Inside the University 967 - Stretching Your Leg to Maintain Distance

Inside the University 967 - Stretching Your Leg to Maintain Distance

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Saulo goes over a detail of keeping your bottom leg stretched and extending your body to maintain distance between you and your opponent. This is especially applicable in a self defense scenario if your attacker is trying to punch you.

Inside the University 966 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

Inside the University 966 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

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To start off this lesson, Saulo begins in closed guard and looks to set up his classic guard position. With a sleeve and cross collar grip, he opens his guard, and without putting his feet on the ground he turns his hips toward his sleeve grip. Both feet go on the hips and his top leg opens to maintain inside control of the arm. Now he is in a good classic guard position.

Inside the University 965 - Armbar with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

Inside the University 965 - Armbar with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

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Gustavo has his 2-on-1 sleeve grip and a foot on the hip, and his opponent is walking away from the foot on the hip looking to pass. As he walks that way, Gustavo ideally has his other foot on the biceps, and when his opponent gets square to him, he drops the foot down to the hip. While pulling the arm in, he elevates his hips and pinches the arm to attack the armbar.

Inside the University 964 - 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Back or Single Leg

Inside the University 964 - 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Back or Single Leg

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Now as Gustavo is working with the 2-on-1 sleeve grip, his opponent looks to pass to the far side. As he does, Gustavo kicks the far leg out and drags the arm to the ground as he sits up to attack the back or grab a single leg, depending on his opponent's reaction. A key detail is he uses the grip at the armpit to help him get up and keep his opponent from closing the distance.

Inside the University 963 - Switching Your Foot on the Hip with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

Inside the University 963 - Switching Your Foot on the Hip with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

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As Gustavo is playing the 2-on-1 sleeve grip, his opponent is moving to the side in effort to pass his guard. When his opponent gets far enough that Gustavo is concerned his guard will be passed, he puts his free foot on the hip and drops his other foot down, and continues to play guard.

Inside the University 962 - Guard Retention with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

Inside the University 962 - Guard Retention with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

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To start this lesson about 2-on-1 sleeve grip, Gustavo first shows how to do some basic guard retention while playing guard with this grip. He keeps his foot in the hip on the same side of the arm he controls. His other foot is free to push the biceps, use as a De La Riva hook or many other options. As his opponent tries to move to the side, Gustavo makes sure to follow with him.

Inside the University 961 - Deep Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Grabs Your Pants

Inside the University 961 - Deep Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Grabs Your Pants

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This time when Gustavo sets up his deep half guard, his opponent grabs his pants at the knee to control his leg and fend off the hook. Instead off feeding the lapel to his hand, he opens the gi and reaches in for a nice collar grip. Now he sits up, and sweeps his opponent very similar to a fireman's carry.

Inside the University 960 - Hunting for the Choke

Inside the University 960 - Hunting for the Choke

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Gustavo goes over a few details on how to use your feet to help you move your hips where they need to be. He also shows how he immediately looks for the choke when attacking his opponent's back. Getting the hooks in is secondary for him, so always hunt for the choke.

Inside the University 959 - Why You Shouldn't Stay Flat on Your Back in Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 959 - Why You Shouldn't Stay Flat on Your Back in Deep Half Guard

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Gustavo breaks down why you shouldn't stay flat on your back while playing deep half guard. If you are flat, it's much easier for your opponent to step over your head and work on passing your guard. The only time you should be flat on your back is during a transitional movement.

Inside the University 958 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 958 - Back Take from Deep Half Guard

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Showing a second option after he sets up his deep half guard, Gustavo shows how he likes to take the back. Once he has his lapel grip and is ready to sweep, he hooks his opponent's leg with his foot and elevates it. He kicks his opponent forward and slides his head out the back. Now depending on his opponent's reaction, he looks to control the back, or maintain top position.

Inside the University 957 - Deep Half Guard Sweep with Lapel Grip

Inside the University 957 - Deep Half Guard Sweep with Lapel Grip

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To start this lesson Professor Gustavo goes over some basic rules for the deep half guard, including making sure you face the same way as your opponent, and not stay flat on your back. He feeds his opponent's lapel behind the leg and swims his front arm to the back to make the grip. To sweep he can either bridge or lift the leg and turn into his opponent.

Inside the University 956 - Preventing Side Control Transition from North-South

Inside the University 956 - Preventing Side Control Transition from North-South

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Saulo goes over some important details on how to swing your legs like a pendulum to recover your guard. First is to keep your legs together and low to the ground. This will require some strength from your abs. Also he covers how to prevent your opponent from getting to side control from north-south, using the same principles already covered.