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.

Inside the University 818 - Leg Drag Drill

Inside the University 818 - Leg Drag Drill

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Professor Victor Hugo shows a leg drag passing drill he uses when his opponent is playing De La Riva guard and grabbing his pants. Victor first turns his knee outside to break the hook, and then grabs the other leg at the knee and heel to pull it across his body. He finishes by grabbing the collar and keeping the leg pinched to his body.

Inside the University 817 - Side to Side Passing and Taking the Back Drill

Inside the University 817 - Side to Side Passing and Taking the Back Drill

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Continuing from the previous side to side passing drill, after Tyrone jumps back to the original side, he now looks to take the back. Using his head and shoulder, he pushes to raise his opponent's hips off the mat, creating space to slide his first hook in. Now he can throw the second hook over and establish back control.

Inside the University 816 - Side to Side Passing Drill

Inside the University 816 - Side to Side Passing Drill

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Now Tyrone shows a favorite passing drill of his. He begins with a leg drag and his opponent reacts by bringing his other leg over. Now Tyrone traps the legs and knee slides through to the other side. When his opponent escapes his hips, Tyrone hops back to the other side to get on the back.

Inside the University 815 - Guard Submission Transition Drill

Inside the University 815 - Guard Submission Transition Drill

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To start of his last class at the University, Professor Tyrone shows a drill from the guard to practice transitioning between submissions. In the first drill, he shows how he combines an armbar, omoplata and triangle.

Inside the University 814 - Back Stepping Out of Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 814 - Back Stepping Out of Deep Half Guard

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Going in to more detail about what happened in his fight, Gustavo shows how his opponent actually grabbed his sleeve while looking to sweep him from the deep half. To avoid this control, Gustavo was able to back step his top leg and bug the neck, forcing his opponent to abandon his grip. Now Gustavo can go to three quarter mount and continue his pass he's been showing.

Inside the University 813 - Deep Half Guard Pass with an Underhook

Inside the University 813 - Deep Half Guard Pass with an Underhook

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Using the same setup as the previous technique, Gustavo transitions to the three quarter mount like position while his opponent is in deep half guard. Now he reaches his arm to get the underhook and makes a grip on the belt, which he can use to pull and make himself heavier. When he steps his leg over the head to pass, he already has the underhook and can establish a good side control.