Inside the University 353 - Replacing Guard after Opponent has Passed Your Legs

Inside the University 353 - Replacing Guard after Opponent has Passed Your Legs

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Saulo teaches some basic defense and guard replacement when his opponent is past his legs and looking to establish side control. His first step is to turn his hips away and frame against his opponent's biceps. He pushes off to create distance, scooting away with help from his forearm posted on the mat, and turns his hips back the other way to replace the guard.


Inside the University 352 - Takedown to Armbar

Inside the University 352 - Takedown to Armbar

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Victor Hugo , World Champion in the Purple Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division and Silver Medalist in the Open Class Division, shows a takedown to submission he used in the 2017 World Championships. First Victor makes a grip on the back of his opponent's gi and the sleeve, and then he sweeps the foot, taking him down. He passes to knee on belly right away with the X-pass and his opponent turns his back, trying to roll away. Victor grabs the arm and traps it against his body, gripping his own collar. He steps his leg over the head, and sits back to finish the armbar.

Inside the University 351 - Sit Up Single Leg Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Inside the University 351 - Sit Up Single Leg Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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Yan "Pica-Pau" Lucas, who won third place in the Black Belt Lightweight Division at the 2017 World Championship, shows a sweep he used from the De La Riva guard. While hugging his own thigh to help trap the leg, he pulls out his opponent's far lapel and steps on it. His opponent reacts by stuffing the foot, so Yan sits up to S-position and feeds the lapel to his other hand through the legs. Now he pivots and lays down to Reverse De La Riva. He brings his free leg in to shin on shin, grabs the sleeve, and pushes his opponent away with his shin. His opponent tries to defend by standing up, so Yan stands with him, and finishes the single leg takedown.

Inside the University 350 - Half Guard Pass Jumping to the Other Side

Inside the University 350 - Half Guard Pass Jumping to the Other Side

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Gustavo Diaz, who placed 2nd in the Black Belt Ultra Heavyweight Division at the 2017 World Championship, teaches a half guard pass he used at the tournament. His opponent is defending the underhook and the cross face, so Gustavo grabs the back of the pants and drops his head to the side he wants to pass. His elbow is closed, his other hand grabs the triceps and his shoulder is putting pressure on the chest. When his opponent pushes back, Gustavo lifts his knee and cuts it out of the half guard. Now his opponent reacts by trying to place the knee shield, so Gustavo hops to the other side, keeping his grips and pressure with his shoulder so he can establish side control.

Inside the University 349 - Hook Sweep from Guard Pull

Inside the University 349 - Hook Sweep from Guard Pull

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Xande is standing up with his opponent and gets the classic collar and triceps grips. He pushes his opponent a little to get the push back reaction from him, and he uses the opportunity to step to the side of the collar grip and pull guard. As he pulls, he hooks his foot behind the knee to elevate his opponent, and his other foot scissors at the ankle to sweep him. The key to this position is making sure he steps aside to pull his guard at an angle, rather than straight on.

Mario Reis Guard Series 15 - Driving Toreando Passing Drill

Mario Reis Guard Series 15 - Driving Toreando Passing Drill

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This time, Mario's opponent stays on her back with both feet up, and Mario wants to pass without engaging her guard. Keeping his distance, Mario slaps his hands on one shin and one knee, and very quickly turns his opponent like a steering wheel. He emphasizes the touch and go aspect of this drill, and does it over and over at a quick pace.

Mario Reis Guard Series 14 - Knee Slice Passing Drill

Mario Reis Guard Series 14 - Knee Slice Passing Drill

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Mario first shows a variation of the previous drill, where he spins his opponent and passes to north-south. Next he shows a knee slice drill, again when his opponent sits up to play guard. Mario grabs the back of her gi and her knee, and steps his leg inside her legs. He pushes her down to the mat, and slides his knee across her thigh to pass the guard. Again, he immediately gets up and repeats the drill at a fast pace.

Mario Reis Guard Series 13 - Toreando Guard Passing Drill

Mario Reis Guard Series 13 - Toreando Guard Passing Drill

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To start off the class, Mario teaches a variation of the toreando guard pass to warm up with. His opponent sits in attempt to establish a guard, so Mario immediately blocks her hip with his hand, keeping his elbow inside her leg. His other goes on top of her other knee. Keeping his legs away from her, he pushes her knee to the side, causing her to spin, and he lowers his weight to gain side control. He gets up and repeats to make this a fast and dynamic warm up drill.

Mario Reis Guard Series 12 - Back Take from De La Riva X-Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 12 - Back Take from De La Riva X-Guard

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From the De La Riva guard, Mario is the pants and the same side collar, and his free foot is hooking behind the far knee. He circles his De La Riva hook to the inside of the leg and hooks at her hip with his knee outside her knee. He pulls and uses his hooks to bring her to the side and force her to post her hands. Now he lets go of the collar and grabs her triceps, and when she attempts to stand back up, he lifts her off the mat with his hooks. He pushes her leg away, and attacks her back, immediately getting the seat belt grip, and opens her up to place his second hook.

Mario Reis Guard Series 11 - Armbar from De La Riva Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 11 - Armbar from De La Riva Guard

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Mario has a cross collar and sleeve grip from the De La Riva guard, and his free foot is in his opponent's biceps, controlling the arm. He moves his foot from the biceps to the hip, sits up, and pulls his opponent up off her feet as he rocks back. Now he spins her toward the De La Riva hook, and as she is spinning, he releases the hook and throws it over her head, setting up the armbar as she lands on the mat perpendicular to him.

Mario Reis Guard Series 10 - Berimbolo to Back Take from Deep De La Riva X-Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 10 - Berimbolo to Back Take from Deep De La Riva X-Guard

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Mario is playing open guard with his opponent standing, and her front leg is in between both of Mario's legs. While controlling the collar and ankle, he pulls her in with the help of his legs, and when she steps back, he arches on his shoulder and stretches his legs to sink the deep De Le Riva hook. His other foot goes behind the far knee to make an X-hook, and he makes a sleeve grip. Now he pulls her in and knocks her back to the mat, and rolls til he is on his other side. He grabs the pants and releases his deep De La Riva hook to set up his first back take hook. Now using his free leg, he forces his opponent to roll, exposing her back so he can get the second hook.

Mario Reis Guard Series 9 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

Mario Reis Guard Series 9 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

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Again, Mario's opponent stands up while he has sleeve control, so he pushes off her shin to put his hip on her knee, and reaches inside the near leg. He uses his hips to bump her down with the muscle sweep. His opponent reacts by coming back to the top, and as she does, Mario throws his leg over her shoulder and locks the triangle. Now he grabs his shin to finish the choke, or he has the option for the armbar.