Inside the University 662 - Hook Sweep to Under Guard Sweep

Inside the University 662 - Hook Sweep to Under Guard Sweep

Add to Favorites Remove From Favorites 644 75 days ago

Xande goes for his hook sweep, but his opponent defends by posting his leg out. Xande reaches his arm all the way under the leg and uses his foot on the mat and his hook to pull himself underneath, forcing his opponent to base himself. Xande lets go of the belt to push the chest and hugs the leg with his shoulder. Now he straightens his leg to stretch his opponent away and post on his hand, giving him the space he needs to do a technical stand up and finish the sweep.


Inside the University 661 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard with Double Underhooks

Inside the University 661 - Reverse Armbar from Butterfly Guard with Double Underhooks

Add to Favorites 590 Remove From Favorites 76 days ago

First off, Xande shows a few different grips, and why the wrist to wrist grip is the strongest, and his preferred grip for this armbar. From the butterfly guard, he uses the same setup from the last technique to establish his double underhooks. He tries to stretch him out but this time his opponent stays heavy and posts his hands on the mat. Xande swims under the arm and catches his wrist to wrist grip at the triceps. From here he flares his elbow up and brings the arm to his neck, while stretching his legs. Now he has the space and leverage to squeeze and finish the reverse armbar.

Inside the University 660 - Inserting Your Underhook

Inside the University 660 - Inserting Your Underhook

Add to Favorites 531 Remove From Favorites 77 days ago

In this scenario, Xande's opponent is staying low and tight, and not allowing him to get his underhook. Xande makes a grip on the back of the gi on the opposite side he wants his underhook. Next he stretches his leg on the other side, opening up the space he needs to insert his underhook. He squares his body back to the center and gets his second underhook. Now he can stretch both his legs to push his opponent back, then sit up and set himself up for the sweep.

Inside the University 659 - Staying Connected While Sweeping

Inside the University 659 - Staying Connected While Sweeping

Add to Favorites 528 Remove From Favorites 78 days ago

Xande touches on a few key details about staying connected, first off with your forehead. While setting up his sweep, he keeps his forehead connected to his opponent's body. While coming up to the top after sweeping, he keeps his forehead connected to the ground, which allows him the leverage he needs to get up. Another important detail is that his hook stays connected while sweeping, rather than trying to kick his opponent up and off his hook, which will not work against a resisting opponent.

Inside the University 658 - Butterfly Guard Hook Sweep

Inside the University 658 - Butterfly Guard Hook Sweep

Add to Favorites 591 Remove From Favorites 80 days ago

With his opponent on his knees, Xande sets up his butterfly guard with an underhook and his head on the opposite side of the body, always staying connected. Depending on whether his opponent posts his hand on the mat or on Xande's knee, Xande grabs the triceps or the wrist, and traps the arm to his body. Now he rolls to the side, staying tight with his hook and pushing off the mat with his free foot. Using the momentum, he comes to the top already in position to pass the guard.

Inside the University 657 - Knee Slice Pass Variation from Half Guard

Inside the University 657 - Knee Slice Pass Variation from Half Guard

Add to Favorites 561 Remove From Favorites 81 days ago

Now Gustavo Dias shows a guard pass he used on his way to double gold in Europe. From top in half guard, he reaches under the head and keeps heavy shoulder pressure on his opponent. He feeds the lapel to his hand to increase his control, and he grips the pants at the knee. While stretching the leg away from him, he frees his knee and raises his hips to turn and begin his knee slice pass. He keeps his head heavy across his opponent's body and frees his leg to establish side control.

Inside the University 656 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

Inside the University 656 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

Add to Favorites 569 Remove From Favorites 82 days ago

Victor Hugo shows the triangle setup he used to finish his final fight. After pulling guard, he tries for a hook sweep, but his opponent keeps a heavy base and posts on Victor's knee. Victor grabs the wrist and pushes it in, and brings his bottom foot to the thigh and his top leg over the shoulder as he would for an omoplata. His opponent reacts by posturing up, so Victor throws his legs up and locks his feet to set up his triangle. Now he can bring the arm across and adjust the triangle to submit.

Inside the University 655 - Back Step Half Guard Pass

Inside the University 655 - Back Step Half Guard Pass

Add to Favorites 464 Remove From Favorites 83 days ago

Continuing the lessons from the champions at the Europeans, Professor Frank shows his half guard pass he used to win the final. While on top and failing to mount, Frank pulls out his opponent's lapel and feeds it behind the neck, making a strong cross face grip as he sits back into half guard. He slides his free leg in to block his opponent's hip, and grips his opponent's pants at the knee. Now he leans back a little, baiting his opponent to unlock his legs and bridge, giving Frank the opening he needs to back step his leg and gain side control.

Inside the University 654 - O Goshi with Grip Over the Arm

Inside the University 654 - O Goshi with Grip Over the Arm

Add to Favorites 549 Remove From Favorites 84 days ago

In this scenario, which is what happened in Xande's fight, his opponent blocks his hip, preventing Xande from going under the arm and grabbing the belt. Instead, Xande reaches over the arm to make his grip. He also keeps heavy with his collar grip and uses a stiff arm to keep his opponent at bay if he tries to close the distance. Using the same fundamentals as the traditional o goshi, Xande steps in and tosses his opponent over his hip.

Inside the University 653 - Creating the Angle to Throw

Inside the University 653 - Creating the Angle to Throw

Add to Favorites 542 Remove From Favorites 85 days ago

When Xande goes for the o goshi, he needs his opponent at the proper angle in order to throw him. He likes to set this up by sweeping at the foot and faking that he wants to throw him toward his back. His opponent reacts by stepping over Xande's foot and backing up. This gives Xande the space and angle he needs to step in and finish the throw.

Inside the University 652 - Traditional O Goshi (Hip Toss) Takedown

Inside the University 652 - Traditional O Goshi (Hip Toss) Takedown

Add to Favorites 499 Remove From Favorites 86 days ago

Starting with the classic judo sleeve grip, Xande reaches behind his opponent's back and grabs his belt. He steps his feet in the same as he would for a seoi nage, but he makes sure that his hip passes his opponent's hip, preventing him from stepping around Xande. Now by bending over, he picks his opponent up on his hip and continues his momentum, throwing him over his lower back and down to the floor in front of him.

Inside the University 651 - Finishing the Triangle when Opponent Hides His Arm

Inside the University 651 - Finishing the Triangle when Opponent Hides His Arm

Add to Favorites 412 Remove From Favorites 88 days ago

This time after Rene bites and gets the diamond position, his opponent hides his arm on the outside of the leg. Rene gets his safety lock and readjusts his position the same as before. He reaches across to grab the arm and his other hand grabs the wrist to attack a kimura. His opponent will usually defend by straightening his arm, and this gives Rene the opportunity to drag the arm across and finish the triangle.