Inside the University 415 - Escaping Side Control when Opponent Switches His Base

Inside the University 415 - Escaping Side Control when Opponent Switches His Base

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Again from side control, this time Xande's opponent switches his base right away, turning his hips toward Xande's head. Xande keeps with the idea of using his forearm to create a belt on his opponent's waist, with his hand on the hip and elbow on the mat. While pushing off with his frames, Xande can scoot his feet away to create the space he needs to turn to his hip and sneak his knee in under his opponent's hips. Now he can work to shimmy leg through to replace the guard.


Inside the University 414 - Controlling Your Opponent's Hips While In Side Control

Inside the University 414 - Controlling Your Opponent's Hips While In Side Control

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Xande's opponent has side control, so again Xande is making his frames with his forearms, and his bottom arm is staying across the waist like a belt. As Xande escapes his hips to try to replace guard, his opponent reacts by turning his hips toward Xande and trying to stay in a side control position. This gives Xande just enough time and space to slide his knee in and connect it to his elbow. Now both his forearm and knee are working together to block his opponent from reestablishing a strong side control, and eventually Xande can create the space to bring his leg all the way through and replace his guard.

Inside the University 413 - The Importance of Footwork to Escape

Inside the University 413 - The Importance of Footwork to Escape

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Xande breaks down how important using his feet to escape is in both placing himself in the right position to throw his opponent's weight, as well as using fast and small steps to help shimmy his way back to the guard.

Inside the University 412 - Side Control Escape to Closed Guard

Inside the University 412 - Side Control Escape to Closed Guard

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Xande's opponent has side control, so his first step is to make frames with his forearms against the neck and hips. Next he does two little hips escapes, first pushing off his inside foot and then his outside foot, creating space to bring his knee and shin inside against the hips. Now he can push off his frames to move his shoulder away, before bring his knee to the other side of his opponent's body. His final hip escape comes from pushing his inside foot off the floor and his shin off the hips to extend his body, giving him the space to bring his leg all the way through to close his guard.

Inside the University 371 - Turning Belly Down

Inside the University 371 - Turning Belly Down

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After emphasizing the importance of timing, and turning before your opponent gets to your side, Saulo now shows how to react when your opponent grabs your pants and prevents you from replacing guard. Already on his side, he takes several small steps away from his opponent, and creates the space to bring his leg underneath and turn belly down. From here he can press forward or sit back and replace guard.

Inside the University 370 - Preventing the Guard Pass

Inside the University 370 - Preventing the Guard Pass

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Saulo's opponent has just passed his guard and is looking to establish side control. Saulo immediately turns on his side to face him, with his arms tucked in, using his shoulder as a barrier. He bridges with his shoulder pushing his opponent away, and creates space to either bring his bottom leg back and turn belly down, bring his leg back in and recover the guard, or sit up and push forward.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 10 - Side Control Escape to Guillotine

Leticia Ribeiro Series 10 - Side Control Escape to Guillotine

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From the bottom in side control, Leticia places one forearm across her opponent's neck and the other across her hips. She bridges and escapes her hips, before moving her top elbow under the armpit and her other hand inside the hip. She pushes off, using the leverage top spin out and come to the top, immediately setting up a guillotine lock, where she can try to choke or set up other attacks.

Inside the University 354 - Three Micro Movements to Replace Guard

Inside the University 354 - Three Micro Movements to Replace Guard

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Saulo breaks down the three main points of the previously shown escape when your opponent is on your side. First, his top arm stays attached to his body, and his elbow and shoulder make his shield. Second, he rolls onto his bottom elbow to sit up, rather than trying to move his arm out to make a post. Finally, he pushes off both feet to escape his hips, and then turns back to face his opponent.

Inside the University 353 - Replacing Guard after Opponent has Passed Your Legs

Inside the University 353 - Replacing Guard after Opponent has Passed Your Legs

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Saulo teaches some basic defense and guard replacement when his opponent is past his legs and looking to establish side control. His first step is to turn his hips away and frame against his opponent's biceps. He pushes off to create distance, scooting away with help from his forearm posted on the mat, and turns his hips back the other way to replace the guard.

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

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Again from side control, Xande frames and swims his arm under his opponent's armpit as he did before. He tries to hip escape and replace the guard, but it does not work this time, so he brings his hand from the hip to help him swim his head under the armpit. From here he posts on his elbow and grabs the pants at the hip to find the leverage to hip escape. Now he can turn belly down, or he also has the option to replace the guard.

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

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Xande's opponent has side control on him with a grip on the collar, so Xande's first move is to frame inside his opponent's elbow, making sure to keep his own elbow close to his body. He uses his frame to open the elbow, and swims his other arm underneath the armpit. His other elbow now goes to his opponent's hip, and he hip escapes to create space to bring his knee inside. From here, he continues to escape until he can replace the guard.

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

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Maximiliano shows some options he uses after his opponent passes his guard. By feeding his opponent's lapel behind his back and gripping the belt, Max shows how he is able to sweep and set up a brabo or bread cutter choke.