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.

Inside the University 692 - Keeping Your Elbow and Knee Connected

Inside the University 692 - Keeping Your Elbow and Knee Connected

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Now Xande breaks down the key detail of keeping your elbow and knee connected as you bring your knee to the mat in a three quarter mount. Xande keeps his knee inside his elbow until he has stapled his knee to the mat. Only then does he remove his arm to go for the underhook.

Inside the University 691 - Passing Half Guard when Your Opponent Blocks Your Arm

Inside the University 691 - Passing Half Guard when Your Opponent Blocks Your Arm

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Now from inside the half guard, when Xande tries to get his arm under the head, his opponent frames and blocks his arm. Xande swims his arm to the inside and punches the opposite arm with the inside of his elbow as he switches his hips to face his opponent. From here he follows the same steps as before to free his knee and get to the mount.

Inside the University 672 - Dealing with the Reverse De La Riva Hook

Inside the University 672 - Dealing with the Reverse De La Riva Hook

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Now when Gustavo gets to his feet, his opponent sinks the reverse De La Riva hook in deep behind his butt. Gustavo shows two options to deal with this. First he can put his weight into the chest and raise his hips to give him space to windshield wiper the leg. His other option is to cut his knee and slide his shin across his opponent's shin to pass.

Inside the University 671 - Half Guard Pass with Windshield Wiper

Inside the University 671 - Half Guard Pass with Windshield Wiper

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Gustavo stands up with his opponent playing knee shield, and looks for his first pass but his leg gets stuck. Now he steps his inside leg out past his opponent's hips, and steps his other leg in the same direction as he pulls the knee with him. He windshield wipers his leg to free it and pass the guard.

Inside the University 670 - Stay On Your Toes

Inside the University 670 - Stay On Your Toes

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Gustavo emphasizes the very important detail of staying on your toes when doing this passing drill. When he is on his toes, he can keep pressure on his opponent and also can move much faster and react better to his opponent's movements.

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.