Inside the University 415 - Escaping Side Control when Opponent Switches His Base

Inside the University 415 - Escaping Side Control when Opponent Switches His Base

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Again from side control, this time Xande's opponent switches his base right away, turning his hips toward Xande's head. Xande keeps with the idea of using his forearm to create a belt on his opponent's waist, with his hand on the hip and elbow on the mat. While pushing off with his frames, Xande can scoot his feet away to create the space he needs to turn to his hip and sneak his knee in under his opponent's hips. Now he can work to shimmy leg through to replace the guard.


Inside the University 414 - Controlling Your Opponent's Hips While In Side Control

Inside the University 414 - Controlling Your Opponent's Hips While In Side Control

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Xande's opponent has side control, so again Xande is making his frames with his forearms, and his bottom arm is staying across the waist like a belt. As Xande escapes his hips to try to replace guard, his opponent reacts by turning his hips toward Xande and trying to stay in a side control position. This gives Xande just enough time and space to slide his knee in and connect it to his elbow. Now both his forearm and knee are working together to block his opponent from reestablishing a strong side control, and eventually Xande can create the space to bring his leg all the way through and replace his guard.

Inside the University 413 - The Importance of Footwork to Escape

Inside the University 413 - The Importance of Footwork to Escape

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Xande breaks down how important using his feet to escape is in both placing himself in the right position to throw his opponent's weight, as well as using fast and small steps to help shimmy his way back to the guard.

Inside the University 412 - Side Control Escape to Closed Guard

Inside the University 412 - Side Control Escape to Closed Guard

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Xande's opponent has side control, so his first step is to make frames with his forearms against the neck and hips. Next he does two little hips escapes, first pushing off his inside foot and then his outside foot, creating space to bring his knee and shin inside against the hips. Now he can push off his frames to move his shoulder away, before bring his knee to the other side of his opponent's body. His final hip escape comes from pushing his inside foot off the floor and his shin off the hips to extend his body, giving him the space to bring his leg all the way through to close his guard.

Claudia do Val Series 7 - Mounting from Side Control

Claudia do Val Series 7 - Mounting from Side Control

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Again because of her shoulder injury, Claudia is unable to cross face and put a heavy shoulder on her opponent from side control, so instead, she traps her opponent's hips between her knee and her elbow. She reaches across the neck to grab the collar with her thumb in, and when her opponent turns in to try to replace guard, Claudia jumps up to knee on belly. After establishing her position, she slides her knee all the way across to gain the mount.

Nathiely de Jesus Series 3 - Arm Drag to Collar Choke from Closed Guard

Nathiely de Jesus Series 3 - Arm Drag to Collar Choke from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Nathiely controls her opponent's sleeve with a cross grip, and drags the arm across her body as she brings her own legs to her body. Next she reaches over the back to grab the armpit, and opens her guard to escape a little to the side before closing her guard again. From here she reaches across the neck to grab the collar, and releases the sleeve grip to swim her arm under her opponent's arm and behind her head. Now she just stretches her arms to finish the choke.

Josh Hinger Series 10 - Kimura from Inverted Triangle

Josh Hinger Series 10 - Kimura from Inverted Triangle

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Starting from side control, Josh sets up his Kimura and falls to the inverted triangle again, but he cannot finish any of the previous submissions he's shown. With his Kimura grip locked, he curls his legs and pinches his knees, and rolls back up to his knees. Josh still has the head and arm trapped in his legs. Now to finish the Kimura, he keeps the arm tight to his chest, pulls it away from his opponent's body, and then up and over the hip til his opponent taps.

Josh Hinger Series 9 - Wrist Lock from Inverted Triangle

Josh Hinger Series 9 - Wrist Lock from Inverted Triangle

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Josh has his inverted triangle set up, but his opponent is defending by opening his far elbow and keeping his arm out of reach. Since he already has a Kimura grip on the near arm, Josh drops his elbow to the mat and slides his hand up from the wrist to the hand. Here he can pressure the forearm to his chest with his own forearm, and push down on the hand to submit with the wrist lock.

Josh Hinger Series 8 - Shoulder Lock from Inverted Triangle

Josh Hinger Series 8 - Shoulder Lock from Inverted Triangle

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Josh has set up his inverted triangle as he did before, but now his opponent is not tapping to the choke, so he looks for another attack. He makes a Kimura grip on his opponent's wrist, and with some help from his leg by opening his knee, he breaks his opponent's hands apart. He keeps the arm hugged to his body with his bottom arm, and his other hand grabs the wrist of the arm trapped in his legs. Now he can simply push the hand down to the chest, and slide it down his thigh to submit with the shoulder lock.

Josh Hinger Series 7 - Inverted Triangle from Side Control

Josh Hinger Series 7 - Inverted Triangle from Side Control

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From side control, Josh cups his opponent's shoulder, pulls him on his side and steps over the head as if he was going for the basic Kimura attack from here. He makes his Kimura grips, but his opponent has locked his hands and is defending too strong. Josh grabs the other arm at the elbow, places his back knee on the mat and drops to his side. From here, he kicks both his legs straight out and locks a triangle with his legs the best that he can. To finish the choke, he curls his hamstrings back, pinches his knees together and pulls the elbow.

Inside the University 371 - Turning Belly Down

Inside the University 371 - Turning Belly Down

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After emphasizing the importance of timing, and turning before your opponent gets to your side, Saulo now shows how to react when your opponent grabs your pants and prevents you from replacing guard. Already on his side, he takes several small steps away from his opponent, and creates the space to bring his leg underneath and turn belly down. From here he can press forward or sit back and replace guard.

Inside the University 370 - Preventing the Guard Pass

Inside the University 370 - Preventing the Guard Pass

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Saulo's opponent has just passed his guard and is looking to establish side control. Saulo immediately turns on his side to face him, with his arms tucked in, using his shoulder as a barrier. He bridges with his shoulder pushing his opponent away, and creates space to either bring his bottom leg back and turn belly down, bring his leg back in and recover the guard, or sit up and push forward.