Victor Hugo Series 7 - Inverting to Take the Back

Victor Hugo Series 7 - Inverting to Take the Back

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Victor sets up his chair sweep again, and now his opponent steps over his head to negative half guard. While still gripping the belt, Victor kicks his outside leg back and inverts, inserting his leg with his shin on his opponent's ribs. Now he just kicks and like a berimbolo motion comes to the back and locks his seat belt grip.


Victor Hugo Series 5 - X-Guard Sweep to Leg Drag

Victor Hugo Series 5 - X-Guard Sweep to Leg Drag

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Using the same setup as before, Victor goes to the chair sweep and then spins to establish the X-guard. This time his opponent keeps more pressure and doesn't allow Victor to push him away for the sweep. Now Victor pulls the top leg over his head and grabs the belt, trapping the leg with his arm. His opponent stands up to prevent Victor from going to his back, but now he can easily knock him backward and come to the top in a perfect leg drag position.

Victor Hugo Series 4 - Chair Sweep Setup to X-Guard Sweep

Victor Hugo Series 4 - Chair Sweep Setup to X-Guard Sweep

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From an open guard with a collar and pants grip, Victor hooks his inside foot behind the thigh and pulls his opponent to make him step forward. Next he extends his leg and then bumps behind his opponent's other leg, forcing him to base on the mat and giving Victor the opportunity to swim his arm between the legs and get a deep half guard. He lets go of his pants grip and grabs under the leg to a chair sweep position, causing his opponent to lean forward to defend the sweep. Now he blocks the hips with his arm, spins to face his opponent while sliding his knee in between them. Here he has the leverage to place his X-guard hooks and push his opponent away so he can stand up and finish the sweep, ready to pass the guard.

Inside the University 662 - Hook Sweep to Under Guard Sweep

Inside the University 662 - Hook Sweep to Under Guard Sweep

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Xande goes for his hook sweep, but his opponent defends by posting his leg out. Xande reaches his arm all the way under the leg and uses his foot on the mat and his hook to pull himself underneath, forcing his opponent to base himself. Xande lets go of the belt to push the chest and hugs the leg with his shoulder. Now he straightens his leg to stretch his opponent away and post on his hand, giving him the space he needs to do a technical stand up and finish the sweep.

Inside the University 616 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Deep Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 616 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Deep Half Guard Sweep

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After answering some questions on the triangle, Gustavo does his push-pull and off balance, but this time his opponent keeps a good control of his leg and he is unable to break the grip. Now Gustavo lifts his leg and swims his arm underneath, while spinning his hips to establish deep half guard. From here he lets go of his own shin to bring his arm out and rolls inside to get the sweep.

Inside the University 614 - Push-Pull Off Balance to X-Guard Sweep

Inside the University 614 - Push-Pull Off Balance to X-Guard Sweep

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Gustavo sets up the same guard and does his push pull to off balance his opponent to the side, and force him to post with both hands on the mat. From here Gustavo releases his collar grip to block the arm, places his inside foot on the inside of the thigh and pushes his opponent away. This creates the space he needs to bring his other leg underneath to make a X-guard hook. Now he can stand up into base, holding the leg to sweep his opponent.

Inside the University 613 - Pushing and Pulling

Inside the University 613 - Pushing and Pulling

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Touching on a few key details and correcting some common mistakes, Gustavo shows how he uses his legs to push his opponent away when he has his knee pressuring Gustavo's legs. He is not just pushing with his collar grip. Also, by pushing away, he causes the reaction he needs to easily pull his opponent back and off balance him.

Inside the University 612 - Modified Open Guard

Inside the University 612 - Modified Open Guard

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Gustavo shows a guard he began using after a knee surgery, which allowed him to play guard without too much stress on his knee. From an open guard or perhaps a De La Riva, his opponent pushes his knees and pressures with his inside leg. Gustavo reaches under the leg to grab his own shin, making a kind of modified De La Riva hook, and his other leg hooks behind the inside leg. Now using his hooks and collar grip, he can pull his opponent and get off balance, setting him up for various sweeps which he will show next.

Inside the University 597 - X-Guard to Curu Curu Guard Sweep

Inside the University 597 - X-Guard to Curu Curu Guard Sweep

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Starting from the X-guard he set up in the last technique, Daniel wraps his arm around the leg and moves his top foot to the inside of his opponent's groin. His other hand grabs the pants on the free leg, and he stretches his legs to knock his opponent forward. Now he rolls to the side, spinning to the top position while controlling both legs.

Inside the University 589 - Modified Butterfly Guard Sweep

Inside the University 589 - Modified Butterfly Guard Sweep

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In this scenario, Saulo sets up his collar sleeve guard and his opponent reacts by leaning forward and putting his weight on Saulo's bottom leg. Now Saulo sits up and drops his knee shield to place his foot under the thigh as a butterfly hook. He drops his foot on the hip to the mat, and rolls to the side on his shoulder, elevating his hook leg and sweeping his opponent.

Inside the University 563 - Turning to Your Side

Inside the University 563 - Turning to Your Side

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Fine tuning the tripod sweep, Gustavo stresses the importance of turning to your side so your hips are facing your opponent instead of staying flat on your back. Otherwise your opponent can keep a strong base and not be swept. Also, whether this series is the one for you or not, it's key to have a go to technique for when you need to score a quick two points in competition.

Inside the University 562 - Guard Pull to Tripod Sweep

Inside the University 562 - Guard Pull to Tripod Sweep

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In this situation, after Gustavo pulls guard his opponent steps forward rather than pull back, so Gustavo is immediately ready to play guard. Sometimes he will pull the sleeve across and go right to De La Riva guard. But a better option can be to place his foot on the near hip, hook the far leg behind the knee and use the tripod sweep to get on top.