Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

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After setting up his lapel 50/50 guard, Victor's opponent drops his knee to the floor, so again he hooks the far leg and grabs the pants. He stretches his legs to push his opponent and create space, then lets go of the lapel and slides his knee inside behind the leg. He opens his knee to the outside and reaches for the belt, and now stretches his legs til he sits his opponent down and can take the back.


Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

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Victor sets up his 50/50 guard with lapel control, and tries to swing his free leg like a pendulum, but his opponent defends by dropping his knee to the floor. With his free leg, Victor hooks the leg on the floor and pulls it to him so he can grab the pants. Now he pulls his other leg out and kicks the chest to knock his opponent back before sitting up to establish top position.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

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In this series, Victor Hugo shows some of the positions he used to capture double gold as a brown belt at the 2019 World Championship. First he shows how sets up his 50/50 guard from closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he goes for a muscle sweep, but his opponent defends by turning in his knee. Victor drops his leg to bring his knee inside, and drags his opponent's leg over his head to get to 50/50. To secure the position very tight, he feeds his opponent's lapel to his hand coming under the leg. Now his base position is set up, and he is ready to try some attacks.

Inside the University 509 - 50-50 Guard Specific Training

Inside the University 509 - 50-50 Guard Specific Training

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Here is some specific training in the 50-50 guard, which is often used as a stalling position in competition, so in this scenario, everyone will assume they are down one advantage and must get on top to finish a sweep and get their two points.

Inside the University 508 - Winning the 50-50 Guard Battle

Inside the University 508 - Winning the 50-50 Guard Battle

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When looking to get out of the 50-50 guard, Saulo first pinches his knees and pushes his opponent's knee to the ground. After his opponent's feet are uncrossed, Saulo now pushes himself back and away from his opponent, giving him the space he needs to stand up into base. From here he looks to establish himself in a strong top position.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 14 - Xande's Private Lesson with Luiz Part 2

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 14 - Xande's Private Lesson with Luiz Part 2

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Xande continues to ask Luiz questions and learn more about setting up the 50/50 guard and finishing foot locks from there.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 13 - Xande's Private Lesson with Luiz Part 1

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 13 - Xande's Private Lesson with Luiz Part 1

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Saulo had his private with Luiz and now is Xande's turn. Xande does not use the 50/50 guard or go for foot locks very much either, so he asks Luiz some questions and gets some tips to add to his game.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 11 - Saulo's Private Lesson with Luiz

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 11 - Saulo's Private Lesson with Luiz

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Saulo gets a private lesson with Luiz and learns some ins and outs of the 50/50 guard and foot locks, which have never been a focus in Saulo's game.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 6 - 50/50 Guard Sweeps to Foot Lock

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 6 - 50/50 Guard Sweeps to Foot Lock

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Luiz shows a couple situations where he attacks the foot lock immediately after sweeping from the 50/50 guard. In the first situation, he sweeps his opponent and then he finishes the foot lock. In the second situation, his opponent sweeps him, and then he finishes the foot lock.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 5 - Setting Up the 50/50 Guard

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 5 - Setting Up the 50/50 Guard

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Luiz shows several of his favorite ways to set up the 50/50 guard from various positions, including open guard, closed guard and when your opponent is passing your guard.

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