Inside the University 814 - Back Stepping Out of Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 814 - Back Stepping Out of Deep Half Guard

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Going in to more detail about what happened in his fight, Gustavo shows how his opponent actually grabbed his sleeve while looking to sweep him from the deep half. To avoid this control, Gustavo was able to back step his top leg and bug the neck, forcing his opponent to abandon his grip. Now Gustavo can go to three quarter mount and continue his pass he's been showing.


Inside the University 813 - Deep Half Guard Pass with an Underhook

Inside the University 813 - Deep Half Guard Pass with an Underhook

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Using the same setup as the previous technique, Gustavo transitions to the three quarter mount like position while his opponent is in deep half guard. Now he reaches his arm to get the underhook and makes a grip on the belt, which he can use to pull and make himself heavier. When he steps his leg over the head to pass, he already has the underhook and can establish a good side control.

Inside the University 812 - Deep Half Guard Pass

Inside the University 812 - Deep Half Guard Pass

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Now Gustavo's opponent has him in the deep half guard, so Gustavo gets a good base. When his opponent tries to sweep him backward, Gustavo leans forward, and when his opponent tries to come back, Gustavo transitions to a three-quarter mount. From here he looks to bring his other leg over the head, putting him in a position he can easily pass the guard.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 4 - Side Smash Pass to the Back Side

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 4 - Side Smash Pass to the Back Side

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After polishing up some details of the side smash pass to the mount, Rafael shows another variation when his opponent turns on his side when you smash the legs. Since he can't get a cross face and underhook now, he lowers his head to the chest to push his opponent flat as he steps around to the back side to pass to side control.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 3 - Side Smash Pass

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 3 - Side Smash Pass

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From the half guard, Rafael gets to his knee on body position and makes his grips. This time his opponent pushes him away from the direction he is looking to knee slice, so Rafael turns his body and brings his knee between the legs, smashing both legs now. From here he looks to get the cross face and underhook before inching his way to the mount.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 1 - Knee Slice Pass

Rafael Lovato Jr. Knee on Body Passing Series 1 - Knee Slice Pass

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In this series, Rafael Lovato Jr. shows a guard passing sequence centered around him pressuring his knee on his opponent's body from a half guard / knee shield guard. The first position begins as a knee slice pass, but his opponent places the knee shield to stop him, so Rafael flattens him and goes to his central knee on body position. He controls the wrist and makes a strong cross collar grip. He turns his knee hard to create his angle and knock his opponent's leg out of the way, allowing him to slide his leg through for the knee slice pass.

Inside the University 752 - Preventing Your Opponent from Inverting

Inside the University 752 - Preventing Your Opponent from Inverting

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Now Victor answers a question about how to prevent his opponent from inverting and setting up a 50/50 or other guard. He prevents it by getting a good collar grip and putting a strong cross face on him as he drops his weight to keep him down while he passes the guard.

Inside the University 751 - Leg Weave Pass

Inside the University 751 - Leg Weave Pass

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Victor Hugo shows his favorite pass he used in the Worlds, the leg weave pass. When his opponent plays knee shield we weaves his arm through the legs and grips the bottom knee. His other hand grabs the collar and he cuts his knee out going shin over shin. Depending on how his opponent reacts, he can pass to side control or mount.

Inside the University 748 - When to Pass to the Other Side

Inside the University 748 - When to Pass to the Other Side

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After observing some mistakes, Gustavo shows when and why he steps behind to pass to the other side. He can only do this when his opponent steps his legs across his body, abandoning his shield that was blocking that side to Gustavo before. Once the shield is gone, Gustavo can come back to pass.

Inside the University 747 - Leg Rope Pass to the Other Side

Inside the University 747 - Leg Rope Pass to the Other Side

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This time when Gustavo tries to use the leg rope pass, his opponent stretches his leg across to prevent him from passing. Now Gustavo shows how he comes back to the other side rather than trying to force his pass. In some cases, he can even force his opponent to roll and expose his back, or he can just establish side control.

Inside the University 746 - Moving Laterally While Passing

Inside the University 746 - Moving Laterally While Passing

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Now Gustavo shows some details of the leg rope pass, including how he moves laterally with his hips facing the head, rather than his butt up and hips facing the mat. By moving laterally, he can keep more pressure and close the space so his opponent can't recover guard.

Inside the University 745 - Leg Rope Half Guard Pass

Inside the University 745 - Leg Rope Half Guard Pass

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Showing his favorite way to pass the half guard, Professor Gustavo's first objective is to stay on his toes and drive his weight forward into his opponent's knee shield. He reaches between the legs and cups his opponent's bottom thigh or grabs the pants and pushes down. He hops up to his feet and keeps his weight driving his opponent's knee into his chest. Next he windshield wipers his leg over the bottom leg, and keeps circling to the side until he has cleared the hip. Now he can drop his hip to the mat and walk back to control the legs and establish a strong side control.