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 808 - Arm Drag Drill

Inside the University 808 - Arm Drag Drill

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Continuing the stand up drills, Saulo shows how to create space and arm drag to set up a takedown. In the case that his opponent has the pummel on him, he shows a set up for a front headlock.

Inside the University 790 - Using Your Opponent's Resistance

Inside the University 790 - Using Your Opponent's Resistance

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Further breaking down the details of the stand up control game, now Saulo focuses on causing a reaction from your opponent by pushing or pulling him. When your opponent resists your action, now is the time to get your takedown.

Inside the University 789 - Setting Up the Single Leg or Double Leg Takedown

Inside the University 789 - Setting Up the Single Leg or Double Leg Takedown

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After a detailed breakdown of the collar grip control, Saulo shows how to close the distance to set up a takedown. He breaks his opponent's collar grip with both hands, then walks back with wrist control, bringing his opponent with him. Now he can lower his level and attack the legs for a takedown.

Inside the University 788 - The Basic Movements to Move Your Opponent

Inside the University 788 - The Basic Movements to Move Your Opponent

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Sensei Saulo continues to breakdown the movements of the standup game, stressing the importance of lowering your level when pushing your opponent and shooting for the takedown. He also answers a question about how to circle step to bring your opponent with you.

Inside the University 787 - Walking in the Standup Game

Inside the University 787 - Walking in the Standup Game

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After a long road trip, Sensei Saulo is back at the University and excited to teach. Today he warms up with a basic lesson in walking and moving your opponent in the standup game. With the classic collar and elbow sleeve grip, he shows how to lower your level, and how your legs control both pushing and pulling your opponent when looking to set up your takedown.

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.