Inside the University 727 - Tiger Routine - Around the World

Inside the University 727 - Tiger Routine - Around the World

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Now for another transition from the S position, Rene leans to the side of his front leg and posts his hand and then elbow on the mat. He continues to lower himself to post his shoulder, and as he does, he kicks his back leg forward and straight across his body. Continuing his momentum, he swings his other leg and rolls onto his back with his legs stretched wide open. He keeps rolling on his back and finishes the movement in S position on the opposite side.


Inside the University 726 - Tiger Routine - Kick the Door

Inside the University 726 - Tiger Routine - Kick the Door

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Again starting from the S position, for kick the door, Rene brings his back leg in front of him, bringing his knee close to his chest. He kicks his leg forward til it's straight, and then switches it out with his other leg before swinging swinging it back, and ending up in the S position on the opposite side. Each time he brings his legs forward and switches them, he makes sure to bring his knee to his chest and exhale with his movements.

Inside the University 725 - Tiger Routine - The Whip

Inside the University 725 - Tiger Routine - The Whip

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In the Ribeiro system, the Tiger Routine is a series of movements designed to improve mobility, flexibility and strength. Professor Rene begins the series by showing the first transition, the whip. With his legs in the S position, he pushes off the edge of his front foot to kick his back leg in front of him. At the same time, he swings his arms to build momentum as his front leg swings back, finishing in the S position on the opposite side. It's also important to put an emphasis on your breathing and exhaling while swinging your legs.

Inside the University 680 - Triangle Drills

Inside the University 680 - Triangle Drills

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To start off his lesson on triangles, Professor Rene shows a couple drills you can do to warm up and get the mobility needed to set up your triangles. The first is the double crunch drill with a partner, and the second is one you can do on your own, using the same movements.

Inside the University 551 - Helio Gracie Choke Exercise

Inside the University 551 - Helio Gracie Choke Exercise

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To set himself in position for the Helio Gracie choke exercise, Saulo first falls backward, extending his legs when he hits the mat in order to stop himself from rolling backward. Now with his knees bent and his legs in front, he reaches up with his arms for the imaginary cross collars, and simultaneously uses his hips to bring his legs to his core.

Inside the University 550 - Hindu Squats for Jiu Jitsu

Inside the University 550 - Hindu Squats for Jiu Jitsu

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Now Saulo breaks down the importance of squatting for Jiu Jitsu. Of course it will strengthen your legs and build toughness, but his focus on the squat is because of it's practical use in Jiu Jitsu. A fundamental position in Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu is headquarters, which is maintaining a squat while fighting your opponent from his open guard. Also, it is key to practice good form in order to keep your strong position when you tire in the fight.

Inside the University 548 - Hindu Push-Ups for Jiu Jitsu

Inside the University 548 - Hindu Push-Ups for Jiu Jitsu

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Before having his students do Hindu push-ups for one minute, Saulo explains his theory behind not only the exercise, but the mental strength to keep going when you want to quit. The first thing on form he teaches is to keep your elbows in, just as you would in training. Also, he stresses the importance of setting a good rhythm, always paying attention to your breath, and to stay mentally tough.

Inside the University 541 - Backward Break Falling

Inside the University 541 - Backward Break Falling

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Showing some finer points of a backward break fall, Saulo emphasizes not to let your momentum keep you rolling back so your hips raise off the mat. Instead stop with your hips down and your legs in front to protect you. Also, keep your feet pointed out rather than up.

Inside the University 540 - Self Protection and Breakdown of Recovering Guard

Inside the University 540 - Self Protection and Breakdown of Recovering Guard

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Breaking down the steps of recovering guard, Saulo shows the necessary movements to first protect yourself, and then look to recover guard. His main concern is always to protect himself, which is why he keeps his hands close, and doesn't overextend to reach for his opponent.

Inside the University 538 - Avoiding Turtle when Turning Belly Down

Inside the University 538 - Avoiding Turtle when Turning Belly Down

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Tying all his movements together, Saulo shows how to avoid getting stuck in turtle when turning belly down. After escaping his hips and bringing his bottom leg through, he doesn't hang out on his knees, allowing his opponent to set up attacks. Instead he brings his other leg to S position and falls back, where he can reset his guard.

Inside the University 534 - 45 Degree Hip Escape

Inside the University 534 - 45 Degree Hip Escape

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Now progressing to defense when your opponent is already going around your legs, Saulo discusses the concept of the 45 degree hip escape. Where many people fully extend themselves to a 90 degree hip escape, Saulo points out the flaw in this and shows how just going 45 opens up many more options to bridge, recover, turn belly down and so on.

Rafael Lovato Jr.'s Evolution of Jiu Jitsu 2 - Advanced Warm Ups

Rafael Lovato Jr.'s Evolution of Jiu Jitsu 2 - Advanced Warm Ups

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Continuing his evolution of movement, Rafael shows a few more warm up drills he's been using since starting his MMA career. These are a little more advanced, but should be accessible for all levels. The drills are great to perform on their own, but can also be combined and interlaced with many other drills to keep a good fluid series of movement going.