Inside the University 486 - Leg Push Passing Drill

Inside the University 486 - Leg Push Passing Drill

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Gustavo begins standing in front of his opponent who is laying on his back in an open guard position. As Gustavo steps in, he grabs both shins with his C-grips and pushes the legs in, causing his opponent to react by pushing them back out. Gustavo can do this a motion a few times, and as the legs come back out, he steps back and pushes them to the side, opening the space he needs to pass to side control.


Inside the University 485 - Knee Spin Switching Sides Drill

Inside the University 485 - Knee Spin Switching Sides Drill

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Continuing from his side position after passing with the knee spin, now Rene's opponent turns to face him, so he immediately grabs his legs and pulls his knees down to the mat. He places his knee on top of his opponent's knees, moves his head inside on his opponent's chest, and back steps to the other side. For the drill, his opponent turns to face him again, and Rene repeats the movement. It's important to note that he is staying low and controlling the hips, rather than staying high in a typical cross body position.

Inside the University 484 - Knee Spin Passing Drill from Butterfly Guard

Inside the University 484 - Knee Spin Passing Drill from Butterfly Guard

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Rene begins on his knees in his opponent's butterfly guard. He makes a high collar grip and steps his knee up on the same side, keeping it connected to his opponent's leg. Now he does his knee spin, pulling the collar grip down and stepping his other leg back as he goes. This forces his opponent down to the mat and Rene finishes in a side control position.

Inside the University 475 - Open Guard Pass

Inside the University 475 - Open Guard Pass

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Knowing his opponent has a strong lasso guard, Saulo looks to avoid falling into his game by approaching the guard from a strong headquarters position, keeping his arms to his body and not extended. He steps in, grabs the shins and pushes them in, causing his opponent to react by kicking his feet back out. Saulo uses this reaction to push the legs to the side and step to the other side, where he can look to use his favorite guard pass.

Inside the University 460 - Three Guard Passing Options

Inside the University 460 - Three Guard Passing Options

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Having just opened the guard, and still gripping the belt and the knee, Xande now covers three options to pass right away. First, he can simply stuff the leg between his legs as he steps over it, and then step over with his other leg to get to the side. The next is basically the same pass, except he jumps both his legs over rather than stepping one at a time. Finally, he bends over and stretches his legs away, clearing space for him to step around his opponent's legs to pass.

Saulo and Xande - How to Beat My Brother's Game 5 - Passing the Open Guard

Saulo and Xande - How to Beat My Brother's Game 5 - Passing the Open Guard

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Now Saulo is looking to pass Xande's open guard, and there three key points he focuses on. First, he makes sure not to stay right in the center of Xande's legs. Second, he looks to make Xande turn to one side or the other. Third, he doesn't let Xande place his feet on his hips. Once he is ready to make his move, Saulo steps to the side and pushes Xande's foot down, stuffing it between his legs. Here is where he can establish a solid base and has several passing options depending on Xande's reaction.

Inside the University 405 - Butterfly Guard Pass Combo

Inside the University 405 - Butterfly Guard Pass Combo

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Again from inside his opponent's butterfly guard, Rene looks to pass to the mount as he did before, but this time his opponent blocks his leg with his knee. Rene cuts his knee to the inside, smashing his opponent's legs to the mat. From here, he can step back to establish side control.

Inside the University 404 - Butterfly Guard Pass to Armbar

Inside the University 404 - Butterfly Guard Pass to Armbar

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Professor Rene's opponent is sitting up in butterfly guard with his arm across Rene's back, so his first line of defense is to grab the collar and drop his elbow down, preventing a good underhook. Next he posts his free arm far away on the mat, and his opponent reaches for the arm, looking to sweep. Rene now has space on the side to step his leg over into an S-mount position. From here, he pulls the arm up and swings his leg over the head to sit back and finish the armbar.

Ruotolo Twins Series 8 - Open Guard Pass

Ruotolo Twins Series 8 - Open Guard Pass

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Tye is standing up and looking to pass Kade's open guard, so he grabs his shins and pins his heels to his butt. Next he brings both his feet to the outside of Kade's hips, and pinches his knees together, trapping Kade's feet. He turns to one side, slicing his shin across and freeing it of Kade's hook, and then turns back the other way, dropping his weight on top of both of Kade's legs. Now he can back step and establish side control.

Inside the University 382 - Escrima Pass when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

Inside the University 382 - Escrima Pass when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

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Xande's opponent is playing butterfly guard and has both underhooks on him. Xande's first move is to swim his arm in for the underhook on the opposite side of his head. Using his underhook, Xande drives his opponent sideways to the mat, and simultaneously breaks his hip so that his right hip lands on top of his opponent's right hip. Now he is back in his Escrima position, ready to pass by bringing his knee up and cutting it.

Inside the University 380 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

Inside the University 380 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

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Xande's opponent is playing butterfly guard with both hooks, so Xande first picks a side to lower his head to, and pushes the same side knee down as he posts his leg out and gets a good underhook on the other side. He keeps his weight down to fend off any hook sweep attempts. Next he breaks his hip to the mat, facing the outside. His opponent will now lock up the half guard, and Xande is in perfect to position to finish the escrima pass as shown before.

Leticia Ribeiro Series 7 - Knee Slice Pass

Leticia Ribeiro Series 7 - Knee Slice Pass

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Leticia's opponent is on her back playing an open guard, so Leticia lowers her level, grabs the pants at the inside of the knee and places her hand on the other hip. She drops her level even more, keeping her elbow connected to her body and her hip, not allowing her opponent to place the knee shield. She slides her hand from the hip to underhook the arm, as her other hand slides over the other arm and grabs the triceps. Now she drops her shoulder and places her head on the side of her opponent's head. From here, she pulls both elbows and slides her knee until her leg is free from the guard. To finish the pass, she connects her hip to her opponent's hip, walks the legs back and establishes side control.