Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 1 - Setting Up the Collar and Sleeve Guard

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 1 - Setting Up the Collar and Sleeve Guard

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Starting from the closed guard, Xande opens the collar and punches his hand up to make his collar grip, and keeps his arm straight to control his opponent. Next he makes the sleeve grip, and opens his elbow a little to pull the the sleeve up where he is stronger with the grip. Now he places his opposite foot on the mat and escapes his hips, placing his other foot on the hip. Finally, he brings his knee inside and up to the shoulder to make his shield. He can also do a more advanced variation where he does not place his foot on the mat, but uses his leverage to shake his hips to the side instead.


Inside the University 368 - Taking the Back from Turtle

Inside the University 368 - Taking the Back from Turtle

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Continuing from the sweep in his last lesson, Gustavo starts with grips on both pants and his opponent on all fours. He moves to the right side and reaches underneath and across to grab the lapel. He pulls up on his pants grip and drops his weight down with his shoulder to flatten his opponent. His opponent reacts by pushing himself back up, which gives Gustavo the space to jump over the back to the other side, sink in his hook, and continue rolling til he is on the back.

Inside the University 367 - Butterfly to X-Guard to Back Take

Inside the University 367 - Butterfly to X-Guard to Back Take

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Moving on to his final match, Gustavo shows a back take he used, starting from the butterfly guard. With his underhook grabbing the belt and his other hand grabbing the elbow, he attempts the basic butterfly sweep, causing his opponent to post on his leg. Gustavo reaches to grab the leg, and scoots underneath, bringing his other foot to the hip and setting up the X-guard. From here, he swims his arm under the leg and forces the knee to his chest, and drops his hook from the hip to the shin and forces his opponent to his knees. Next he passes the leg over his head, hooks behind the knee and grips both pant legs. Now he pulls his opponent's weight on him before pushing him forward and coming to the top to attack the back.

Inside the University 366 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

Inside the University 366 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

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Gustavo continues his lesson on passing the knee shield guard, Gustavo has switched the side he is on and is looking to finish the pass. Gustavo's knee is behind his opponent's thighs and his weight on top of his the legs. His opponent frames at Gustavo's neck, so makes a same side grip on the collar, and feeds to his other hand, threatening the choke. Now he uses the leverage to keep his weight on him, and pass to the original side and establish side control.

Inside the University 365 - Changing Sides to Pass the Knee Shield Guard

Inside the University 365 - Changing Sides to Pass the Knee Shield Guard

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Guest Instructor and World Silver Medalist, Gustavo Dias, discusses his experience competing in Russia, and shows some of the positions he used at the tournament. His first opponent had pulled him to half guard, and was playing guard with a knee shield. Gustavo uses his hand to block his opponent's hip and forced his weight on him, causing his opponent to push back. Gustavo uses this opportunity to get up on his toes, and run around to the other side, forcing the legs down in the opposite direction. Now he can put his weight on his opponent and get head control before working to pass the guard.

Inside the University 364 - Replacing Guard from Over Under

Inside the University 364 - Replacing Guard from Over Under

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Saulo's opponent now has over under control and is looking to pass the guard. Saulo's first move is to keep his arm tight to his own body and pushing his opponent's shoulder. Using his free leg, he pushes off the mat to shrimp, and uses his knee to push his opponent at his side. Now he has the position and leverage to escape, replace or attack.

Inside the University 363 - Replacing Guard from Double Unders when Opponent Stacks

Inside the University 363 - Replacing Guard from Double Unders when Opponent Stacks

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Saulo's opponent has double unders, so Saulo escapes his hips as he did before, but now his opponent stacks and really puts the pressure on Saulo to that side. Saulo's reaction is to turn more to that side, and bring his leg off the shoulder and down to the mat. Now he pushes his opponent's arm, and scoots his hips back to free his leg. From here, he has different options, such as replacing the guard or attacking the back.

Inside the University 362 - Replacing Guard from Double Unders

Inside the University 362 - Replacing Guard from Double Unders

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Saulo's opponent has double unders on him, so the first thing Saulo does is escape his hips by pushing off the shoulder with his leg. Staying on his hip, Saulo keeps scooting with his opponent if he insists on driving the pressure to that side. When he has created the space, he snakes his knee back in between him and his opponent, replacing the guard.

Travis Stevens Judo 10 - Seoi Nage

Travis Stevens Judo 10 - Seoi Nage

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With a collar and sleeve grip, Travis steps forward and to the side, before pulling his opponent and circling. From here, he back steps to close the distance, and reaches under the arm grabbing his collar, and traps it grabbing the shoulder. He pulls down as hard as he can, lifts his opponent off the mat using his hip, and bows to finish the takedown.

Travis Stevens Judo 9 - Grip Break to Osoto Gari

Travis Stevens Judo 9 - Grip Break to Osoto Gari

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Travis begins the same as the last technique, rolling his opponent's collar grip off with a C grip, and circling his opponent to the side. Now, after he grabs over the back, he back steps his foot to close the distance, and his near foot hooks behind the outside leg. He pushes his foot to the mat and stretches his body up tall, before stepping his other foot forward and kicking his hook back high to finish the takedown.

Travis Stevens Judo 8 - Grip Break to Foot Sweep Takedown

Travis Stevens Judo 8 - Grip Break to Foot Sweep Takedown

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Travis and his opponent both have each other's collar gripped, so Travis makes a C grip on the wrist, and rolls it off to break the grip. He slides to his left, circling while pulling his opponent with his grips. He moves his hand from the arm to over the back, grabbing the gi. Now he steps up with his left foot, and pulls his opponent to his right, as he sweeps the right foot to finish the takedown.

Travis Stevens Judo 7 - Breaking Collar Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 7 - Breaking Collar Grips

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In the first method of breaking the collar grip, Travis is gripping the sleeve underneath and his other hand grabs the hand, palm to palm. He rolls the hand outward and pushes down and away to break the grip. The second way is to keep his collar grip, and grab the wrist from the outside with his C grip. He rolls the wrist in and pushes the arm across his body as he leans back. The third way is to make a cat paw grip with his cross arm, roll his shoulder back, and punch the grip away from his body.