Inside the University 610 - Side Smash Pass from Reverse De La Riva Guard

Inside the University 610 - Side Smash Pass from Reverse De La Riva Guard

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Tyrone's opponent has a reverse De La Riva hook and is crossing his feet the opposite way one normally would, preventing Tyrone from cutting his knee out. Tyrone steps back and grabs the belt with his hand that was gripping the knee. He steps his trapped leg to the side and sprawls on his opponent's legs. He grabs the sleeve and drives his inside leg forward some more, and now has the option to step back and pass to the side or go straight to mount.

Inside the University 609 - Guard Passing Drills

Inside the University 609 - Guard Passing Drills

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To begin this BJJ Library class, guest instructor Professor Tyrone Gonsalves shows a few simple open guard passing drills that can be done daily as a good warm up.

Inside the University 608 - Don't Lose the Momentum

Inside the University 608 - Don't Lose the Momentum

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Saulo stresses the importance of keeping a constant attack as soon as you mount. He does not try to settle in the position and wait, but instead he is looking to keep advancing toward the submission right away. He also touches on combining attacks to always keep your opponent under threat.

Inside the University 607 - Switching Sides to Attack the Other Arm

Inside the University 607 - Switching Sides to Attack the Other Arm

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Now Saulo is in S mount attacking the arm, but his opponent is able to pull it out, so immediately Saulo traps the other arm. Using his posted hand to help him, he swings his hips to face the other direction and settles on the mat ready to finish the armbar.

Inside the University 606 - Controlling the Arm

Inside the University 606 - Controlling the Arm

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From the S-mount, when Saulo is attacking the arm and throws his leg over the head, it is very important that he stays leaning at an angle and not rising up. Again, by lifting his body, he gives his opponent the space to free his arm. In the case his opponent doesn't push, and leaves his arm trapped, Saulo controls the chicken wing and works for head and arm control.

Inside the University 605 - Swinging the Leg to S Mount

Inside the University 605 - Swinging the Leg to S Mount

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Correcting a common mistake, Saulo points out how your leg must swing fluidly to the S mount, while keeping your hips low. Many people raise their hips to get there, and end up giving too much space for their opponent to escape. That's why you need to make sure swing your leg along the mat without sitting up.

Inside the University 604 - Attacking with Your Outside Arm

Inside the University 604 - Attacking with Your Outside Arm

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After getting to his S mount position, Saulo attacks the armbar by wrapping the arm from the outside, rather than feeding his other arm from the inside. This way, he has the angle to attack the second arm if his opponent is able to pull away the first arm.

Inside the University 603 - Creating the Angle to Finish from the Mount

Inside the University 603 - Creating the Angle to Finish from the Mount

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After Saulo steps over and gets to the mount position on his opponent, he leans to the side at an angle with his hand posting on the mat, and swings his leg to an S position. With his S mount, he can put more pressure on his opponent and also has a better angle to attack the arm. If his opponent is able to defend the first arm, he has the leverage he needs to attack the second arm.

Inside the University 602 - Side Control to Mount to Armbar

Inside the University 602 - Side Control to Mount to Armbar

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From side control, Saulo keeps heavy pressure on his opponent by staying on his toes, rather than resting on his knees. He opens his hips and whips his leg over the body. He settles in this position, waiting for his opponent to push and bridge, giving Saulo the opportunity to square his hips and climb to a high mount. Now he can trap the arm and get the armbar.

Inside the University 601 - Knee Shield Principles

Inside the University 601 - Knee Shield Principles

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Xande breaks down the general concepts of the knee shield guard, stressing the importance of using one foot on the hip while using your knee shield. He shows how to switch back and forth from side to side, and how to use his frame to scoot back into a technical stand up or to reset his guard.

Inside the University 600 - Kata Guruma / Fireman's Carry Drill

Inside the University 600 - Kata Guruma / Fireman's Carry Drill

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Walking backward with the collar and triceps grip, when his opponent is stepping forward with the same side leg as the collar grip, Xande pulls the collar down as he squats and throws his other arm under the legs. In the second variation of the drill, Xande drops to his knees while pulling the collar, and dumps his opponent over his shoulder.

Inside the University 599 - Walking Forward Seoi Nage Drill

Inside the University 599 - Walking Forward Seoi Nage Drill

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Applying the same grips and walking pattern as the previous seoi nage drill walking backward, Xande now takes his partner and walks forward. This time, as he plants his pivot foot, he also shoves his opponent back, causing his opponent to react by pushing back. This is the time Xande uses the reaction to pivot into the throw.