Inside the University 900 - Bridge Mount Escape

Inside the University 900 - Bridge Mount Escape

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To finish the class, Saulo goes over the most basic mount escape, the bridge or upa. Since it is fairly simple to shutdown the bridge escape, it is commonly used as a last resort when your opponent has his choking grips at your neck. This is the time you are more likely to roll him, as he will not be able to post with his hands at your neck.


Inside the University 899 - Escape from Technical Mount

Inside the University 899 - Escape from Technical Mount

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Often when you make your first defensive position while mounted, your opponent will switch to a technical mount. Saulo breaks down the necessary movement, and shows a mobility drill to practice in order to escape the technical mount.

Inside the University 898 - Staying Calm and Timing Your Escape

Inside the University 898 - Staying Calm and Timing Your Escape

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Saulo discusses the importance of relaxing and staying calm when your opponent has you mounted. After he is able to bring his knee under his opponent's leg, then he is ready to explode to the other side and escape the mount.

Inside the University 897 - Connecting the Movements to Escape Mount

Inside the University 897 - Connecting the Movements to Escape Mount

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Having practiced the kick the door exercise, Saulo now incorporates this movement into the mount escape, and fine tunes the bridge movement that follows. He touches on the timing and coordination of the movements to smoothly escape the mount.

Inside the University 895 - Mount Escape

Inside the University 895 - Mount Escape

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The first lesson to escape the mount is to not get caught flat on your back. This is why Saulo is already turning to his side as soon as he knows his opponent is going for the mount. He keeps his frames in place on the hip and when he has the opportunity, he crunches his body to bring his knee under the leg. Now he can bridge and begin to recover his guard.

Inside the University 872 - Momentum and Timing

Inside the University 872 - Momentum and Timing

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Now going through the position, Sensei Saulo explains and shows how important momentum and timing are to get what you want, not just in this technique, but in Jiu Jitsu as a whole.

Inside the University 871 - Attacking the Other Arm

Inside the University 871 - Attacking the Other Arm

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After going over some fundamentals of keeping a solid base while looking to attack the armbar, Sensei Saulo covers how to react if your opponent pulls his arm away from your grasp. He immediately grabs the other arm, and swings his hips to change his attack to the other side.

Inside the University 870 - Attacking with the Proper Angle

Inside the University 870 - Attacking with the Proper Angle

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Now Saulo breaks down how to keep your body at the right angles to attack your opponent, and not give him the space he needs to escape. Also, he shows what to do if your opponent doesn't react by pushing you away after you mount him.

Inside the University 869 - Staying Low When Attacking the Arm

Inside the University 869 - Staying Low When Attacking the Arm

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Correcting some mistakes, Saulo shows the importance of keeping your hips low when swinging your leg to attack the arm from mount. If he sits up too high, his opponent will have plenty of room to escape, and he will lose the arm.

Inside the University 868 - Wrapping the Arm and Applying Pressure

Inside the University 868 - Wrapping the Arm and Applying Pressure

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Here Saulo discusses the proper way to wrap up your opponent's arm when attacking the armbar, and also offers some key details on where and how to apply heavy pressure. The more pressure he applies, the more uncomfortable his opponent is, and the more likely he is to give up his arm.

Inside the University 867 - Proper Weight Distribution When Attacking the Armbar

Inside the University 867 - Proper Weight Distribution When Attacking the Armbar

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Now Saulo briefly covers how to properly distribute your weight when attacking the armbar. If he leans too far forward or too far backward, his opponent can easily escape while he goes for the arm. Here Sensei Saulo shows how he can attack either arm, depending on his weight and his opponent's reaction.

Inside the University 866 - Taking Mount from Side Control

Inside the University 866 - Taking Mount from Side Control

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Having established side control, Sensei Saulo now looks to mount his opponent. After placing his arm over the head and trapping the shouler, he opens his hips to bring his knee up, and steps his leg hard over his opponent's body. With his foot on the mat and his body still on the side, he gauges his opponents reaction and leverage, and when he feels he has the advantage, he climbs his body to establish a heavy mount.