Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

Inside the University 783 - Finishing the Omoplata when Your Opponent Rolls

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This time when Rene sets up the omoplata, his opponent rolls forward to try to escape. Rene sits up and stops the roll by trapping the arm between his hamstring and calf, leaving his opponent flat on his back. His first option is to go for an easy wrist lock here, but he can also roll forward and end up back in the omoplata, where he can look to finish.


Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

Inside the University 782 - Finishing the Omoplata

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Having set up the omoplata, Professor Rene now shows how to finish. After locking his legs, he escapes his to the outside and then extends his legs to push his opponent down. Now he can switch his legs to S position and sit up to finish the omoplata.

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

Inside the University 781 - Omo Plata Setup from Classic Guard

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Before getting into some variations on finishing the omo plata, Professor Rene shows a basic omo plata setup from the classic collar and sleeve guard. With one knee up against the shoulder, he shifts his hips to the other side, puts the hand in his 'back pocket' and throws his leg over the arm. Here he can grab the belt, adjust his position and lock his legs to secure the omo plata.

Inside the University 780 - Osoto Gari Variation from the Back

Inside the University 780 - Osoto Gari Variation from the Back

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Showing one of his favorite takedowns, Professor Rene begins by arm dragging his opponent and getting a body lock from the back. Now instead of trying to pick him up and slam him to the mat, he simply steps to the side and kicks his leg back between his opponent's legs, using the same motion as an Osoto Gari to take him down.

Inside the University 779 - Details of a Proper Underhook

Inside the University 779 - Details of a Proper Underhook

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To wrap up the lesson, Gustavo shows a couple details on getting a good underhook. Instead of just reaching all the way across the back, he makes sure his shoulder is in his opponent's chest and he is hugging tight with his underhook. This will give him the leverage he needs to work his positions.

Inside the University 778 - Taking the Back from Half Guard

Inside the University 778 - Taking the Back from Half Guard

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This time when Professor Gustavo goes for the half guard lift, his opponent sprawls his weight and stays on his knees, so Gustavo reaches under the arm and across the back. By punching his shoulder up, he opens space to sit up and attack his opponent's back. Here he shows a couple different options of finishing his back take.

Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

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Using the half guard lift, Gustavo raises his opponent off the mat and gets underneath him. Now he pulls the collar down and pushes it away as he looks toward his right shoulder and does a back roll, ending up on top in his opponent's half guard, where he has many options.

Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

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Now with knee shield across the belly, and has a collar and wrist grip, Professor Gustavo plants his top foot on his bottom foot for leverage. He pushes into his opponent to cause a reaction before using his hips to pull him up and on top of him, where he holds him up like a table. From here he will show different options.

Inside the University 775 - Creating Space from the Half Guard

Inside the University 775 - Creating Space from the Half Guard

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To start off class, Professor Gustavo shows how to create space and get your opponent's weight off you when he is flattening you in the half guard. First he hooks the trapped leg tight with his calf and he hugs the back of the head. He bridges hard and drives the head away with his arm, then immediately escapes his hips and places his knee shield. Now he can set up his frames against the arm and get to a comfortable half guard position.

Inside the University 774 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

Inside the University 774 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

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Now having passed the guard, Professor Nick shows one of his favorite submissions, a wrist lock from side control. When his opponent puts his hand on Nick's shoulder to push him, Nick first traps the hand to his shoulder with his chin. He places both hands on the triceps and simply pulls in and drops pressure with his chest to finish the wrist lock.

Inside the University 773 - Torreando Leg Drag Pass

Inside the University 773 - Torreando Leg Drag Pass

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Nick once again grabs the shins and breaks his opponent's hooks, but this time his opponent is playing De La Riva with a pants grip, so Nick can't kick his foot away. He grabs the hook foot by the toes and drags across the front of his body, causing his opponent to bring his other foot over to Nick's hip. He anticipates this and drags both legs across him as he establishes himself in a leg drag passing position.

Inside the University 772 - Kicking Out of De La Riva

Inside the University 772 - Kicking Out of De La Riva

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Now Professor Nick's opponent is grabbing his heel from a De La Riva guard, and Nick wants to get back to his Torreando headquarters position. With both of pant grips on the shin, he pushes both legs down to get rid of the hook, turns and kicks away to free his leg. Now he can reestablish his passing position.