Inside the University 811 - Creating Angles and Using Your Shoulder for the Kouchi Gari

Inside the University 811 - Creating Angles and Using Your Shoulder for the Kouchi Gari

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Now Gustavo shows the kouchi gari with a more practical set up, and how he used it in his fights. Here he emphasizes the importance of hitting his opponent with his shoulder as he steps in, and how to create the proper angle instead of driving straight in.


Inside the University 810 - Kouchi Gari Drill

Inside the University 810 - Kouchi Gari Drill

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Going over some of the techniques he used in his 7 fights to claim double gold at the World Masters Championship, Professor Gustavo Dias begins class with a kouchi gari drill. With the classic judo grips, he walks backward with his partner, and practices sweeping and catching the heel with his foot.

Inside the University 780 - Osoto Gari Variation from the Back

Inside the University 780 - Osoto Gari Variation from the Back

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Showing one of his favorite takedowns, Professor Rene begins by arm dragging his opponent and getting a body lock from the back. Now instead of trying to pick him up and slam him to the mat, he simply steps to the side and kicks his leg back between his opponent's legs, using the same motion as an Osoto Gari to take him down.

Inside the University 705 - Setting Up the Kouchi Gari

Inside the University 705 - Setting Up the Kouchi Gari

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After establishing his cross grip on his opponent's sleeve, Gustavo pulls the arm tight to his body and reaches over the back. Now as he pulls his opponent in with his leverage, he steps his leg in for the ouchi gari or inside trip. His opponent reacts by stepping his leg back, at which point Gustavo sweeps the other foot to finish a kouchi gari takedown.

Inside the University 704 - Defending the Cross Collar Grip While Standing

Inside the University 704 - Defending the Cross Collar Grip While Standing

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Covering some standup work, Gustavo shows how he defends a strong cross collar grip. He first grabs the sleeve on the inside of the wrist with his cross hand, and then steps in and grabs over the back to make another grip. He keeps his posture up, and now looks to set up either a kouchi gari or uchi mata.

Inside the University 686 - Speed Takedown Drills

Inside the University 686 - Speed Takedown Drills

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In preparation for the Pan Ams, Xande begins class with some takedown drills. The objective here is to react to your opponent's takedown attempt by immediately taking him down after he goes.

Inside the University 654 - O Goshi with Grip Over the Arm

Inside the University 654 - O Goshi with Grip Over the Arm

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In this scenario, which is what happened in Xande's fight, his opponent blocks his hip, preventing Xande from going under the arm and grabbing the belt. Instead, Xande reaches over the arm to make his grip. He also keeps heavy with his collar grip and uses a stiff arm to keep his opponent at bay if he tries to close the distance. Using the same fundamentals as the traditional o goshi, Xande steps in and tosses his opponent over his hip.

Inside the University 653 - Creating the Angle to Throw

Inside the University 653 - Creating the Angle to Throw

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When Xande goes for the o goshi, he needs his opponent at the proper angle in order to throw him. He likes to set this up by sweeping at the foot and faking that he wants to throw him toward his back. His opponent reacts by stepping over Xande's foot and backing up. This gives Xande the space and angle he needs to step in and finish the throw.

Inside the University 652 - Traditional O Goshi (Hip Toss) Takedown

Inside the University 652 - Traditional O Goshi (Hip Toss) Takedown

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Starting with the classic judo sleeve grip, Xande reaches behind his opponent's back and grabs his belt. He steps his feet in the same as he would for a seoi nage, but he makes sure that his hip passes his opponent's hip, preventing him from stepping around Xande. Now by bending over, he picks his opponent up on his hip and continues his momentum, throwing him over his lower back and down to the floor in front of him.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 11 - Pulling Half Guard to Sweep

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 11 - Pulling Half Guard to Sweep

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From standing, Eduardo gets his cross collar and sleeve grips, and kicks at his opponent's leg to make him step back. This opens the space for him to pull half guard. Now depending on his opponent's reaction, he can set up different sweeps. If his opponent stays on his knees, he shoves the wrist to the body and kicks back to roll his opponent. If he steps one leg up, Eduardo comes underneath to an X guard and sweeps.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 2 - Seoi Nage

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 2 - Seoi Nage

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From the onset of the fight, Eduardo always looks to control the sleeve grip first, and then make the cross collar grip. For this throw, he exposes his back to his opponent, causing him to run around to attack the back. This opens the angle for Eduardo to drop to his knees and throw his opponent with a seoi nage.

Inside the University 600 - Kata Guruma / Fireman's Carry Drill

Inside the University 600 - Kata Guruma / Fireman's Carry Drill

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Walking backward with the collar and triceps grip, when his opponent is stepping forward with the same side leg as the collar grip, Xande pulls the collar down as he squats and throws his other arm under the legs. In the second variation of the drill, Xande drops to his knees while pulling the collar, and dumps his opponent over his shoulder.