Inside the University 669 - Smashing the Half Guard to the Other Side

Inside the University 669 - Smashing the Half Guard to the Other Side

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Gustavo begins on his knees with his opponent framing on him from half guard. Gustavo places his hands on the hip and shoulder, and straightens his arms to push himself away. He comes up on his toes, and pushes the knee as he shuffles himself to the other side, turning his opponent as he goes. He finishes with his weight on his opponent and then repeats to the other side.


Inside the University 666 - Leg Weave Pass

Inside the University 666 - Leg Weave Pass

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To set up the leg weave pass, Xande weaves his arm under the knee shield and cups the thigh of the bottom leg. He drops his weight so he that the side of his head puts pressure down on the chest, and then gets up on his toes to drive in with more pressure. He grabs his opponent's arm at the sleeve and pulls it tight to his body. Now to pass his leg, he can either windshield wiper or knee cut.

Inside the University 665 - Keeping Your Hips Flat

Inside the University 665 - Keeping Your Hips Flat

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Xande points out a key detail of not angling your hip too much when in the over-under. While staying on his toes and keeping pressure with his shoulder, he turns his hips just enough so his thigh can block his opponent's leg. He does not want to turn so much that he eases his pressure or gets himself off balance.

Inside the University 663 - Over-Under Pass

Inside the University 663 - Over-Under Pass

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Xande's opponent is playing a knee shield guard and blocking his shoulder, so Xande's first step is to grip the belt and the pants. Xande pushes the knee in causing the reaction of his opponent to open his knee, giving Xande space to roll his arm to the inside with his shoulder inside the knee and he reaches under to grab the belt. After getting on his toes, he turns his head toward his hand and drops his shoulder on the stomach. From here he shows two options to pass by either stepping his leg over or windshield wiping his leg over.

Inside the University 657 - Knee Slice Pass Variation from Half Guard

Inside the University 657 - Knee Slice Pass Variation from Half Guard

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Now Gustavo Dias shows a guard pass he used on his way to double gold in Europe. From top in half guard, he reaches under the head and keeps heavy shoulder pressure on his opponent. He feeds the lapel to his hand to increase his control, and he grips the pants at the knee. While stretching the leg away from him, he frees his knee and raises his hips to turn and begin his knee slice pass. He keeps his head heavy across his opponent's body and frees his leg to establish side control.

Inside the University 655 - Back Step Half Guard Pass

Inside the University 655 - Back Step Half Guard Pass

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Continuing the lessons from the champions at the Europeans, Professor Frank shows his half guard pass he used to win the final. While on top and failing to mount, Frank pulls out his opponent's lapel and feeds it behind the neck, making a strong cross face grip as he sits back into half guard. He slides his free leg in to block his opponent's hip, and grips his opponent's pants at the knee. Now he leans back a little, baiting his opponent to unlock his legs and bridge, giving Frank the opening he needs to back step his leg and gain side control.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 5 - Armbar from Three Quarter Mount

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 5 - Armbar from Three Quarter Mount

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From his opponent's half guard, Eduardo pushes the knee and moves to three quarter mount position. He pins his opponent's wrist to the mat, traps the other arm with his arm and steps his free leg over the head, as he would for a monoplata. From here he sits back and adjusts his position to finish the armbar.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 3 - Half Guard Pass

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 3 - Half Guard Pass

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From the half guard, Eduardo turns his hips toward his opponent and makes a deep cross face, reaching down the back to grab the belt. Next he grabs the pants at the outside of the knee and escapes his hips to free his own knee. From here he can let go of the pants, get an underhook and knee cut to pass the guard.

Inside the University 519 - Dealing with Your Opponent's Hooks

Inside the University 519 - Dealing with Your Opponent's Hooks

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Now Gustavo touches the importance of keeping his knees bent, reacting fast and being able to switch sides if necessary. Whenever he feels his opponent has weak hooks, he goes right for the knee cut. But sometimes the hooks are really strong, he may need to take an extra step to the side in order to create the space he needs to cut across the shin.

Inside the University 518 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

Inside the University 518 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

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Again from inside his opponent's knee shield guard, Gustavo is controlling the position with his grip at the hip and his hand pressing down the bottom shoulder. But now he switches so his other hand presses the other shoulder, and he makes a grip on the bottom knee. He rises to his feet and pulls his opponent square to him, and then cuts his knee across the shin to pass to side control.

Inside the University 517 - Knee Shield Passing Drill

Inside the University 517 - Knee Shield Passing Drill

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Here Gustavo shows a drill to practice setting up a pass from the knee shield half guard. While on his knees, Gustavo gets on his toes and makes a grip on the pants at the hip, and presses down on the far shoulder. Putting his weight on his opponent, he raises his knees and walks to the other side, smashing his opponent's legs. Now he lets his opponent reset the knee shield on the opposite side and goes again. This drill will help set up the next pass.

Inside the University 516 - Switching to the Knee Cut Pass

Inside the University 516 - Switching to the Knee Cut Pass

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Saulo switches his hips and drops down low, but after he pulls his knee free, his opponent is pushing at his head and not allowing him to settle in. Now he can underhook his opponent's arm or "chicken wing" and turn his hips away to knee cut pass. In many cases, he will not even try to pass, but just use his collar grip to finish the choke.