Inside the University 936 - Blocking the Mount

Inside the University 936 - Blocking the Mount

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Using the exact same movement as the solo drill, Saulo shows how to block the mount in a real situation. The key here is to react immediately when your opponent goes to take mount. If you wait until he has mounted you already, you are too late.


Inside the University 935 - Solo Drill to Block the Mount

Inside the University 935 - Solo Drill to Block the Mount

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In this class Saulo focuses on not just escaping, but defending the mount. The key is to block the mount as soon as you feel your opponent going for it. A simple drill to practice is falling to your side, bringing your top hand across to the pocket, keeping your elbows tucked to your body. Make sure to breathe to help your mobility.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 4 - Knee Bar Setup from Single Leg X Guard

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Victor sets up a single leg X guard with his hook on the outside leg, and he grabs his opponent's leg to begin his attack. His opponent tries to pull it out, so Victor readjusts his grip and brings the leg across to a 50/50 guard. From here he grabs the other leg and feints a sweep, causing his opponent to base his leg, which gives Victor the leverage he needs to finish the knee bar.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 3 - Ankle Pick Sweep

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Victor is playing the seated guard and pulls his opponent's head down, causing him to react by posturing back up. Victor uses this opportunity to grab the heel and push his opponent back as he comes up to finish the ankle pick sweep.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

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This is one Victor's favorite passes to use when his opponent is playing a sit up guard. First he grabs the heels and lifts his opponent's legs to roll him on his back. His opponent will react by sitting back up, and when he does, Victor jumps to the side and looks to establish his guard pass.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

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In this series, Victor Hugo goes over some of the techniques he used on the way to become No Gi Open Weight World Champion. First is a submission from the closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he wraps the leg and goes for the muscle sweep, but his opponent does not accept the sweep and tries to get back up. Victor now uses the space to pull his leg out and throw it over the shoulder to lock a triangle choke.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 10 - Lasso Guard Concepts

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 10 - Lasso Guard Concepts

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A student asks Rafael about some lasso guard concepts, specifically how to play it verses a larger opponent. Rafael covers some of his favorite ways to use the lasso and also how he can connect it to his 2-on-1 grip game.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 9 - Controlling and Attacking from Mount

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 9 - Controlling and Attacking from Mount

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Answering another question, Rafael covers the basic things he looks for while in the mount, including his body positioning, using the violent hug and playing with different lapel chokes.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 8 - Hooking the Leg to Finish the Armbar

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 8 - Hooking the Leg to Finish the Armbar

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Now Rafael shows another option he sometimes uses to help finish the armbar if his opponent's grip on his lapel is really strong. He leans toward the leg and under hooks it to give himself leverage to keep inching his palm down his thigh until he can break the grip and secure the arm.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 7 - Finishing the Armbar when Opponent Grabs His Lapel

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 7 - Finishing the Armbar when Opponent Grabs His Lapel

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Rafael answers a student's question about finishing an armbar when your opponent is defending by grabbing his own lapel. He first threads his arm near the head through and cups his own thigh. He walks his hand down to his hip, and with his other hand he can push the lapel or the elbow to break the grip and secure the armbar.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 6 - Transitions from Side Butterfly Guard

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 6 - Transitions from Side Butterfly Guard

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Now Rafael goes over some common reactions your opponent will have when you establish side butterfly guard, and gives options to counter them. He goes over a triangle, sweep and some general principles of how to connect the side butterfly to other positions in your game.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 5 - Side Butterfly Guard Sweep

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 5 - Side Butterfly Guard Sweep

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Sometimes while playing the 2-on-1 sleeve grip, Rafael's opponent will drop to his knees to feel more comfortable. This is the time for Rafael to insert his butterfly hooks and drag the arm so he can get to a side butterfly guard. When his opponent drives back into him, Rafael can use the momentum to hook sweep and establish a strong top position.