Inside the University 914 - Blocking with Your Head to Wheel Pass

Inside the University 914 - Blocking with Your Head to Wheel Pass

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Going over some finer points of the wheel pass, Gustavo shows how important it is for him to get his head below his opponent's head and into the chest when turning him for the wheel pass.


Inside the University 913 - Wheel Passing the Sit Up Guard

Inside the University 913 - Wheel Passing the Sit Up Guard

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Now when Gustavo's opponent has his leg and is in the sit up guard, Gustavo looks to use the wheel pass, but first he must pull his leg out from between his opponent's legs. Now that he is in a kind of butterfly guard, he can reach over the back and grab the pants to turn his opponent and back step for the wheel pass.

Inside the University 908 - Single Leg X-Guard Pass to S-Mount

Inside the University 908 - Single Leg X-Guard Pass to S-Mount

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Now showing another way to pass the single leg x-guard, Victor has the same side sleeve grip and peels the foot off his hip. Next he switches the sleeve grip to his other hand shoves his opponent's knee back as he drops his hips to the mat, landing in an s-mount position. From here he has many attacking options he can go to.

Inside the University 907 - Dealing with a Pants Grip in Single Leg X-Guard

Inside the University 907 - Dealing with a Pants Grip in Single Leg X-Guard

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Now Victor shows how to deal with your opponent who is gripping your pants from the single leg x-guard. He first grips his opponent's pants at the foot on his hip, then reaches down to grab the sleeve that is grabbing his pants. He yanks up to break the grip and free the hook off his hip. Now he can go to his back step pass.

Inside the University 906 - Single Leg X-Guard Back Step Pass

Inside the University 906 - Single Leg X-Guard Back Step Pass

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In this lesson Victor Hugo covers some ways to pass the single leg X-guard. First he shows how to maintain your balance and keep a strong base while your opponent is working the position. Next he peels the foot off his hip and turns his knee in to put pressure on the ribs. Now he back steps out of the guard and looks to establish side control.

Inside the University 902 - Using Heavy Pressure to Stack Your Opponent

Inside the University 902 - Using Heavy Pressure to Stack Your Opponent

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Continuing on the double under pass, Xande really emphasizes the importance of driving forward into your opponent to apply a lot of pressure and make him very uncomfortable while passing. Because of the pressure, your opponent should eventually move his legs out of discomfort rather than making you throw them to the side to pass.

Inside the University 901 - Double Under Pass

Inside the University 901 - Double Under Pass

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In this lesson, Xande teaches his favorite guard passing series, beginning with the double under pass. With his opponent's guard open, Xande swims both arms under the legs, ultimately looking to make a cross collar grip. Typically what will happen is he'll go for one side, his opponent will defend and then he can get it on the other side, where he can work to finish his pass.

Inside the University 888 - Collar Guard High Knee Cut Pass

Inside the University 888 - Collar Guard High Knee Cut Pass

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Next is a pass that Xande used after surgery when he could only use one arm. From a headquarters position, he matches the collar grip of his opponent and slides his knee up to touch his forearm. From here his opponent cannot place his shield, so when he tries to bump, Xande cuts the knee through to pass the guard.

Inside the University 887 - Collar Guard Side Step Pass

Inside the University 887 - Collar Guard Side Step Pass

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Xande's opponent grabs his collar, and Xande is staying on his feet, keeping a low base. He makes his own collar and sleeve grips, and pulls the collar down, causing his opponent to react by pulling back up. Xande uses this time to side step to the other side drop his ribs on his opponent's ribs to establish side control.

Inside the University 886 - Switching Your Hips to Establish the Pass

Inside the University 886 - Switching Your Hips to Establish the Pass

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Here Xande emphasizes the importance of not stopping in the middle when he switches his hips after turning his opponent for the wheel pass. He back steps with the turn, and his hips end up facing his opponent. Then switches very quick to face the other direction and get his hip on his opponent's hip.

Inside the University 885 - Wheel Pass

Inside the University 885 - Wheel Pass

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Xande shows one of his favorite guard passes when his opponent is playing a collar guard. His first reaction is to make a collar and pants grip. Now he must leverage his opponent so he is sitting on his butt, making it easier to spin him. He uses his grips to turn him like a steering while, while dropping his forearm to the mat and his head under the chin. Now he can establish side control and secure the pass.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds 2019 Series 2 - Jumping Guard Pass

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This is one Victor's favorite passes to use when his opponent is playing a sit up guard. First he grabs the heels and lifts his opponent's legs to roll him on his back. His opponent will react by sitting back up, and when he does, Victor jumps to the side and looks to establish his guard pass.