Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

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Continuing with the double unders pass, now when Nick gets to side control his opponent turns to face him. Nick is expecting him to do this and he times his movement to mount as his opponent turns. Still with his collar grip, Nick has some options to look for the choke now.


Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

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While passing the guard, Nick gets both his arms under his opponent's legs and clasps his hands above the hips. Next he lifts his opponent's hips and pulls him on top of his thighs. Now one arm reaches across to grab the far lapel, and stacks his opponent putting very heavy pressure on him, and inches his way to the side until his opponent willingly accepts side control because of the pressure.

Inside the University 1005 - Leg Drag Pass the De La Riva Guard

Inside the University 1005 - Leg Drag Pass the De La Riva Guard

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Now covering how to deal with the De La Riva guard when your opponent has a pants grip, first pushes the hook leg down and grabs the toes. He turns the foot in and grips the other shin. He brings the hook leg across his body and his opponent reacts by placing his other foot on Nick's hip. Timing his move, Nick drags both legs across and settles into a nice leg drag passing position.

Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

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Going over some principles of passing the open guard, Nick first covers the importance of keeping your legs at a distance, so your opponent can't get a hold of your feet. However, if he is able to grab your heel, the proper defense is to turn your foot to the inside and kick away from his grip.

Inside the University 982 - Breaking Down Your Weight Distribution While Passing

Inside the University 982 - Breaking Down Your Weight Distribution While Passing

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Saulo works 1-on-1 with a student and really breaks down where he needs to apply his weight and pressure while passing, not only on his opponent, but his own body as well.

Inside the University 981 - Passing Guard when Opponent Has a Pant Grip on Your Leg

Inside the University 981 - Passing Guard when Opponent Has a Pant Grip on Your Leg

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Now Saulo is looking to pass the guard while his opponent controls his leg with a pant grip. He first twists his body toward the trapped leg, lowers his base and places his hands on the knee and torso. He steps his free leg to the side as his other shin cuts across his opponent's leg, and he looks for the pass from here.

Inside the University 980 - Stepping to the Side and Initiating the Pass

Inside the University 980 - Stepping to the Side and Initiating the Pass

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To start off this lesson, Sensei Saulo shows how he steps to the side to create the angle he needs to pass the guard. Once he's to the side, Saulo uses his weight to push the knees in and cause a reaction from his opponent. From here he shows four different guard pass set ups he can use.

Xande's Esgrima Series 7 - High Esgrima Against Frame

Xande's Esgrima Series 7 - High Esgrima Against Frame

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Xande is passing with the esgrima, but his opponent is doing a good job using his frame to keep Xande at bay. This is when Xande drives his weight forward to get a high esgrima and neutralize his opponent's frame. Now he has much more leverage to pass the guard.

Xande's Esgrima Series 6 - Esgrima from Headquarters

Xande's Esgrima Series 6 - Esgrima from Headquarters

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In this case Xande has gotten to his headquarters position with one of his opponent's legs between his. He cups the inside knee and pushes on the outside knee while putting pressure down with his chest to cause a push back from his opponent. This is the reaction he wants to slide his arm in for the esgrima and break his hips to start his pass.

Xande's Esgrima Series 5 - Esgrima Against Butterfly Pummeling Attempt

Xande's Esgrima Series 5 - Esgrima Against Butterfly Pummeling Attempt

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Now Xande's opponent is in the sit up butterfly and is forcing a pummeling battle for the underhook. While pummels with him until he feels he can stuff one shoulder and get the esgrima on the other side. His arm wraps behind the back and his head goes tight to the body. Now he can drop his weight, break the hip and work on his pass.

Xande's Esgrima Series 4 - Esgrima Against the Sit Up Butterfly Guard

Xande's Esgrima Series 4 - Esgrima Against the Sit Up Butterfly Guard

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Now Xande's opponent is working from a traditional sit up butterfly guard with the underhook. Xande pushes on the bottom knee, rounds his back to create a strong base, and scoots back to create some space. From here he walks his leg in between his opponent's leg and switches the hand on the knee to an esgrima underhook, and forces his way to the half guard. Now he can drive his knee up and work to knee cut pass.

Xande's Esgrima Series 3 - Passing when Opponent Closes the Half Guard

Xande's Esgrima Series 3 - Passing when Opponent Closes the Half Guard

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This time when Xande looks to break his hip to smash the butterfly guard, his opponent is able to trap his leg and lock up the half guard. The first thing Xande must do is move his body forward, because if he is too low, his opponent will recover. He pushes his opponent's head with the back of his own head, and gets on his toes to lift his butt in the air to a tripod position. Now he can bring his knee forward and begin to knee cut pass.