Inside The University 205 - Armbar from the Closed Guard

Inside The University 205 - Armbar from the Closed Guard

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Xande shows the basic armbar from the closed guard, but uses a couple more advanced leverage techniques, rather than planting his foot on the hip to escape his hips. He also shows an option to drag the arm across and take the back.


Rafael Lovato Jr. Series 1 - Concepts on Drilling and Setting Up an Open Guard from the Closed Guard

Rafael Lovato Jr. Series 1 - Concepts on Drilling and Setting Up an Open Guard from the Closed Guard

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In this series, Rafael Lovato Jr. gives a seminar at the University of Jiu-Jitsu, and discusses his views on drilling and shows some of his favorite positions he's been using lately. He begins the seminar by showing how he likes to drill, focusing on setups rather than techniques. Here he talks about starting from the closed guard, getting his preferred grips and then setting up his preferred open guard. He leaves it up to each student to fit this drilling to his own individual game.

Inside The University 195 - Omoplata from the Closed Guard

Inside The University 195 - Omoplata from the Closed Guard

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Saulo shows the same setup from the closed guard as he did in the previous position, but this time he is looking for the omoplata rather than the choke. After escaping his hips and locking the omoplata, Saulo shows how he likes to finish the omoplata, which he feels is an easier way for people with shorter legs to finish the submission.

Inside The University 194 - Lapel Choke from the Closed Guard

Inside The University 194 - Lapel Choke from the Closed Guard

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Saulo shows a very effective and basic choke from the closed guard. Starting with the baseball grip to control his opponent's posture, Saulo escapes his hips to place the knee shield. From there, he stretches his leg, escapes his hips so he can place the leg across his opponent's back, and takes his second grip on his opponent's gi to finish the choke.

 Vini Aieta Basics Series 14 - Drilling Exercise to Practice Controlling the Top Position in the Guard

Vini Aieta Basics Series 14 - Drilling Exercise to Practice Controlling the Top Position in the Guard

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Vini and Xande show a drilling exercise to help you apply the principles Vini taught in video number 3 of this series, "Single Arm Post Posture and Controlling from the Top in Closed Guard". This exercise will help you improve your posture and pressure while on top in the guard.

Vini Aieta Basics Series 9 - Scissor Sweep from Classic Closed Guard

Vini Aieta Basics Series 9 - Scissor Sweep from Classic Closed Guard

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Vini teaches a basic scissor sweep from the closed or open guard using the classic grip. This is a sweep that is applicable at all levels of jiu jitsu.

Inside the University 185 - Attacks from the Closed Guard

Inside the University 185 - Attacks from the Closed Guard

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In this video Xande first shows the class how to take advantage of your opponents momentum when they attempt to break your grip by first posturing up on the elbow and then finding your anchors. With your anchors in place you can begin to work on submitting your opponent. Xande demonstrates a number of attacks from this position like the Arm Lock and the Triangle Choke. If you cant sink the submission you can always look to sweep your opponent and work the Straight Arm Bar.

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 7 - Stacked Armbar to Spinning Inverted Armbar or Omoplata

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 7 - Stacked Armbar to Spinning Inverted Armbar or Omoplata

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Paulo teaches a way to transition from a stacked armbar by spinning underneath your opponent and changing the angle to attack with an inverted armbar or omplata.

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 6 - Helio Gracie Collar Choke from Closed Guard

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 6 - Helio Gracie Collar Choke from Closed Guard

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In this lesson Paulo teaches a fundamental palm up palm up cross collar choke from the closed guard. Although it may seem easy at first, the Helio Gracie choke has many small details that take a lot of practice to master over time.

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 3 - Kimura from the Closed Guard, Kimura to Hip Bump, and Continuation of Bolo Bolo Series

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 3 - Kimura from the Closed Guard, Kimura to Hip Bump, and Continuation of Bolo Bolo Series

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Paulo teaches the kimura from closed guard and covers the details on how to finish the submission. When your opponent resists the submissions, he teaches to transition to the hip bump to sweep your opponent. He briefly covers how to finish the kimura submission after the hip bump before continuing the chain of attacks in the bolo bolo chain of techniques.

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 2 - Details on the Armbar from Closed Guard

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 2 - Details on the Armbar from Closed Guard

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Paulo shares some details on one of the most fundamental positions in jiu jitsu, the armbar from closed guard. In this lesson, he covers concepts and small details that can make the difference in being able to finish the armbar submission.

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 1 - The Bolo Bolo Technique Chain

Paulo Strauch Lessons with a Red Belt 1 - The Bolo Bolo Technique Chain

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Paulo begins his lesson by teaching the bolo bolo chain of techniques. Paulo likes to teach the bolo bolo chain because he believes it presents a good roadmap of different submission options and claerly demonstrates the effectiveness of jiu jitsu in multiple situations.