Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 6 - Spider Guard Transition to Curu Curu Guard and Sweep Options

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 6 - Spider Guard Transition to Curu Curu Guard and Sweep Options

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Romulo teaches how to get underneath your opponent from the spider guard to the curu curu guard. He covers the fundamentals on how to get to the position and covers multiple sweeping options from the curu curu (footlock guard).


Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 5 - Transitions between Spider Guard, De la Riva Guard, and Sit Up Guard

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 5 - Transitions between Spider Guard, De la Riva Guard, and Sit Up Guard

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Romulo teaches a flow sequence on how to transition between the spider guard, de la riva guard, and sit up guard. It's important to be able to flow between these complimentary guards to be prepared for all scenarios that your opponent may present to you.

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 3 - Spider Guard Retention and Defense against the Double Unders Pass

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 3 - Spider Guard Retention and Defense against the Double Unders Pass

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Romulo teaches a way to retain your guard when your opponent is able to break the spider guard by getting both underhooks for a double unders pass. In the lesson we learn how to defend against the pass and get back into the spider guard.

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 2 - Fundamentals of Spider Guard Retention and Control

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 2 - Fundamentals of Spider Guard Retention and Control

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Romulo teaches the fundamental rules on how to retain your spider guard and control your opponent from the spider guard.

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 1 - Evolution of Romulo's Spider Guard Game

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 1 - Evolution of Romulo's Spider Guard Game

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Romulo recalls how he first discovered the spider guard and began to develop complimentary guard styles to create his full guard game. He goes over concepts on how the spider guard can flow from other guards and demonstrates how his guard game progressed from its early stages to where it is today.

JT Torres Series 7 - Spider Guard Control and Transitions with the Four Points of Contact

JT Torres Series 7 - Spider Guard Control and Transitions with the Four Points of Contact

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JT teaches a fundamental concept of controlling and transitioning from the spider guard. The four points of contact ensures better control of your opponent's hips and shoulders making it harder for your opponent to pass the guard.

White Belt University 4.12 Spider Guard Control, Spider Scissor Sweep, and Sweep off a Pass

White Belt University 4.12 Spider Guard Control, Spider Scissor Sweep, and Sweep off a Pass

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Xande teaches how to set up the spider guard and control your opponent with the side to side drill. We learn two staple sweeps from this position, the spider guard scissor sweep as well as the sweep off a pass.

Inside the University 37 - Half Spider Guard Setup into X Guard, Curu Curu, or Single Leg

Inside the University 37 - Half Spider Guard Setup into X Guard, Curu Curu, or Single Leg

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The half spider guard is mostly a transitional position as there aren't any direct sweeps from the half spider position itself. We can use the half spider guard to transition from spider guard into x guard, curu curu guard, or a single leg to finish with a sweep. The position has become more popular in the modern competition scene with people like Leandro Lo using it effectively in competitions against the best in the world. Check out the Leandro Lo seminar in the curriculum section for more half spider guard transitions to sweeps.

Inside the University 31 - Classic Spider Sweep off a Pass

Inside the University 31 - Classic Spider Sweep off a Pass

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Xande teaches the classic spider guard sweep off of your opponent's pass. In this sweep, we use our opponent's pass attempt against them by rotating our hips to generate enough force to sweep our opponent as if they were attached to the end of a pendulum. Be sure to post your other foot on the ground to be able to generate the extra force to ensure a successful sweep.

Inside the University 30 - Spider Guard Control and Scissor Sweep

Inside the University 30 - Spider Guard Control and Scissor Sweep

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Xande teaches how to control your opponent in the spider guard using the side to side drill to mobilize your hips and keep your opponent stretched out. From the side to side drill we learn how to set up the spider guard scissor sweep that goes hand in hand with the drill as you utilize a continuous movement that uses the momentum from the side to side drill to scissor sweep your opponent.

Clark Gracie's Omoplata - Spider Guard Lasso Control to Classic Sweep (Part 3/10)

Clark Gracie's Omoplata - Spider Guard Lasso Control to Classic Sweep (Part 3/10)

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Clark has been using the spider guard lasso control since he was a blue belt. In this lesson, he demonstrates how he uses the lasso control to manipulate his opponent and sweep them with the "spider guard classic sweep with lasso control" or simply "lasso control classic sweep". This sweep is very similar to, and a variation of, the "Classic Spider Guard Sweep" or " JJU 19-03 Sweep Off a Pass" as seen in the JJU book.

JJU 19-0 to 19-2 Spider Guard Grips, Control, and Movement

JJU 19-0 to 19-2 Spider Guard Grips, Control, and Movement

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Xande explains the mechanics of how to control your opponent in the spider guard and move from side to side to set up sweeps. He explains things to avoid as well as basic principles on how to retain the guard.