JJU 25-19 to 25-20 Standing Closed Guard Break with Same Side Sleeve Grip

JJU 25-19 to 25-20 Standing Closed Guard Break with Same Side Sleeve Grip

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In this lesson Saulo teaches how to break your opponent's closed guard when you have the same side sleeve by standing to create space. We also learn to force open the closed guard using both hands if your opponent manages to free your sleeve grip.

JJU 17-16 Omoplata Off Straight Armlock

JJU 17-16 Omoplata Off Straight Armlock

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Being able to impose a threat on your opponent regardless of their response is the key to a dangerous guard. In this lesson, Xande explains how to redirect your attack and transition into an Omoplata when your opponent defends against the straight armlock from guard. When your opponent attempts to pull away from your straight armlock, let them go, and take the omoplata instead.

JJU 25-17 to 25-18 Standing Closed Guard Break with Hip Pressure

JJU 25-17 to 25-18 Standing Closed Guard Break with Hip Pressure

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Saulo explains how to break your opponent's closed guard by standing and applying pressure to your opponent's hips. Bracing off of their hips allows us to move away backwards and, with the right angle of your hips, create the necessary pressure to force our opponent's legs open to break the closed guard.

JJU 17-09 Knee Slide Pass Block Defense

JJU 17-09 Knee Slide Pass Block Defense

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Xande explains how to defend against the knee slide pass by using your knee shield as a block to recover your guard. The knee slide pass is a very common pass and it's important to understand the core mechanics of the knee shield as it can be applied throughout your jiu jitsu elsewhere. In a sense we can look at our defensive shields in layers. First your opponent must pass your hands and feet, your first layer of defense. Then comes your knees and knee shield. After your knees are defeated, you can use your elbows to frame against your opponent. As a last resort we have our bridging movements (upa or shrimping). Using your knee as a defensive frame is a technique that will be utilized from white to black belt.

JJU 14-0 to 14-1 Kimura Escape from Half Guard to Armbar

JJU 14-0 to 14-1 Kimura Escape from Half Guard to Armbar

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Saulo explains how to escape the Kimura from half guard and follow up the escape with an armbar of your own if your opponent holds onto the keylock after you have passed their half guard. Good posture is very important in this escape because if your opponent breaks your posture they are much more likely to submit or sweep you from this position.

JJU 13-0 to 13-1 Footlock Escape

JJU 13-0 to 13-1 Footlock Escape

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Saulo teaches how to escape from the straight ankle footlock and stresses the importance of anticipation to successfully set up the escape. The idea of the escape is to change the angle of your foot before your opponent falls back so that they are unable to finish the submission.

JJU 12-01 Arm In Guillotine Escape

JJU 12-01 Arm In Guillotine Escape

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Saulo explains how to escape from the arm in guillotine when your opponent is attacking the guillotine with your neck and arm inside the choke hold. Since we no longer have the use of one arm, we use our shoulder to create a lot of pressure on our opponent's chest to pin them and relieve the pressure from their attack. From there we can cut our body at an angle to make an escape.

JJU 12-0 Classic Guillotine Escape

JJU 12-0 Classic Guillotine Escape

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Saulo explains how to escape the classic guillotine where your opponent is attacking your neck with a no-arm guillotine. This submission is a favorite for most beginner and intermediate practitioners. Learn to defend against this submission by cutting the right angles against your opponent.

JJU 11-0 to 11-1 Triangle Escape to Pass

JJU 11-0 to 11-1 Triangle Escape to Pass

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Saulo explains how to escape from your opponent's triangle submission. By utilizing good posture and cutting at an angle, we can apply pressure on our opponent in a way to force open the legs.

JJU 10-4 Armbar Escape from Bottom

JJU 10-4 Armbar Escape from Bottom

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Saulo explains how to escape from the armbar when you are on your back. Finishing the armbar has more to do with using the forearm as a lever rather than the elbow. We can use this knowledge to stop the armbar and position ourselves to escape to a neutral position.

JJU 10-2 to 10-3 Armbar Escape to Guard Pass

JJU 10-2 to 10-3 Armbar Escape to Guard Pass

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Saulo demonstrates how to follow up the classic armbar from guard escape with an immediate guard pass. With the two variations that he teaches, you can choose to pass to the front side or toward your opponent's back side.

JJU 10-0 to 10-1 Armbar from Guard Escape

JJU 10-0 to 10-1 Armbar from Guard Escape

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Saulo explains the mechanics and movement behind the classic armbar from guard escape when your opponent attempts to submit you with the armbar from the guard. He also teaches some common mistakes that are made from this position and why stacking your opponent is not the ideal situation to escape from the submission.