Inside the University 595 - Practical Drilling

Inside the University 595 - Practical Drilling

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Here Saulo points out the importance of drilling technique with the right timing, strength and intentions. It is not helpful for him or his partner to jump in full speed when attempting to learn and perfect a technique. It is much more beneficial to practice at reasonable pace that both training partners are comfortable with.


Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

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Now Saulo focuses on establishing the reverse De La Riva hook immediately when his opponent steps his leg in to knee cut. By kicking back over his head or inverting and spinning underneath, Saulo opens the door for many attacks to get a sweep. The key for him now is to react at the right time.

Inside the University 593 - Staying In Tune with Your Training Partner

Inside the University 593 - Staying In Tune with Your Training Partner

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Going over the techniques, Saulo discusses the importance of working with your partner and staying in tune as you practice, in order to get the most efficiency out of your training. It is important to talk to each other and calibrate your strength and timing when doing the drills, so you can both learn the ins and outs of the position.

Inside the University 592 - Defending a Deep Knee Cut

Inside the University 592 - Defending a Deep Knee Cut

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Saulo shows the last line of defense when your opponent goes for a knee cut and gets it deep before you can defend. He turns in facing his opponent, and keeps his elbows hugged tight to his body keeping himself safe from any grip control. From his side, can sit up and recover his guard.

Inside the University 591 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 2

Inside the University 591 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 2

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Continuing his speech before class, Saulo discusses the importance of knowing your teammates in order to bring out the best in each other.

Inside the University 590 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 1

Inside the University 590 - Pre Class Motivational Speech Part 1

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Saulo begins class with a speech about discipline, dedication and excelling in the art of Jiu Jitsu.

Inside the University 589 - Modified Butterfly Guard Sweep

Inside the University 589 - Modified Butterfly Guard Sweep

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In this scenario, Saulo sets up his collar sleeve guard and his opponent reacts by leaning forward and putting his weight on Saulo's bottom leg. Now Saulo sits up and drops his knee shield to place his foot under the thigh as a butterfly hook. He drops his foot on the hip to the mat, and rolls to the side on his shoulder, elevating his hook leg and sweeping his opponent.

Inside the University 588 - Avoid Staying on Your Back

Inside the University 588 - Avoid Staying on Your Back

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A major detail when looking to choke from the closed guard is to avoid staying on your back. Whether your opponent lays on top of you or tries to keep his posture, it is key to escape your hips out to the side when going for the submission. Also, bring your elbow to you when choking rather than opening them out wide.

Inside the University 587 - Cross Collar Choke from Closed Guard

Inside the University 587 - Cross Collar Choke from Closed Guard

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As soon as Saulo establishes his closed guard, he opens his opponent's collar and reaches for a deep cross collar grip. Next he grips the sleeve and keeps it on his chest, not allowing his opponent to put his hand on the ground. Now he wiggles his hips to create space and places his foot on the hips while his other knee frames against the body. From here he kicks his frame leg straight, folds it across the back to break his opponent's posture while he escapes out to the side, and now he can easily place his second grip on the gi and finish the choke by pulling to him.

Inside the University 586 - Combinations from the Side Smash

Inside the University 586 - Combinations from the Side Smash

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Now combining all the principles of his side smash series, Xande breaks down some common situations and shows different combinations to smash, pass or take the back depending on how his opponent reacts.

Inside the University 585 - Controlling the Hips when You Take the Back

Inside the University 585 - Controlling the Hips when You Take the Back

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Stressing a key point, Xande shows the importance of controlling your opponent's hips when attempting to take the back. Xande uses his elbow to keep pressure down and make sure the hips stay on the floor, and his opponent cannot roll. If his opponent is able to roll away, Xande waits for the space between the hip and the floor, and then places his inside hook first. Then he can control and look for the second hook.

Inside the University 584 - Taking the Back from the Drag Position

Inside the University 584 - Taking the Back from the Drag Position

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Xande starts off from the drag position he ends up in after passing the guard, and now decides he wants to take the back. He first grips the far lapel and uses his elbow to pressure down the legs. With his other shoulder, he raises his opponent's top elbow and walks around til he can pass his head and get to the back. Now he makes a seatbelt grip, brings his knee up to the bottom shoulder, throws his other leg over the body and sits back to take back control.