JJU 37-10 Mounted Arm Triangle to Ezequiel Choke

JJU 37-10 Mounted Arm Triangle to Ezequiel Choke

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In this lesson Xande teaches how to set up the Ezequiel choke from the mounted arm triangle.

JJU 37-09 Classic Armbar from Mount

JJU 37-09 Classic Armbar from Mount

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Xande teaches the classic armbar from the mount. This submission is highly effective from white to black belt and is taught frequently to beginners of jiu jitsu.

JJU 37-11 Mount Transition to Collar Choke from Back

JJU 37-11 Mount Transition to Collar Choke from Back

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In this lesson of the Jiu Jitsu University, Xande teaches how to transition from the mount to your opponent's back when they are doing the knee elbow escape. Xande also teaches how to continue your attack during the transition to finish with a collar choke from the back.

JJU 33-2 Dangers of Circling against the Inverted Guard

JJU 33-2 Dangers of Circling against the Inverted Guard

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In this lesson we learn that the inverted guard can be especially dangerous when we try to stack our opponent when they are already underneath you with the inverted guard. This gives them the option to sweep you in various ways and so we learn how to avoid this situation.

JJU 33-0 to 33-2 Passing Inverted Guard with Hip Drag Pass

JJU 33-0 to 33-2 Passing Inverted Guard with Hip Drag Pass

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In this lesson Saulo shows some possible threats from the inverted guard and teaches how to use a pass similar to a leg drag but instead with a grip on the hip. After dragging our opponent's hip back to the mat, we are in a much better position to pass without having to deal with the dangers of sweeps from the inverted guard.

JJU 31-03 Sit Up Guard Pass with Under Hook to Knee Slice

JJU 31-03 Sit Up Guard Pass with Under Hook to Knee Slice

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Once the underhook is established against the sit up guard, we can choose a variety of ways to transition into a guard pass. In this lesson we establish the underhook then go for the knee slice pass to end up in side control.

JJU 31-02 Sit Up Guard Pass with Underhook to Mount

JJU 31-02 Sit Up Guard Pass with Underhook to Mount

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Saulo teaches how to transition directly into the mount when your opponent sits up to establish the sit up guard. Being able to establish the underhook requires good timing of reaction but once it is established, there are many options to pass this position.

JJU 30-03 Passing Deep De la Riva with Classic Negative Side Hip Switch Pass

JJU 30-03 Passing Deep De la Riva with Classic Negative Side Hip Switch Pass

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Saulo teaches how to use the classic negative side hip switch pass when you are late to react to the deep de la riva and your opponent has the deep hook in. We use the classic hip switch but the positioning and being able to stop your opponent's upper body movements with your grip are vital to ensure they do not spin underneath you for a sweep.

JJU 20-04 Cross Grip Backroll Sweep

JJU 20-04 Cross Grip Backroll Sweep

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In this lesson we learn a way to sweep our opponent over our heads in a back roll movement from the cross grip open guard. This sweep goes well in combination with the tripod sweep from the cross grip open guard.

JJU 26-10 Two on One Leg Drag Pass

JJU 26-10 Two on One Leg Drag Pass

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Saulo shows a fundamental leg drag pass with a two one one grip on your opponent's leg. In this fundamental overview of the leg drag, he stresses the foundation of the pass which is to create the right angle as you go for the leg drag to ensure that your opponent has a harder time trying to recover their open guard.

JJU 26-08 Torreando Pass Variation against a Shin to Shin Hook

JJU 26-08 Torreando Pass Variation against a Shin to Shin Hook

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The torreando (bullfighter) pass can take some time to build the necessary timing of reaction as it is a pass that requires you to feel and anticipate your opponent's movement and reaction to your movements. In this case we learn a variation to the torreando pass where your opponent is controlling with just one butterfly hook. Instead of backing away or trying to apply pressure to your opponent's frame, we simply change the angle of the hook with a simple pivot and stiff arm to pass straight to the knee on belly position.

JJU 25-07 Opening Closed Guard when Opponent Hides Both Arms

JJU 25-07 Opening Closed Guard when Opponent Hides Both Arms

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This core lesson teaches how to open the legs without intervention from your opponent's arms. Drilling and understanding the fundamental principals of this lesson s a great way to master your skills to prepare passing the closed guard of a live resisting opponent.