Inside the University 1039 - Bumping the Knee to Sit Up to the Back

Inside the University 1039 - Bumping the Knee to Sit Up to the Back

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Gustavo goes over some details students have trouble with, and shows how he releases the knee from his grips in order to sit up to the back. He also shows a nice transition to the knee bar.


Inside the University 1038 - Curu Curu Guard Back Attack

Inside the University 1038 - Curu Curu Guard Back Attack

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Now instead of going overhead, Gustavo pushes his opponent away from him and then rolls onto his side, forcing his opponent to post his hands on the side. From here, Gustavo shows how he can swing his legs to sit up out the backdoor, and get to the other side to attack the back.

Inside the University 1037 - Curu Curu Guard Overhead Sweep

Inside the University 1037 - Curu Curu Guard Overhead Sweep

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From his Curu Curu guard, Gustavo rocks his opponent and extends his legs up over his head, forcing his opponent to base on his hands. Now instead of trying to back roll, Gustavo dumps his opponent over to the side and sits up ready to pass the guard. He can also set this sweep up sometimes if his opponent tries to back step his leg out of the guard.

Inside the University 1036 - Curu Curu Guard Off-Balancing

Inside the University 1036 - Curu Curu Guard Off-Balancing

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Moving on from the Curu Curu guard setup, Gustavo shows how to off-balance your opponent from this position. He can either roll onto his shoulder and off-balance him to the side, or he can pull him up and off-balance him over his head.

Inside the University 990 - Collar Drag to Defend Toreando Pass

Inside the University 990 - Collar Drag to Defend Toreando Pass

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Professor Nick Schrock uses this class as a Q&A session to answer his students' questions, the first being how to defend the toreando pass. When his opponent has both grips on his pants, Nick likes to make a strong collar grip and hit a collar drag. Because his opponent's hands are occupied with pants grips, it's hard for him to react in time and Nick can get the back or the sweep.

Inside the University 971 - Abandoning the Choke for a Collar Drag

Inside the University 971 - Abandoning the Choke for a Collar Drag

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In the case Saulo can't finish the collar choke for whatever reason, he can fall back to his collar drag. He shifts his body to the side as he pulls his opponent down to the other side, making sure to keep a strong stiff arm to hold his opponent at a distance. Now Saulo can look to attack the back or establish a top position.

Inside the University 947 - Classic Guard Sweep when Opponent Tries to Smash

Inside the University 947 - Classic Guard Sweep when Opponent Tries to Smash

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This time Saulo's opponent is putting pressure and trying to smash Saulo's legs in the classic guard. Saulo reacts by sitting up and staying low and compact. As his opponent tries to apply more pressure, Saulo switches his sleeve grip to the triceps and uses his hook to sweep.

Inside the University 946 - Classic Guard Sweep when Your Opponent Stands Up

Inside the University 946 - Classic Guard Sweep when Your Opponent Stands Up

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In this scenario, Saulo's opponent stands up to back away, so when Saulo follows, he places his hook behind his opponent's butt. He uses the hook to pull him in and underhooks the leg with his arm. Now he pushes him away, sits up to S position and comes to the top for the sweep.

Inside the University 945 - Switching Your Collar Grip to an Underhook

Inside the University 945 - Switching Your Collar Grip to an Underhook

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Now Saulo teaches some key points on not allowing your opponent to get an underhook on you while setting up your sweep, as well as how to efficiently switch your collar grip to an underhook to assist your sweep.

Inside the University 944 - Sitting Up and Opening Your Knee from Classic Guard

Inside the University 944 - Sitting Up and Opening Your Knee from Classic Guard

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Saulo covers two key points when your opponent backs away from your classic guard. First is to sit up immediately, otherwise your opponent will have an easy time passing. Second is to make sure you open your knee and get your elbow inside, which will give you better leverage to sweep.

Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

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Xande gets to the matrix, climbs on his elbow and looks to get on his knee so he can attack the back. But this time his opponent clamps down and holds his foot and leg so Xande can't take his back. Now Xande whips his back leg like a dragon tail til his knee gets to the shoulder. The momentum will force his opponent to roll and he will end up in a strong S-mount position.

Xande Enter the Matrix 3 - Scissors Choke

Xande Enter the Matrix 3 - Scissors Choke

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Again Xande is looking for the scissors sweep from classic guard, but his opponent defends by stepping over his leg, giving Xande the opportunity to make his second choke grip. While keeping his scissors activated in his legs, he pulls his opponent's head toward his hip and uses his back muscles to finish the choke.