Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 2 - Understanding Landmarks One (Ribs), Two (Hips) and Three (Knees)

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 2 - Understanding Landmarks One (Ribs), Two (Hips) and Three (Knees)

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Xande explains what he calls landmarks one, two and three, which are your ribs, hips and knees, and how he applies this concept to his Jiu Jitsu. During the fight, especially while defending, he will always be either protecting his landmarks or looking to connect them. These concepts will become more clear as the lesson progresses.


Inside the University 1035 - Curu Curu Guard Setup and Basics

Inside the University 1035 - Curu Curu Guard Setup and Basics

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To begin this lesson on the Curu Curu guard, Gustavo goes over the proper set up and covers a few different grip variations and off balances, before diving into the sweeps.

Inside the University 1015 - Preventing the Guard Pass while Sitting Down

Inside the University 1015 - Preventing the Guard Pass while Sitting Down

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Nick answers some students' questions on how to prevent the guard pass while sitting down, and goes into the importance of not letting your opponent control your legs or pants to set up his guard pass.

Inside the University 998 - Refining the Stack Pass Recovery Drill

Inside the University 998 - Refining the Stack Pass Recovery Drill

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Nick corrects some mistakes his students are making on the drill and answers questions on how to perform the movement properly. He also explains how to incorporate the drill into an actual training scenario.

Inside the University 997 - Stack Pass Guard Recovery Drill

Inside the University 997 - Stack Pass Guard Recovery Drill

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Now for another guard recovery drill, Nick has one knee between him and his opponent, and his opponent is swimming his arm under the other leg to stack and pass. Nick shows how he can push his opponent's elbow to gain better leverage with his leg and turn his hips to recover his guard.

Inside the University 996 - Feet on the Hips Guard Retention Drill

Inside the University 996 - Feet on the Hips Guard Retention Drill

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To start the lesson, Professor Nick Schrock shows a guard retention drill to work on keeping your opponent in front of you. While on your back, your opponent steps around to the side. Your outside foot comes up to his hip and you use him as leverage to square yourself up to him. He moves to the other side and you repeat.

Inside the University 984 - Protecting with Your Elbow

Inside the University 984 - Protecting with Your Elbow

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Saulo covers some details on preventing the pass, focusing on the importance of protecting yourself with your top elbow. While your bottom elbow stays tucked to your body, your top elbow stays pointed up with your arm out keeping separation between your body and your opponent's body.

Inside the University 983 - Anticipating the Guard Pass

Inside the University 983 - Anticipating the Guard Pass

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Now Saulo covers how to prevent your opponent from passing by first anticipating the pass and reacting. He falls to his side with his elbows in and his shield up. Next he bridges and then uses can move in a few different ways to either sit up for the underhook, spin to recover guard or turn belly down.

Inside the University 967 - Stretching Your Leg to Maintain Distance

Inside the University 967 - Stretching Your Leg to Maintain Distance

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Saulo goes over a detail of keeping your bottom leg stretched and extending your body to maintain distance between you and your opponent. This is especially applicable in a self defense scenario if your attacker is trying to punch you.

Inside the University 966 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

Inside the University 966 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

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To start off this lesson, Saulo begins in closed guard and looks to set up his classic guard position. With a sleeve and cross collar grip, he opens his guard, and without putting his feet on the ground he turns his hips toward his sleeve grip. Both feet go on the hips and his top leg opens to maintain inside control of the arm. Now he is in a good classic guard position.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 5 - Preventing the Pass with the Diamond Concept

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 5 - Preventing the Pass with the Diamond Concept

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After getting swept by Roger, Xande finds himself in a knee shield guard with Roger looking to apply pressure up top and pass the guard. Xande explains how he was able to successfully use his diamond concept to not only prevent the pass, but get to his knees and get the bigger man's weight off of him.

Inside the University 963 - Switching Your Foot on the Hip with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

Inside the University 963 - Switching Your Foot on the Hip with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

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As Gustavo is playing the 2-on-1 sleeve grip, his opponent is moving to the side in effort to pass his guard. When his opponent gets far enough that Gustavo is concerned his guard will be passed, he puts his free foot on the hip and drops his other foot down, and continues to play guard.