot. Xande takes one more step back with his left foot, while his opponent steps forward with his right foot. At the right time, Xande quickly pivots on his right foot and spins has back to his opponent, trapping the arm underneath and picking him with his hips. This drill is to be repeated while walking in line.

Inside the University 597 - X-Guard to Curu Curu Guard Sweep

Inside the University 597 - X-Guard to Curu Curu Guard Sweep

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Starting from the X-guard he set up in the last technique, Daniel wraps his arm around the leg and moves his top foot to the inside of his opponent's groin. His other hand grabs the pants on the free leg, and he stretches his legs to knock his opponent forward. Now he rolls to the side, spinning to the top position while controlling both legs.

Inside the University 596 - Knee Shield to X-Guard Transition

Inside the University 596 - Knee Shield to X-Guard Transition

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Guest Instructor Daniel Campos begins in a knee shield guard position with his opponent putting pressure on his knee shield. Daniel opens his knee to the side, creating space and the angle for him to swim his other knee behind his opponent's knee for the first X-guard hook. He grabs the pants and closes his elbow to keep the leg trapped. Next he moves his knee shield to hook behind the far thigh, creating his second X-guard hook, stretches his legs and sits up into his X-guard.

Inside the University 595 - Practical Drilling

Inside the University 595 - Practical Drilling

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Here Saulo points out the importance of drilling technique with the right timing, strength and intentions. It is not helpful for him or his partner to jump in full speed when attempting to learn and perfect a technique. It is much more beneficial to practice at reasonable pace that both training partners are comfortable with.

Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

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Now Saulo focuses on establishing the reverse De La Riva hook immediately when his opponent steps his leg in to knee cut. By kicking back over his head or inverting and spinning underneath, Saulo opens the door for many attacks to get a sweep. The key for him now is to react at the right time.

Inside the University 593 - Staying In Tune with Your Training Partner

Inside the University 593 - Staying In Tune with Your Training Partner

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Going over the techniques, Saulo discusses the importance of working with your partner and staying in tune as you practice, in order to get the most efficiency out of your training. It is important to talk to each other and calibrate your strength and timing when doing the drills, so you can both learn the ins and outs of the position.

Inside the University 592 - Defending a Deep Knee Cut

Inside the University 592 - Defending a Deep Knee Cut

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Saulo shows the last line of defense when your opponent goes for a knee cut and gets it deep before you can defend. He turns in facing his opponent, and keeps his elbows hugged tight to his body keeping himself safe from any grip control. From his side, can sit up and recover his guard.

Inside the University 591 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 2

Inside the University 591 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 2

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Continuing his speech before class, Saulo discusses the importance of knowing your teammates in order to bring out the best in each other.

Inside the University 590 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 1

Inside the University 590 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 1

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Saulo begins class with a speech about discipline, dedication and excelling in the art of Jiu Jitsu.