Inside the University 18 - Double Underhook Butterfly Guard Control to Straight Arm Lock

Inside the University 18 - Double Underhook Butterfly Guard Control to Straight Arm Lock

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Saulo teaches how to control your opponent in the double underhook butterfly guard and how to transition from this position to a straight armlock.


Inside the University 17 - Seat Belt Grip Butterfly Sweep Setups, the Wing Sweep

Inside the University 17 - Seat Belt Grip Butterfly Sweep Setups, the Wing Sweep

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Saulo explains that he likes the seat belt grip from butterfly guard because it keeps your opponent's hips very close to you and forces your opponent to make 3 or 4 quick decisions when you attempt to sweep. The seat belt grip is very versatile in that you can sweep to the side or backwards, use the grip to get under your opponent to an x-guard, or come forward with the grip for an ankle pick depending on their reaction. He also teaches how to counter your opponent's arm weave with the wing sweep.

Inside the University 16 - Classic Grip to Butterfly Hook Sweep, Understanding the Base of the Hook Sweep

Inside the University 16 - Classic Grip to Butterfly Hook Sweep, Understanding the Base of the Hook Sweep

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Xande teaches the how to sweep your opponent with the hook sweep with the classic grip. This lesson focuses heavily on how to build the foundation, what Xande likes to call the "Jack", that is used to elevate your opponent to achieve the sweep. This sweep can be initiated from the classic open guard or the butterfly guard with the classic grip.

Inside the University 15.2 - Three Grips to Control Distance in Butterfly Guard

Inside the University 15.2 - Three Grips to Control Distance in Butterfly Guard

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Saulo teaches three different grips that can be used from the butterfly guard to control the distance and attack with sweeps. He shows how each grip can be manipulated to get your hook deep underneath your opponent to set up for a successful sweep. A more in-depth breakdown of each grip in action can be seen in Inside the University 15.3 and 15.4

Inside the University 15.1 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Classic Open Guard

Inside the University 15.1 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Classic Open Guard

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Saulo explains that in order to use the butterfly guard we must first be able to set up the guard and manage the distance between ourselves and our opponents to prevent them from passing during the transition. In this lesson we transition from the classic open guard to the butterfly guard to a basic hook sweep.

Inside the University 12 - Defending against Side Smash and Leg Squeeze Pass, Recovering Classic Open or Cross Collar Butterfly from Quarter Guard

Inside the University 12 - Defending against Side Smash and Leg Squeeze Pass, Recovering Classic Open or Cross Collar Butterfly from Quarter Guard

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Xande explains how to defend against the side smash pass and the leg squeeze pass. In this defense, we establish a cross collar grip and use it to recover from the quarter guard to the classic open guard or cross collar butterfly guard.

Inside the University 11 - Smash Pass Defense, Leg Squeeze Defense, and Maintaining Distance with Cross Collar Grip

Inside the University 11 - Smash Pass Defense, Leg Squeeze Defense, and Maintaining Distance with Cross Collar Grip

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Xande explains how to maintain control and distance from the combat seat butterfly position with the cross collar grip. He focuses on concepts that can help manage the distance when your opponent tries to use pressure to immobilize your hips or legs to pass your guard. In this lesson we cover how to defend against the smash pass, the leg squeeze pass, and how to free our legs and create space when your opponent forces you into the three quarters guard.

Inside the University 6.1 - Black Belt Session Butterfly and Open Guard Concepts and Control Part 1/2

Inside the University 6.1 - Black Belt Session Butterfly and Open Guard Concepts and Control Part 1/2

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Xande explains his competition mindset and talks at length about how it's important to be able to threaten your opponent at all times with both submissions and sweeps. He talks about how positioning yourself safely and taking your opponent's balance is the jab that will open up opportunities for successful sweeps and submissions. Xande also demonstrates some butterfly and open guard concepts such as how to engage your opponent in the butterfly when your opponent is trying to stay distant as well as how to maintain your butterfly guard when your opponent attempts the knee cross pass and the side smash pass.

Inside the University 6.2 - Black Belt Session Open Guard Concepts and Control Part 2/2

Inside the University 6.2 - Black Belt Session Open Guard Concepts and Control Part 2/2

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Xande demonstrates his open guard retention and control as well as how he mixes up his sweeps and submission attempts to flow together from one to the next.

Inside the University 4 - Framing Concepts in Action to Create Space and Mobility

Inside the University 4 - Framing Concepts in Action to Create Space and Mobility

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Xande talks about how his guard has only been passed by two people in two decades of jiu jitsu competition and how being able to frame and always stay safe will allow you to build up to an impassable guard. In this lesson we learn how to set the frame and use it to create the space and mobility needed to recover your guard. We learn that after setting the frame and/or shield on our opponent, we can greatly increase our mobility by using our other arm to frame against the ground with our elbow or hand for maximum mobility.

JJU 18-0 to 18-2, 18-5 Butterfly Guard Control, Distance, and Movement

JJU 18-0 to 18-2, 18-5 Butterfly Guard Control, Distance, and Movement

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Xande explains the mechanics of the butterfly guard including how to position and distance yourself from your opponent to set up sweeps. He also covers the grips you want to prevent your opponent from establishing in the butterfly guard.

Xande UNIJJ Seminar 1 (Part 1/4) - Recovering Butterfly Guard from Flattened Butterfly

Xande UNIJJ Seminar 1 (Part 1/4) - Recovering Butterfly Guard from Flattened Butterfly

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Xande covers the details on how to use the cross collar grip to recover your butterfly guard when your opponent has you flat on your back in the flattened butterfly position.

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