Inside The University 300 - Lasso Guard Sweep

Inside The University 300 - Lasso Guard Sweep

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Continuing from the lasso guard, Gustavo has his lasso hook deep and his other foot is in the biceps, stretching the arm. He removes his lasso hook from the armpit and brings it across to hook behind the knee, causing his opponent to lower his base. Now he moves the foot in the biceps to the mat, while switching his grip from the sleeve to the collar. He pulls with his grips and kicks with his hook to sweep his opponent.


Inside The University 299 - Triangle and Omoplata from Lasso Guard

Inside The University 299 - Triangle and Omoplata from Lasso Guard

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While transitioning his lasso guard from side to side as shown in the previous drill, Gustavo drops his foot heavy in his opponent's biceps and raises his hips. His other foot plants on the hip for more leverage, and he can throw it up to lock a triangle, or throw it over the shoulder to lock an omoplata.

Inside The University 298 - Lasso Guard Control

Inside The University 298 - Lasso Guard Control

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Gustavo Dias, World Champion at blue and purple belts, and silver medalist at brown belt, discusses some principles of maintaining control using the lasso guard. He also shows a drill to practice lassoing each arm when your opponent tries to pass to the side.

Inside The University 297 - Knee Shield Guard Control

Inside The University 297 - Knee Shield Guard Control

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Xande breaks down the general concepts of the knee shield guard, stressing the importance of using one foot on the hip while using your knee shield. He shows how to switch back and forth from side to side, and how to use his frame to scoot back into a technical stand up or to reset his guard.

Inside The University 296 - Kata Guruma Drill

Inside The University 296 - Kata Guruma Drill

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Walking backward with the collar and triceps grip, when his opponent is stepping forward with the same side leg as the collar grip, Xande pulls the collar down as he squats and throws his other arm under the legs. In the second variation of the drill, Xande drops to his knees while pulling the collar, and dumps his opponent over his shoulder.

Inside The University 295 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Forward

Inside The University 295 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Forward

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Applying the same grips and walking pattern as the previous seoi nage drill walking backward, Xande now takes his partner and walks forward. This time, as he plants his pivot foot, he also shoves his opponent back, causing his opponent to react by pushing back. This is the time Xande uses the reaction to pivot into the throw.

Inside The University 294 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Backward

Inside The University 294 - Seoi Nage Drill Walking Backward

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Gripping either the collar or the elbow on the side he will attack, Xande walks backward with his partner stepping in rhythm with him. When he is ready to throw, he steps his pivot foot, in this case his right foot, back a little behind his left foot. Xande takes one more step back with his left foot, while his opponent steps forward with his right foot. At the right time, Xande quickly pivots on his right foot and spins has back to his opponent, trapping the arm underneath and picking him with his hips. This drill is to be repeated while walking in line.

Xande's Omoplata Series 15 - Omoplata from Half Guard Pressure

Xande's Omoplata Series 15 - Omoplata from Half Guard Pressure

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Xande is in his half guard with his frames on the neck and the outside arm, and his opponent has the underhook and is putting pressure on him. Xande escapes his hips enough to bring both his knees up to his chest, and then pinches his opponent's arm with his legs before extending them. Now he has the space to throw his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 14 - Omoplata from Knee Shield Half Guard

Xande's Omoplata Series 14 - Omoplata from Knee Shield Half Guard

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Xande is playing half guard, and his opponent has the underhook on him, so his first move is to escape his hips and place the knee shield inside. Next he frames his forearm against the neck, and brings his bottom leg out to place his foot on the hip. Now he removes the knee shield, and brings the knee above his elbow to trap his opponent's arm. As soon as his thigh touches the arm, he extends his body so he can throw his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 13 - Omoplata from Lasso Guard

Xande's Omoplata Series 13 - Omoplata from Lasso Guard

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While playing the collar sleeve guard, Xande keeps his outside foot on the far hip and escapes his hips to lasso the arm he's controlling. His preference is to keep the lasso foot deep near the hip, and he brings his own hips back to the center. His opponent walks to the free side, trying to pass, so Xande releases the sleeve grip and grabs the elbow. He stretches his leg and pulls the elbow at the same time, and throws his leg over the shoulder to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 12 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard when Opponent Keeps His Elbow in Tight

Xande's Omoplata Series 12 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard when Opponent Keeps His Elbow in Tight

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Xande is playing the collar and sleeve guard, and his opponent is keeping his elbow tight inside his thigh. With both feet on the hips, Xande pushes him away with is legs and pulls him in with the collar and sleeve grips. He places his knee under the triceps, and uses it to bend his opponent's arm. Now he can throw his leg over the arm to catch the omoplata.

Xande's Omoplata Series 11 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

Xande's Omoplata Series 11 - Omoplata from Collar and Sleeve Guard

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Starting with the collar and sleeve grips, Xande is leaning on his side and has both feet on his opponent's hips. His opponent stands up, so Xande places his De La Riva hook, and simultaneously pushes out the far leg and pulls the sleeve. Now his De La Riva leg is free, so he can throw it over the shoulder to catch the omoplata. From here he can grab the belt, adjust his position and use any of the omoplata finishes he likes.