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.

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 3 - Finishing the Guillotine from Mount

Josh Hinger Guillotine Series 3 - Finishing the Guillotine from Mount

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Now Josh shows a common scenario he encounters when attacking his guillotine series, in which his opponent flops onto his back. Keeping his guillotine grip in place, Josh rolls back to mount. From here he breaks down the mistakes many people make, and how to properly finish the guillotine.

Inside the University 839 - Kata Gatame and Ezekiel Choke from Mount

Inside the University 839 - Kata Gatame and Ezekiel Choke from Mount

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Having passed the guard to mount, Victor now looks to finish his opponent. His first option is to switch his head to the other side, trapping the arm against the neck and clasping his hands. He can leave mount to that side and finish the kata gatame choke. Another option while in mount is to grab his own sleeve and finish an Ezekiel choke.

Inside the University 835 - Finishing an Armbar with Your Shin Behind the Neck

Inside the University 835 - Finishing an Armbar with Your Shin Behind the Neck

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To finish up the lesson, Rene goes over some basic concepts of finishing an armbar when your shin is behind the neck, rather than over face. First he makes sure to control the wrist and keep the thumb facing up. He squeezes his knees together, and if his opponent sits up, he will follow and roll to maintain the armbar. He also turns his hips a little so they are facing his opponent's hips.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 7 - Thumb-In Choke from Three Quarter Mount

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 7 - Thumb-In Choke from Three Quarter Mount

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Now from the knee on body position, Rafael makes a thumb-in collar grip and drops his hips to the outside before sliding across to a three quarter mount. From here, even with his elbow on the mat, it's difficult to finish the choke with his one hand, so he grabs the head and pulls it toward the grip to finish the choke.