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.

Inside the University 962 - Guard Retention with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

Inside the University 962 - Guard Retention with 2-on-1 Sleeve Grip

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To start this lesson about 2-on-1 sleeve grip, Gustavo first shows how to do some basic guard retention while playing guard with this grip. He keeps his foot in the hip on the same side of the arm he controls. His other foot is free to push the biceps, use as a De La Riva hook or many other options. As his opponent tries to move to the side, Gustavo makes sure to follow with him.

Xande Enter the Matrix 7 - Enter the Matrix

Xande Enter the Matrix 7 - Enter the Matrix

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Now Xande shows how he enters the matrix, which is a variation of the side closed guard. After dragging the arm across, he shifts his hips up so his legs are higher up on his opponent's body and the arm is on his hip in the pocket. Now he is ready for more attacks.

Xande Enter the Matrix 6 - Side Closed Guard Setup when Opponent Tries to Break Collar Grip

Xande Enter the Matrix 6 - Side Closed Guard Setup when Opponent Tries to Break Collar Grip

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Now while in his classic collar and sleeve guard, Xande's opponent grabs Xande's wrist in attempt to break his collar grip. Xande keeps a strong collar grip and cups the elbow with his other hand. Using his opponent's force against him, Xande switches his hips and gets to his side closed guard.

Xande Enter the Matrix 5 - Hip Switch Using a 2-on-1 Grip

Xande Enter the Matrix 5 - Hip Switch Using a 2-on-1 Grip

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Xande goes over the hip switch again, but this time he is using a 2-on-1 sleeve grip rather than the classic guard collar and sleeve grips.

Xande Enter the Matrix 4 - Hip Switch to Side Closed Guard

Xande Enter the Matrix 4 - Hip Switch to Side Closed Guard

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Xande goes over in detail how to do a proper hip switch, changing direction from one side to the other. Too often he sees people only switch half way and end up on their back. First he shows the movement in a solo drill and then applies it to setting up your side closed guard.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 10 - Lasso Guard Concepts

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 10 - Lasso Guard Concepts

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A student asks Rafael about some lasso guard concepts, specifically how to play it verses a larger opponent. Rafael covers some of his favorite ways to use the lasso and also how he can connect it to his 2-on-1 grip game.