Inside the University 740 - Placing Your Hands Under Your Body

Inside the University 740 - Placing Your Hands Under Your Body

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Now Saulo points out that your hands should stay under your body when turning belly down. Many times people will reach for the legs and get stuck because of this. If you are reaching for the legs, it should be in effort to take your opponent down. However, in this case, we are looking to recover guard, so he keeps his hands near his body for protection.

Inside the University 739 - Turning Belly Down

Inside the University 739 - Turning Belly Down

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Tying all his movements together, Saulo shows how to avoid getting stuck in turtle when turning belly down. After escaping his hips and bringing his bottom leg through, he doesn't hang out on his knees, allowing his opponent to set up attacks. Instead he brings his other leg to S position and falls back, where he can reset his guard.

Inside the University 738 - Framing with Your Knee

Inside the University 738 - Framing with Your Knee

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Now Saulo focuses on the importance of recovering guard with two specific movements after turning on his side. When he brings his knee in the first time, this is to set his frame. He is not yet looking to recover because he doesn't have the space. Next he escapes his hips, and now he has the space to bring his knee in more and begin to recover.

Inside the University 737 - Moving Your Hips Back and Forth

Inside the University 737 - Moving Your Hips Back and Forth

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Saulo breaks down the fundamental movement of the hips while recovering guard. After his bridge, while still on his side, he is using a back and forth motion to gain momentum, whether he goes to recover guard or turn belly down. If he recovers, his inside leg now becomes a frame against his opponent's body, and a new point of leverage to use.

Inside the University 736 - Recovering Guard

Inside the University 736 - Recovering Guard

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Saulo's opponent is passing his guard, so as soon as he gets around the legs, Saulo's first move is to turn on his side at his 45 degree angle, with both elbows attached to his body. His opponent drops his weight to put pressure, so Saulo bridges to create space. If he now has room to move his hips, he brings his legs in to recover guard.

Inside the University 735 - Knee Cut Pass from Headquarters

Inside the University 735 - Knee Cut Pass from Headquarters

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Now while in headquarters, Nick's opponent has a grip on his pants or ankle, keeping him from kicking his leg back for the X-pass. Instead, he whips his body along with his grips to the side, setting himself up in a knee cut position. His opponent will turn into him, and Nick finds the space with his elbow to control the body as he cuts his knee through to pass the guard.

Inside the University 734 - X-Pass from Headquarters

Inside the University 734 - X-Pass from Headquarters

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Nick is in his headquarters position, keeping his base low while holding a collar and pants grip. In this scenario, his opponent is gripping either his collar or sleeve, and not addressing Nick's leg. Nick shifts his weight toward the side of the trapped leg, leans forward into his collar grip and kicks his leg back in the air to clear his opponent's legs. He punches his pant grip away as he brings his leg back down, establishing knee on belly. He still has control of both grips and his arms now form an X.

Inside the University 733 - Getting to Headquarters

Inside the University 733 - Getting to Headquarters

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There are many ways to get to headquarters, but in this case Nick is starting in his opponent's De La Riva guard. He first makes a collar grip and grabs the pants on the leg that is in his hip. Now he straightens his legs to pop the De La Riva hook off his leg, and at the same time kicks his other leg back to step over his opponent's leg, settling in a strong headquarters position.

Inside the University 732 - Jiu Jitsu Chess

Inside the University 732 - Jiu Jitsu Chess

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Professor Nick Schrock shows a fun game you play as a drill called Jiu Jitsu chess. The rules are to make one move at a time, whether it be make a grip, break a grip, place a hook and so on. This game will make you think about each move and is a good exercise for your brain.

Inside the University 731 - Tiger Routine - Full Sequence

Inside the University 731 - Tiger Routine - Full Sequence

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Now Professor Rene shows how to combine all the movements in the tiger routine into one fluid sequence. Once the movements are learned, you can combine them any way you like to develop better mobility, flexibility, strength and endurance.

Inside the University 730 - Tiger Routine - Warrior Walk and Kick the Sky

Inside the University 730 - Tiger Routine - Warrior Walk and Kick the Sky

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For the warrior walk, Rene steps his back leg up from S position, and places it in front of him while staying on his back knee in a lunge position. His opposite arm comes across toward his front leg and he turns his body in that direction. Next he steps up onto his front foot and kicks to the sky at the same time he swings his arm to slap his foot. He notes that his leg and arm are rotating toward each other. After making contact, he steps his knee back down behind him and then his front leg goes back down to his original S position.

Inside the University 729 - Tiger Routine - Protection Walk and Side Kick

Inside the University 729 - Tiger Routine - Protection Walk and Side Kick

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From S position, Rene plants his hands on the side of his front leg, and switches his legs to alligator position. A detail here is that he always makes sure he stays looking forward. Now for the side kick, he pushes himself up with his arms and kicks his back leg through, bringing his knee to his chest and extending his leg straight up. As he kicks his front hand goes behind him so he ends up in a crab walk position, with one leg in the air. To finish the movement, he goes back to alligator position and then back to S position.